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Smart releases teaser images of new eSUV

We ran a Smart ForTwo for a couple of years, and despite the quirky semi-auto gearbox and slightly bouncy ride we absolutely loved it. As a second-car urban runabout it was difficult to beat for ease of parking and generally nipping about. The spec was high as well, with climate control, leather heated seats and … Read more

Hydrogen vs Battery smackdown – and the winner is…

It’s the Hydrogen vs Battery smackdown. Look at the comments section in almost every article about electric cars, and you’ll find people arguing that hydrogen is the future. And those that are adamant that battery is the future. So which one wins? Should we be driving a Hydrogen fuelled electric car with a Fuel Cell … Read more

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How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?

Home Charging Here is our guide to EV charging costs in the UK. The absolute cheapest way to charge your electric car is to: Have a home charging point (with smart capability) Use a cheap overnight electricity tariff and always charge your car at night This could be up to 90% cheaper per year than … Read more

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Free car for Company car drivers!

In the UK, if you drive a company car you pay a tax on the value of the car, depending on the car type, and also your tax band. This is called ‘BIK’ – Benefit in Kind. Previously if you drove a pure electric car (EV – battery electric) you would have paid 16%. But … Read more

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What is the difference between an EV and a PHEV?

EV- Electric Vehicle An EV is an electric vehicle – that means it ONLY has a battery as its energy storage and an electric motor which provides the drive. You always need to plug in an EV to recharge it – there is no gasoline/petrol fuelling. The range of an EV is limited by the … Read more

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Toyota chooses elegant GT look for 2020 Mirai Fuel Cell EV

Let’s face it, the original Toyota Mirai exterior design screamed “unconventional”. Although not unpleasant to look at it was just, well a bit quirky. With the Mk2 Mirai the designers have gone for a completely different look. More conventional yes, but an extremely well proportioned GT fastback shape. We really like it. The interior also … Read more

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Ford starts taking orders for new Mustang Mach-E

Ford is now accepting pre-orders for the new Mustang Mach-E which was launched with great fanfare in November 2019. It’s a pure EV and appears on paper to be a close competitor to the Jaguar i-Pace, apart from on price which is considerably cheaper. Part coupe, part SUV, Ford calls the vehicle a “sleek, beautiful … Read more

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Election manifestos 2019 – party policies on electric vehicles compared

Now we’re not expecting anyone to vote for a party just because of their policies on electric vehicles and electricity generation/charging. But we think it’s important, so here’s the lowdown – the manifesto statements from each main party for the 2019 election relating to EVs and zero-emissions transportation. Of especial interest to those planning to … Read more