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Plug-in car sales boom globally

With sales of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles increasing year-on-year, there are now more than 10 million of these vehicles on the road around the world. According to EV Volumes, the total is now 10.8 million worldwide. In 2020 there were around...

Rivian secures funding for its electric adventure vehicles

US-based electric vehicle company Rivian has secured a fresh $2.65 billion (£1.9 billion) investment injection. This will allow the company to kick-start the production of its first models of adventure EVs. Rivian is aiming to launch two new models of...

The Nissan Qashqai gets an e-POWER hybrid powertrain

The new Nissan Qashqai will be available with a hybrid engine. This represents the European debut of e-POWER. This powertrain draws technologies from the company’s pioneering Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. The e-POWER system for New Qashqai has been specially...

Xpeng plans European expansion

With the launch of its G3 SUV in Norway, Xpeng is now looking at further European countries to expand to. The G3 has a WLTP range of 280 miles and is considered a smart SUV. This is thanks to its clever XPILOT 2.5 advanced driver assistance system. The G3’s...

Renault focuses on electric with a new Alpine sports car

There’s been a shakeup at Renault with some big changes ahead. Renault has released its ‘Renaulution’ plans which include a number of small electric vehicles as well as pivoting the Alpine sports car brand to 100% electric. Renault has already made...

NIO's electric car will travel more than 600 miles on a charge

The Chinese automaker recently unveiled its flagship electric saloon, the ET7, which will start to roll out in China in 2022 after a pre-order period. What makes this car so exciting is the range. With three battery options planned — 70kWh, 100kWh, and 150kWh...

Will we see an Apple electric car in 2024?

We’ve been teased with the idea of 'Project Titan', Apple’s self-driving car, for a number of years. While Apple never publicly laid out its plans, it was clear that some kind of vehicle was in the works for the tech giant. Now, a report by Reuters...

Revealed: UK’s top ranking electric vehicle networks

Major new Zap-Map survey ranks top 16 charging networks as rated by EV drivers Zap-Map, the UK’s leading electric vehicle (EV) mapping service, is today releasing its annual electric vehicle charging network satisfaction rankings. The much-anticipated...

Volkswagen phases out the e-Golf for the ID.3

The Volkswagen e-Golf has been phased out following the launch of the ID.3 and ID.4. This means the e-Golf will no longer be available to buy new. The Dresden production plant, where the all-electric Golf was produced, is being transformed ready for the first...

New electric Jaguar will be built in Castle Bromwich

To rival the likes of the Tesla Model X, Jaguar is working on a new all-electric SUV that will sit above the I-Pace. The J-Pace will be built on the same MLA architecture as the next-generation Jaguar XJ and Range Rover. The MLA platform was built to support...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Jan 2021