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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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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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Britain’s best-selling new cars

Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall’s all-new Corsa was the UK’s best-selling car for the second consecutive month in July. According to new figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 5,455 were sold – just pipping the Ford Fiesta (5,421). Overall, sales for diesel cars were down 25.9 per cent on …

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Honda stars take centre stage at design museum

Honda e and CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP superbike

The award-winning Honda e and CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP superbike have been inducted into the prestigious Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany. The impossibly cute Honda e electric vehicle also takes centre stage in the museum’s special “Milestones in Contemporary Design” exhibition as one of the 76 best products of …

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Porsche Taycan review

Porsche Taycan Turbo S

Every now and again a new car rocks up and it changes everything. The remarkable Porsche Taycan is one such vehicle. The company’s first all-electric car isn’t just stunning, it embodies everything we’ve come to expect from Porsche – cutting-edge tech, kerb appeal, sublime driving dynamics and superb build quality. …

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