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Making a trip by electric car this summer? Flexibility is your key to success

Making a trip by electric car this summer? Flexibility is your key to success

It’s that time of year when many of us will turn our attention to going on weekend breaks away, a week-long holiday with the kids, or perhaps just a nice evening drive. With the weather fine, the evenings long and workload traditionally low, there’s never a better time for it. If you’re planning a[...]

Tesla opens second UK store

Tesla opens second UK store

Tesla has opened its second store in the UK, as the carmaker expands its presence in the country to support sales of the newly launched Model S electric car. The new store located in West London includes a design studio, seven-bay service area and a purpose-built two-bay delivery centre. Opening o[...]

Tesla: A 500 mile range electric car ‘will soon be possible’

Tesla: A 500 mile range electric car ‘will soon be possible’

A fully electric car with a 500 mile range might sound like a pipedream, but according to Tesla CEO, Elon Musk it would be possible for the near future. Tesla already has the highest density batteries in the world, developed with its battery partner, Panasonic, which have twice the capacity of mod[...]

Nottingham taxi firm goes electric with Nissan

Nottingham taxi firm goes electric with Nissan

A Nottingham taxi firm is the latest to make the switch to electric power, with a new fleet of six Nissan LEAF cars. DG Cars showed off its new fleet yesterday, to local journalists as the company readies its fleet to start taking its first fares. According to the Nottingham Post, the cars beg[...]

Keeping cool: how to keep your electric car happy this heat wave

Keeping cool: how to keep your electric car happy this heat wave

I don’t know about you, but this weather is just too hot. While I’m happy at a balmy twenty two degrees Celsius — and will even tolerate warmer temperatures on holiday or for a few days — the oppressive, humid weather we’ve been having lately just makes me want to hide inside with the air conditioni[...]

Government fleets to go electric with new £5 million fund

Government fleets to go electric with new £5 million fund

At last the Government is to practice what it preaches, after Transport Minister, Baroness Kramer announced a new £5 million fund to buy plug in vehicles for Whitehall departments. The money will fund the purchase of over 300 plug-in vehicles including fully electric models, with half of that numb[...]

BMW i8 plug-in hybrid arrives in the UK

BMW i8 plug-in hybrid arrives in the UK

BMW’s long-awaited i8 is to launch in the UK this weekend (July 19,2014). The first plug-in hybrid from the German carmaker is the second car to launch under the ‘i’ sub-brand following the launch of the fully electric/range-extended i3 supermini. With sales for the i3 already performing stron[...]

Tesla confirms Model III compact executive car for 2017

Tesla confirms Model III compact executive car for 2017

Electric carmaker, Tesla has confirmed that it is to produce a fully electric, small executive car called the Modell III which will rival the likes of the BMW 3 Series. In an interview with Auto Express, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk confirmed that its next model, to follow its Model S EV saloon and Mode[...]

BMW expands battery partnership as EV demand rises

BMW expands battery partnership as EV demand rises

BMW has agreed a new expanded supply agreement with its battery partner, Samsung, as it prepares for rising consumer demand for its new i3 electric supermini and soon-to-launch i8 plug-in hybrid. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding in Seoul, South Korea today that Samsung would [...]

Electric Nissan joins Knowsley Safari

Electric Nissan joins Knowsley Safari

Nissan’s fully electric LEAF supermini is to go wild with a new deployment to Knowsley Safari park near Liverpool. A model of the zero emission hatchback is to join the fleet at Knowsley as part of the Learning and Discovery team at the park, as they deliver lessons on conservation and sustainabil[...]

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