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Gett ride hailing app to offer electric-only taxi service

Gett, the black taxi app, has become the UK’s first ride hailing app to offer customers the ability to exclusively order the new TX Electric taxi in London, meaning passengers can ride completely emissions-free. The new Gett Electric service supports...

Tesla to launch lower price mid-range Model 3

Tesla has unexpectedly announced a third version of the Model 3 fitted with a rear drive motor and a 'mid range' battery. With a purchase price of $45,000, the new version has a 260 mile (418 km) range (US cycle), which is 50 km short of the existing long...

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

All current plug-in hybrids will not be eligible for the UK Government's Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) from Friday 9th November 2018, after the Department for Transport (DfT) announced today (Thursday 11th October) that changes to funding will also see grants...

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...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:19th Oct 2018