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Audi launches new PHEV range with Q5 55 TFSI e quattro

Audi has launched its new Q5 55 TFSI e quattro, with the plug-in hybrid SUV kicking off a number of new PHEV model launches. The Q5 has a 14.1 kWh battery, which powers a 105 kW electric motor - supported by a 2.0 litre TFSI petrol unit. This allows...

Reservations being taken for Honda e

Reservations are now being taken by Honda from those buyers interested in the all-electric Honda e city car. A fee of £800 will get them priority status to order their Honda e later this year. Deliveries are set to start from spring 2020, and Honda...

Kona Electric upgrade available from late 2019

Hyundai has announced an upgrade of the Kona Electric SUV, which will be available in Europe by the end of this year. The new model features higher power charging capabilities and an improved navigation system. The most important innovation is a three-phase...

Mercedes Benz EQC available to order in UK

The Mercedes Benz EQC is now available to order in the UK, with prices and specifications confirmed for the pure-electric SUV. Four trim levels are on offer, with an additional two special editions available at launch. Pricing starts from £65,640,...

VW ID. 3 available to pre-order

Volkswagen has opened the order books for its ID. 3, with the pure-electric hatchback pitched as the next key chapter in the company’s history; as important for VW as the Beetle and Golf in the past. The UK will get the ID 3 1st Plus trim initially,...

UK pure-EV sales on the up despite overall market decline

Sales of pure-electric vehicles continued to rise in April 2019, despite the UK car market as a whole down 4% on the previous year. Pure-EVs were up more than 63%, with 1,517 registrations in April, though plug-in hybrid vehicles didn't fare as well....

Hyundai updates Ioniq range

Hyundai has launched an updated version of its Ioniq, with improvements across the Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, and Electric models - in particular the latter. The Ioniq Electric now features a significantly larger battery capacity, up to 38.3 kWh from the...

Tesla Model 3 UK prices revealed

The Tesla Model 3 has gone on sale in the UK, with prices starting at £38,900 for the company's most compact model in Standard Range Plus specification. The entry level model has a range of 258 miles, which is an estimated WLTP figure, and is rear-wheel...

RAC develops mobile charger to deliver 'EV Boost' to electric vehicles

In readiness for the UK’s expected electric vehicle boom, the RAC has developed its EV Boost system – the first lightweight mobile EV-charger capable of giving stranded out-of-charge cars a power boost from one of its standard orange roadside rescue...

Rivian gets $500 million investment from Ford

Ford has invested $500 million (£368m) in EV company Rivian, with the partnership set to deliver the US manufacturer a new pure-electric model. Rivian has already developed a flexible 'skateboard' platform (below) for its R1 range - the R1T pick-up...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Mar 2019