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Govt awards almost £40m to EV charging projects

Electric vehicle charging is set to benefit from £37 million in funding from the UK Government as part of its Road to Zero strategy. The announcement has been made on the first anniversary of the strategy's lunch, which looks to remove new petrol and diesel...

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV stretches UK electric vehicle market lead

Mitsubishi's Outlander PHEV remains the best-selling electric vehicle in the UK, and tops the 2019 figures too despite being pushed hard by BMW's 530e. According to the latest figures from the Department for Transport (DfT), Q1 2019 saw 1,602 Outlander...

Jaguar Land Rover confirms EV investment

Jaguiar Land Rover has confirmed that it will build a new range of electric and electrified vehicles at its Castle Bromwich plant - the first of which will be a pure-electric replacement for the Jaguar XJ flagship saloon. As the final model from the...

Pure EVs overtake PHEV sales for first time in four years

Pure-electric cars outsold plug-in hybrids for the first time since December 2014, as the electric vehicle market continues its shift away from PHEVs and increased numbers of pure-EVs come to market. According to today's figures (Thursday 4th July)...

JLR set to invest in UK plant to build electric models

Jaguar Land Rover is expected to announce on Friday that it is investing millions in its Castle Bromwich plant to allow the manufacturing group to build electric models in the UK. According to reports in the Financial Times, a scheduled six-week shutdown...

BMW reveals Vision M Next as part of EV update

BMW has unveiled a new concept - the Vision M Next - as part of a range of announcements that include it is currently two years ahead of schedule for its electric vehicle plans. The BMW Vision M Next is a plug-in hybrid concept clearly inspired by the...

LEVC reveals new LCV

LEVC has shown off its new LCV, with the van based on the same powertrain technology as the TX range-extended black cab already on sale. Targeting urban drivers, the medium-sized van has a range of 80 miles on a single charge, increased to 377 miles...

EV sales growth bucks UK new car market trend

Pure-electric car registrations are bucking the current UK market trend, with continued growth in May 2019 seeing almost 2,000 units sold, an increase of 81% compared to last year. That's against a backdrop where the total UK new car market dropped 4.6%...

BMW and JLR partner to develop new EV drive tech

Jaguar Land Rover and BMW have announced that the two manufacturing groups will work together to develop next-generation electric vehicle technology. The partnership will see BMW and JLR work on new electric drive units, with both firms already well...

Kia recalls Niro models

Kia is recalling more than 5,000 Niro Hybrid and Niro Plug-in Hybrid models, over concerns about the safety of an electric relay. The voluntary recall is a precautionary one, since Kia says that the relay has the potential to overheat. There have been...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Mar 2019