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2017 was a record year for electric and plug-in car...

Despite an overall fall is vehicle sales in the UK, sales of 100% electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles achieved record-breaking levels of popularity in 2017. Unprecedented demand saw registrations increase by more than 2...

Tesla Hire firm Whitecar eyes European expansion following fresh investment

Whitecar rental provides only 100% electric white Tesla cars for short term hire out of four U.K. airport locations. The business has recently completed a funding round and raised £1.29m in new investment to help fund t...
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Money saved driving an electric car could pay for Christmas…

Running a 100% electric car rather than a comparable diesel model could save you enough money each year to cover the average family’s Christmas expenditure, according to figures released by Go Ultra Low. A new vehicle ...

Production of new Nissan LEAF starts in Sunderland

Production of the all-new Nissan LEAF, the next generation of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, is officially underway for European customers. With the first new LEAFs now rolling off the line at Nissan’s pl...
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Company car drivers could save almost £7,400 by switching to...

New figures from reveal that U.K. company car drivers could save around £7,376 by switching to a 100% electric car.  This figure, calculated by comparing average electric and diesel models, includes a Benefit in Kind (...

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Public charge points put electric car revolution at risk says...

Potential purchasers of electric cars tempted by the benefits of quickly-improving battery capacity might still hesitate if the public charge point network doesn’t keep pace with changing technology. While range-anxiet...

Why the London Motorshow was a missed opportunity for electric...

With the back drop of increasing air pollution in the streets of London, the local motorshow, which returned to Battersea Park for the second year, should be an opportunity to show case ultra low emissions vehicles, inc...
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Electric car charging schemes – which one should I join?

The world of electric car charging schemes has become a bit of a minefield recently, particularly as they’ve almost all have started billing users. This short post is designed to limit the number of schemes you have to...
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How will Electric Cars benefit from the new changes to...

In less than a month’s time on the 1st of April, prospective owners of electric vehicles are set to have a fresh opportunity presented to them to make some savings. Once the new legislation takes effect at midnight tha...
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Why are electric newcomers beating the big boys at their...

Car manufacturing is a pretty complex business, utilising many thousands of skilled employees, along with hundreds of suppliers employing staff to make, sell and deliver the parts that go into your shiny new car. Some ca...

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£4.5million to fund electric car charge point unused by U.K....

The U.K. Government has urged local authorities to take advantage of the £4.5 million pot of cash available to fund the installation of electric car charge points. In 2016 the Department for Transport launched the On-St...

Investing in the future: Fastned raises €12.3m to expand electric...

Fastned has in just 10 days managed to raise €12.3 million to aid expansion of their electric car charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany other European countries. Investors could subscribe to a bond issue betwee...
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230 new electric car charge points to arrive in Nottinghamshire

Around 230 new electric car charging points are set to be installed in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Derby over the next three years as a scheme to expand the charge point network gets under way. Charge point manufactu...

Staffordshire shopping centre adds electric car charging

The Octagon Shopping Centre will be the location for the first electric vehicle charging points in Burton Town Centre, with two points installed and fully operational now. Electric vehicle drivers will be able to charge ...

Business park goes live with electric car charging

Two state-of-the-art rapid electric vehicle (EV) chargers have gone live at a prestigious business park in Basingstoke. InstaVolt has installed the rapid chargers at Chineham Park, which is home to a swathe of innovative...

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Volkswagen and NVIDIA to infuse AI into future models

Volkswagen and NVIDIA recently shares their vision for how AI and deep learning will shape the development of a new generation of Volkswagen electric vehicles. At the kickoff of the 2018 CES event, Volkswagen CEO Dr Herb...

71% of UK drivers surveyed said that they still want...

The autonomous car is just around the corner with automakers remodelling their businesses to take advantage of the changing needs of travellers. This includes investments in driverless technology and ride sharing service...
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Autonomous vehicles to take to the roads of Birmingham and...

