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LATEST ELECTRIC CAR NEWS & STORIES

Land Rover expands Defender range including hybrid model

Land Rover has expanded the Defender range, introducing a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), a short-wheelbase 90 model and Hard Top commercial variants that are available in both 90 and 110 forms. New engines and trims have also been added. The Land Rover Defender PHEV is badged P400e and pairs a 295bhp...

Skoda launches the new Enqaq iV electric SUV

Skoda’s new Enqaq iV electric SUV is their first model to be based on Volkswagen’s MEB modular platform, and prices in the UK will start from less than £34,000. A more expensive Founders Edition and a hot vRS iV will follow next year. Skoda’s entry-level offering is the 60 iV...

Lunaz creates electric Rolls Royce Phantom and Silver Cloud

If the idea of a classic Rolls-Royce appeals to you, but you’d like to do away with internal combustion then a company by the name of Lunaz are able provide exactly that with a pair of electric models based on a 1961 Phantom and the beautiful Silver Cloud. David Lorenz,...

New PHEV joins BMW 5 Series range

BMW has announced that it will be expanding the current choice of hybrid 5 Series saloons with a new range-topper, and it comes in the form of the 545e xDrive. A plug-in hybrid (PHEV), the new model is powered by the familiar TwinPower turbocharged, straight-six petrol engine which, together with...

Renault announces new hybrid tech for Clio, Capture and Megane

Renault has announced a notable expansion of its electrified range with three new models. Dubbed E-TECH, it introduces hybrid power for the Clio, with the Captur and Megane gaining plug-in hybrid powertrains. In the CLIO E-TECH that means a 1.6 petrol engine paired with a 1.2kWh lithium-ion battery and two...

New petrol and diesel cars and vans should end before 2035

A survey undertaken by the Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England has shown that 82% of drivers believe the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans should end before 2035. The consumer association, who say they are the voice for EV drivers in England, was formed during the recent...

Rise of the long-term test drive

A survey commissioned by digital marketplace, Auto Trader, has revealed that 70% of drivers would prefer to lease an electric vehicle (EV), allowing them time to get to grips with the technology before committing to an outright purchase. The survey was conducted for its latest report, Long Term Test Drive,...

Audi Quattro in the age of electric mobility

Having accumulated four decades worth of knowledge developing its quattro all-wheel drive system, Audi say that the electric quattro system in its e-tron range marks their next milestone in the age of electric mobility. Calling it ‘the perfect combination of powerful performance and high efficiency’ the quattro drive architecture for...

EVs are more affordable than petrol cars say DriveElectric

Electric vehicle leasing company, DriveElectric, say that buying an EV can be more affordable compared to a petrol car when the purchase price is spread across monthly leasing payments, and when fuel cost savings are taken into account. They say that in order for the UK to meet its 2050...

BMW introduces eDrive Zones

BMW says that the introduction of its new eDrive Zones technology is a world-first, and it is now being launched in the UK. The system, which uses GPS geo-fencing technology, will be used in designated areas of London and Birmingham. Essentially, it means that BMW’s plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) will...
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