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Wildlife Park adopts electric car to help educate school children...

Not only is the thriving Yorkshire Wildlife Park the home of a Polar Bear called Nissan, it is also where you will find a Nissan LEAF electric car used to visit local schools as part of Project Polar, an educational...

How the temperature affects electric cars

Traditional Petrol and Diesel engines, found in millions of cars are very inefficient, with masses of energy lost through heat.  This can be quite useful in Winter time, when the car is warmed quickly by the heat ex...
EVEC Milton Keynes

UK’s first Electric Vehicle Experience Centre to open doors on...

Located in a 4,000 sq ft showroom at Milton Keynes’ centre:mk, the UK’s first multi-brand electric car showroom will open its doors to the public on Saturday 22nd July. The Electric Vehicle Experience Centre (EVE...
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Renault gives second life to electric vehicle batteries

Renault and Powervault today announce a partnership to re-use electric vehicle batteries in home energy storage units. This partnership will reduce the cost of a Powervault smart battery unit by 30%, helping Powervault t...
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Nissan LEAF makes a flying start on Heathrow Airport fleet

Heathrow, Britain’s biggest and busiest airport, has turned to the Nissan LEAF as part of its plans to inspire a new culture of electric car usage across its vast site. The airport has initially added 17 all-electric L...

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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,...
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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...

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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eVolt reaches milestone installing new charge points at Heathrow

eVolt’s 200th electric car Rapid Charge point has been supplied to Heathrow Airport, after the charge point supplier was awarded the contract to provide 18 units. The new chargers were installed using a specific newly ...
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On-street electric car charging made easy by Ubitricity

One common barrier to switching to an electric car is your ability to charge it.  Ideally, you would have a driveway or garage to park up overnight and plug-in.  In many town and cities this isn’t a luxury availa...
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Smart electric car charge point trial arrives in Nottingham

On National Clean Air Day, 15th June, a Nottingham resident has become the first person in the city to have a home smart charger installed for his electric car. The smart electric car charger point has been installed fre...
driveEV | Electric car news and reviews | Dutch firm - The New Motion - expands electric vehicle charging network to the UK

NewMotion snaps up electric car charging contract in North Somerset

NewMotion, Europe’s leading charge point provider for electric vehicles has won a contract with charge point installers, Elmtronics and North Somerset council to convert existing charge points onto their charge network...
Chargie network

Bookable electric car charging service eyes international expansion

From today, electric car drivers can now use the world’s first dedicated and bookable peer-to-peer charging network – Chargie to book a charge at domestic chargepoints across the UK. Chargie will enable EV driv...

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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...

NEW VIDEO: NIO EP9 – the world’s fastest autonomous car

Not satisfied with breaking the electric car record lapping the Nürburgring in 7.05minutes, the stunning NIO EP9 is how the fastest autonomous car. The EP9 lapped the Circuit of the Americas racetrack in Austin, Texas i...
Volvo DRIVE ME Autonomous driving

Half of car buyers say no to a driverless car...

The biggest challenge facing a future of driverless cars may not be the most obvious one. As the UK contemplates the obstacles that lie ahead for legislature, infrastructure and technology, research from Auto Trader reve...

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MG E-MOTION electric concept likely for 2020 production

The iconic car MG Motors brand has unveiled the E-motion, an electric supercar concept, at the Shanghai International Auto Show. The concept offers a glimpse of the future, the next-generation vehicle aims to push the b...
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VW unwraps the I.D. CROZZ – a long range electric...

The Volkswagen I.D. electric car family has grown with the wraps coming off the all-wheel drive I.D. CROZZ – a car to rival the only electric SUV on market right now, the Tesla Model X.  The range of I.D. models i...

VW teases electric crossover set for Shanghai debut

The all electric Volkswagen I.D. Concept range is set to grow with the addition of a crossover, enjoying it’s world premiere at Auto Shanghai 2017 (19 to 29 April). The concept car is the brand’s first elect...

A sneak peek inside the Skoda VISION E electric car

Skoda is to show their first electric concept car at Auto Shanghai 2017 with a futuristic design showing the characteristics of Skoda’s new design language for future electric vehicles. The most striking body featu...

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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 ...
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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...
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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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...