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Geneva Motor Show 2019 round-up

This year's Geneva Motor Show has been one of the best for many years, despite a number of key manufacturers not having stands there. Here we round up all the key green models currently on display in Geneva - and there are a great deal of them. Take a look...

Nissan IMq concept launches e-Power in Europe

Nissan's Geneva stand was dominated by the IMq, a new concept presented in Switzerland, and one that previews both design ideas and powertrain roll-out. A family-sized crossover, the consensus is that the IMq's styling previews that set to be found...

EV sales oppose declining UK car market

Sales of electric cars in the UK continue to outperform the market as a whole, with January's registrations published today (Tuesday 5th January) by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Plug-in cars saw registrations increase more than...

Williams and Lotus create technical partnership

Lotus has joined forces with Williams Advanced Engineering to create a strategic technical partnership where the two British firms will share research and development into "advanced propulsion technologies". No specific details as to development focuses...

Kia e-Niro takes What Car? Car of the Year 2019 title

The Kia e-Niro has won the What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2019, with the pure-electric crossover seeing off tough competition from a number of sectors. Announced last night (Tuesday 22nd January), the e-Niro triumphed over 23 other category winners...

Car CO2 emissions limits agreed

Car manufacturers will need to cut CO2 emissions by 37.5% in 2030, compared to levels in 2021, after the EU announced a staged process to reduce carbon emissions. Van manufacturers have a target of a 31% reduction in the same time frame, and there...

EV market grows 30% despite cuts to grants

Electric vehicles registrations increased 30% in November 2018 compared with last year, despite changes in the Plug-in Car Grant - which came into force mid-October 2018 - reducing funding for pure-EVs by £1,000, and removing support for available PHEVs...

New Toyota Prius AWD-i revealed in LA

Toyota has launched a new version of its Prius at the Los Angeles Auto Show today (Wednesday 28th November), with the popular hybrid receiving styling tweaks and a new all-wheel drive powertrain. Fitted with an additional electric motor on the rear...

EVs continue growth as 2017's total is passed in October

The UK's plug-in car market continues to buck the market trend, with growth of 32% reported for October's registrations by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) against an industry total of -3%. The relatively strong electric vehicle...

Solar charging to be added to Hyundai and Kia models

Hyundai and Kia have announced plans to add solar roof charging technology to selected group models, supporting electric, hybrid, and internal combustion vehicles with additional electrical power to improve efficiency. The systems will be able to charge...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:11th Mar 2019