BMW i3 and i3S 120Ah (Image: BMW Group)

Retired batteries stripped from high-mileage electric BMWs and Minis to be used in a mobile charging station for other plug-in vehicles

One of the biggest concerns about electric cars is what happens to the batteries They are historically difficult to recycle and could result in waste mountains . BMW UK has partnered with Off Grid Energy to provide second-life solutions for batteries decommissioned from its electric cars. Batteries are being used by the energy storage firm

Porsche Taycan Turbo S (Image: Porsche)

We Drove 8 Electric Cars over 120 miles…

…in real conditions so you don’t have to As it turns out, not all electric cars are created equal Electric cars are not absolute newcomers to the car industry anymore. Over the past five years or so, most carmakers have churned out at least one electric car with plans to release a handful of others

Plug-in vehicle leasing demand skyrocketed in 2019, according to Vantage Leasing

Vantage Leasing, the personal and business contract hire company, saw a 700% increase in demand at its business for plug-in vehicles last year. Premium brand models made up the majority of the new plug-in vehicle contracts. The Range Rover Sport PHEV was the most popular option, accounting for 60% of all plug-in hybrid models. Even

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2020 set to be year of the electric car, say industry analysts

Mini, Vauxhall Corsa and Fiat 5oo will join rapidly expanding European EV market Europe’s carmakers are gearing up to make 2020 the year of the electric car, according to automotive analysts, with a wave of new models launching as the world’s biggest manufacturers scramble to lower the carbon dioxide emissions of their products. Previous electric

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New Mini Electric revealed as affordable Brit-built EV

Mini’s first mass-production electric car will start from under £25k and will arrive in UK dealers in early 2020 Mini’s long-awaited first attempt at a mass production electric car has been revealed, mating the brand’s classic three-door hatchback with an electric powertrain offering Cooper S performance in a package claimed to be more affordable than

MINI Cooper Concept (Image: MINI)

How the UK is falling behind in the global electric car race

After a decades-long renaissance, worrying signs are emerging for Britain’s motor industry In the global electric car race, Britain is struggling to keep up with its rivals. Fresh investment is dwindling as manufacturers prioritise their home markets.. A battery innovation centre, part-funded by £80m of government money, is planned in Coventry that will help businesses

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More new models, tougher CO2 rules poised to boost EVs, plug-in hybrids

A lack of choice has been one reason that buyers in Europe have not fully embraced full-electric and electrified plug-in hybrid cars. But that is quickly changing as automakers prepare to launch more models to prepare for tougher CO2 emissions regulations that start to take effect in 2020. The number of EVs on sale in