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£10M INVESTMENT IN EV CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE

A £10 million investment in electric vehicle charging has been announced by the government as the year-to-date plug-in car registrations total has passed the sector’s full-year 2015 total. So far this year, motorists have bought 28,697 electric cars, placing 2016 ahead of last year’s January-December total of 28,188 cars with three months still to go. Part of […]

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV UK sales exceed 25,000

Sales of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV have topped the 25,000 mark in the UK, accounting for approximately half of the total number of plug-in hybrids registered in the UK since the very first of such vehicles were registered in 2010. By the time the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was launched in May 2014, a total of […]

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New EV Network Group to facilitate collaboration between EV users, power suppliers

The LowCVP and EA Technology have announced the launch of a new EV Network (EVN) Group which will bring together key stakeholders from the low carbon automotive and electricity supply sectors with the aim of ensuring that rapid electric vehicle uptake is not constrained by its impacts on the UK’s power grid. Launched at today’s […]

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MITSUBISHI GROUND TOURER PHEV CONCEPT

The Mitsubishi Ground Tourer PHEV Concept (or “GT-PHEV”) was revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept utilises MMC’s PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric) system, this time using a triple-motor layout (instead of the current twin-motor set-up). Building upon the successful formula inaugurated with Outlander PHEV, it includes: A 25 kWh high energy density, next-generation […]

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MERCEDES-BENZ GENERATION EQ

The Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ is a ‘close-to-production concept vehicle’ which gives a preview of the new generation of the brand’s electric vehicles. The electric drive system features two electric motors with a system output that can be increased to up to 300 kW thanks to scalable battery components, and has permanent all-wheel drive – with a range of […]

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VOLKSWAGEN 
I.D.

The Volkswagen I.D., with a range of 250 – 370 miles, is the first of a new fleet of electric cars from the company, and will be launched as a compact electric car in 2020 parallel to the Golf. In “I.D. Pilot” mode, the electric car is capable of fully automated driving – this technology should […]

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Audi Formula E involvement set to increase

Audi is to intensify its commitment in Formula E, the world’s first racing series for fully electric race cars. It is planned to incorporate Formula E into a factory-backed motorsport programme as of the 2017/2018 season. In the meantime, starting in the 2016/2017 season that opens in Hong Kong on October 9, Audi will increase […]

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IA OPTIMA PHEV OFFERS 176.6MPG

The Kia Optima PHEV, the company’s first plug-in hybrid model, has an official economy figure of 176.6mpg and emissions of 37g/km CO2. It’s priced at £31,495 after taking into account the Government’s £2,500 plug-in car grant. With a range of up to 33 miles in all-electric mode, the Optima PHEV is able to complete many […]

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BladeGlider prototype a Nissan sports EV?

Nissan has revealed a substantially revamped version of its BladeGlider concept car, which was first seen at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2013. And unlike its predecessor, the latest edition is fully roadworthy and will be used to ferry VIPs around during the Rio Olympic Games. The extent of the changes made to the BladeGlider since […]

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Orders open for Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in

More than a year behind schedule, the Volkswagen Passat GTE has finally gone on sale in the UK, with order books opening in the first week of August. As we reported in late 2014, VW’s latest plug-in hybrid was initially due to go on sale in June 2015 with the first deliveries expected in October […]

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