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VW ID.3 is No 1 in Europe with EV buyers

Volkswagen ID.3

The all-new Volkswagen ID.3 was the best-selling electric car in Europe during October, according to the latest figures. JATO Dynamics revealed a total of 10,590 futuristically-designed ID.3s were registered in the EU, also placing it 29th in the overall rankings. The No 1 car in Europe overall was the VW …

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Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid review

Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid

We test Suzuki’s evergreen S-Cross SUV, which has been treated to a 48-volt mild-hybrid boost… Electrification is the current buzzword in the automotive industry. One day (maybe as soon as 2030 in the UK), all new cars will be fully electric. For now, petrols and diesels still make up the …

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Polestar 2 wins prestigious European trophy

Polestar 2 with CEO Thomas Ingenlath

The game-changing pure electric Polestar 2 has won a 2020 Golden Steering Wheel award in Germany. Established by AUTO BILD and BILD am Sonntag, the “Goldenes Lenkrad” is one of the most prestigious motoring accolades in Europe. Polestar 2 has already been named “German Car of the Year” in the …

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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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Watch the all-new Lotus Evija prototype on track

Lotus-Evija-development-car

Driving characteristics of the “first British electric hypercar” revealed… Lotus has revealed further details of its all-new Evija all-electric hypercar in a new film featuring an engineering development vehicle testing on the 2.2-mile track at Hethel. At the wheel is Gavan Kershaw, Director of Vehicle Attributes for Lotus, who provides …

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Revealed: UK’s most EV friendly motorways

Electric car charging bays - motorway services

New research has found that the M74 in Scotland is the most electric vehicle-friendly motorway overall, with the shortest average distance between charging point locations. Yet, the nearby M8 which connects Glasgow to Edinburgh, is the least prepared for the EV revolution, with just one service station and no charging …

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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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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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