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Petition calls for action against electric car charge point blocking

Charge point blocking by traditionally fuelled cars is becoming a major concern to the electric car driver. Known as icing, or ‘being iced‘ refers to an Internal Combustion Engined vehicle (petrol or diesel) ...

Renault ZOE declared the Pure Electric and Hybrid Green Apple...

For the third consecutive time the Renault ZOE has been declared the Pure Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Green Apple Champion by the Green Organisation, an independent, not for profit organisation rewarding and promoting en...
How to plan an electric car adventure

How to plan an electric car adventure

I often get asked to give tips and advice for people looking to take their electric cars further afield or abroad. Road trips are not just the stuff of grainy movies and music videos. The road trip popularity growing, wi...

How much range do I really need?

When buying a car, there are many factors to consider, and when it comes to 100% electric cars, there is one question everyone should seek an answer. Range is often sighted a barrier to switching, but how much range do I...
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Nissan LEAF crowned ‘Best EV’ in Auto Express used car...

The current generation Nissan LEAF Acenta has been named ‘Best EV’ in the 2017 Auto Express Used Car Awards. This is the second year in a row that the Nissan LEAF has been recognised in the awards, having won ‘Best...

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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...
driveEV | Electric car news and reviews | Home charge points to be central to future neighbourhoods

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...
driveEV | Electric car news and reviews | Discover the electric highlights of the Paris Motorshow

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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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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Fastned takes the frustration out of electric car charging

One frustration experienced by many electric car drivers is the need to have a membership card or an smart-phone app to start charging their car at public points. Fastned, the European Charge provider who are soon to arr...
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Electric car charging to roll out to petrol stations

Are petrol station forecourts soon to become the go to place to charge your electric car? Seems it little back-to-front doesn’t it. The UK’s 2nd largest independent petrol station operator, Motor Fuel Group have part...
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Peer-to-Peer EV charge booking service Chargie rebrands as Bookmycharge

Today the peer-to-peer electric car charging service Chargie has relaunched under the new name – Bookmycharge. The start-up has changed its name due to it’s similarity to Chargy, a business which supplies cou...

Electric car cables explained

Are you suffering from cable confusion, do you know your type 1 from your type 2? Here are main types of electric car charging cables: For home and public fast charging Use at home with a 3-pin plug or wall box for faste...

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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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Clearer autonomous tech lingo fundamental says UK Insurers

A clear distinction between “Assisted” and “Automated” systems is fundamental, say UK Insurers.  The Association of British Insurers have highlighted the potential dangers of what it refers to ‘autonomous amb...
New Nissan LEAF interior 2017

Nissan gives a glimpse of new LEAF interior with ProPilot...

The most highly anticipated new electric car of 2017 is latest Nissan LEAF.  Launched back in 2010, the compact family EV kick started the electric revolution, becoming a top seller with over 250,000 units sold, 20,...

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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 ...
Honda EV Concept

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...
Williams Advanced Engineering EV Platform

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...
driveEV | Electric car news and reviews | GM and Honda join forces to manufacture Fuel Cell technology

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...