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Nissan Leaf is best-selling EV of 2018 so far

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV remains the UK’s best-selling electric vehicle, having topped the charts now since the beginning of 2015. However, the Nissan Leaf - second on the list and the most popular pure-electric model - has outsold the Mitsubishi...

Citroen previews C5 Aircross PHEV

Citroen has previewed its new C5 Aircross SUV ahead of the Paris Motor Show next month, with a PHEV variant due to launch at the beginning of 2020. An official range of 31 miles is quoted from the electric powertrain, which has been tested against the...

LEVC to trial electric van next year

LEVC has announced that trials of its electric van will begin next year. The prototype vehicles will be on London streets in the second half of 2019, with a number of major public-sector fleets interested. The taxi manufacturer says that it is in discussion...

Theresa May addresses Zero Emission Vehicle Summit

The Zero Emission Vehicle Summit takes place in Birmingham today (Tuesday 11th September), with Prime Minister Theresa May announcing a £106 million funding boost for electric vehicles, and the launch of a new Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce. Representatives...

BMW reveals new X5 PHEV with longer range

BMW has launched a new version of its X5 PHEV, with an electric range quoted at 50 miles on a single charge from the X5 xDrive45e iPerformance. The upgraded model sees a new battery fitted with 'extended storage capacity', though as yet there are no...

Green number plates proposed for ULEVs

Electric vehicles could soon come with green number plates to help boost awareness for ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) and make them easier to identify. The proposals are part of a consultation that was published yesterday (Sunday 9th September)...

Record breaking August for EV registrations

Electric car registrations took a record market share in August, making up 4.2% of total UK car sales and smashing the previous record of 2.9% set last December. Just under 4,000 plug-in vehicles were registered last month, made up of more than 3,300...

Go Electric Taxi project launched

The "Go Electric Taxi" scheme has been launched in Coventry, aiming to give a boost to cab drivers looking to switch to an electric vehicle. Supported by LEVC, ESB, Siemens, and Gett, the programme looks to increase the size of the electric taxi fleet...

Electric cars pass 1 million mark in Europe

There are now more than a million electric vehicles on European roads, as sales until the end of June 2018 show that plug-in registrations have increased more than 40% compared to last year. The figures come from EV Volumes, and show that around 195,000...

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:10th Sep 2018