Electric Vehicles

The number of Toyota hybrids sold moves past six million, as sales speed up

While electric car sales may not be lighting up the world, the steady progress of Toyota's hybrid power technology has reached another landmark with cumulative global sales of Toyota hybrid vehicles reaching 6.072 million units at the end of December 2013.

Sales are speeding up as this latest latest million-mark has been reached in the fastest time yet, just nine months since the figure moved past five million. Read more »

Audi reveals an allroad shooting brake concept car at Detroit Motor Show

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The Audi allroad shooting brake - an all-purpose e-tron crossover that represents a glimpse at the future of Audi design

Audi has pooled the genes of its rugged allroad models and its forthcoming e-tron hybrids to create a striking and fittingly futuristic new crossover concept for this month‘s 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Read more »

BMW i and Good Energy partner to supply green electricity in the UK

BMW has formed a new partnership with Good Energy Ltd to supply 100 per cent green electricity to owners of its electric cars in the UK*. The arrangement allows purchasers of the recently launched BMW i3 and BMW i8 to charge their new vehicle using renewably sourced electricity whilst at home. Read more »

Kia Motors confirms worldwide sale of electric Soul in 2014

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Kia Motors has confirmed that a new all-electric version of the Kia Soul is scheduled to go on sale in export markets during the second half of 2014. The 'Kia Soul EV' will be Kia's first electrically-driven, zero-emissions family car marketed outside Korea. The Soul EV promises a range of more than 125 miles (200 km). Read more »

Volkswagen and Ecotricity team up to provide the complete eco-electric driving package

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Volkswagen e-up! city car

Volkswagen Group in the UK and Ecotricity have signed a partnership deal to provide 100 per cent green energy to all customers purchasing an electric-powered vehicle from one of VW's brands.

Ecotricity became VW Group's preferred supplier for the partnership after discussions with several other energy companies in January earlier this year. The scheme means that any customer purchasing an electric vehicle from one of the Group’s brands will be offered, at the point of sale, the option to adopt Ecotricity’s 100 per cent green tariff for their home and vehicle energy supplies. Read more »

GE to purchase 2,000 Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids

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The C-MAX Energi - Ford is launching six new electrified vehicles – a big bet that fuel prices will continue rising

Ford Motor Company has announced a collaboration with GE in the USA, in which the company will purchase 2,000 Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids for its fleet – Ford’s largest-ever plug-in electrified vehicle fleet sale. Ford will also jointly market GE’s alternative fuel infrastructure solutions. Read more »

German-designed long-distance solution for electric vehicles wins European Satellite Navigation Competition 2012

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The ebuggy e-mobility project has won the Hessen region's European Satellite Navigation Competition 2012. The award is sponsored by the European Space Agency, the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), and Nokia, among others. Read more »

Renault’s Kangoo Van Z.E. range now eligible for the UK’s Plug-in Van Grant

Justine Greening, Transport Secretary and Andy Heiron, Head of Electric Vehicles Programme, Renault UK with the Kangoo Van Z.E.

Renault’s Kangoo Van Z.E. range is now eligible for the UK’s new Plug-in Van Grant, offering buyers up to 20% off its purchase price. Read more »

BMW i8 Concept Spyder with BMW eDrive unveiled at Beijing Auto Show

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In future, the designation eDrive will identify the drive technology for all electric and plug-in hybrid cars from BMW i

The BMW i8 Concept Spyder is celebrating its world premiere at the Auto China 2012 in Beijing (23 April - 2 May 2012) and the rear-end of the car clearly bears the eDrive emblem for the new technology. In future, the designation eDrive will identify the drive technology for all electric and plug-in hybrid cars from BMW i. Read more »

Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. voted International Van of the Year 2012

By fitting the battery under the floor of Kangoo Van Z.E., Renault has kept the same load capacity and dimensions as the internal-combustion version

With 104 points out of a possible 168, Kangoo Van Z.E. won the coveted International Van of the Year prize, beating the Iveco Daily, Fiat Ducato and VW Caddy. Read more »

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