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Zap-Map user survey reveals top 10 EV charging networks

The first results of Zap-Map’s 2019 EV Charging Survey published today reveals the top 10 UK charging networks and the factors that make for high user satisfaction. Zap-Map’s survey panel of more than 1,600 users awarded satisfaction ratings for...

Mercedes launches GLE 350 de and GLC 300 e PHEVs

Mercedes Benz has added two new plug-in hybrids to its SUV range - the GLE 350 de and GLC 300 e - the former featuring an electric-only driving range of 60 miles on a charge. The GLE 350 de is a plug-in diesel hybrid that features a 31.2 kWh battery...

EVs take record market share in August

August's electric vehicle registrations have set a new record, with plug-in models making up 4.4% of the UK's market share, and pure-electric models making up 3.4% of registrations. The latest set of figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and...

Kia adds new PHEV options to Ceed SW and XCeed

Kia has revealed two new plug-in hybrid models to join the company's electric line-up - the Ceed Sportswagon and XCeed crossover. Both models will get a new powertrain, which features an 8.9 kWh battery, good for an electric-only range of around 37...

BMW reveals details of new X5 PHEV

BMW has launched a new version of its X5 xDrive45e, with this new generation PHEV offering a range of up to 54 miles on a single charge. This figure is possible because of a new 24 kWh battery - 21 kWh usable - added to the plug-in X5. This powers an...

Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 details announced

Peugeot has revealed details of its forthcoming plug-in hybrid - the 2008 GT Hybrid4 - which will feature a range of up to 36 miles on a single charge. The new SUV features a 13.2 kWh battery, powering two electric motors, which combine with a 200hp...

Seat Tarraco PHEV announced

Seat has revealed a new version of its largest SUV - the Tarraco - with a plug-in hybrid powertrain fitted for the first time in the range. The new Tarraco FR PHEV has a 13 kWh battery pack, enabling an electric-only driving range of more than 31 miles...

Volvo launches S60 T8 Twin Engine model

Volvo has expanded its S60 saloon range with new trim levels and the eagerly-awaited T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain. Featuring an 11.8 kWh battery and 87hp electric motor, the S60 T8 Twin Engine can cover up to 36 miles in electric mode, has...

Mercedes reveals PHEV versions of A-Class and B-Class

Mercedes Benz has announced that its EQ Power plug-in hybrid powertrain will be added to the A-Class and B-Class ranges. The A 250 e badge will be fitted to both A-Class hatch and saloon, and the B 250 e gets the same set-up in the B-Class. Electric-only...

UEone retractable EV charge points installed

Urban Electric has revealed the first photos of its UEone retractable charge point as it launches a £250,000 crowdfunding campaign. A trial scheme - due for launch soon - will see residents of an Oxford street use six of the new UEone EV charge points...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Mar 2019