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Nissan accelerating its electrification plans

As part of its 'Ambition 2030' strategic plan, Nissan is speeding up its electrification efforts with an investment of two trillion yen over the next five years. The Japanese carmaker is planning 23 new electrified models by 2030, including 15 pure-electric...

Renault Master Z.E. gets range upgrade

The fully electric Renault Master Z.E. will get more battery capacity and greater range from spring 2022. The electric van has been equipped with new 52 kWh batteries, an addition that increases the vehicle's effective range to 190 km. With zero emissions...

Kia to release the next Niro generation in 2022

Kia has presented the new generation of the Niro - which will go on sale next year as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric model - at the Seoul Mobility Show. The focus of the presentation was on the completely new design, although Kia has not yet...

Polestar reveals near-series version of Polestar 5

Polestar has previewed the final design of the Polestar 5. The four-door, electric performance GT based on the Polestar Precept study is scheduled for market launch in 2024. The vehicle shown remains close to the initial concept, at least in terms of...

Renault invests in electric motor specialist Whylot

This week, Renault Group has announced that on 30th September 2021 it acquired a 21% minority stake in Whylot, a French company that has developed a unique technology in the promising sector of innovative electric motors. This acquisition of a stake in the...

Audi presents the Q5 e-tron in China

Audi has revealed the latest member of its all-electric SUV lineup, the new Q5 e-tron, at the 2021 Guangzhou Auto Show in China. The electric SUV is based on the MEB and is built by the SAIC Volkswagen joint venture. Aimed exclusively at the Chinese...

New buildings required to have EV chargers from next year

The government has announced today, Monday 22nd November, that all new buildings - such as supermarkets and workplaces - and home must install electric vehicle (EV) charging points from 2022. The new legislation, which was announced today by prime minister...

Football clubs lacking drive in shift to electric cars

A new report from community-based charging provider Charge my Street has found that the provision of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure near Premier League football stadia is far from adequate. While car manufacturers are using football to...

Meet the fully electric 'Carbon Battle Bus'

Planet Mark’s fully electric ‘Carbon Battle Bus’ has been on the road for three months. In that time, it has travelled all over the UK, as part of the company’s Zero Carbon Tour. Starting at the Eden Project in June, the Planet Mark team has...

Demand for electric vehicle leasing surges 66% in Q3

Taken together, leasing enquiries for new battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and hybrid vehicles increased 66% in Q3 compared to Q2 of this year, according to new figures from Leasing.com. The three vehicle segments recorded a...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:9th Nov 2021