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New Hyundai is first with a solar roof

Hyundai launches car with a solar roof

Hyundai has launched its first car with a solar roof charging system in a bid to tackle range anxiety – that perennial problem faced by electric vehicles. The ground-breaking technology supports the car’s electric power source, improving fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. Though not a world first, it’s one …

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Reborn Hispano Suiza takes a bow in Barcelona

Hispano Suiza Carmen

Iconic automotive brand Hispano Suiza is back with a new state-of-the art electric vehicle. The Spanish company, which built more than 12,000 luxury performance cars between 1904 and 1946, has created a stunning, retro cool grand tourer. Developing some 1,000bhp, the new car (named Carmen) made its global dynamic debut …

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Nissan Leaf e+ review

Nissan Leaf e+ review

Nissan upgrades its best-selling Leaf electric car to give it a longer range and more power… The Nissan Leaf is, quite simply, the world’s most popular electric vehicle (EV). More than 410,000 have been sold globally since 2010, of which 130,000 have found homes in Europe. Made in Britain at …

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Meet the eco-friendly ice cream van

Nissan Electric Ice Cream Van

Nissan has created an all-electric, zero-emission ice cream van concept for ‘Clean Air Day’. In partnership with Mackie’s of Scotland, an ice cream producer powering its family-owned dairy farm by renewable wind and solar energy, the project demonstrates how a ‘Sky to Scoop’ approach can remove carbon independence at every …

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Plug-in cars soar to record high in UK

Volkswagen and Tesco chargepoint partnership

The number of plug-in electric cars on British roads grew by three-quarters last year, according to new data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). There are now a record 195,410 plug-in vehicles (pure electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids) on our roads. Overall ownership of alternatively fuelled …

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Jaguar I-Pace wins European Car of the Year

Jaguar I-Pace

The 100% electric Jaguar I-Pace has pipped the Alpine A110 to the 2019 European Car of the Year title. For the first time since ECOTY began in 1964 the top two cars ended up with the same number of votes (250 each). In keeping with the rules, the votes were …

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Kia e-Niro review

Kia e-Niro review

It’s astonishing to think that Kia has only been selling cars in the UK since 1991. Emerging as an affordable, dependable brand with a wide range of cars (all boasting a generous seven-year warranty), Kia has taken the automotive industry by storm. Selling just under 1,800 cars in the UK …

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Milk & More’s electrifying float fleet

Milk & More's StreetScooter

Milk & More, Britain’s largest milk delivery service is rolling out its quietest and most environmentally friendly delivery vehicles to date, following its purchase of 200 electric StreetScooters. The £6.5 million investment is part of Milk & More’s strategy to secure the future of the much-loved British milkman and makes …

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Millennials are leading the charge for electric cars

Charging a Renault Zoe

More than eight out of 10 people (82%) claim they would consider buying an electric car, according to new research. The international study, conducted by vehicle history checker hpi, probed people’s perceptions, knowledge and concerns regarding electric vehicles (EVs). Millennials are the keenest age group to make an environmental change, …

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