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JLR gets £500m from government to develop electric cars

Jaguar Land Rover has been awarded a £500 million loan guarantee by the UK Government to help develop electric cars. The move was signed off by Theresa May, and she told a meeting of industry leaders on Monday (16th July) that the funding would be...

Rapid EV chargers should have card payment by 2020 says OLEV

By Spring 2020, all new rapid EV charge points should offer card payment access for pay-as-you-go usage, as part of the UK Government's Road to Zero strategy. As part of a roaming solution to allow easier access to EV chargers, the Office for Low Emission...

Ford and VW reveal electric and autonomous plans

Volkswagen and Ford have announced that the two firms will expand their collaboration efforts to include new electric models and advance autonomous driving development. Perhaps the most significant news is that Ford will use the VW Group's Modular Electric...

BIK rates scrapped for EVs in 2020-21

HM Treasury has announced Company Car Tax rates up until Financial Year 2022-23, and plans to use reduced rates for zero tailpipe-emission models to boost sales. With new figures, the government aims "to accelerate the shift to zero emission cars, all...

Mini Electric revealed

The Mini Electric has been revealed at the brand's 60th anniversary celebrations in Oxford. The new pure-electric hatchback will have the performance of a Cooper S, with zero-tailpipe emissions, and a range of up to 144 miles (WLTP) on a single charge. Mini's...

Govt awards almost £40m to EV charging projects

Electric vehicle charging is set to benefit from £37 million in funding from the UK Government as part of its Road to Zero strategy. The announcement has been made on the first anniversary of the strategy's lunch, which looks to remove new petrol and diesel...

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV stretches UK electric vehicle market lead

Mitsubishi's Outlander PHEV remains the best-selling electric vehicle in the UK, and tops the 2019 figures too despite being pushed hard by BMW's 530e. According to the latest figures from the Department for Transport (DfT), Q1 2019 saw 1,602 Outlander...

Order books open for new Kia Soul EV

Kia has announced pricing details for its new Soul EV, with the second-generation model set to cost £33,795 for the First Edition model available at launch. The new Soul EV features the same 64 kWh battery as found in the Kia e-Niro, which is good...

Jaguar Land Rover confirms EV investment

Jaguiar Land Rover has confirmed that it will build a new range of electric and electrified vehicles at its Castle Bromwich plant - the first of which will be a pure-electric replacement for the Jaguar XJ flagship saloon. As the final model from the...

Pure EVs overtake PHEV sales for first time in four years

Pure-electric cars outsold plug-in hybrids for the first time since December 2014, as the electric vehicle market continues its shift away from PHEVs and increased numbers of pure-EVs come to market. According to today's figures (Thursday 4th July)...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Mar 2019