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Alex Grant

Volvo’s Polestar shows PHEV with 96-mile electric range

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Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance subsidiary, has revealed a 594bhp plug-in hybrid coupe with a fully-electric range of 100 miles, ahead of production beginning in mid-2019.

Renault confirms move away from diesel as EV range grows

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Groupe Renault will halve its diesel product offer over the next five years, with a focus on launching part and fully-electric models based on technology shared with Nissan, Mitsubishi and Daimler.

2018 Range Rover Sport gets plug-in hybrid tech

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Land Rover will introduce its first plug-in hybrid drivetrain on the revised Range Rover Sport next year, offering 398bhp with CO2 emissions from 64g/km.

EnBW extends German motorway rapid charging network

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Utility company, EnBW has placed an order for 117 rapid chargers which will deployed along major motorway routes in Germany by the end of the year.

Road Test: Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Although there’s no shortage of tax-efficient plug-in hybrid products in the UK, Hyundai’s is different to most. Rather than trying to offer warm performance behind a short electric range, the Ioniq is laser-focused on ... Read More »

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi plan shared EV line-up

1 month ago / 0 comments

The alliance between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi has set out a five-year plan which will launch long-range fully electric vehicles across all main segments, based on shared technology.

Q-Park charging network spans the Northern Powerhouse

1 month ago / 0 comments

Franklin Energy has now installed 22kW charging points at the north of England’s four largest cities, following a two-year partnership with Q-Park.

European Commission rolls out first 60 EV chargers

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The European Commission is rolling out 60 electric vehicle chargers at its office car parks across Brussels this month, working with Dutch energy product specialist Alfen.

Hyundai to launch EV sharing scheme in Amsterdam

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Hyundai Motor will launch a car sharing programme in Amsterdam next month, with a fleet of 100 Ioniq Electric vehicles available for use around the city.

Chery’s plug-in SUV is aimed at fleets

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Chinese carmaker Chery has revealed the first of its European-market products, a crossover with hybrid and electric powertrains which will target fleet and retail customers across the region.

TomTom adds live charging point data to its maps

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TomTom has launched a new service displaying real-time charging point availability for electric vehicle drivers within its navigation devices.

Vauxhall Grandland X to include plug-in hybrid

1 month ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall’s first plug-in hybrid will be a version of the forthcoming Grandland X crossover, utilising technology from PSA Group, the carmaker has confirmed.

Daimler boosts PHEV ranges with new battery tech

1 month ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz has boosted the range and charging times of the S-Class plug-in hybrid, previewing technology likely to be rolled out across its other plug-in models in the near future.

GKN reveals two-gear bolt-on hybrid system

1 month ago / 0 comments

GKN Driveline will begin on-road tests of a two-speed electric axle in early 2018, offering a ‘bolt-on’ solution to add hybrid drive to existing vehicles, or for developing new models.

Bosch e-axle to cut cost, R&D for electric vehicles

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Bosch has developed an electric axle claimed to cut the cost and development time for electric and hybrid vehicles, predicting “billions” of sales for the technology.

Road Test: Smart ForFour Electric Drive

1 month ago / 0 comments

The pace of evolution in electric vehicles is rapid. Less than a decade ago, most were either low-volume, hand-built cars, or quirky short-range city runabouts. As battery ranges have grown, and vehicle choice has … Read More »

Scotland aims to phase out petrol and diesel by 2032

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The Scottish Parliament has outlined plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2032, supported by part of a £60m funding pot for low-carbon technologies.

Spotlight: Nissan LEAF

1 month ago / 0 comments

The second-generation of Nissan’s pioneering electric hatchback will arrive in Europe early next year, offering more range, extra power and less controversial styling. Alex Grant finds out more.

Long-range EVs could require “charging forecourts”

2 months ago / 0 comments

A national network of high-powered electric vehicle charging stations will be essential as new models start to offer hundreds of miles of range, according to a new report by the National Grid.

Electric and diesel variants drive H1 uplift for Nissan GB

2 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan GB has seen little slowdown in demand for diesel engines, despite the electric LEAF accounting for almost a third of its UK sales growth in the first seven months of 2017, according to … Read More »