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EV sales oppose declining UK car market

Sales of electric cars in the UK continue to outperform the market as a whole, with January's registrations published today (Tuesday 5th January) by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Plug-in cars saw registrations increase more than...

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...

EV market grows 30% despite cuts to grants

Electric vehicles registrations increased 30% in November 2018 compared with last year, despite changes in the Plug-in Car Grant - which came into force mid-October 2018 - reducing funding for pure-EVs by £1,000, and removing support for available PHEVs...

VW to launch last generation of petrol and diesel models in 2026

Volkswagen will develop its last generation of vehicles using petrol or diesel engines in 2026, and phase out internal combustion models before then, as it commits to electric vehicle production. Reports from the Handelsblatt Automotive Summit in Wolfsburg...

New Evoque to offer electric option in 2020

Range Rover has announced the launch of the second generation Evoque, the highly successful compact SUV that has sold more than 700,000 vehicles world-wide. In addition to petrol and diesel options which will be available from April 2019, the model...

EVs continue growth as 2017's total is passed in October

The UK's plug-in car market continues to buck the market trend, with growth of 32% reported for October's registrations by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) against an industry total of -3%. The relatively strong electric vehicle...

Solar charging to be added to Hyundai and Kia models

Hyundai and Kia have announced plans to add solar roof charging technology to selected group models, supporting electric, hybrid, and internal combustion vehicles with additional electrical power to improve efficiency. The systems will be able to charge...

NGC Budget 2018 report on motoring

Budget 2018 is one of the lightest-touch budgets for UK motorists for some time and makes no significant changes to transport taxation. What motoring-related announcements were made by the Chancellor Philip Hammond are as follows: Fuel Duty – FROZEN...

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,...

Petrol and diesel cars to be banned from East London roads

Hackney and Islington have announced that from 3rd September this year, only electric and plug-in hybrid cars will be permitted to uses some roads in the two London boroughs during peak-times. In a new measure, which if successful is likely to be replicated...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:15th Feb 2019