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Ford slashes Focus Electric price for US buyers

Ford slashes Focus Electric price for US buyers

Ford’s low-volume electric version of its Focus model is being slashed in price in the US, in a bid to boost sales. It is the second time the price has been dropped on the fully electric car according to USA Today, with a further $6,000 taken off the price this month, following a price drop of 4,0[...]

Electric car sales accelerate in the UK with record grant uptake

Electric car sales accelerate in the UK with record grant uptake

Over a quarter of all the UK’s plug-in vehicles purchased through the Plug-in Car and Van Grants were sold in the last three month, according to the latest statistics from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). Through the third quarter of the year, between July and September, over 5,000 gr[...]

Carol Voderman becomes latest celeb to switch to an electrified car

Carol Voderman becomes latest celeb to switch to an electrified car

TV maths whiz, Carol Voderman has become the latest ambassador for the Government’s Go Ultra Low campaign, in support of plug-in vehicles and other ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs). Voders is the latest person to take to the wheel of a Vauxhall Ampera – a plug-in range-extended electric car. [...]

Power companies to ‘talk’ to EVs to balance grid demand

Power companies to ‘talk’ to EVs to balance grid demand

A new trial of grid-balancing technology which will allow utilities companies to request electric cars to stop charging, is to get underway this week with the support of eight of the world’s leading carmakers. Ford, Honda, BMW, Chrysler, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi and Toyota will al[...]

Majority of Brits considering switching to alternative fuel cars

Majority of Brits considering switching to alternative fuel cars

The majority of Brits would consider buying or leasing an alternative fuel car in the next two years, according to new research. A study of 2025 British adults, commissioned by our sister website, ContractHireAndLeasing.com, revealed that 65 per cent of responses indicated an interest in at least [...]

Tesla reveals new all-wheel drive D model

Tesla reveals new all-wheel drive D model

After teasing us last week with the possible reveal of a new model, Tesla has finally revealed what its ‘D’ is and its ‘something else’. Turns out the D is an all-wheel drive or ‘dual motor’ version of the Model S saloon, available in three versions. The new 60D, 75D and P85 D models all use elec[...]

Tesla hints at the reveal of the new ‘D’

Tesla hints at the reveal of the new ‘D’

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk teased EV fans with a glimpse at what could be a new model, something called the ‘D’. Taking to Twitter, the eccentric billionaire tweeted: ‘About time to unveil the D and something else’ along with a picture of car partially covered by a garage door, with the letter D on it. [...]

European countries to establish common standard charging network

European countries to establish common standard charging network

Drivers of electric cars should be able to drive anywhere across Europe and recharge for free by 2020, under a new directive adopted by the EU. New rules will ensure a network of alternative refuelling points across the continent is established, all using common standards to ensure that electric c[...]

Germany approves new incentives for electric car drivers

Germany approves new incentives for electric car drivers

The German government has agreed a new package of measures designed to promote the uptake of electric and plug-in hybrid cars. Perks will include free parking privileges and the freedom to use bus lanes. The government will also hand out more money to fund research and development into electric ve[...]

Rapid charging not as damaging as first thought, new study finds

Rapid charging not as damaging as first thought, new study finds

Fast charging electric cars might not be as bad for their lithium ion battery packs as first feared according to a new study. Researchers at Stanford University and the Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Sciences (SIMES) found that the benefits of slow draining and charging compared to r[...]

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