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Plug-in car sales boom globally

With sales of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles increasing year-on-year, there are now more than 10 million of these vehicles on the road around the world. According to EV Volumes, the total is now 10.8 million worldwide. In 2020 there were around...

Revealed: UK’s top ranking electric vehicle networks

Major new Zap-Map survey ranks top 16 charging networks as rated by EV drivers Zap-Map, the UK’s leading electric vehicle (EV) mapping service, is today releasing its annual electric vehicle charging network satisfaction rankings. The much-anticipated...

Maserati commits to going all-electric by 2025

Although Maserati might have been a little slow to the electrified car market, the luxury brand seems to be making strides towards a new 2025 goal. For Maserati, ‘electrified’ means hybrids as well as fully electric. There has been no official announcement...

Volkswagen ID.3 was Europe’s best selling EV in October

It’s been a strong year for alternative fuel vehicle sales. In October, 26.8% of the 1,127,624 new vehicle registrations had some kind of electrified powertrain. Volkwagen’s ID.3 came out as the top-selling fully-electric car in Europe. This was, in...

Ford launches Kuga Hybrid aimed at diesel car owners

The Ford Kuga is now available as a hybrid. The full lineup includes the Kuga Plug-In Hybrid, Kuga EcoBlue Hybrid (mild-hybrid) and new Kuga Hybrid (full-hybrid) variants, alongside Ford’s 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel, 1.5‑litre EcoBlue diesel and 1.5‑litre...

Prime Minister outlines his ten-point plan for an electric revolution

The Prime Minister today sets out his ambitious ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution which will create and support up to 250,000 British jobs. Covering clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies, the Prime Minister’s blueprint...

Government considers road pricing to cover EV tax shortfall

The Times has reported that the UK government is planning a road tax to cover EV shortfall. With many EVs being exempt from vehicle excise duty (VED) — what many call ‘road tax’ — the government is rumoured to be looking for a way to make up that shortfall....

UK Govt planning to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2030

According to government sources, Boris Johnson is set to announce that the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2030, bringing forward the current deadline by five years. The Prime Minister is set to make the announcement as part of...

Seat Leon e-Hybrid available to order

Seat has announced prices for the new Leon e-Hybrid PHEV, with orders open now and a starting price of £30,970. The Leon e-Hybrid features a 1.4 litre petrol engine and electric motor, with the latter driven by a 13 kWh battery. This allows for a range...

September EV sales stats smash records

Almost 22,000 pure-electric cars were sold in September 2020, smashing the previous best monthly figure, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. The new record of 21,903 almost doubles the previous best,...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:22nd Jan 2021