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EV owners urged to choose correct replacement tyres

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 - original equipment for the Audi e-tron GT

Owners of electric vehicles (EVs) should pay close attention to the tyres they choose when the originals need replacing, warns TyreSafe. Increasingly, advises the UK road safety charity, tyres fitted are specifically designed for use on EVs and can be significantly different to the ‘normal’ tyres motorists are familiar with. …

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EVs are nearly 50% cheaper to run than petrol cars

Hyundai Kona Electric

Electric vehicles are nearly £1,000 cheaper to run than petrol cars over a year, according to new research from comparethemarket.com. The figures show the average cost to run an EV for 12 months is £1,091 compared with £2,062 for a conventional car – a difference of £971. The running costs …

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UK debut for MINI Electric Pacesetter

MINI Electric Pacesetter

An extreme version of MINI’s 100% electric hatchback will be seen on UK tarmac for the first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021. The awesome MINI Electric Pacesetter has been designed and developed as the new Safety Car in the Formula E. It will take to the infamous …

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Lexus UX 300e review

Lexus UX 300e review

Lexus was a part-electrification pioneer when it launched the RX400h self-charging hybrid SUV way back in 2004. However, it’s taken until now for the premium car maker to bring its first all-electric vehicle – the UX 300e – to market. Consequently, it’s a little late to the party, joining the …

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Jaguar I-Pace crowned “best new car”

Jaguar I-Pace

The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace has been named New Car of the Year at the Auto Trader New Car Awards 2021. The awards are decided by real car owners, (148,000 voted) and trophies went to more than 20 new cars . Owners were asked to rate their cars according to 16 …

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Leading the charge: Energy Superhub Oxford

Europe’s most powerful electric vehicle charging hub, Oxford

“Europe’s most powerful electric vehicle charging superhub” has been announced and it’s heading to Oxford. UK-based Pivot Power, part of EDF Renewables, and Oxford City Council have joined up with Fastned, the European electric vehicle (EV) fast charging company, Tesla Superchargers and Wenea, one of the largest EV charging services …

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Motorists reveal their electric dreams

Nissan Leaf charging

New research has revealed that 70% of European motorists would consider an electric vehicle for their next car. A survey of 3,500 petrol and diesel, and 3,500 electric car owners spread across seven countries and regions, including the UK, examined EV satisfaction as well as attitudes other drivers have towards …

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Meet the amazing MG Cyberster concept

MG Cyberster concept car

The first official pictures of the stunning new MG Cyberster retro EV have been revealed ahead of its debut at the Shanghai Auto Show later this month. Developed by the team at the MG Advanced Design Centre in London, the Cyberster is a two-seater sports car recalling the brand’s tradition, …

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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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UK milestone for electric vehicles in 2020

Citroen e-C4 review

Despite all the challenges of the pandemic, 2020 was a landmark year when it came to sales of battery electric vehicles with twice as many sold last year compared to 2019, and a total of more than 200,000 registered since 2010. The RAC’s analysis of new figures from the Society …

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