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Tag : electric car

New-gen battery tech to provide 300-mile range in next Kia EV

5 days ago / 0 comments

Kia has confirmed its next major electric vehicle (EV), due circa 2020, will offer a range in excess of 300 miles and will likely be equipped … Read More »

Kia e-Niro official range downgraded

1 week ago / 0 comments

Kia Motors Europe has revised the WLTP range figure for its forthcoming e-Niro SUV as it says the previously published figures had been incorrectly supplied by … Read More »

BMW i3 drops range extender

2 months ago / 0 comments

The full electric BMW i3 and more sporty i3s are now available with a near 200-mile range, while the company has quietly dropped the petrol range … Read More »

Bring 2% BiK rate forward to 2019, say leading firms

3 months ago / 0 comments

Addressing the cliff-edge in company car benefit-in-kind (BiK) tax rates and bringing forward the 2% rate to 2019/20 could help drive ULEV uptake.

First Drive: Jaguar I-Pace

6 months ago / 0 comments

Does Jaguar’s first electric car meet expectations? Jonathan Musk finds out…

First Drive: Nissan Leaf

7 months ago / 0 comments

Is Nissan’s trailblazer still ahead of the electric pack? Alex Grant finds out.

UK startup cracks on-street EV charging

7 months ago / 0 comments

A British startup claims to have a solution for the 11.6m UK households currently unable to charge an EV at home, using retractable telescopic charge posts.

NewMotion highlights continued EV growth in UK

9 months ago / 0 comments

An increase in EV charging sessions to more than half a million were witnessed by NewMotion in 2017, latest figures reveal.

Pre-orders start for Polestar’s debut plug-in hybrid

9 months ago / 0 comments

The Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupé is now available to pre-order in 18 countries including the United Kingdom.

Switch to EV pool cars saves Salford City Council thousands

10 months ago / 0 comments

A Salford City Council scheme to replace grey fleet usage with EV pool cars has generated savings of £400,000 in the first 18 months.

Hyundai Kona Electric details leaked ahead of reveal

10 months ago / 0 comments

Hyundai has begun taking pre-orders for the Kona Electric in South Korea, hinting at a model range which is likely to be echoed when it launches … Read More »

Fleet event sheds light on EV benefits

10 months ago / 0 comments

The benefits of electric vehicles to fleets, including low whole-life costs (WLCs), have come under focus at an inaugural EV event held by CLM for its … Read More »

Volvo confirms plug-in hybrid XC40 for Q4 2018

11 months ago / 0 comments

Volvo UK has confirmed the plug-in hybrid version of its new XC40 crossover will be gradually rolled out Q4 2018.

Byton sets sights on Tesla with electric SUV

11 months ago / 0 comments

Chinese electric car manufacturer, Byton, has previewed the first of its line-up of luxury cars; a long-range, fully-electric SUV due to launch in Europe during 2020.

Kia to launch long range Niro EV

11 months ago / 0 comments

Kia Motors has confirmed the new Niro EV will have a “substantially larger range” than the competing Hyundai Ioniq.

BMW and MINI ranges to adopt i3 traction control tech

11 months ago / 0 comments

BMW is set to roll out the traction control system from the i3 electric car across all future BMW and MINI products as it shows how … Read More »

Nissan abandons battery lease for new Leaf

11 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan has announced the 2018 Leaf price list, which marks the abandonment of battery leasing on the brand’s current electric vehicle line-up.

Electric Corsa to debut in 2020 under Vauxhall turnaround plans

1 year ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall, and sibling Opel, is to debut a next-generation electric Corsa and a plug-in hybrid version of its Grandland X crossover by 2020 under post-takeover plans … Read More »

BMW ramps up electric power to create the new i3s

1 year ago / 0 comments

BMW has introduced a new higher powered version of the i3 electric super mini; the i3s, available with the 94Ah/33kWh battery and optional range extender…