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The UK’s most efficient electric car

As you set off in your shiny new Tesla Model 3, you’ll be congratulating yourself on having bought one of the most efficient EVs available – delivering a real world 5 miles / kWh. But what if a car could be 4 times as efficient at an astonishing 20 miles / kWh? Well there is, … Read more

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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

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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

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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

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Survey shows range anxiety and lack of charging points remains a barrier to electric car buyers

Fleet management and police-vehicle maintenance company Venson has released a survey on motorists’ opinions about EVs. The key findings are below. 69% were concerned about a lack of EV charging points across the UK* 57% reported limited range was still a barrier when considering an EV. 86% of motorists surveyed said that a ‘lack of … Read more

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Pop-up EV chargers – coming to a street near you

Most people (over 85%) charge their EV at home. This is fine for those 57% with a driveway or garage, but what if you have to park in the street? One of the major reasons slowing electric car take-up is lack of charging facilities – but a British startup is convinced it has the answer. … Read more

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UK Council offers electric car servicing to all

Nottingham City Council is set to open its own electric vehicle service centre – believed to be the first in the UK run by a local authority. Nottingham Electric Vehicle Services (NEVS) will offer MOTs and servicing to customers across the city and beyond, as well as maintaining the council’s own growing ultra-low (ULEV) emission … Read more

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MG sells out first 1,000 ZS EVs – extends £3,500 grant

The recently launched MG ZS EV was offered with a £3,500 discount for the first 1,000 retail customers. This was in addition to the UK Gov £3,500 plug-in grant, meaning buyers paid £21,495 for the entry-level model. MG has decided to extend the offer for the next 1,000 customers only 2 weeks after launch. Positioned … Read more

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Mini Electric available for pre-order

I’m going to declare an interest here. The Mini E was the first electric car I travelled in, and I was converted within the first minute! No I’m not talking about the new Mini Electric, but this was 2009 and I was lucky enough to get a joy ride on private roads in a prototype … Read more

Volkswagen ID.3 EV – pre-order info specs and photos

Volkswagen has announced it has begun taken pre-orders on the ID.3 EV – the first fully electric VW to be produced on their MEB platform. It’s a Golf sized hatchback (what the industry calls the ‘C segment’) but because the battery is under the floor you get Passat-sized interior space. The official disguised ‘concept’ images … Read more