Tag: electric car

Cost of electric cars causing roadblock

More drivers than ever plan to ‘go electric’ when they next change their cars, but the high cost of EVs is slowing the switch to zero emissions motoring. Nearly eight-in-10 drivers (78%) think that pure electric cars are still too expensive when compared to conventional vehicles of a similar size, […]

Citroen e-C4 review

Citroen is hedging its bets with the all-new C4 – a distinctive family car that’s a cross between a hatchback and a crossover. Not only is it available with conventional petrol and diesel engines, but there’s also a pure electric version. Badged the e-C4, it has a useful 217-mile range […]

Mazda MX-30 review

Mazda often dares to be different, and the all-new MX-30 is a prime example. The Japanese company’s first all-electric model not only sports distinctive coupe-crossover styling, but dinky rear-opening back doors. Then there’s its range. At 124 miles, it’s very much in the city EV sector, competing against the likes […]

UK’s first all-electric ‘filling’ station opens

The first ‘Electric Forecourt’ in the UK is open for business near Braintree in Essex. Funded by Gridserve, Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC, Innovate UK and OZEV, electricity is generated from both the solar power canopies above the chargers, and a network of hybrid solar farms, also operated by Gridserve. Gridserve […]

VW ID.3 is No 1 in Europe with EV buyers

The all-new Volkswagen ID.3 was the best-selling electric car in Europe during October, according to the latest figures. JATO Dynamics revealed a total of 10,590 futuristically-designed ID.3s were registered in the EU, also placing it 29th in the overall rankings. The No 1 car in Europe overall was the VW […]

‘I’m in charge’ – meet Hyundai’s new Ioniq EV brand

Hyundai has launched Ioniq – its new electric car sub-brand. Following in the tyre tracks of Volvo with Polestar and Volkswagen’s ID line-up, the South Korean company says it will debut three Ioniq EVs over the next four years, starting in early 2021 with Ioniq 5 – a compact crossover. […]

World Car Awards 2020 – the winners

The epic Kia Telluride has been crowned World Car of the Year at the 2020 World Car Awards, beating off strong competition from the Mazda CX-30 and Mazda3. Though not available in the UK, the big SUV was rewarded by the 86-strong judging panel for its distinctive design and impressive […]

Red Dot design prizes for Honda and Kia

The Honda e and Kia XCeed have both won prestigious Red Dot design awards. Honda’s highly acclaimed all-electric city car has been awarded the ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best 2020’ award – the highest honour in the internationally renowned ‘Red Dot’ awards, for its ground-breaking product design. The Honda […]