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Cost of electric cars causing roadblock

Electric car charging bay

More drivers than ever plan to ‘go electric’ when they next change their cars, but the high cost of EVs is slowing the switch to zero emissions motoring. Nearly eight-in-10 drivers (78%) think that pure electric cars are still too expensive when compared to conventional vehicles of a similar size, …

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UK milestone for electric vehicles in 2020

Citroen e-C4 review

Despite all the challenges of the pandemic, 2020 was a landmark year when it came to sales of battery electric vehicles with twice as many sold last year compared to 2019, and a total of more than 200,000 registered since 2010. The RAC’s analysis of new figures from the Society …

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Citroen e-C4 review

Citroen e-C4 review

Citroen is hedging its bets with the all-new C4 – a distinctive family car that’s a cross between a hatchback and a crossover. Not only is it available with conventional petrol and diesel engines, but there’s also a pure electric version. Badged the e-C4, it has a useful 217-mile range …

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Mazda MX-30 review

Mazda-MX-30

Mazda often dares to be different, and the all-new MX-30 is a prime example. The Japanese company’s first all-electric model not only sports distinctive coupe-crossover styling, but dinky rear-opening back doors. Then there’s its range. At 124 miles, it’s very much in the city EV sector, competing against the likes …

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UK’s first all-electric ‘filling’ station opens

First Electric Forecourt - Braintree, Essex

The first ‘Electric Forecourt’ in the UK is open for business near Braintree in Essex. Funded by Gridserve, Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC, Innovate UK and OZEV, electricity is generated from both the solar power canopies above the chargers, and a network of hybrid solar farms, also operated by Gridserve. Gridserve …

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VW ID.3 is No 1 in Europe with EV buyers

Volkswagen ID.3

The all-new Volkswagen ID.3 was the best-selling electric car in Europe during October, according to the latest figures. JATO Dynamics revealed a total of 10,590 futuristically-designed ID.3s were registered in the EU, also placing it 29th in the overall rankings. The No 1 car in Europe overall was the VW …

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First UK Polestar electric car showroom opens

Polestar Space Gothenburg

Swedish electric performance brand Polestar has opened its first UK ‘Space’ at Westfield London – Europe’s largest shopping centre. Open to the public from October 31, it joins other Polestar Spaces in the US, China and Europe, including Oslo, Dusseldorf and Gothenburg. New retail concept Unlike traditional car showrooms, each …

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Milestone as 500,000th Nissan Leaf is manufactured

The-500000th-Nissan-Leaf

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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