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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...

Top 10 Green Cars 2019

The coming 12 months are set to be a cracker for green cars, with a number of significant EVs due for launch in 2019. The number and breadth of new plug-in cars due became apparent when drawing up shortlists for our NGC Awards 2018, with the Next Generation...

Next Green Car's 2018 Review

It's safe to say that 2018 has been a busy and pivotal year for the green car industry, a year that has seen some key advances within the electric vehicle and charging sectors. Manufacturers have launched new models that move the EV industry a significant...

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...

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...

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, Pod Point & Tesco collaborate for EV charge point expansion

Volkswagen, Pod Point, and Tesco have agreed a partnership that will see the EV charging firm install 2,400 charging bays across 600 Tesco stores over the next three years. Up to 100 50 kW DC rapid chargers will be installed as part of the plans, with...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:15th Jan 2019