page title icon Month: September 2019

Ford Transit Custom PHEV plugged in

Ford announces Transit PHEV specs and prices

Ford has released some technical details and pricing of the PHEV version of its best selling Transit Custom. It’s the first van in this segment to offer a petrol-electric powertrain. Although marketed as a PHEV in fact it’s a range extender (REx), meaning the motor is electric-only and the 1.0 petrol engine only cuts in … Read more

EVs in field

The most reliable electric car 2019

The What Car 2019 reliability survey has been released, showing that electric and hybrid cars have the highest reliability of any group (cars up to 5 years old). The worst group for reliability was large SUVs! Scores for pure EVs were mostly very high; for example Tesla Model S 98.8%, BMW i3 95.2% and Nissan … Read more

electric bin lorry truck

Bin Lorries get second life with electric drive

Sheffield is trialling electric bin lorries (trucks) powered by the waste they have collected, in what is being billed as a world-first for a local authority. The city council has proudly unveiled the first vehicle at the Energy Recovery Facility in Bernard Road as part of a trial taking place in Sheffield and Westminster (London).This … Read more