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Daimler and BYD reveal Denza electric car
The newest electric car maker on the block – Denza – has unveiled its first production ready electric car at the Beijing International Motor Show this week. Developed as a joint collaboration between German car giant Daimler and Chinese carmaker BYD, the new brand has been launched with the expres[...]
Electric car buyers are richer and younger than hybrid owners
Electric car owners in the US are predominantly younger and wealthier than their hybrid-owning counterparts, according to new research. According to a new study from Experian Automotive, more than half (55%) of electric car buyers are aged between 36 and 55 years old, while the majority of h[...]
Land Rover reveals long wheelbase hybrid
Land Rover has revealed that it is to become the first carmaker to offer a diesel hybrid model in China, after unveiling its new Range Rover Hybrid Long Wheelbase. Designed especially for the Chinese market, where luxury vehicles are often chauffeur-driven, the new long wheelbase model boasts more[...]
Tesla arrives in China with big plans
As all eyes fall on China during the Beijing Motor Show, Tesla finally makes its first delivery to the country, following a delay caused by a lack of charging infrastructure. While the Chinese government has been keen to accelerate the market for low emission vehicles, on the ground, things don’t [...]
The big electric car dilemma: range or price?
In less than a month, the first UK-spec Tesla Model S cars are due to be delivered to customers all over the UK. Capable of more than 300 miles per charge if you opt for the high-end 85 kilowatt-hour model, the Model S is the longest-range EV on the market today. It’s also one of the most expensiv[...]
Volkswagen prepares to electrify China
As China shows a growing interest in electrified motoring as part of its efforts to reduce its growing air pollution problem, car giant Volkswagen has released details of a new major initiative to improve EV offerings in the country. This kicks off with the launch of the fully electric e-up! and e[...]
Corn ethanol worse for the environment than petrol
Using corn residues to produce ethanol and other types of biofuel can generate more greenhouse gases than even fossil fuel sources, according to a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The results of the study will come as a massive blow to the Obama administration which has been push[...]
Citroen reveals lightweight SUV
As the Beijing Motor Show gets underway this week, there are plenty of great new concepts to look at. Next up, is Citroen, with is new C-XR concept; a ‘contemporary take on the SUV’ which claims to deliver the performance akin to a real off-road vehicle without the emissions. Developed jointly b[...]
Lexus reveals new NX compact crossover
Lexus is the latest name to make a move into the compact crossover sector, unveiling the new NX concept at the Beijing Motor Show. The new Range Rover Evoque rival is set to be offered with a choice of three drivetrains; a fuel-economy focused hybrid; a newly developed 2.0 litre petrol turbo engin[...]
Mercedes reveals Intelligent Hybrid system
Mercedes has revealed more details about its Intelligent Hybrid system which is designed to boost the efficiency of first hybrid models including the S-Class and new C-Class. In developing its hybrid models, the carmaker worked with its Formula 1 racing team which also makes use of hybrid engines [...]
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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.