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Alex Grant

Volvo sister brand to build plug-in hybrid SUVs in Belgium

5 months ago / 0 comments

Chinese-owned car company, Lynk & Co, is to build its first subscription-funded hybrid SUVs at the Belgian factory of sister brand Volvo Cars from 2019, with a focus on urban drivers.

Nissan aims for 50% EV share by 2025

5 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan is targeting 40% of its volume in Europe to be electric or hybrid vehicles by 2022, and 50% by 2025, as part of its mid-term business plan.

Electric taxi deliveries begin in London

5 months ago / 0 comments

London-based Fulham Cab Company has taken the first of 40 range-extended electric taxis, in the first major fleet deal in the capital.

Zap-Map service fills gaps in UK charging network

5 months ago / 0 comments

Zap-Map is enabling businesses with workplace charging points to open them up to other drivers, via a new peer-to-peer sharing service, augmenting publicly-accessible networks.

Seat EV and Leon PHEV due in 2020

5 months ago / 0 comments

Seat will launch its first fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in 2020, the latter a version of the all-new Leon, which will launch next year.

TfL confirms plans for London’s AC rapid chargers

5 months ago / 0 comments

Transport for London has confirmed it is not removing publicly accessible AC rapid charging points in the capital, as Mayor Sadiq Khan announces the 100th unit has gone online today.

ALD proves PHEVs work for fleets

5 months ago / 0 comments

Almost three quarters of ultra-low emission vehicle registrations last year were plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), according to SMMT data, and awareness and interest among businesses and drivers continues to grow. However, it’s a part of … Read More »

PHEVs now 20% of Range Rover orders

5 months ago / 0 comments

Plug-in hybrids now account for a fifth of of Range Rover and Range Rover Sport orders in the UK, but Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director, Jeremy Hicks, is calling for a more balanced … Read More »

Seat hints at high-performance Cupra PHEVs

5 months ago / 1 comments

Seat’s performance sub-brand, Cupra, could debut the carmaker’s first plug-in hybrids, with the differentiation from its parent brand giving more potential to conquest from premium marques, according to UK MD, Richard Harrison.

Hybrid to replace all diesel engines at Toyota this year

5 months ago / 3 comments

Toyota is phasing out the diesel engines from its passenger car range by the end of 2018, following a year where almost seven times more customers chose a hybrid in the UK. 

SsangYong readying Qashqai-sized electric SUV

5 months ago / 0 comments

SsangYong has revealed a Qashqai-sized concept SUV, said to not only give a hint of the next Korando’s styling, but of a fully electric SUV offering a 280-mile range, due by 2020.

Europe has no shortage of charging points, says report

6 months ago / 0 comments

Slow uptake of electric vehicles across Europe has more to do with limited availability of vehicles than a lack of charging infrastructure, according to a new report published this week.

Near 300-mile range for new Hyundai Kona Electric

6 months ago / 0 comments

Hyundai has revealed the electric version of the Kona compact SUV, confirming a range of almost 300 miles under the new WLTP cycle and rapid 100kW charging capability.

New Peugeot 508 to include PHEV version

6 months ago / 0 comments

Peugeot’s has re-invented the 508 as a four-door coupe, confirming that the newcomer will be available with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain next year.

New Volvo V60 to include two PHEV versions

6 months ago / 0 comments

The new Volvo V60 estate will launch with a choice of two petrol plug-in hybrid versions later this year, the carmaker has revealed.

EVs unlikely to counteract rising demand for oil by 2040, says BP

6 months ago / 0 comments

Global oil demand and CO2 emissions will be higher in 2040 than in 2016, even with a total worldwide ban on all new combustion engine vehicles, according to the 2018 BP Energy Outlook report.

More power, efficiency for Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

6 months ago / 0 comments

Mitsubishi has upgraded the petrol engine, electric motors and battery in the Outlander PHEV, offering more performance, increased fuel economy and a longer electric range.

Renault Zoe gets power boost, but without rapid charging

6 months ago / 0 comments

Renault has added a more powerful 108bhp motor to the Zoe electric supermini, said to offer better easier high-speed cruising without affecting the range.

National Grid identifies shortcut to UK rapid charge network

6 months ago / 0 comments

The National Grid has devised a solution which could enable easier roll-out of ultra-fast rapid charging hubs along major routes, combating the range anxiety which is said to be a major barrier to electric … Read More »

Wales to get £2m for rapid charging network

6 months ago / 0 comments

Wales is to get a network of rapid charging points along its trunk road network, part-funded by £2m from the Welsh Government, with the first locations to be decided by the summer.