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Kia recalls Niro models

Kia is recalling more than 5,000 Niro Hybrid and Niro Plug-in Hybrid models, over concerns about the safety of an electric relay. The voluntary recall is a precautionary one, since Kia says that the relay has the potential to overheat. There have been...

Hyundai updates Ioniq range

Hyundai has launched an updated version of its Ioniq, with improvements across the Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, and Electric models - in particular the latter. The Ioniq Electric now features a significantly larger battery capacity, up to 38.3 kWh from the...

Ultra Low Emission Zone now operational in London

From today, 8th April 2019, drivers of the most polluting cars and vans entering central London will have to pay £12.50 per day to drive within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in addition to the Congestion Charge where it applies. The ULEZ charge,...

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...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Mar 2019