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The updated Renault ZOE is available to order in the UK, now offering a 250-mile range and unlimited mileage leasing options for its new higher-capacity battery.
The UK has become Europe’s largest market for plug-in hybrids, with over a quarter of the region’s rapidly-growing volumes sold here during the three quarters of 2016.
MINI will launch its first plug-in hybrid next year, adding the drivetrain from the BMW 225xe Active Tourer to the new, larger Countryman crossover from June.
The Department for Transport has put forward plans to make electric vehicle charging points and hydrogen fueling stations easier to access and more widespread.
Take-up of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles is being held back by a lack of understanding of the technology and how it can best be used, according to Arval.
Researchers in California have discovered a cheaper and greener way to produce long-range lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, using fossilised algae.
A network of 25 ultra-fast charging is to be installed on a near-700 mile route between Austria and the Netherlands from 2018, offering a seven-fold increase in power output compared to today’s rapid chargers.
California has tightened its income caps for residents to receive purchase incentives on electric vehicles, while increasing support for low-income households to buy them.
Component manufacturer GKN Driveline has developed a lightweight, all-in-one electric rear axle for plug-in hybrids, due to debut in 2019 in a European carmaker’s product line-up and sold globally.
Rolec EV has developed an internet-connected domestic charging point, enabling remote tracking of energy use for company cars for expenses and accounting.
A nationwide smart charging project has begun in the Netherlands, with the aim of establishing a set of international standards for the technology.
The new BMW 5 Series will be available as a plug-in hybrid from next March, offering CO2 emissions of 49g/km.
The all-new Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid will get its UK debut at the MPG Marathon next week, months before its on-sale date next spring.
A network of electric vehicle charging points is now live across the Outer Hebrides, building a north-south route through the islands.
Sales of petrol and diesel cars in Germany could be banned by 2030, under proposals approved in the Bundesrat (Federal Council) this month.