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London halts road charging schemes

London's Congestion Charge and Ultra Low Emission Zone charge have been suspended until further notice, as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. The move from Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn has come about to free up movement for key workers within the capital....

EVs show strong growth as industry calls for more support

The UK electric car market continues to perform well ahead of overall sales, as pure-electric registrations for February topped the 2,500 mark, and more than 2,000 PHEVs were sold. According to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers...

EVs continue sales success in January 2020 figures

The UK electric vehicle market continues to go from strength to strength, as the number of pure-electric cars tops the 100,000 mark in January 2020 - seeing registrations up more than 200% compared to last year. The latest set of statistics rom the...

Ban on new petrol and diesel cars brought forward to 2035

The UK government is planning to bring forward the date of the proposed ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 to 2035 - and for the ban to now include hybrid vehicles, both conventional and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). The new ban not...

EV sales break records in 2019

The UK electric car market finished 2019 on a high, with the latest statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showing records broken and growth well above the industry as a whole. Registrations of pure-electric cars almost...

UK's first zero-emission street to trial in London

London will open the UK's first zero-emission street, as Barbican Estate's Beech Street is set to ban petrol and diesel vehicles. The City of London Corporation is working on Transport for London plans for no environmental disruption from vehicles, cyclists,...

New VW Golf launched with two PHEV options

Volkswagen has launched its new Golf, the eighth generation of the best-selling hatchback. The new line-up will feature five electrified powertrains, though no pure-electric e-Golf, as VW promises a model bristling with tech. The reason for no e-Golf...

WLTP Challenge showcases vehicle efficiency

Results from the inaugural WLTP Challenge have come in, with the overall figures showing that the new WLTP test cycle is largely reflective of real-world fuel economy. Completed over a day's driving, the 220 mile route included a variety of types of...

Honda to remove diesel in Europe by 2021

Honda will phase out all diesel cars from its line-up by 2021, replacing them with electric and electrified powertrains. Reports from Reuters say that the Japanese firm is ditching diesel power as Honda moves to electrify all of its European models...

Hyundai reveals new Ioniq Electric pricing

Hyundai has announced pricing details for its updated Ioniq range and new Kona Hybrid, with the longer-range Ioniq Electric starting from £29,450 (inc. Plug-in Car Grant). The price gets customers an Ioniq Electric with an increased range of 184 miles...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:30th Mar 2020