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Alex Grant

Road Test: Tesla Model S 60D

7 months ago / 0 comments

For all the notoriety it gained with its extraordinary acceleration and all-digital dashboard, the real achievement of the Tesla Model S is how much it’s normalised electric driving.

One in four European PHEVs registered in the UK last year

8 months ago / 0 comments

The UK remained Europe’s largest market for plug-in hybrids during 2016, accounting for almost a quarter of the total volume, figures from manufacturers’ association ACEA reveal.

Vattenfall plans 100% electric fleet

8 months ago / 0 comments

Swedish power company Vattenfall is to convert its 3,500-strong fleet to electric vehicles as part of aims to be climate neutral by 2050.

First Drive: Renault ZOE Z.E. 40

8 months ago / 2 comments

Doubling the ZOE’s range takes it into the mainstream company car market, says Steve Moody.

Tesla Model S gets industry-leading 393-mile range

8 months ago / 0 comments

Tesla has launched its longest-range Model S to date, capable of travelling 393 miles to a full charge under European test cycle conditions.

Plug-in sales likely to overtake diesel in Norway this year

8 months ago / 0 comments

Over 40% of Norway’s new cars were a hybrid, electric or hydrogen fuel cell models last year, with plug-ins set to overtake petrol and diesel volumes during 2017.

2021 launch for 360-mile, fast-charging EV battery

8 months ago / 0 comments

Samsung SDI has developed an electric vehicle battery said to offer a range of 360 miles and recharge to 80% in 20 minutes, and expects to begin mass production by 2021.

Outside the Box

9 months ago / 0 comments

Using Nissan LEAF battery cells, Hyperdrive Innovation has developed a modular battery pack which will enable small-volume vehicles to take advantage of the latest EV technology without the huge R&D costs of going bespoke, … Read More »

Ford confirms electric SUV, hybrid Transit and Mustang

9 months ago / 3 comments

Ford will launch an electric SUV and hybrid versions of the Transit Custom, Mustang and F-150 by the end of the decade, as part of plans to broaden its line-up of electrified options.

Toyota targets fun and frugality to next hybrids

10 months ago / 0 comments

Toyota is targeting lighter, more efficient and more engaging drives from its next-generation hybrid system, which it says will feature in 60% of vehicles it sells in Europe, Japan, the US and China by … Read More »

New Opportunities for Electromobility

10 months ago / 0 comments

Commercial vehicles and the start of a broader mobility solution are driving new opportunities for Nissan’s electric range, explains Gareth Dunsmore, electric vehicle director at Nissan Europe.

2017 launch for 350kW European EV charging network

10 months ago / 0 comments

A network of 400 ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles along major European routes is to begin construction next year, equally funded by a joint venture comprising BMW, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group.

Autumn Statement backs UK’s plug-in market

10 months ago / 0 comments

The Autumn Statement has identified several new incentives for businesses to run plug-in vehicles, including tax breaks for charging equipment, additional public infrastructure and a new Benefit in Kind system from 2020.

Free EV charging at Birmingham and Luton airports

10 months ago / 0 comments

POD Point and Airparks have partnered to offer free electric vehicle charging at Birmingham and Luton airport car parks.

U.S. says electric vehicles must make a noise by 2019

10 months ago / 0 comments

Hybrid and electric vehicles will be required to emit an audible warning at low speeds, following a new federal safety standard set in the United States.

First Drive: BMW 740e & 740Le xDrive

10 months ago / 1 comments

Defying that idea that electrification is mainly a technology for small cars, BMW’s first plug-in hybrid 7 Series perhaps makes a better case for itself than some of the brand’s similarly-powered compact models.

Challenges ahead: Brexit and the UK’s ULEV market

11 months ago / 0 comments

Juha Stenberg, managing director of Ensto Chago, on the post-Brexit environmental landscape and the challenges of the shift to electric mobility.

Road Test: BMW 225xe Sport Active Tourer

11 months ago / 1 comments

The all-to-common problem with plug-in hybrids is the cost of the technology means it’s fitted to large vehicles with usage that often doesn’t suit short EV ranges and the thirsty petrol engines they rely … Read More »

Nissan hints at petrol range-extenders for future EVs

11 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan has launched a range-extended electric drivetrain in the Note compact MPV; the first time it has offered its EV technology with a petrol backup. Nissan has yet to confirm whether the Note will ... Read More »

Prices revealed for longer-range Renault ZOE

11 months ago / 0 comments

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.