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IN PICTURES: Our Top 5 Frankfurt Motorshow electric dreams

As predicted all manner of methods to describe an electric car or electrification were being used as this years Frankfurt Motorshow, as it seems the auto world has finally woken up. Some brands opted for a typical show s...

VW makes multi billion investment in new pure electric models

The Volkswagen Group, made up for VW, Audi, SEAT, Skoda and Bentley amougsts others is firmly trying to put the recent diesel scandal behind it, with a Chairman Matthias Müller declaring: “We have got the message and ...
Dream case

Fancy turning your Tesla into a hotel room? Then Dreamcase...

Do you love your Tesla electric car so much you can’t bare to be apart? Then inventor William Frost may have the answer with his Dreamcase. Stored in the boot, the Folding Memory Foam Dreamcase mattress sits along ...

Top 3 Electric Cities in the World

With country after country stamping down their electric car plans, charge point provider EO Charging thought it was time take a look at which cities are at the forefront of this electric revolution… 1. Oslo, Norw...
Alcraft Electric GT

Crowd Funder to help make British Electric GT a reality

British electric vehicle start-up Alcraft Motor Company has revealed details of its first car, the high-performance Alcraft GT. The business is aiming to start of production in 2019, and is launching a crowdfunding campa...

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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,...
Charge your car Point

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...

UK company car tax policy driving staff into older, dirtier...

The number of employees paying company car tax has increased for the first time in 10 years, but the latest figures suggest that UK Government tax policy is driving staff into older, dirtier grey fleet vehicles via a Ca...

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E-Stor

British energy storage system could revolutionise the installation of electric...

A new energy storage system, utilising second-life electric car batteries from Renault could revolutionise time and costs needed to install electric car rapid chargers. Connected Energy, based in Newcastle upon Tyne and...
Dundee electric car charging hub

Dundee electric car charging hub approved – opening by the...

A new hub for charging electric vehicles in Dundee has come a step closer after planners granted permission for the development. Solar canopies, charging points and electrical Infrastructure will be built at the site in ...

The POLAR electric car charging network to be powered by...

From the 1st August, one of the UK’s largest electric car charging network, POLAR, which includes Charge Your Car sites, is switching to 100% renewable electricity. The electricity consumption of the POLAR network, ope...

Smart Charging the key to the extra 18GW required for...

Electric vehicles could create an additional peak electricity demand of up to 18GW by 2050, equivalent to an additional 30 per cent on top of today’s peak demand of 60 GW, according to one scenario in National Gri...
Charge your car Point

Oxford City Council to install £500,000 of electric vehicle charging...

Oxford City Council plans to install £500,000 of electric car charging points for taxis and to phase out older, high-emitting hackney cabs from the city in another effort to reduce air pollution. The City Council is wor...

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Jaguar Sayer

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...
Nissan Propilot

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,...

Fully Charged takes an autonomous journey in a Nissan LEAF...

Fully Charged, the sustainable motoring YouTube channel, takes a ride in a fully autonomous electric car on public roads in the UK. The Nissan LEAF test vehicle has taken to the busy London roads over the last month show...

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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 ...

UK based start-up Detroit Electric plans for a 3 model...

UK-based electric vehicle start-up, Detroit Electric, today presented the first outline sketches of some of its future models during the company’s debut at Cenex’s LCV2017 (Low Carbon Vehicles) event at Millbrook in ...

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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 ...
Electric 911

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...
driveEV | Electric car news and reviews | Arnie goes electric in converted Mercedes G-Wagen

Arnie goes electric in converted Mercedes G-Wagen

Austrian vehicle conversion specialists Kreisel Electric have electrified the iconic off-roader, the Mercedes G-Wagen.  The car was revealed at the Hahnenkamm skiing event in Kitzebuehel, Austria by another ico...
driveEV | Electric car news and reviews | VIDEO: Interview with Edubtrips founder - Kit Lacey

VIDEO: Interview with Edubtrips founder – Kit Lacey

At the recent Electraa Electric vehicle show in Malvern, Worcestshire Sheila Joynes spoke with Kit Lacey, Founder of Edubtrips to find it more about his plans to set up a fleet of Electric VW Camper vans though out the ...

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Honda Clarity in Monaco Harbour

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...