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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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New Nissan Leaf lights up London

Nissan Leaf parked at Electric Avenue

Nissan marked the official UK ‘on sale’ date of the all-new Leaf by showcasing the 100% EV on Electric Avenue in south London. To be exact, it was located at the crossroads of the UK’s first electrified street – and one of its most polluted – Electric Avenue and Brixton …

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Worried about the 2040 diesel and petrol ban?

London traffic

New research has revealed that motorists and businesses are concerned and confused by the proposed ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040. The report, released by TheCarPeople.co.uk, indicates that some consumers are questioning when they should buy their next car, with one in four owners now …

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Electric MINI to be built in Britain

MINI car

BMW has announced that the upcoming 100% electric version of the MINI will be built at the Cowley plant near Oxford. The car will go into production in 2019 and the UK will be the main “production location” for the EV. There were fears that the new model would be …

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Margot Robbie’s high-speed Monaco glide

Margot Robbie - Nissan's first electric vehicle ambassador

Watch this cool video of Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie driving a 100% electric Nissan BladeGlider through the streets of Monte Carlo. The actress tested the Nissan BladeGlider – which can hit 62mph in less than five seconds – against an identical car on closed roads in the …

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Pure electric McLaren launched

Pure electric McLaren launched

McLaren Automotive has unveiled its first 100% electric vehicle – the diminutive McLaren P1. Now available, but only to a limited group of potential customers (those under the age of six), the open-top car features a central driving position – just like the iconic McLaren F1 – and McLaren’s signature …

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