Hampshire Constabulary has rolled out the first of a 40 electric vehicles on its fleet, with plans to switch half of its 220 non-pursuit cars to electric drivetrains in the near future.
Nissan has become the latest manufacturer to confirm it will drop diesel engines from its line-up, as it pushes ahead with plug-in hybrid and fully electric alternatives.
The Department for Transport has rebuffed rumours that the its forthcoming Road to Zero strategy will mean only plug-in hybrid, electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will be available after 2040.
Kia is equipping the Niro compact SUV with a fully electric drivetrain, with the longest-range version travelling almost 300 miles between charges.
American supermarket chain, Walmart, is to more than double its electric vehicle infrastructure, adding ultra-fast 350kW charging points to 100 stores in 34 states by June 2019.
Lexus will launch a compact hybrid saloon car below the IS in its European range later this year, likely to preview some of the technology coming to the next CT compact hatch.
The Australian Capital Territory is to transition its entire government fleet to electric vehicles, while announcing support for charging points into and around Canberra, both aimed at encouraging consumers to follow suit.
The world’s first public road capable of recharging electric vehicles as they drive is now live in Sweden, beginning a two-year trial with large commercials.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.