Charging Hub with eVolt Rapid Chargers (Image: SWARCO eVolt)

Study breaks down electric cars against their petrol equivalents

The LV= Electric Car Cost Index, created in partnership with Euan McTurk of Plug Life Consulting, has explored the purchase price, tax, insurance, fuel, and maintenance costs for 13 pure electric cars against their petrol or diesel equivalents to establish the total cost of ownership. It found that the Nissan Leaf, MG5 Long Range Excite, and

I test-drove the all-electric Hummer. Can it win over America’s EV skeptics?

A climate-friendly version of the macho, gas-guzzling pickup is aimed at obdurate devotees of US’s supersized car culture It is the weight of an elephant, can move like a crab and in a previous life was reviled by environmentalists. The Hummer, that avatar of gas-guzzling machismo, has returned as an electric vehicle with an unlikely

Electric cars prices will be ‘driven down’ by new govt plans, but environmentalists want more ambitious targets

Environmentalists say the target should be more ambitious still, while industry is calling for purchase incentives too. Plans to ensure half of all new cars sold in the UK are fully electric by 2028 will drive down electric vehicle (EV) prices “further and faster,” experts have said. Under Department for Transport (DfT) proposals, 22% of

Tesla Supercharging Station at Westfield, London (Image: Tesla)

Britons buy more electric cars in March than in whole of 2019

Overall new car sales slump as petrol and diesel prices soar in Ukraine crisis British drivers bought more electric cars in March alone than in the whole of 2019 even as the broader market slumped, according to figures that underline the accelerating pace of the UK’s transition away from internal combustion engines. There were 39,315

Petrol prices are driving us to electric cars, and surging utility bills are no deterrent

EV sales are rising way beyond forecasts, indicating that most of us are more than ready to make the switch The net zero transition is really a big invest-to-save plan. Saving the planet is obviously the main goal, but there are purely financial savings too if you take the long view: we pay upfront in

2020 Hyundai IONIQ (Image: Hyundai)

2022 World Car of the Year – top 3 finalists are all EVs

The top three finalists in the running to be named as the 2022 World Car of the Year have been announced, and all are electric vehicles, rather symbolic of where things are heading. Whittled down from the previous round, the final showdown will see the Ford Mustang Mach-E duking it out with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, the 2022 European

Renault K-ZE electric supermini (Image: Autocar)

RENAULT MÉGANE E-TECH ELECTRIC 2022 REVIEW: FUNCTION, FORM AND EFFICIENCY

Renault has produced a diamond With six billion kilometres (3.7bn miles) covered by its more than 400,000 electric cars sold to date, it’s fair to say that Renault has some experience with electric vehicles. However, for most of the last 10 years the French brand has only had one main model — the Zoe — to showcase

Zappi 2018 EV Charge Point (Image: myEnergi)

Huge law changes will see electric vehicle chargers installed on new homes – ‘fantastic’

A MAJOR law change which is set to be introduced this year will see all new homes and buildings equipped with electric car chargers have been hailed as “really effective”. It is expected that a law will be passed this year which will require all new houses and buildings to have electric vehicle charging stations.

Charge Port Door (Image: T. Heale)

Fiat 500 Action review: Electric car is the most affordable option for now

The electric Fiat 500 is not related to the regular petrol 500 that’s been on our streets since 2007. For starters it is 60mm longer and the same measurement in extra width Dacia is looking likely to bring its Spring electric car to the UK. I applied thumbscrews to a Dacia spokesman at the recent launch

Tesla Model Y (Image: Tesla.com)

UK Plugin EV Share Doubles To 26% As Tesla Model Y Debuts

The UK, Europe’s second largest plugin market, saw electric vehicle share almost double year on year to 25.6% in February. Full electrics alone took 17.7% share. Overall auto volume was down some 28% over seasonal norms, to 58,994 units. Debuting in February after a long wait, the Tesla Model Y was the best selling electric,