The United Kingdom was the largest-volume market in Europe for electrified vehicles during 2017, accounting for one in every six registered across the region, figures from ACEA reveal.
Porsche is to double its investment in electric vehicles to €6bn (£5.33bn) by 2022, with plug-ins already accounting for over half of European sales volume for some models.
Ford is more than doubling its investment in electric vehicles, reviving the Mach nameplate made famous by early Mustangs on a high-performance electric SUV due in 2020.
Hands-on experience and a whole-life approach to running costs are vital for driving fleet uptake of electric vehicles, according to new research from Go Ultra Low which showed significant savings for making the switch.
The Volkswagen brand is to create an additional board of management division to oversee its electric mobility programme, launching on 1 February.
Chinese electric car manufacturer, Byton, has previewed the first of its line-up of luxury cars; a long-range, fully-electric SUV due to launch in Europe during 2020.
Electric and hybrid vehicles accounted for more than half of Norway’s new car market during 2017, while petrol and diesel volumes were outpaced by plug-ins for the first time.
The UK recorded a 34.8% uplift in electric and hybrid vehicle registrations during 2017, despite overall volumes falling 5.7% to 2.54m units, according to the latest Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) data.
Volkswagen is introducing a second shift at its Transparent Factory in Dresden, doubling the site’s production of the electric e-Golf to meet demand in Europe.
Honda will unveil a prototype of the next Insight hybrid at the Detroit Motor Show, featuring a new two-motor hybrid system aimed at rivalling the economy of the Toyota Prius and Hyundai Ioniq.
Volkswagen Group subsidiary, Electrify America, is to install 2,800 electric vehicle charging points in 17 of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States during the next 18 months.
The Department for Transport is to raise the weight threshold for electric light commercial vehicles from 3.5 tonnes to 4.25 tonnes, removing administrative burdens for operators and making them more competitive to run.
Despite a growing appetite for hybrid and electric cars, government policy needs to do more to encourage commercial vehicle fleets to move to alternative drivetrains, according to new research from Hitachi Capital UK.
Toyota and Panasonic are to begin laying out the foundations for a joint venture building batteries for electric vehicles, extending a relationship which dates back to 1953.
Chargemaster is launching a fleet-specific subscription of its 6,000-strong Polar electric vehicle charging network, enabling usage for multiple drivers to be billed to the same account.