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Tesla to discontinue 75 kWh versions of Model S & Model X

Tesla will discontinue its 75 kWh battery versions of the Model S and Model X, which, for the time being at least, means each range will consist of 100D and P100D variants only. Announced by Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Twitter, from Monday (14th January...

Nissan launches new longer-range Leaf e+

Nissan has revealed an updated version of its Leaf at CES, with a longer-range and more powerful e+ model promising a range of 239 miles, thanks to a 62 kWh battery. It will join the 40 kWh version currently available, rather than replace it. The new...

Record breaking 2018 for EV market

The UK has enjoyed a record year for electric vehicle sales, with more than 60,000 plug-in models sold during 2018. A total of 60,155 EVs were registered between January and December 2018 according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers...

Updated Kia Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid revealed

Kia has revealed specifications for its new Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid, with the PHEV estate receiving styling tweaks, equipment upgrades, and new economy statistics calculated on the WLTP test cycle. New features include two trim levels - PHEV...

VW unveils mobile rapid charger

Volkswagen has revealed a preview of its plans for mobile charge points, able to be deployed quickly and easily at locations where drivers need to charge EVs. Similar in principle to a power-pack for mobile devices such as mobiles and tablets, the charging...

Car CO2 emissions limits agreed

Car manufacturers will need to cut CO2 emissions by 37.5% in 2030, compared to levels in 2021, after the EU announced a staged process to reduce carbon emissions. Van manufacturers have a target of a 31% reduction in the same time frame, and there...

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV leads UK EV sales charts

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has reclaimed the title of this year's best-selling electric vehicle, with the latest figures from the Department of Transport (DfT) showing the SUV has overtaken the previous leader - Nissan's Leaf - in Q3 2018. Mitsubishi's...

Next Green Car Awards 2018 winners revealed

The Next Green Car Awards 2018 have been announced, with new categories recognising the best green cars launched in 2018. Winning models have been picked from a shortlist of the greenest cars to have arrived this year - or due to arrive in 2019 in the...

Rapid chargers should be reserved for pure-EVs says RAC report

Rapid electric vehicle charge points should be reserved exclusively for use by pure-EVs, according to a new report by the RAC Foundation. The Development of the UK Public Chargepoint Network report by Harold Dermott argues that, because no PHEV is able...

Vauxhall to electrify Corsa, Grandland X, and Mokka X ranges

Vauxhall will accelerate its electrification plans in 2019, with the launch of a new pure-electric Corsa and Grandland X PHEV available to order in the first half of next year. The move coincides with the European version of Vauxhall - Opel’s - 120th...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:15th Jan 2019