Tag: Electric cars

Dacia will have a Renault-based, all-electric car in the next two years

Romanian car company Dacia is famed for making really inexpensive but good quality cars here in the UK, its parent company Renault supplies parts from older models to drive the price down but until now the company has not had an electric car or any hybrid for that matter. Whereas Renault has launched EV models with the now famous Zoe and Twizzy as well as multiple electric van models, which […]

NHS to lease 700 Jaguar I-Pace electric cars

The NHS is going to be starting to use electric cars for personal and business use, a new deal between the NHS and Jaguar Land Rover will see 700 new Jaguar I-Pace all electric SUVs to be leased on a three year plan with the Northumbria Healthcare’s NHS Fleet Solutions. The program is being funded by employees with a salary sacrifice. “Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reached a deal with […]

Renault confirms electric Twingo ZE to arrive this year

Renault has confirmed that a new electric version of the Twingo city car will be going on sale later this year, but only for Europe and not for the UK market. Renault already makes a few electric only models, the most famous being the Zoe and Twizzy cars. In the next twelve months, Renault is planning on two new electric cars, one being the new Twingo ZE and also a […]

UK Government doubles funding for new EV infrastructure

Here in the UK electric cars haven’t had the instant growth of new take ups that Norway has had or that the US has had with the Tesla Model 3, but the UK government is planning on doubling the funding for new electric charging infrastructure, the Department for Transport (DfT) will be focusing on new residential chargers on the side of streets as most places in shared housing or flats […]

VW aims to produce 1.5 million electric vehicles by 2025

Volkswagen has been battling with the aftermath of ‘dieselgate’ for nearly five years now and since that has been dealt with, the company and most of the VW Group have been focusing on the future, which is electric vehicles. Tesla has been leading the market for EVs in the US for a while now, since the Model 3 was launched. ID.3 Not to get left behind, Volkswagen unveiled the first […]

Last year, the Tesla Model 3 was the world’s best selling EV

We have known about Tesla’s ‘mass market’ electric car for nearly three years now, since the announcement in March 2016. In that time, the company has delivered a record number of cars to customers, entered the model into new markets and it is now the best selling electric car in the world. This information comes from data firm JATO Dynamics, and it has stated that the Tesla Model 3 was […]

Mercedes will be launching a fully electric Sprinter van

In the past week, Mercedes has unveiled the next generation of its Sprinter panel van for 2018. All the changes for the new model are listed below, it mostly includes a new design, more safety features and new engines. But the big star of the show is the upcoming fully electric version which is expected to launch in 2019. New refreshed model The new model, which was announced little over […]

VW has invested €34 billion in electric cars and autonomous technology

Last week, the Volkswagen Group annnocued that it has started its new “five year investment plan” for the future development of electric cars. The €34 billion investment is for the new research and development of autonomous vehicles as well as new electric and hybrid models. “We are reinventing the car, we are, however, doing so without sidelining existing technologies and vehicle projects, since this is how we will earn our […]

Shell is deploying electric car chargers at its stations in the UK

Shell is gearing up to what is next with its next venture, Shell Recharge. This new service is focusing on adding electric car charging stations to its current forecourts. Shell Recharge is currently offered in three locations as of writing, one in Holloway, in London and also in Derby and Whyteleafe, which are both in Surrey. Shell has stated that an additional seven locations, some in London and Reading will […]

Apple Maps is now listing electric car chargers in the UK

Apple Maps is still a bit of ways behind Google Maps in terms of the amount of information it holds about businesses and also cycling information, but Apple is always improving the accuracy of it’s mapping software and also what points of interest it can show. Electric Cars As a lot of the automotive industry is turning towards electric vehicles, with Tesla leading the charge (pun not intended) – Apple […]