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Electric revenue… driveways set to charge ahead with plug-in and...

Driveways with charge points are now offering electrifying opportunities for homeowners as they rent them out as parking spaces to motorists with electric vehicles (EVs). And the pace of bookings is set to surge followin...

Explorer travels 16,000km in cross-continent adventure in new Nissan LEAF

After an epic 16,000-kilometer drive, polar explorer Marek Kaminski has arrived in Japan, having started his landmark #NoTraceExpedition in Poland three months earlier in a new Nissan LEAF. Marek’s eco-friendly trip to...

“Overwhelming response” highlights demand for EV technology training courses

Allianz Partners’ new Electric, Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid training course has been met with an overwhelming response from industry professionals. The free courses were quickly oversubscribed, highlighting the demand fo...
Jaguar I-PACE at JCT600 Doncaster

Top 25 things that will influence your next car purchase

Running costs, reliability and price are what motorists look for when buying a car, according to a study. Researcher commissioned by Hyundai polled 2,000 British car-buyers and found that also fuel type, road tax and the...
Nissan LEAF 3 Peaks

EV Adventurers tackle the 3 Peaks in a Nissan LEAF

A team from Nissan, together with the new 2018 Nissan LEAF, were involved in an extreme test of both electric and human endurance in support of an all-electric attempt by Autocar magazine at the National Three Peaks Chal...

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U.K. car buyers are ready to drive electric, yet are...

UK car sales figures for the vital first quarter of 2018 were recently released, highlighting a continued and dramatic decline in diesel purchases. Global automotive analysts Sophus3 reveal that potential electric car bu...
Nissan LEAF charging

Solving the problems of electric vehicle charging with smart mobile...

Guest post: Knut Hechtfischer, Founder of Ubitricity The paradigm shift to electric vehicles has long been anticipated but finally is becoming a reality. 2017 was a watershed year for countries – such as India, France,...

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...
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...

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Electric Nation 700th smart charger installation Solihull,19th, June, 2018.

Final EV charger installed as part of the Electric Nation...

The Electric Nation project has installed its final smart charger as part of its trial with electric vehicle owners. The project will now be assessing the smart charging technology and feedback from trial participants. T...
Char.gy lamp post charge point

Public lamp post charge points to accelerate electric car uptake

char.gy has launched the UK’s first public lamp post electric vehicle (EV) charge points, offering a convenient way for plug-in car and van drivers to charge on the street. char.gy is the first provider to offer open-a...
London electric taxi

eVolt installs rapid charging units for first solar power hub...

eVolt UK, the nationwide supplier of electrical vehicle (EV) charging units, has installed the latest versions of its rapid charging units for the first and largest purpose-built charging hub in the UK that includes sola...
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Smart meters will put Britain’s electric vehicle revolution in the...

More than 8 million people in Britain are considering buying or leasing an electric vehicle in the next 5 years, according to a new survey published by Populus on behalf of Smart Energy GB to highlight the importance of...
Dundee charging hub

eVolt electrifies Dundee EV charging hub

As part of the cities commitment to promote electric taxi use, Dundee City Council has installed the latest Rapid Charging units from the eVolt at the new charging hub. This is the first of three rapid charging hubs to b...

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Roborace attempt first-ever fully autonomous hillclimb at Goodwood

Roborace will be attempting the first-ever fully autonomous hillclimb on the famous 1.16 mile track at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018, Guided only by automated systems the Robocar will be tasked with naviga...
Volkswagen Showcar I.D. BUZZ

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...
Volvo DRIVE ME Autonomous driving

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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Peugeot muscles in with electric e-LEGEND concept

With a retro vibe and hints of the 504 coupe the chisselled Peugeot e-LEGEND stole the show for us in Paris.  The 100% autonomous, electric, “customisable and connected” concept strikes a pose at 4.65m in length. Th...

INFINITI signals electric future with Prototype 10 concept car

INFINITI has released a second teaser image of its concept car due to be revealed at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The striking concept named Prototype 10 is a daring electrified speedster that provides a ...

Emotion instead of emissions: the Audi PB18 e-tron

The prestigious Pebble Beach Car Week is set to host the unveiling of a new all-electric sports car concept from Audi with emotion instead of emissions. Held every August in and around the Californian coastal city of Mon...
Honda EV Concept

Honda Urban EV named ‘Best Concept Car’

An international panel of automobile experts has named the Honda Urban EV Concept as ‘The Best Concept Car’ in the 2018 Car Design Award honours, presented today as part of the Turin Motor Show. Organised by Auto &a...

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MINI unveils one-off electric classic

The all electric MINI E debuted at last years Frankfurt Motorshow. Taking the iconic brand into a new era. A production electric car will be unveiled in 2019 – just in time for the 60th anniversary of the classic M...

QWest to showcase Tesla Shooting Brake at London Motorshow

Carbon fibre coachbuilding specialist QWest will touch down at what is billed as the “automotive event of the year” from 17-20 May armed with its latest creation, the world’s first Tesla-based producton Shooting Br...
Jaguar E-Type Zero

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...
Electric Morris Minor from London Electric Cars

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...

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ZEFER project deploys 180 fuel cell cars to demonstrate urban...

The ZEFER project (Zero Emission Fleet vehicles for European Roll-out) will deploy large fleets of 60 hydrogen fuelled vehicles in each of three European capitals (Paris, London and Brussels). These vehicles will be used...
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...

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Electric Blue taxis

Electric Blue to start EV taxi trial in Coventry highlighting...

Electric Blue has set up a trial for the city of Coventry’s taxi drivers to rent an electric taxi whilst they consider the benefits of converting to an EV permanently. Alex Calnan, Electric Blue’s Managing Director, ...
Renault Master Z.E. of PostNL

PostNL deploys all electric Renault Master Z.E. vans

PostNL, a mail and parcel delivery firm in the Netherlands, has started using the first two Renault Master Z.E. built in Europe. The 100 per cent electric vans will play a key role in PostNL’s plans to reduce CO2 emiss...
Milk and more streetscooter

Milk deliveries ditch noisy diesels vans for 200 electric vehicles

Milk & More, Britain’s largest milk delivery service is rolling out its quietest and most environmentally friendly milk delivery vehicles to date, following its purchase of 200 electric StreetScooters. The £6.5 mi...
Renault ZOE of Scottish Natural Heritage

Scottish Natural Heritage takes delivery of five 100 percent electric...

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) promotes, cares for and improves Scotland’s natural heritage. It advises the government on Scottish nature, habitats, and wildlife, working to connect people with nature and encourage th...
BMW i3 Hampshire police

Hampshire Police switch to electric cars will save £450,000

Hampshire Constabulary has introducing 40 new electric cars into the general fleet, which is made up of pool cars and cars used by investigation teams.  This makes them the first non-metropolitan police force in the cou...