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Milestone as 500,000th Nissan Leaf is manufactured

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Nissan is celebrating World EV Day – and the production of the 500,000th Leaf, the world’s first mass-market 100% electric car. The milestone was achieved at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, almost a decade after the model first went on sale. The factory has built more than 175,000 Leaf cars since …

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Game-changing universal EV charging payment system

Zap-Pay - new Zap-Map universal EV charging payment service

Zap-Pay, a new app which will allow electric vehicle owners to search, plan and pay all in one app across different charging networks, has been launched. EV drivers currently need to use multiple apps and cards to pay to charge on different networks. Zap-Pay will allow drivers to seamlessly pay …

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Why drivers put the brakes on going electric

Electric car charging bays - motorway services

New research has revealed the biggest three factors holding buyers back from switching to electric cars. Higher purchase prices (52%), lack of local charging points (44%) and fear of being caught short on longer journeys (38%) were the top reasons, according to the research by The Society of Motor Manufacturers …

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Nissan’s guide to EV driver etiquette

Nissan EV Driver Etiquette guide

As the Coronavirus lockdown eases, Nissan has created a guide to encourage more EV-friendly behaviour as motorists return to the roads. Drawing on the company’s heritage as a pioneer in mass-market electric mobility, the Nissan EV Driver Etiquette is packed with digestible, reassuring advice for new and seasoned  electric vehicle …

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World Car Awards 2020 – the winners

Kia Telluride

The epic Kia Telluride has been crowned World Car of the Year at the 2020 World Car Awards, beating off strong competition from the Mazda CX-30 and Mazda3. Though not available in the UK, the big SUV was rewarded by the 86-strong judging panel for its distinctive design and impressive …

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Red Dot design prizes for Honda and Kia

Honda e

The Honda e and Kia XCeed have both won prestigious Red Dot design awards. Honda’s highly acclaimed all-electric city car has been awarded the ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best 2020’ award – the highest honour in the internationally renowned ‘Red Dot’ awards, for its ground-breaking product design. The Honda …

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More car buyers planning to ‘go electric’

All-electric Renault ZOE comes to the aid of the Scottish Fire Rescue Service

Britain’s drivers are showing signs of starting to embrace electric and hybrid vehicles. Research conducted for the RAC Report on Motoring shows the number of drivers who say they will choose an electric car as their next vehicle has doubled with 6% of motorists – the equivalent of more than …

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