Sales of electric vehicles rise by 144 per cent as diesel cars decline in popularity

In a depressed new car market, sales of electric vehicles rose by 144 per cent in 2019, while diesel models continued the sharp slide in popularity witnessed in recent years. Overall, Brexit uncertainties, weak consumer and business confidence and slow overall economic growth helped push new car sales down. Preliminary figures suggest a fall of

Average CO2 emissions of cars sold in UK up for third year in row

Popularity of SUVs and falling diesel sales hit Britain’s hopes of reaching climate targets The average carbon dioxide emissions of cars sold in the UK rose for the third year in a row during 2019 as falling diesel sales and the rising popularity of SUVs dealt a blow to Britain’s hopes of reaching climate targets.

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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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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

Best company cars to take advantages of the Benefit-in-Kind changes with in 2020

While Benefit-in-Kind has always worked in the favour of electric and plug-in hybrid models, it’s about to get much better for these vehicles from March 2021. That’s because from 2020, the government is completely scrapping Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) for all-electric models – meaning that there has never been a better time to get behind the wheel