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Latest plug-in hybrid news and features

Suzuki Across PHEV launched

Suzuki has launched the new Across - a plug-in hybrid SUV that is based on the forthcoming Toyota RAV4 Plug-In. The first model to come along following a partnership between Suzuki and Toyota, the Across gets a new front end, but the rest of the design...

VW Tiguan eHybrid launched as part of range refresh

Volkswagen has revealed a new version of its Tiguan, and the new model is now available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Using a 1.4 litre TSI petrol engine and electric motor, the Tiguan eHybrid produces a combined 245 hp, and will travel up to 31...

Tesla Model 3 rockets up EV sales charts with triumphant Q1 2020 sales

Tesla is dominating the UK EV sales charts, having sold more than 5,000 units in Q1 2020. That's according to the latest figures out from the Department for Transport (DfT) today (Tuesday 30th June). The Tesla Model 3 has seen 5,304 registrations in...

Volkswagen Arteon gets eHybrid PHEV

Volkswagen has revealed an updated Arteon range, including the addition of Shooting Brake and plug-in hybrid models. The stylish fastback and estate will get a similar set-up to the Passat GTE, with a 1.4 litre TSI petrol engine and electric motor putting...

Mercedes Benz reveals B 250 e prices and specifications

The Mercedes Benz B 250 e has been launched, with the plug-in hybrid offering an electric-only range of up to 42 miles on a charge. Featuring a 75 kW electric motor and 158 hp 1.3 litre petrol engine, the B 250 e has an official fuel economy figure...

Audi A6 50 TFSI e PHEV saloon launched

Audi has released the new A6 50 TFSI e saloon, continuing the roll-out of plug-in hybrid models across its core range. Featuring an electric range of up to 34 miles, the A6 50 TFSI e uses a 2.0 litre petrol engine and 105 kW electric motor for a combined...

Sales of new electric cars grow in May as rest of market declines

The new electric car market defied all expectations and actually saw growth in May 2020, despite a full month of lockdown being in place. Registrations of pure-electric models came in at 2,424 units - accounting for 12% of the overall market. Growth...

Demand for EVs predicted as car dealerships reopen in England

Car dealerships in England have reopened today (Monday 1st June) following further easing of lockdown regulations. However, dealerships will look very different to the pre-coronavirus situation, with a number of significant steps implemented to help protect...

Revealed: Cities that could benefit most from Rapid Charging Fund

Research by uSwitch has shown that Stoke-on-Trent, Southend, and Birmingham could benefit most from the UK Government's £500 million Rapid Charging Fund. The funding aims to help boost the number of electric vehicles on UK roads by providing new public...

Renault Captur E-Tech PHEV released

Renault has confirmed specifications for its first plug-in hybrid - the Captur E-Tech. The popular crossover gets a PHEV powertrain allowing for an electric-only range of up to 30 miles on a charge. Renault is starting to roll-out E-tech electrified...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:3rd Jul 2020