Tag Archives: EVs

New Kia Optima will be hybrid

Following on from yesterday’s announcement regarding Kia Motors company’s ongoing commitment to broaden its global range of low-emission vehicles, the Korean carmaker has today revealed details of a range of advanced new powertrains planned for the all-new Optima, as part of the Innovative new hybrid powertrains will be a key feature of Kia’s new D-segment saloon, which will offer both […]

Toyota/Lexus hybrids reach 200,000 sales

When Toyota initially launched its hybrid powered vehicles to the UK market, it’s fair to say the firm made a modest entry with the introduction of the original Prius. What initially seemed like a niche approach to giving motoring a new environmental focus has since proved to be a transformative technology that sits firmly in the mainstream, a fact reflected […]

Tesla rival plans EVs for 2017

New US start-up company Faraday Future plans to start building electric cars by 2017, it has been revealed. Backed by a Chinese billionaire, the firm is set to take on Tesla Motors, starting with a one-billion-dollar investment in a new automotive factory. Faraday, which is based in California, US, is the latest in a string of Chinese-backed start-up businesses to […]

New battery revolution on the horizon?

Electric cars may soon be able to match diesel and petrol vehicles for endurance and power storage capacity, new research suggests. Researchers from Cambridge University believe the answer lies in a revolutionary new battery with amazing properties. They claim that their new ‘lithium-oxygen’ power cell has a gasoline-comparable energy density 10 times greater than current batteries. This means it can […]

Alternative fuel vehicle registrations up 19%

In the third quarter of 2015, the total number of alternative fuel vehicle registrations in the EU increased (+13.4%), reaching 127,661 units. Of these, electric vehicle (EV) registrations showed a substantial increase (+62.2%), rising from 17,488 units in Q3 2014 to 28,360 units in Q3 2015. Demand for new hybrid vehicles (HEV) also grew significantly (+34.7%), totalling 53,183 units. On the […]

Go Ultra Low presents latest ULEVs

From plug-in hybrids to zero-emission electric and hydrogen cars, Go Ultra Low will present the very latest ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) at the Regent Street Motor Show this Saturday (31 October). Visitors can experience some of the lowest emitting, most fuel-efficient models available today and discover for themselves why demand for these vehicles has never been so high. In […]

Number of tax-exempt cars to drop

It has been estimated that the number of tax-exempt cars will be slashed from around 445 to 13 in 18 months’ time under new car tax plans. This means that motorists buying a car with low emissions will not be rewarded as they are now, according to Rebecca Long-Bailey, the Shadow Treasury Minister. George Osborne stated in his July budget that new […]

Nissan reveal IDS concept at Tokyo

Today at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015, Nissan unveiled a concept vehicle that is said to embody the firm’s vision of the future of autonomous driving and zero emission EVs: the Nissan IDS Concept. Presenting at the show, Nissan president and CEO Carlos Ghosn said, ‘Nissan’s forthcoming technologies will revolutionise the relationship between car and driver, and future mobility.’ By […]

Next generation want electric cars

Electric vehicles will be the vehicle of choice for motorists by 2026 as a new generation of budding car owners plan to plug-in to greener driving, research among teenagers and learner drivers has revealed. As prospective motorists focus on a low emission future, new drivers will benefit from increased EV availability on the used market. Renowned futurologist Dr Ian Pearson […]

Volvo unveils global electrification strategy

Volvo has announced one of the automotive industry’s most comprehensive electrification strategies in which plug-in hybrids will be introduced across its entire range. It will develop an entirely new range of electrified smaller cars and build a fully electric car for sale by 2019. As part of this new strategy, the Swedish car company said it expects electrified vehicles to […]

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