Nissan UK launches Leaf e+ N-TEC Limited Edition

Nissan UK is launching an N-TEC edition of the Leaf e+ with a 62-kWh battery, limited to 1,000 units.  The limited-edition will join the cross-car line N-TEC versions of Micra, Qashqai and X-trail that were launched in January. With the Nissan Leaf e+, the Japanese company says that the newly-developed 62kWh battery pack offers 55% […]

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Volvo Car UK to supply 22 XC40 Recharge T5 Plug-in Hybrid cars to Thomas Hardie Commercials

Thomas Hardie Commercials Ltd, the North West’s main distributor of Volvo Trucks and Buses, has invested in a 22-strong fleet of Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 Plug-in Hybrid cars. The vehicles, due for delivery in April, will be used by management and the sal…

ZSW analysis shows global number of EVs at 7.9 million

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In 2019, the worldwide stock of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with battery-electric drives or with range extenders, as well as plug-in hybrid drives has increased to around 7.9 million, 2.3 million more than a year ago. The figures are taken from a recent survey by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research […]

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New Nissan LEAF e+ N-TEC limited edition delivers more power, range and technology

Nissan has confirmed the all-electric LEAF range will benefit from a new N-TEC limited edition, joining the cross car line N-TEC versions of Micra, Qashqai and X-Trail, which were launched in January. Priced at £32,795 OTR (including the £3,500 Governm…

Citroën opens UK order books for the C5 Aircross PHEV

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Citroën has officially opened the order books for the new C5 Aircross plug-in hybrid in the UK. It is being offering it in two grades named the Flair and Flair Plus. Pricing starts at £35,340 and £36,815 respectively. Customer deliveries will begin in mid-2020. While Citroën had previously announced both the price and expected delivery […]

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Interview: Protean CEO Andrew Whitehead & Local Motors’ John B. Rogers on start-up synergies and autonomy

US Local Motors caught the eye with a 3D-printed autonomous shuttle Olli as early as 2017. Fast-forward to 2020, and we sat down with CEO John B. Rogers and his partners from Protean. The British company that now belongs to Evergrande through NEVS just launched mass production of its hub motors. So Protean CEO Andrew […]

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Audi e-tron 50 priced in the UK

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The lower performance version of Audi’s first electric vehicle, the e-tron, will be available in the UK starting at £59,900, excluding the government’s £3,500 plug-in car grant. The e-tron 50 is quite similar to its parent vehicle, featuring two electric motors in a similar size, however the vehicle has a smaller battery. Equipped with a […]

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Fjord Focus: Norway named the best country in Europe for an eco-friendly road trip

New research by carwow has revealed the best places in Europe for an electric vehicle road trip with Norway taking the top spot and the UK ranked 6th out of 27 countries. With searches for flight-free holidays up by nearly 50% at the start of 2020, and…