Latest hybrid car news

The Nissan Qashqai gets an e-POWER hybrid powertrain

The new Nissan Qashqai will be available with a hybrid engine. This represents the European debut of e-POWER. This powertrain draws technologies from the company’s pioneering Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. The e-POWER system for New Qashqai has been specially...

Maserati commits to going all-electric by 2025

Although Maserati might have been a little slow to the electrified car market, the luxury brand seems to be making strides towards a new 2025 goal. For Maserati, ‘electrified’ means hybrids as well as fully electric. There has been no official announcement...

Volkswagen ID.3 was Europe’s best selling EV in October

It’s been a strong year for alternative fuel vehicle sales. In October, 26.8% of the 1,127,624 new vehicle registrations had some kind of electrified powertrain. Volkwagen’s ID.3 came out as the top-selling fully-electric car in Europe. This was, in...

Ford launches Kuga Hybrid aimed at diesel car owners

The Ford Kuga is now available as a hybrid. The full lineup includes the Kuga Plug-In Hybrid, Kuga EcoBlue Hybrid (mild-hybrid) and new Kuga Hybrid (full-hybrid) variants, alongside Ford’s 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel, 1.5‑litre EcoBlue diesel and 1.5‑litre...

Lynk & Co reveal European launch plans

Lynk & Co has revealed its plans for expansion into Europe as well as the new 01 SUV, with the Geely-owned brand set to offer a subscription model to car ownership. The Lynk & Co 01 shares may components with the Volvo XC40, and as such is available...

Sales of new electric cars grow in May as rest of market declines

The new electric car market defied all expectations and actually saw growth in May 2020, despite a full month of lockdown being in place. Registrations of pure-electric models came in at 2,424 units - accounting for 12% of the overall market. Growth...

Demand for EVs predicted as car dealerships reopen in England

Car dealerships in England have reopened today (Monday 1st June) following further easing of lockdown regulations. However, dealerships will look very different to the pre-coronavirus situation, with a number of significant steps implemented to help protect...

Motorsport UK announces new electrified vehicle regulations

Full Electrified Vehicle technical and safety regulations have been issued for the first time by Motorsport UK, the country's motorsport governing body. The regulations come as part of Motorsport UK's focus on creating a sustainable future for the sport,...

EVs take record market share of 32% in April

The UK's electric vehicle market performed superbly compared to the rest of the market, against a backdrop of falling overall sales hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. In the first full month of lock-down, pure-EVs were down just 10% in April 2020 - taking...

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....

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:22nd Jan 2021