The Liberal Democrats have pledged to ban the sale of diesel cars and small vans in the UK by 2025, with tax reforms to encourage plug-in vehicles, according to their 2017 manifesto released today.
As the publicly funded charging points for electric vehicles continues to make the railways look organised, is poor infrastructure stopping fleets making the switch? Craig Thomas finds out.
Electric vehicles with a 300-mile range and five-minute charging times could reach the market within three years, following a breakthrough in battery technology.
BMW will introduce wireless charging as an option for the 5 Series plug-in hybrid next year.
Tesla is to double its global network of ultra-fast charging points during 2017, as it prepares for the launch of the compact-executive Model 3 electric car and growth of its current models.
A network of 200 rapid chargers, capable of being upgraded to offer eight times the charging speed of today’s quickest units, will begin rolling out along the UK’s major routes this summer.
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Panasonic has opened an 80,000m2 electric vehicle battery factory in China – one of three it will operate worldwide as it steps up production ahead of consumer demand.
“Extortionate” fees to access public charging networks are damaging uptake for electric vehicles in the UK, Rolec EV has warned, adding that drivers should only have to pay for the energy used.
Erik Fairbairn, CEO of POD Point, discusses the challenges for the UK’s charging networks, and the tipping point for EV demand.
Mike Potter, managing director of FleetDrive Electric, discusses the changing role of EVs on fleets, and how to support the UK’s growing market for plug-ins.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class plug-in hybrid was the UK’s second most registered ultra-low emission vehicle last year, outnumbering the diesel hybrid more than three to one, according to new Department for Transport data.
Drivers in Birmingham are four times more likely to drive a plug-in hybrid or vehicle than those in London, according to the latest Department for Transport figures.
In the 20 years since Toyota pulled the covers off the original Prius, it’s shown itself to be a manufacturer with a taste for doing things a little differently.
Ford has revealed the first “pursuit-rated” hybrid police car in the United States, with combined fuel economy said to be twice that of its non-hybrid alternative.
Ford is to begin developing and manufacturing electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in China, for local customers, by the end of the decade.
Electrified vehicles accounted for one in 25 registrations during the first three months of the year, figures from the SMMT reveal, with hybrid and electric cars recording the fastest growth.