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Citroen prepares for UK launch of new C1
Citroen’s new C1 is set to go on sale in the UK this July with prices starting from £8,245. Along with sibling cars, the Peugeot 108 and new Toyota Aygo, the new Citroen is more efficient than the outgoing model with CO2 emissions rated from 88g/km. Available in both three and five door [...]
BMW prepares i8 plug-in hybrid for production
BMW is to start deliveries of its new plug-in hybrid and its second ‘i’ brand car this June, starting with mainland European countries. Exactly when the car will launch in the UK has not been announced yet, although we’d pencil in autumn for a UK launch. Ahead of the start of production of the b[...]
Volvo explores road magnets to keep self-driving cars on track
Magnets in the road could some day help ensure that self-driving cars stay on the right track, according to Volvo, which has just successfully completed a research project into their use. Financed by the Swedish Transport Administration and working in collaboration with Volvo, the research project[...]
Volkswagen launches new electric Golf
Order books for a fully electric version of the Volkswagen Golf open today, with prices for the C-segment car starting from £25,845 on the road (after a £5,000 Government plug-in car grant). Fitted with a 26.5 kWh lithium ion battery pack and a 85 kW (115 PS) electric motor, the e-Golf delivers be[...]
Despite the doubters, the used electric car market is shaping up well
In what might appear to be fine piece of needlework, The Times last week suggested that there is a glut of second-hand electric cars for sale in the UK, as buyers brave enough to try electric motoring quickly change their minds and look to offload their EVs. With the uptake of plug-in car grants a[...]
Green light for Audi traffic information system
Revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show back in January, Audi's online traffic light information system is now production ready: and could soon be in every Audi model, based on government legislation. The system uses in-car internet to create a link between the car and the traffic light network i[...]
Public transport on the rise in the USA
The USA has always been seen as a distinctly car-driven location with a stubborn refusal to give up the gas-guzzling SUVs and pick-up trucks that are generally more harmful to the environment. However, now a new report suggests that times may be changing. The American Public Transport Association ([...]
Milton Keynes adds new network of tri-standard chargers for EVs
A new network of rapid chargers linking the East Anglia with the South West has been completed a whole month ahead of schedule. The network of fourteen rapid chargers become some of the first tri-standard chargers available in the UK, able to recharge all of the latest electric vehicles. The new[...]
Volkswagen explores new, more powerful batteries for EVs
Volkswagen is reported to be testing lithium ion batteries which are expected to deliver up to four times the power of existing battery packs to near double the range of its electric models. According to The Telegraph, the carmaker is working to develop batteries would deliver up to 80kWh from a s[...]
Renewable fuel and materials drive new Biofore concept
Among the big name manufacturers with their electric and hybrid concepts to show off, one of the most interesting concepts at the Geneva Motor Show this week may have slightly slipped under the radar*. Now thankfully, we can take a closer look at UPM’s Biofore concept; a fascinating four seat conc[...]
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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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For more information see our Electric Cars guide.
The number of hybrid cars available in the UK is on the increase although they are still not as readily available as it is hoped they will be in the long term. Here is a list of some of the hybrid cars currently available in the UK, click on the links to find out more:
There are also several hybrid cars available in other markets:
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.