It's Autovolt Awards time again and this year things have hotted up in the electric and hybrid car sector. There are more cars to choose from, batteries have more range and carmakers are vying for the public's attention now more than ever with a bewildering array of...read more
Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, said: "The Volkswagen Brand will be investing 6 billion euros in electric mobility over the next five years. Our task is to make modern technology available to many people. This is especially...read more
The Volkswagen Group is launching what the car maker says is the most comprehensive electrification initiative in the global automotive industry, with its "Roadmap E": Volkswagen will have electrified its entire model portfolio by 2030 at the latest. This means that,...read more
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has launched an information portal to give clarity and consistency about the introduction and progressive adoption of the new WLTP fuel economy test, at www.lowcvp.org.uk/initiatives/fuel-economy From 1 September 2017, cars...read more
Best Western Great Britain is leading the hospitality industry’s charge to accommodate more electric cars and says it costs less than the freshly squeezed orange juice served at breakfast to charge a guest’s car overnight. Thirty of its 250 sites now offer electric...read more
Tusker, one of the UK’s leading car benefit companies, recently installed a substantial number of Rolec’s AutoCharge electric vehicle charging pedestals at its Watford HQ. Each of the AutoCharge pedestals were equipped with Rolec’s EV Charge Online pay-to-charge...read more
Nissan has announced it has entered into an agreement with GSR Capital (GSR), a private investment fund, for the sale of Nissan's electric battery operations and production facilities to GSR. The sale and purchase agreement covers Nissan's battery subsidiary,...read more
Last weekend (4-6 August 2017) Tesla Rentals and ecarTestDrives raced out of their comfort zone and on to the drag strip at Santa Pod Raceway’s Ultimate Street Car (USC) event, to show modified petrol car fans what modern electric vehicles can do. The Tesla Model S...read more
The UK government has announced plans that would spell the end for petrol and diesel car sales from 2040. The move follows similar plans made by other European countries, notably France, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway who have each set a date; 2040, 2035, 2025...read more
Following in Volvo's announcement on the 5th July, when the company stated it will only produce cars with an electric motor launched in or after 2019, BMW is the latest manufacturer to reveal electrification plans. The strategy, called NUMBER ONE > NEXT, will begin...read more
In this, our third anniversary issue, we go a little off piste and introduce you to the exciting world of drone racing. Ever wanted to participate in Formula E but couldn’t because you’re not a pro racing driver? This is the next best thing. It’s fast, furious...read more
Speculation is rife in this industry and while everyone clamours for some iota of information over another media brand, we're not in that business and instead simply state the cold hard known and ratified facts. With this in mind, don't get your hopes up to be told...read more
A new electric car club, Bluecity, has launched today in Hammersmith & Fulham, London. Bluecity is a new arm in the global-reaching Bolloré empire and hopes to take London by storm. Following Bolloré's winning tender for Source London in 2014, the company has been...read more
When Ecotricity first launched the Electric Highway - a series of rapid charge points across England, Scotland and Wales - the service was free to use. This helped attract many new owners of electric vehicles who were otherwise put off at the prospect of running out...read more
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