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Everyday family hatchbacks vs 100% electric LEAF

There are a number of articles out there about the Nissan LEAF which focus on showing you how it is the best in its class. But, as an everyday combustion engine driver you don’t want to know if Nissan have produced the best electric car in the EV class, you …

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Hyundai showcases first autonomous hydrogen cars

NEXO Autonomous Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Showcase

South Korean car giant Hyundai has successfully tested what it claims are the world’s first self-driving hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. A fleet of next generation Hyundai FCEVs completed a self-driven, high-speed, 118-mile test drive from Seoul to Pyeongchang. Until now, autonomous driving has only been demonstrated on selected sections …

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Used electric car best buys named

BMW i3

Growth in demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is charging ahead which means that it’s also a good time to consider buying second-hand. The UK market for alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) saw a record market share of 4.4% in June with more than 10,700 hitting the roads – a rise of …

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Jaguar’s racing comeback confirmed

Jaguar Formula E

British motoring icon Jaguar is to enter a team in the third season of the FIA Formula E Championship in the autumn of 2016. Formula E is the world’s first global single-seater championship for electric powered cars and Jaguar Land Rover believes it will provide a real world performance test …

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Generation electric

100% electric Nissan Leaf

Tomorrow’s drivers will lead the charge for electric cars, according to new research. Some 81% of 14-year-olds plan to make their first car purchase – in just over a decade from now – an electric one. The survey by the joint industry/government funded Go Ultra Low campaign predictsed that EVs …

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Drivers want to go green

Go Ultra Low line-up

Two thirds of UK motorists would consider a plug-in vehicle as their next car, according to new research. The study by joint industry/government funded Go Ultra Low found that the majority of car buyers aspire to own hi-tech, low-emission electric vehicles. Three quarters of motorists said that running costs were …

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Formula E on track

Karun Chandhok driving the Mahindra Nitro Formula E car

Online tyre retailer is to sponsor ITV’s coverage of pioneering Formula E. The deal sees partner with ITV as the new FIA championship for racing cars powered exclusively by electric energy enters its first season. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Venturi GP team and Richard Branson’s Virgin Racing team are two …

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Where Electric Cars Rule

Norway is a spectacular country that derives most of its electricity from abundant hydroelectricity. Although prices have risen recently and tend to go up in winter, Norwegians generally pay a fair bit less for their juice than most of Europe. Also, they don’t allow themselves to get ripped off. The …

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Dodge The Boris Tax With New Green Cars

The London Congestion Charge is an unpleasant fact of life for the many motorists whose livelihoods necessitate them entering the City. It is an almost certain fact that this additional motoring tax will spread, like the bubonic plague, to other cities of Britain in the not too distant future. From …

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EV or Not EV – That’s the question

As a world population we have been seduced by the green message when it comes to new cars. The problem is that, the more we find out, the less we like what we hear. Electric vehicles were first introduced to us because oil is a finite resource. No oil – …

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