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New B-Class to get Leaf-rivalling all-electric powertrain
Mercedes-Benz is promising improved fuel efficiency and an all-electric powertrain from the facelifted B-Class when it hits UK roads in November. With 124 miles of range, the B-Class will match the Nissan Leaf in terms of thirst for charge, but it will offer extra badge prestige, a little more prac[...]
Peugeot lines up plug-in crossover for Paris
This is the flagship concept car Peugeot will be unveiling at October’s Paris Motor Show and it’s a plug-in hybrid with a 500bhp drivetrain. The Quartz four-seater crossover is a little larger than a Nissan Qashqai, measuring at 4.5 metres long and 2.06 metres wide, and intends to “create the ulti[...]
Citroen to reveal ultra-efficient C4 Cactus at Paris
Citroen claims to be listening to consumer’s requests for more efficient, cheaper-to-run cars with the launch of the new 91mpg Cactus, but at next month’s Paris Motor Show, the French manufacturer will be unveiling the ultimate in economical Cacti: the Airflow 2L. Like sister company Peugeot’s 208 [...]
Salt water powered sports car revealed
Meet the Quant e-Sportlimousine – a salt water powered sports car which has recently been accepted as street-legal in Germany. First revealed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, this impressive luxury vehicle delivers 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds and a top speed 236mph, despite its unusual power[...]
Honda reveals new Jazz
Another highlight of the fast-approaching Paris Motor Show will be the unveiling of the European version of the new Honda Jazz. Sadly, there is no word yet on whether there will be a hybrid version for Europe, even though there is one available in both Japan and the US. Instead Europe will be [...]
Renault to unveil new 282mpg EoLab plug-in hybrid
Renault is to reveal its first ever plug-in hybrid at the Paris Motor Show next month. The new EoLab will come close to matching the efficiency claims of Volkswagen’s famous two-seat XL1 – consuming just one litre of fuel per 100km, equivalent to 282mpg, yet it will offer more practical dimensions[...]
World’s first 3D printed car revealed
The world’s first 3D printed car has been revealed at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago. It just 44 hours to print the model; a compact ‘neighbourhood’ electric car, which is capable of a range of between 100 and 120 miles. A model was live assembled before an astonished c[...]
Hydrogen cars sales will struggle outside of Japan, warns VW
Hydrogen-fuelled cars have another voice of doubt; this time from Volkswagen. According to the German carmaker, it expects that hydrogen cars will struggle to catch on much beyond Japan, where generous subsidies will make a market much more viable. But those subsidies worth as much as 3 million y[...]
Toyota launches new electric car club in France
Toyota is bringing its new i-Road and COMS electric vehicles to European roads for the first time as part of a new car sharing club based in Grenoble, France. The carmaker will provide 70 of its lightweight and compact electric car models to be used as part of the new pilot car club. Known as [...]
Lucas di Grassi claims victory at first ever Formula E race
The first ever Formula E went with a bang, or rather a crash, as Venturi’s Nick Heidfeld was sent into the curb before flipping and tumbling, after coming into contact with race-leader, Nicolas Prost on the final corner. Thankfully no-one was hurt, helping to once again dispel myths and prove just [...]
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Electric cars were once expected to be the ultimate travelling option of the 21st Century only to be maligned when initial efforts such as the Ford Think failed to earn a sizeable share of the UK market. However, with further technological advancements, electric cars are once again emerging as a viable alternative to the fuel guzzling and polluting vehicles that most of us drive today.
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The number of hybrid cars available in the UK is on the increase. Here is a list of some of the hybrid cars currently available in the UK (excluding plug-in hybrids and range-extended models), click on the links to find out more:
To find out more about how hybrid cars work and to find out about exciting new hybrid concepts and forthcoming models, read out Hybrid Cars guide.