BMW sets up eDrive zones in the UK

BMW’s eDrive zone technology is being introduced in the UK to ensure that their plug-in hybrid cars stay clean in London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zones. The zones have been launched in Birmingham and London so far, and can be downloaded via an over-the-air software update. After initially introducing the eDrive Zone system last year in […]

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BMW PHEVs will automatically switch to full electric mode when enter a UK low-emission zone

As cities increasingly discuss the introduction of “low emission zones”, BMW is making another important contribution to boost the uptake and attractiveness of electromobility among consumers, by launching BMW eDrive Zones in London and Birmingham. Wit…

DPD UK smashes electric vehicles target five months early with over 700 electric vehicles

The parcel industry leader, DPD, has smashed its own 2020 target for 10% of its van fleet to be zero emission, electric vehicles, five months ahead of schedule. As a result, DPD now has the biggest, greenest delivery fleet in the UK. At the start of 20…

Bentley to develop integrated e-axel

VW’s luxury subsidiary Bentley has announced a three-year research project to improve the drive train of electric cars by means of a fully integrated e-axle without rare earth magnets. The e-drive system that should also be recyclable will be the focus of the Octopus project (Optimised Components, Test and simulatiOn, toolkits for Powertrains which integrate […]

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Kia increases UK supply of e-Niro to meet demand

In the UK, Kia has increased the supply of its e-Niro and Soul EV electric crossovers to meet “intense demand” and shorten waiting times. After the Korean brand offered new cheaper e-Niro options at the end of June, Kia said that July was its best month on record according to UK sales. In July Kia […]

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Survey shows that 82% of drivers believe the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans should end before 2035

A new consumer association, Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England, is being launched to represent the interests of current and prospective electric vehicle drivers in England. Inspired by similar associations in Scotland, Norway, the Netherlands, …

UK’s best electric and plug-in hybrid cars named in first-ever What Car? Electric Car Awards

The UK’s best new electric and plug-in hybrid cars for every budget have been revealed at the inaugural What Car? Electric Car Awards, held in association with charging point provider Myenergi. The Awards were launched following a surge in interest in …