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Aston Martin Rapide E released at Shanghai

Aston Martin has unveiled its first all-electric model - the Rapide E - at the Shanghai Motor Show, with production of the four-door saloon limited to 155 units. Fitted with twin electric motors, producing a combined 450 kW (612 hp) and 950 Nm of torque,...

Renault launches K-ZE compact EV at Shanghai

Renault has launched the K-ZE pure-electric compact crossover at the Shanghai Auto Show, which will help drive expansion in the important Chinese EV market, but could come to Europe in due course. The K-ZE is smaller than a Zoe, and roughly the same...

Audi unveils AI:me concept

The Audi AI:me has been launched at Auto Shanghai, with the compact EV showcasing autonomous driving systems and features aimed at urban driving. Coming in smaller than the current A1 supermini, the AI:me has hints of the old A2 citycar to its design...

VW ID. Roomzz launched at Shanghai show

Volkswagen has unveiled the ID. Roomzz at the Shanghai Motor Show, its latest model set to join the ID. all-electric sub-brand. A production version of the large SUV is due to go on sale in 2021 to rival the likes of Tesla's Model X. Based on the VW...

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,...

March saw record numbers of EVs registered

March saw a record number of pure-electric cars registered with more than 3,900 units, up more than 1,000 sales and 30% on last year's results. The total electric vehicle registrations figure in March - pure-EV and PHEV combined - was the second highest...

Gridserve reveals Electric Forecourt plans

Gridserve has announced plans to create more than 100 Electric Forecourts, with the EV charging hubs designed to provide ultra-rapid units in similar configurations to a traditional petrol station. The EV-only locations will typically feature up to...

Seat launches electric car push

Seat has revealed that six electric and plug-in hybrid models will be launched in the next two years, with a pure-electric version of the Mii city car, and the el-Born going into production first. The next generation Leon and the Tarraco SUV will both...

Renault pilots large-scale V2G trial

Renault has started a large-scale vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging pilot, the first of its kind in the world, with schemes beginning in Portugal and the Netherlands. Using a fleet of 15 Renault Zoe's, pilot schemes are starting in Utrecht and Madeira,...

Hyundai Nexo launched in the UK

Hyundai has announced UK pricing for the Nexo, the firm's second generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCEV). With an official range of 414 miles on a tank, the Nexo joins the likes of the Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric in Hyundai's electric vehicle...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Mar 2019