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Renault collaborates with La Poste to explore EV advances

Renault collaborates with La Poste to explore EV advances

One of Renault’s biggest EV customer, La Poste has signed a new agreement with the carmaker to explore the development of the next-generation of electric vehicles. France’s mail service already uses nearly 25,000 means of electric transport on a daily basis, having equipped itself with a wide arra[...]

Kia Soul EV arrives in the UK

Kia Soul EV arrives in the UK

Kia’s new electric Soul has gone on sale in the UK, priced from £24,995 after a government grant of £5,000. That places it £3,445 above the price of the range-topping model of the existing combustion Soul range, with the Soul 1.6 CRDi Maxx priced at £21,550. Despite being one of the least aero[...]

BMW develops street lights that charge your car

BMW develops street lights that charge your car

BMW has developed street lights that double up as electric car chargers according to the news agency, Reuters. The German carmaker is to run a pilot project in Munich next year, using existing street light networks to prove that chargers can be seamlessly integrated into existing street facilities[...]

Tesla opens new Birmingham store

Tesla opens new Birmingham store

Tesla has opened its fourth store and third service centre in the UK, this time arriving in Birmingham. The new Birmingham store - located at 149-159 High Street, Digbeth, B12 0JU - joins an existing portfolio of London-centric stores which are already open; one near Gatwick, one in the Westfield S[...]

Electric car travels over 400 miles on a single charge

Electric car travels over 400 miles on a single charge

Travelling 736km (457 miles) on a single charge is something that sounds far out of the range of even a Tesla Model S - but that's exactly what one firm has achieved with its converted-to-electric-power Mazda 5. Developed by the Institute Metron, a specialist in electric car conversions based in Sl[...]

Student-built electric car sets new acceleration record

Student-built electric car sets new acceleration record

A new world record for the fastest accelerating car has been set in Switzerland – by an electric race car developed and built by students. The ‘grimsel’ car, developed by students at ETH Zurich and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, raced from 0-62mph in just 1.785 seconds –beati[...]

Tesla Model S scores Euro NCAP five star safety rating

Tesla Model S scores Euro NCAP five star safety rating

Despite some much overblown crash controversy in the US, the Tesla Model S has once again proved its safety credentials, adding a five star Euro NCAP score to its five star result from the US road safety authority, NHTSA. In the latest round of safety tests, the Model S secured a five star result [...]

Mercedes’ first electric car goes on sale

Mercedes’ first electric car goes on sale

Mercedes-Benz has opened the order books for its first fully electric car in Germany; the new B-Class E-Cell. Based on the combustion B-Class hatchback, the new E-Cell model is due to go on sale across Europe later this month. But details have already emerged about price and specifications that [...]

New electric car battery could triple EV driving range

New electric car battery could triple EV driving range

Scientists have developed a new lithium ion battery which could overcome the two major complaints about current generation batteries – price and range. What’s even better, the new battery could become fully commercialised in just over a year’s time. Developed by scientists at the Massachusetts I[...]

Ireland launches new EV Drive4Zero incentive scheme

Ireland launches new EV Drive4Zero incentive scheme

Ireland is the latest country to catch the EV bug, with the launch of a new pilot scheme called Drive4Zero. Starting in Cork, in the south west, offers buyers of electric cars a number of incentives including free city centre parking and a free home charger as well as zero deposit, zero interest f[...]

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