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PHEV option for new Skoda Octavia

Skoda has revealed its new Octavia, with the latest generation due to be available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The popular hatchback and estate will be fitted with the VW Group's latest PHEV set-up. This sees a 1.4 litre TSI petrol engine work...

Volvo PHEV buyers offered a year's free charging

Volvo is offering customers a year's free electricity to charge their car if they buy any of the Swedish manufacturer's plug-in hybrid models. The deal is available to buyers of any of Volvo's seven-strong PHEV line-up. These see PHEV powertrains available...

Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV launched

Citroen has revealed details of its C5 Aircross Hybrid - a new PHEV due from the French firm with a range of 31 miles on a charge. Using a 13.2 kWh battery and 80 kW motor, the plug-in Citroen combines the electric components with a 180hp petrol engine...

Diesel ban for Bristol approved

Bristol will become the first city in the UK to ban diesel cars from its streets, to tackle illegal levels of air pollution. Bristol City Council voted for the plans to remove privately-owned diesel cars from the city centre between 7am and 3pm each day. The...

October's pure-EV figures up 150% on last year

Pure-electric vehicle registrations in the UK achieved their third best month ever in October 2019 - and the highest total outside of a new registration plate month - according to the latest statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders...

Local authorities called on to boost public EV charge point numbers

The Transport Secretary has written to local authorities in the UK, urging them to make use of funding available to increase electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The calls from Grant Schapps MP come after the Department for Transport has published...

Fisker Ocean details revealed

Fisker has revealed details of its forthcoming production SUV, including the fact it will be called the Fisker Ocean. The Ocean will come with a range of between 250-300 miles on a charge, from a battery that will be around 80 kWh in capacity. It’s...

Seat Mii Electric goes on sale

Orders are now being taken for Seat's Mii Electric, with the first 300 customers set to benefit from a free home charger, charging cable, and three years' free servicing and roadside assistance. Featuring a range of 161 miles on a charge (WLTP) from...

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...

Lexus reveals LC-30 EV

Lexus has put the LF-30 on display at the Tokyo Motor Show, showcasing an electrified outlook that will see the company's first EV launched next year. The LF-30 is a true concept, and is not going to make it into production. With large gull-wing...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Mar 2019