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Ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars in 2030

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

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the acceleration of the ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans in 2030 – as part of a “green industrial revolution”. The ban had been planned for 2040, but has been brought forward under the Government’s 10-point plan to tackle …

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Kia Motors leading the charge

Kia e-Niro review

The award-winning Kia e-Niro was the best-selling electric vehicle (EV) in the UK during October, according to the latest official figures. Kia sold 833 e-Niros in October, representing an 8.9% share of all EVs sold in that month. In the UK, the affordable Niro family of SUVs (including plug-in and …

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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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Millions of motorists planning switch to electric cars

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

As many as 12 million drivers are considering swapping their diesel or petrol car for an electric vehicle within the next two years, claims a new study. Some 4.3 million motorists (11%) say they will buy an electric vehicle (EV) in the next two years, and an additional 7.6 million …

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Meet the world’s first electric classic Rolls-Royce

Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom V by Lunaz

UK company Lunaz has unveiled a stunning 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V – the first of 30 Rolls-Royce electric restoration cars. “No car in the world matches a Phantom for presence, style and significance,” said David Lorenz, founder of Lunaz. “Through electrification we proudly further the legacy of the ‘best car …

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Award-winning electric and plug-in hybrid cars

Porsche Taycan Turbo S

The UK’s best new electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) cars for every budget have been revealed at the inaugural What Car? Electric Car Awards. Held in association with charging point provider Myenergi, the 16 categories were devised to help buyers of every need and budget make the best choice …

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