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Skoda unveils new Fabia
Skoda has revealed the first pictures of its new Fabia which is due arrive on the market before the end of the year. Inspired by the VisionC concept, the new Fabia will be larger than the model it replaces, but will be more fuel efficient. Full details have yet to be released, but Skoda is alrea[...]
BMW EVs go wireless for Formula E championship
The world’s first global racing series for electric cars won’t just be ground-breaking because of its fleet of fully electric race cars, but also because of its supporting vehicles, which will all use wireless charging. BMW has been confirmed as the official supplier for support vehicles for the n[...]
Fund LPG vehicles to counter diesel pollution, says Autogas
Leading LPG firm, Autogas is calling on the Government to consider LPG as an alternative to diesel fuel, in the wake of controversy over the UK’s air pollution levels. With rising discontent among motorists peaked by suggestions of an introduction of additional charges for the use of diesel vehicl[...]
Renault reveals new lower emission Twingo
Renault has revealed the full details new third generation Twingo, as the model prepares to launch this September. Prices will start from £9,495 for the new version of Renault’s city car, with a choice of three trims and two engines. All versions promise fuel economy from 60mpg upwards, with t[...]
Tesla expands drive unit warranty for Model S owners
Good news for Tesla Model S owners this morning, as the Silicon Valley start-up announces that it is to expand its drivetrain warranty to match that of its battery pack. For the more popular, 85kWh models that means that a new eight year, infinite mile warranty is applied to both the battery pack [...]
Win a new Toyota Aygo
There is nothing that can quite match up to the feeling of discovering that the new car you just bought will be given to you for free instead (we imagine). That’s why we thought we would let you know about a new prize draw, Toyota is running this weekend, to win a new Aygo. Toyota Centres acro[...]
Forget your range prediction display: Guts, familiarity, planning and common sense are your best aids to long-distance driving
Right now, I’m sitting in my three-year old Nissan LEAF at a rapid charging station on the M6. I’m on my way back to Bristol after making a quick trip to Norwich to see family, and my LEAF has happily travelled some 425+ miles on this trip without a single problem. On this particular trip, my 2011 [...]
Germany plans new EV incentives to spur uptake
Germany’s government appears to be trying to replicate the success that electric cars have had in Norway, by introducing a range of new incentives to encourage their uptake. The country’s government recently unveiled new draft legislation which could see electric cars allowed into bus lanes, offer[...]
Toyota admits fuel cell cars will cost more to fill up than petrol models
Toyota expects that the cost of a tank of hydrogen will initially cost more than filling up with petrol, the carmaker has warned, ahead of the launch of its new Fuel Cell Sedan. Speaking at the JP Morgan Auto Conference in New York, Toyota USA’s senior vice president, Bob Carter made the stark war[...]
Hemp could make cheap alternative to graphene for EV batteries
Scientists have found a cheap alternative to graphene which could be used to build supercapacitors to power electric cars – good ol’ hemp. According to researchers, fibres from the plant are packed with as much energy and power as graphene – the miracle material, long-touted as the ideal based to [...]
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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.