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Electric car offers hope of cheaper transport for disabled drivers

Electric car offers hope of cheaper transport for disabled drivers

A new electric car, designed especially for wheelchair users is to launch in the US this year. Developed by Hungarian inventor, Istvan Kissaroslaki, the Kenguru is a compact, rear-entry electric car which enables wheelchair users to wheel straight into it and take control of the vehicle, with no a[...]

MG reveals first electric car concept

MG reveals first electric car concept

As MG celebrates its 90th anniversary, the brand reveals a new electric concept as part of its birthday celebrations. On display at the SMMT headquarters in Westminster, London, is the new Dynamo EV is revealed in the company of the brand’s two existing production models, the MG6 and MG3. Base[...]

Electric cars could replace New York’s famous horse carriages

Electric cars could replace New York’s famous horse carriages

Vintage-style electric cars could replace horse-drawn carriages in the city of New York, as concerns about the welfare of the animals continue to grow. Commissioned by the anti-horse carriage group, NYClass, the new vintage replica electric cars will be unveiled at the New York International Auto [...]

Global electric car numbers double in one year

Global electric car numbers double in one year

There are now more than 400,000 electric vehicles on the roads around the world according to the latest estimates, with the growth of all types of EV (fully electric, plug-in hybrid and range-extended) quadrupling in the last three years. While the total number of all electrified vehicle remains a[...]

Nissan LEAF sets to work with rising fleet sales

Nissan LEAF sets to work with rising fleet sales

Nissan’s fully electric Nissan LEAF isn’t just loved by its private owners, apparently the family hatch is also becoming increasingly a darling of the fleet sector. Sales of the LEAF have leapt 132 per cent in the last financial year, according to the carmaker, helped by an increasing number of co[...]

Bubble car is back as a range-extended EV

Bubble car is back as a range-extended EV

The bubble car of the 1950s has been reborn and reinvented as a 21st century range-extended electric car. Featuring front-entry access like the old BMW Isetta, for ease of access, the model went on display at the Taiwan EV show last week, as its creators look to take the model to an international au[...]

New kit-car style EV due to launch next year

New kit-car style EV due to launch next year

The British spirit for kit-car building is inspiring a new generation of small electric vehicles which are expected to go on sale in the Far East and Europe in less than a year’s time. Japanese firm Neues plans to sell licences for its chassis design so that the vehicles can then be bodied however[...]

Taiwanese firm behind Shoprider scooters moves into EVs

Taiwanese firm behind Shoprider scooters moves into EVs

The Taiwanese company behind the Shoprider mobility scooters has developed a range of electric cars and light commercial vehicles. Pihsiang owns the scooter brand Shoprider, but markets its EVs under the name of Achensa. Currently, the range consists of the two-seat A100 and the C200 flat-bed pick-[...]

Formula E invites fans to watch free pre-season races at Donington

Formula E invites fans to watch free pre-season races at Donington

We’re getting really excited about the first season of the Formula E all-electric racing series as September, when the first race takes place, draws ever nearer, and we know we can’t be the only ones. Thankfully, the new FIA racing championship has confirmed that there will be a series of pre-seas[...]

Polar Network launches new app as charges are introduced

Polar Network launches new app as charges are introduced

Having recently begun charging for the use of its Polar Network electric car charge stations, Chargemaster is now launching a new smartphone app that will make it easier for drivers to pay. At the beginning of the month, Chargemaster changed its business model from an annual £10 fee for unlimited [...]

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