Dacia Spring 2021 (Image: Dacia.co.uk)

EVs to account for more than one-in-six cars acquired in 2021

Electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to account for more than one-in-six new cars acquired in 2021, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In July, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) accounted for 9.0% of registrations, continuing growth in June, while plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) reached 8.0%. Plug-in vehicle uptake accelerated

Toyota bet wrong on EVs, so now it’s lobbying to slow the transition

Executives at Toyota had a moment of inspiration when the company first developed the Prius. That moment, apparently, has long since passed. The Prius was the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car, years ahead of any competitors. The first model, a small sedan, was classic Toyota—a reliable vehicle tailor-made for commuting. After a major redesign in

Q4 e-tron (Image: audi.co.uk)

Transport minister defends decision to slash grants for electric cars and hints they could be scrapped entirely…

Rachel Maclean, Minister for the Future of Transport and Decarbonisation, has dropped a fresh hint that the Government intents to scrap grants to help drivers buy expensive electric vehicles. With the ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars just eight-and-a-half years away, driver purchases are soon to be limited to battery-powered models only.