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Alex Grant

AA Trust to offer free EV driver training

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The AA Trust is to begin a pilot programme, offering free electric vehicle driving lessons in Milton Keynes to demonstrate how to get the best performance of the technology.

Shell to offer EV charging in the UK

2 days ago / 0 comments

Selected Shell service stations in the UK and Netherlands are to gain rapid charging points for electric vehicles, due to go live by the end of 2017.

Mercedes-Benz to launch diesel PHEV next year

3 days ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz will launch its first diesel plug-in hybrid next year, likely to be a derivative of the facelifted C-Class, with UK head of fleet, Rob East, stressing that diesel still has a place in … Read More »

Peer-to-peer network makes revenue from idle charging points

1 week ago / 0 comments

Businesses and residents in California will soon be able to offer their charging points to other drivers through a mobile app, in what’s said to be the first network of its kind in North … Read More »

Audi A8 plug-in hybrid due in 2018

1 week ago / 0 comments

Audi will launch its first plug-in hybrid A8 saloon early in 2018, a few months after the arrival of the rest of the new-generation range.

Norway now buying more plug-in cars than diesels

1 week ago / 0 comments

Almost half of all cars registered in Norway in the first six months of this year were hybrid or electric models, with plug-ins outpacing petrol or diesel sales for the first time.

£20m boost for Vehicle-to-Grid technology

1 week ago / 0 comments

The UK government is to provide £20m funding to projects which will develop and test technology enabling electric vehicles to return energy to the grid during periods of peak demand.

France moves towards petrol and diesel ban

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

France is to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040, under plans outlined by the country’s newly-appointed environment minister.

Slough Borough Council deploys first electric pool cars

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Slough Borough Council has deployed three Renault ZOE electric pool cars and six e-bikes, aiming to reduce the cost and environmental impact of its staff travel.

Volvo to launch five fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Volvo’s line-up will gain five fully electric cars – including two high-performance models – by 2021 in line with its plans to use electric motors in all cars from 2019.

Honda and Hitachi form EV motor joint venture

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Honda and Hitachi have formed a £34m joint venture company, which will develop and manufacture motors for the growing global electric vehicle market.

First Drive: MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

For a brand built around upmarket small cars, the first plug-in MINI feels a long time coming. 

Q&A: Lance Bradley, Mitsubishi Motors UK

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Lance Bradley, managing director of Mitsubishi Motors UK, on the changing role of diesels for a 4WD-heavy manufacturer, and government support for the EV sector.

First drive: BMW 530e iPerformance

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

How quickly times change. A plug-in hybrid 5 Series would have looked like a niche oddity when the last-generation model launched in 2010, but BMW is so confident about demand for the 530e in … Read More »

Volvo to launch high-performance EV sub-brand

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Polestar, the performance arm of Volvo Cars, is to be repositioned as a standalone manufacturer of high-performance electric vehicles, its parent company has announced.

Road Test: Kia Niro 2

1 month ago / 0 comments

Positioned between the Soul and the Sportage, and soon to be neighboured by the Stonic, the Niro fills an unusual niche within the Kia line-up. It’s a proposition that can tick two boxes, appealing … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf GTE Advance

2 months ago / 0 comments

In the 40 since the first GTI, Volkswagen’s widening family of performance Golfs have pioneered ideas that have found their way into the spearhead model.

Audi hints at battery-electric A3

2 months ago / 1 comments

Audi has hinted that the next-generation A3 could be offered with a fully electric drivetrain in 2020, as it aims for one in three customers to buy electrified models by the middle of the … Read More »

Saab 9-3X reborn as electric crossover

2 months ago / 0 comments

A heavily-updated version of the Saab 9-3X will be unveiled at CES Asia in Shanghai next week, powered by an electric drivetrain offering a range of up to 186 miles and aimed at the … Read More »

Mitsubishi delivers world’s largest Outlander PHEV fleet

2 months ago / 0 comments

The Ukrainian National Police force has deployed 635 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs, said to be the world’s largest fleet order for the hybrid SUV.