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EV grant scheme to run out of funds within days

NGC has learned today that the current Plug-in Car Grant scheme is only days away from running out of funds due to a surge in applications for new EV models. According to David Watts at Arval UK, as of the start of today, the number of Category 1 grants...

PHEVs lose Plug-in Car Grant as EVs see funding cut

The Department for Transport (DfT) announced today that changes to the UK Government's Plug-in Car Grant scheme. From Friday 9th November 2018, the grants for pure-electric EV models will be cut by £1,000, and all current plug-in hybrids will no longer...

Vauxhall Corsa EV due next year

Vauxhall will offer a pure-electric Corsa from summer 2019, and a PHEV version of the Grandland X SUV at the same time, as the company will have four electrified models on sale by the end of 2020. European-sister brand Opel has made the announcements...

Sales success for new Nissan Leaf

Nissan has revealed that its new Leaf has already sold more than 26,000 units in Europe, a year after the 40 kWh model went on sale. With one unit sold every 10 minutes, the popular EV remains the best-selling pure-electric model in the UK, continuing...

Jeep reveals Renegade plug-in plans

Jeep has confirmed that a plug-in hybrid if its Renegade compact SUV will come along in 2020, as news is reported that its Melfi plant in Italy is being readied to produce it. The Renegade PHEV will be built on the same lines as the conventional Renegade...

Fuel duty to be frozen in coming budget

Fuel duty will be frozen when the Autumn Budget 2018 is announced later this month, with the news set to be confirmed by the Prime Minister at the ongoing Conservatory Party conference. The move will see fuel duty frozen for the ninth year in a row,...

Mazda reveals EV plans

Mazda has announced that it will launch its first EVs in 2020, with one pure-EV and one range-extender model at the company's electric vanguard. The range-extender model will see the return of the rotary engine to Mazda's books, and will be available...

New BMW i3 120Ah launched

BMW has launched an new version of its i3 electric supermini, with a new 120Ah battery extending the range available to 223 miles (NEDC) on a single charge - or 192 miles according to the tougher WLTP tests. The pack - rated at 42.2 kWh - is the same...

Peugeot to add Hybrid and Hybrid4 PHEVs to range

Peugeot has launched two new plug-in hybrid powertrains - Hybrid and Hybrid4 - which will become available in its 3008, 508, and 508 SW next year. The new systems come with an 11.8 kWh or 13.2 kWh battery, allowing for a range of up to 30 miles on a...

Porsche drops diesel for EVs

Porsche has announced that it has ditched diesel, with electrification the main focus of its R&D resources. No new models will be offered with diesel engines, reflecting the trend from its buyers moving to the E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid options. The German...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:10th Sep 2018