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Cost of electric cars causing roadblock

Electric car charging bay

More drivers than ever plan to ‘go electric’ when they next change their cars, but the high cost of EVs is slowing the switch to zero emissions motoring. Nearly eight-in-10 drivers (78%) think that pure electric cars are still too expensive when compared to conventional vehicles of a similar size, …

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Citroen Ami review

Citroen Ami

Meet the incredibly cute Citroen Ami – not so much an electric car as a zero-emissions city mobility solution. If the name rings a bell, then it should, because it was last used for a divisive-looking family car produced by the French giant between 1961 to 1978. Look hard and …

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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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Kia Soul EV review

Kia Soul EV review

There’s nothing like a deadline to focus the mind – and the 2035 target date for banning the sale of all petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles has done just that for the car industry. After years of dragging its heels, suddenly every car maker is getting in on the act. …

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Tesla Model 3 review

Tesla Model 3 review

The Model 3 is Tesla’s long-awaited make or break car. Priced significantly lower than its Model S and Model X siblings, it is being produced in much larger numbers and aims to become the biggest-selling electric vehicle globally. It is now finally available in the UK in right-hand drive form, but …

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Top 10 concerns and myths about electric cars

Hyundai Kona Electric

Almost a fifth of petrol and diesel car owners are put off going electric because they’re worried about driving in adverse weather conditions such as a lightning storm, new research has revealed. Interest in green motoring continues to grow as we look to cut their carbon footprint and reduce their …

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Renault helps Scottish fire service go green

All-electric Renault ZOE comes to the aid of the Scottish Fire Rescue Service

The all-electric Renault Zoe will be helping to save lives and some of the UK’s most beautiful scenery after the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service (SFRS) ordered 45 to be used throughout Scotland in the support of its frontline operations. SFRS, the world’s fourth largest fire and rescue service, will …

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Porsche Taycan sets four-door EV speed record

Porsche Taycan

The upcoming Porsche Taycan has recorded the fastest lap time for a four-door, all-electric car at the challenging Nürburgring Nordschleife test track in Germany. Driven by Lars Kern, it completed 12.8-mile course, famously known as the Green Hell, in 7 minutes, 42 seconds. Impressive though it was, it’s not the …

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Pininfarina Battista hypercar to make UK debut

Pininfarina Battista - Geneva Motor Show 2019

Automobili Pininfarina’s 100% electric Battista hyper GT is to be one of the highlights of the 77th Goodwood Members’ Meeting (April 5-7). Ex F1 and Formula E driver Nick Heidfeld, who is also is the Battista’s lead development driver, will appear with the car at the event. Heidfeld holds the …

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