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Reservations open for Lexus UX 300e EV

Lexus is now taking reservations for the UX 300e, the Japanese company's forthcoming pure-electric crossover. Prices are expected to start from £43,900, though final pricing and specifications will be confirmed when customer orders are formally expected...

Hyundai's Ioniq badge to become EV sub-brand

Hyundai has announced that it is expanding the Ioniq name to create a dedicated electric sub-brand. The move will see the Korean firm introduce three Ioniq EV models over the next four years. This will start early next year with the Ioniq 5 a mid-sized...

BMW adds geofence technology to PHEV range

BMW has released geofence technology for its plug-in hybrid range. The system, fitted to all new PHEV models, allows the vehicle to automatically switch to electric mode when reaching certain designated areas. The BMW eDrive Zones service has been rolled...

Nissan and E.On reach major V2G milestone

Nissan and E.On have deployed 20 vehicle-to-grid (V2G) EV charge points at the Japanese manufacturer's European Technical Centre at Cranfield, as part of a trial to demonstrate how electric vehicles can play a part in supporting the UK grid. Intended...

Increased availability for Kia e-Niro

Kia has announced that it has secured increased numbers of its e-Niro pure-EV crossover for the UK, significantly reducing waiting times for customers. Having been highly sought-after since launch, Kia has struggled to keep up with demand in the UK....

EVs outperform new car market in July 2020

The electric car market has once again significantly outperformed the UK new car market as a whole, with growth of 260% for pure-EVs in July 2020 and 320% for PHEVs, compared to the same period last year. The latest set of Society of Motor Manufacturers...

Ford launches geofence technology on Transit PHEV

Ford has added geofence technology to its Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid, enabling the LCV to switch into electric-only mode within urban areas. The option is set to become increasingly useful in coming years, as low emission zones get rolled out across...

EVs for employees as Go Ultra Low reveals environmental priorities

Employees reckon electric vehicles (EVs) can play a key role in companies improving their environmental credentials, according to a study by Go Ultra Low. The joint government and industry campaign to promote EVs has found that 70% of those employees...

Mercedes Benz launches EQV

Mercedes Benz has announced UK details and specifications for the EQV. The German marque's pure-electric people carrier will start at £70,665, and offer a range of up to 213 miles on a charge. Powered by a 150 kW electric motor backed by a 90 kWh...

New eVMP platform boosts PSA Group's electric offensive

The PSA Group has announced that it is increasing its focus on electric vehicles with a new eVMP platform to form the basis of a wide range of C- and D-segment models. The eVMP architecture will be used across the PSA Group brands - Peugeot, Citroen,...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:10th Aug 2020