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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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Volkswagen has greenlighted production of an electric van and MPV, said to be inspired by the split-screen Transporter and Microbus of the 1950s.
Associated British Ports has deployed 13 electric vehicles at the Port of Southampton, in a move aimed at improving local air quality in the city.
Charging the UK’s electric vehicle fleet in 2040 would only require a 5GW increase in peak energy demand – six times lower than some news reports have suggested, according to the National Grid.
Hybrids could soon be remotely switched to drive on electricity when local air pollution is high, using technology which is about to undergo on-road trials in Leeds.
Shell has added four hydrogen filling stations to its network in Germany, bringing the country’s strategically-deployed network to 32 sites.
Toyota and Mazda have formed a partnership to co-develop electric vehicles, in a move aimed at increasing the speed at which new technology can be brought to market.
The UK government has included plug-in vehicles on its greenhouse gas conversion tables for the first time, aimed at helping fleets to better understand their environmental impact of new drivetrains.
Moving to 100% electric vehicle sales in the UK by 2040 would only cause a 10% increase in demand on the electrical grid, according to a study from Cambridge Econometrics.
Cenex is to take charge of the UK-wide database of charging points, in a move aimed at providing better live data to drivers and routing companies.