Roads in Coventry and Birmingham are set to become a world-class UK testbed for developing the next generation connected and autonomous (CAV) vehicles, thanks to a new £25m programme of investment being led by WMG at th...
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Jaguar reinvents the wheel for an autonomous electric future

Imagine a future of autonomous, connected and electric cars where you don’t own a single car, but instead call upon the vehicle of your choice where and when you need it. That’s a future vision Jaguar Land Rover is e...

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At last… a Nissan LEAF NISMO

Electric cars are not often portrayed as being sporty.  Yet with instant torque from an electric motor and a low centre of gravity they really are. The smile inducing acceleration never gets boring… and a Tesla wi...

Electric Concept, the Aspark Owl made heads turn in Frankfurt

“The flash of lightning precedes the sound of thunder” My new favourite electric supercar concept has to be the phenomenal beast that is the Owl, creation of the elusive Japanese company Aspark. I say elusive mainly ...
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Honda’s little EV concept stole our heart at Frankfurt

Honda was once a force in the hybrid world, with the groundbreaking Insight launched way back in 1999, since then it, rightly so, has focussed on its best sellers, the Civic and the accomplished CRV SUV. Recently the Jap...
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Williams uses F1 tech to create lightweight electric car platform

One thing you don’t need in an electric car is excess weight, that weight reduces range.  In steps Williams Advanced Engineering, who brings the best of its expertise, including that gained in F1, to the electric ...

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The Jaguar E-Type Zero is the most beautiful electric car...

Jaguar recently unveiled their prototype E-Type Zero, simply the most beautiful electric car in the world, with a beautifully engineered conversion to match. The E-type Zero is a restored Series 1.5 Roadster manufactured...
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VIDEO: an all-electric Morris Minor

A classic car embodies bags of charm with simple engineering that’s perfect for the home mechanic.  Yet the motor powering classic cars from the 1950’s and 60’s can’t be considered to be economic...

Holidaying in an Electric VW Camper

In the UK the sun in shining and the BBQs are fired up for some alfresco dining – something that doesn’t always happen here.  If you have already booked this years holiday you maybe jetting off, leaving the ...
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An electric Porsche 911

So you really enjoy the instant torque of an electric car, but not even the looks of a Tesla can make you buy.  Then the answer you are looking for is a classic car conversion. YouTube vlogger James Cooke, a Tesla d...

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Hydrogen Honda Clarity takes to Monaco GP track

Piloted by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, the all-new Honda Clarity Fuel Cell took a lap of honour at the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO as an opener to the race itself, immediately preceding the present...

£23 million UK Government boost for hydrogen cars 

A new £23 million fund to accelerate the take up of hydrogen vehicles and roll out more cutting-edge infrastructure has been announced by the UK Government. Hydrogen fuel providers will be able to bid for funding in par...
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GM and Honda join forces to manufacture Fuel Cell technology

In a world embracing electric vehicles, two of the largest world-wide car brands have been distinctly lacking in their EV offering.  Today’s announcement from General Motors and Honda may go towards explaining thi...

Theo Ellis, the Toyota Mirai driver powered by Hydrogen

Theo Ellis, a driver for greentomatocars, has become the first man in the UK to drive 25,000 miles in a Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car.  During those miles Theo has become the coolest driver, driving the cooles...

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Hampshire County Council adds first electric car to staff fleet

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UK businesses urged to go electric and save £625 million

As many as 435,000 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) could each save up to £1,440 a year with their first electric vehicle, which could deliver a whopping £625 million in cumulative savings for UK businesses, ...

Heathrow Airport adds 50th electric car to fleet

As part of its pledge to ‘Go Electric’ Heathrow Airport has taken delivery of the 50th electric vehicle to their fleet. By 2020 the airport aims to make all of its cars and small vans electric or plug-in hybrid to he...

Electric vans just the ticket for Brighton & Hove Buses

Brighton & Hove Buses has added six Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric vans to their fleet to support the workshop. They know a thing or two when it comes to selecting the right vehicles, after all, over a billion journeys...
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Europe’s largest commercial EV battery plant opens in German

Germany battery builder Akasol have opened their new semi-automated production facility for high-performance lithium-ion battery systems for commercial vehicles. The European market leader has invested €10 million into...