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2020 set to be year of the electric car as sales soar

Experts are predicting that 2020 will be the year of the electric car as sales continue to rise. Figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that the number of battery-electric vehicles registered in November increased by 228.8 per cent compared to the same month in 2018 – with over

Electric cars with the longest range

EV range is a hot topic right now so we’ve listed the new electric cars with the longest range you can buy now… The first question most people have when a new electric car comes out is how much range it has. ‘Range anxiety’ is a phrase often thrown around to describe the fear EV

Kia e-Niro EV (Image: Kia)

You can now compare running costs for electric and petrol cars

The figure – dubbed ‘miles per pound’ (mpp) – reveals how much a car can travel for £1 of petrol, diesel or electricity. Electric cars travel up to three times the distance of their petrol or diesel rivals for the same amount of money, according to research. With interest in electric cars rising, many potential

Kia e-Niro EV (Image: Kia)

Is it just laziness that stops me from switching to an electric car?

The practical reasons against electric are disappearing – and now councils are stepping in to help This feels like one of the “You’re the expert” questions that appear in Guardian Money every week. I have an old-ish petrol-fuelled car, sitting parked outside my terraced home, which I use only at weekends. And I have a

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EV sales stalling as customers left waiting more than a year for a car

Britain’s electric vehicle revolution is being hampered by a “bottleneck” in global battery production, as demand far outstrips supply of zero-emission vehicles. An investigation by the Press Association found that some dealers were telling customers they could be waiting more than a year if they placed an order for an EV today, with some manufacturers