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Which? tests show almost 80% of diesels exceed emissions limits

Which? has found that almost 80% of diesels it has driven exceed the official emissions limits when put through real-world tests. The consumer advice service has tested 61 diesel cars since the start of 2017, and found that 47 (77%) of them exceed the...

City of London introduces emissions-linked parking fees

New emissions-based on-street parking charges have been announced by the City of London Corporation for drivers parking in the Square Mile, starting on Monday 20th August. The new parking charges will target higher-polluting vehicles with increased...

Jaguar's Formula E car sets new electric record at historic hill climb

Panasonic Jaguar Racing's I-Type 2 Formula E car has set a new electric record up the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, with a time of 30.46 seconds. The attempt at the historic Worcestershire saw Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Mitch Evans break the previous electric...

Infiniti to give glimpse of electric future at Pebble Beach

Infiniti is set to reveal its plans for an electric future with a concept model at the forthcoming Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. On display will be a concept that is 'designed to signal their performance intent as they head towards electrification...

Audi boosts range with advanced recuperation technology

Audi reckons that the brake energy recuperation technology set for the forthcoming e-tron can boost driving range by 30% in day-to-day driving. The prototypes currently being tested were sent down the famous Pikes Peak Hillclimb course, and managed...

EVs set to get Advisory Fuel Rate

The UK Government is set to introduce an Advisory Fuel Rate (AFR) for electric vehicles at 4p per mile from 1st September 2018, removing some of the uncertainty around EVs used as company cars. Due to be termed an Advisory Electricity Rate, the new...

Market share shows increasing strength of EV market

Electric vehicle sales in the UK enjoyed a positive July according to figure from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) with the second highest monthly market share figure ever. Pure-electric models grew 2.4% compared to July 2017, while...

Hyundai's Kona Electric available to order

Hyundai's Kona Electric is now available to order in the UK via the company's Click to Buy platform, with the new EV offered in two battery configurations. Initially rolled out on the online-only service, the Kona Electric will be available through...

New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV goes on sale

Mitsubishi has launched the new Outlander PHEV in the UK, announcing pricing and specifications for the UK's best-selling plug-in car. Although visually similar to the previous model, the latest Outlander PHEV has seen more than just cosmetic changes....

Increased Model 3 production boosts Tesla results

Tesla's share price increased by as much as 11% after the announcement of the company's Q2 results as production of its Model 3 ramps up, despite the electric vehicle manufacturer posting record losses. The second quarter of 2018 saw Tesla's losses...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:13th Aug 2018