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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

2020 Toyota Mirai

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

Ford Mustang Mach-E

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

MG ZS EV

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

Mini Electric

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