EV drivers face postcode lottery with over 1,000 vehicles per on-street charger in parts of the UK

Electric car drivers face a postcode lottery on public charging as the lack of ‘on-street’ infrastructure threatens to pull the plug on the uptake of ultra-low emissions vehicles, according to UK manufacturer of home charge points Andersen. Analysis of…

Swindon Powertrain compact motor for conversions

British company Swindon Powertrain has now made its compact HPD 80kW ‘crate’ motor for electric vehicle conversions available to order from its website. Prices start at £6,400+VAT for the 80kW motor, transmission and differential with options for cooling, inverters and limited-slip differential also available. The motor weighs just under 50 kg and is ready for […]

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Nissan to close Barcelona plant but keep Sunderland

Nissan has presented its comprehensive renovation package. Europe is no longer considered a core market. The Barcelona plant will be closed while the plant in Sunderland is to continue to operate with alliance partner Renault. Shortly after the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi manufacturing alliance announced the restructuring of their cooperation, Nissan has announced its own new strategy. The […]

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Renault UK: PHEV and HEV specifications and prices

Renault UK has confirmed full specifications of new E-TECH versions of the new Captur Plug-in Hybrid and Clio Hybrid. UK prices start from £19,595 for the Clio Hybrid and £30,495 for the Captur Plug-in Hybrid. The All-New Captur Plug-in Hybrid has been given a new petrol-electric powertrain. Renault UK says this makes it the most […]

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PSA confirms 8 year/100,000-mile roadside assistance plan on all new electric and plug-in hybrid models

Groupe PSA has extended its roadside assistance plan on new full electric and plug-in hybrid vehiclesto eight years or 100,000 miles, in line with the vehicle battery warranty, for added customer assurance. The cover is available on the latest generati…