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New V2G Electric Nation project launched

A new phase of the Electric Nation EV charging project has been launched today (3rd June), with new Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) trials starting across the Midlands, South West, and South Wales. Run by Western Power Distribution (WPD) - the electricity distribution...

Demand for EVs predicted as car dealerships reopen in England

Car dealerships in England have reopened today (Monday 1st June) following further easing of lockdown regulations. However, dealerships will look very different to the pre-coronavirus situation, with a number of significant steps implemented to help protect...

Revealed: Cities that could benefit most from Rapid Charging Fund

Research by uSwitch has shown that Stoke-on-Trent, Southend, and Birmingham could benefit most from the UK Government's £500 million Rapid Charging Fund. The funding aims to help boost the number of electric vehicles on UK roads by providing new public...

Orders open for Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

Volvo's XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is available to order in the UK, with the 249 mile EV starting at £53,155 (exc. grant). The Swedish firm's first pure-electric model is based on the popular XC40 SUV, and features a 78 kWh (75 kWh usable) battery,...

Renault Captur E-Tech PHEV released

Renault has confirmed specifications for its first plug-in hybrid - the Captur E-Tech. The popular crossover gets a PHEV powertrain allowing for an electric-only range of up to 30 miles on a charge. Renault is starting to roll-out E-tech electrified...

BMW and Mini launch revised PHEV models

BMW has released details of new and updated plug-in hybrid models, with a revised 530e range, new X2 xDrive 25e, and updated Mini Countryman PHEV launched. BMW X2 xDrive 25e details The X2 xDrive 25e is a new addition to the ranks, with the plug-in...

EV drivers returning to the road as lockdown eased in England

Electric vehicle drivers are gradually returning to the road following the lessening of lockdown restrictions in England, according to analysis of data from Zap-Map - the UK's leading charging point platform. The information, which uses aggregated data...

Motorsport UK announces new electrified vehicle regulations

Full Electrified Vehicle technical and safety regulations have been issued for the first time by Motorsport UK, the country's motorsport governing body. The regulations come as part of Motorsport UK's focus on creating a sustainable future for the sport,...

10,000 Free Green Miles Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offer returns

Mitsubishi has reintroduced its 10,000 Free Green Miles offer, with new Outlander PHEV buyers able to off-set their electric driving with monthly credits on their energy tariff. Partnering with Ovo Energy, Mitsubishi's offer will see anyone buying a...

Details revealed of Dyson's axed EV

Dyson's EV would have had a range of 600 miles on a charge, had the British engineering firm not axed the project citing spiralling costs. Revealed in an interview with The Sunday Times, James Dyson stated that the project has cost £500 million of...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:1st Jun 2020