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Prince of Wheels

Prince Charles driving a Nissan Leaf

Prince Charles has taken a 100% electric LEAF for a spin during a visit to the Nissan plant in Sunderland. HRH has a relationship with the plant that dates back almost 30 years. During a trip to Japan in 1986, the Prince of Wales took part in a traditional Japanese …

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Tesla’s Supercharged expansion

Tesla's Maidstone Supercharger

Tesla has opened its 17th UK Supercharger station in Maidstone, Kent (at the Eclipse Park, just off M20 at Junction 7).[/starlist] The Superchargers can be accessed in the car park, which offers free parking to Model S owners whilst charging. “The Maidstone Superchargers are an exciting addition to the network, …

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Leading the charge

Chargemaster

Milestone as Chargemaster records one millionth electric vehicle charge in the UK. Electric vehicles in the UK have been charged a total of 1,000,000 times using Chargemaster’s nationwide network of charging points. According to Chargemaster, Britain’s leading provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, a total of around 9.5 million kWh …

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Nissan LEAF ‘forever’

100% electric Nissan Leaf

Most Nissan LEAF owners say they will never buy a conventionally-powered car again, according to new research. Nissan has been surveying owners of its LEAF electric car and found that more than nine in 10 owners (93%) use it as their main family car, while 64% say it’s better to …

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First drive – Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi adds a touch of class to the fast-growing PHEV sector with the launch of the A3 e-tron. It may not look it, but rarely has a new Audi lived up to the company’s “Vorsprung durch Technik” (Advancement through Technology) slogan as the new A3 Sportback e-tron. Audi’s first ever …

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Kia Soul EV launched

New Kia Soul EV

UK battery-powered car choice widens with the arrival of all-electric Kia Soul EV. Electric cars just got funkier in Britain with the launch of the EV version of the quirky Kia Soul. Priced at £24,995 (after the £5,000 government plug-in grant), its lithium-ion polymer batteries give the Soul EV a …

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Toyota’s cars of the future

Toyota's i-ROAD electric vehicle

Toyota supplies 70 ultra-compact electric vehicles for French urban mobility project. The three-year Cité lib by Ha:Mo trial scheme, to be launched in Grenoble, France, will see three-wheel Toyota i-Road and COMS four-wheel electric vehicles available for public car sharing on local journeys. The chic and colourful EVs are set …

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