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Kia ramps up electric plans

Kia has announced it will offer 11 electric vehicles by 2025, including the launch of a new dedicated EV next year, as part of its 'Plan S' strategy. Some ambitious targets have been set, including a global EV market share of 6.6% by 2025, 25% of all...

BMW launches X1 PHEV with X2 soon to follow

BMW has expanded its already extensive plug-in hybrid line-up with the addition of the X1 xDrive 25e - soon to be followed by an X2 model with the badge. Using BMW’s latest generation battery and powertrain systems, the X1 will offer a range of up...

EV sales break records in 2019

The UK electric car market finished 2019 on a high, with the latest statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showing records broken and growth well above the industry as a whole. Registrations of pure-electric cars almost...

NGC Review 2019

The automotive industry has had quite the time of it in 2019. It's been a busy year, with both positive and negative stories coming along throughout the past 12 months; but plenty to be encouraged about when it comes to green cars. The electric vehicle...

Tesla Model 3 dominates UK EV sales figures

Tesla's Model 3 has taken the UK electric car market by storm, with more than 5,300 units registered in Q3 2019. The pure-electric saloon outsold the following four best-sellers combined for the three months covering July to September according to recently...

Merger confirmed for PSA and Fiat Chrysler groups

The PSA Group and FCA have agreed to merge in a deal worth £39 billion, which will create the fourth largest car manufacturing group in the world. Having been in discussions for the past six weeks, the two companies have confirmed a full merger, which...

UK's first zero-emission street to trial in London

London will open the UK's first zero-emission street, as Barbican Estate's Beech Street is set to ban petrol and diesel vehicles. The City of London Corporation is working on Transport for London plans for no environmental disruption from vehicles, cyclists,...

Best plug-in hybrid cars 2020

Plug-in hybrids can offer drivers the best of both worlds - the benefits of electric driving for most of their trips, with the convenience of a petrol or diesel engine to extend their range on rarer longer journeys. Used correctly, huge savings can be made,...

Pod Point partners with PSA Group for home EV charging

Peugeot, Citroen, DS Automobiles, and Vauxhall have signed an EV charge point partnership deal with Pod Point, with the EV charging specialists set to be the exclusive supplier for all PSA Group brands in the UK. Three new pure-electric models are available...

Zap-Map launches hands-free voice app on Google Assistant

Zap-Map, the UK's most popular electric vehicle (EV) charging digital platform, today announces the launch of a free voice-activated function on Google Assistant, allowing users to search for EV charge points using voice commands at home, work or on the...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:15th Jan 2020