Cars

Lotus announces new special edition Elise and Exige models before discontinuation

This week Lotus has announced the very last version of the iconic Elise and Exige, after 20 years in production the two models will both have limited editions, with more power and exclusive design changes. This discontinuation of existing Lotus models comes after the news that Lotus is introducing an entire new family of products, the first of which being the Type 131 which will go into production later this […]

Vauxhall launches all electric Combo-e van with 171 mile range

Joining the other two PSA related small electric vans is the new Combo-e from Vauxhall. Peugeot has the e-Partner and Citroën has the e-Berlingo. All three vans share the same CMP platform which is what the Corsa-e and e-208 are both based on. As expected all three vans are very similar, all with 171 miles of range and going on sale later this year. The Combo-e has a single electric motor […]

Peugeot launches all electric e-Partner van with 171 mile range

Earlier in January, Citroën launched the all electric e-Berlingo and off of that platform, the other companies in the PSA group have launched their own versions, first up is the e-Partner from Peugeot. The new van will go on sale later this year and joins the e-Berlingo and Combo-e. All three vans are essentially the same, sitting in the size below the larger vans each company makes with the e-Expert […]

Mini is going to stop using leather in future vehicles

New models offered by Mini in the future are to be leather free as part of a move for the company to be more sustainable and responsible for the materials it uses. Mini design boss, Oliver Heilmer has confirmed this news. Mini is making a move to become as sustainable as possible and one way is to stop using leather all together. 54% of new Mini cars in the UK […]

The new Volkswagen ID.4 all electric SUV is now on sale in the UK

The all new Volkswagen ID.4 is now on sale in the UK with prices starting at £37,800 for now. The only model available straight out of the gate is the ID.4 1st Edition with less expensive models coming later this year, much like how the launch of the ID.3 has gone. The ID.4 1st Edition has a 77kWh battery pack as standard with a range of 310 miles. Orders can […]

Citroën says that electric fleets could reduce congestion charge by £17m

Citroën has come out and said that if companies switched their vehicle fleets away from purely fossil fuels to full electric or even plug-in hybrid they can save over £17 million per year, based on the costs of the London Congestion Charge Zone. “Electric vehicles such as New e-C4 and e-Dispatch van are ideal for business and fleet users. Not only do they suit a variety of driving conditions, their […]

VW Group faces a fine in the EU for not meeting the CO2 target for 2020

The Volkswagen Group is now facing a fine of over €100 million / £88 million for failing to see the CO2 emissions target in the EU. The VW Group is collectively one of the largest car groups in the world, counting Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ducati and more and not many of the companies that sit under VW have electric cars on the market yet, such as Lamborghini. Even with […]

Tesla has delayed the Roadster until 2022

Tesla has had to delay the 2nd generation Roadster again, this time down to the motor and battery system needed more work. Elon said that the engineering will be finished this year with production to start in 2022. The new Roadster was unveiled back in 2017 alongside the Semi, Tesla’s upcoming all electric truck, which itself has some impressive stats. Up until Elon was asked on Twitter yesterday, not much […]

Mercedes announces all electric EQA SUV

Mercedes has announced the all new EQA small SUV, its second all electric car so far following on from the larger EQC. The EQA is about the same size as the BMW X2 and is set to compete with the Audi Q2, Jaguar E-Pace but their electric versions of this size car are a while away. The new car is only available in one spec, with the EQA 250 had […]

Tesla is now hiring people to deal with tweets sent to Elon Musk

If you follow Tesla CEO, Elon Musk on Twitter at all, you know he regularly responds to customers with suggestions, ideas and complaints. However it cant be the best use of his time, as Tesla has a full customer services team on hand. And judging by a recent job listing for Tesla, it looks like the company wants to change how this works. Tesla is looking for a person to […]