Renault Captur Plug-in and Renault Clio Hybrid (Image: Renault)

2022 Renault Megane E-Tech Electric UK pricing announced

The all-electric Renault Megane E-Tech Electric will start from £35,995 Renault has confirmed that the new Megane E-Tech Electric is available to pre-order now, with three trim levels to choose from. It’s an all-new iteration of its long-running family hatchback, sporting crossover styling cues and a pure electric powertrain, and prices start from £35,995. The new model starts with the Equilibre trim level,

A full tank of petrol costs £100, but electric vehicle drivers pay just £37 to fully charge

Petrol car drivers are paying more than £100 to fill up their car, while recharging an EV costs just £37 Electric vehicle drivers are saving more than £60 in fuel costs every time they charge their car, according to analysis highlighting the growing financial benefits of moving away from petrol and diesel motoring. Recharging an

BMW i4 (Image: BMW.co.uk)

Traditional carmakers could boost profits by accelerating move to electric

Analysis suggests electric operations will become rapidly more profitable than petrol and diesel arms within five years The world’s largest traditional carmakers could improve their profit margins and boost their value to investors by accelerating the transition to electric cars in the next decade, a new analysis has found. The electric carmaking operations of Toyota, Volkswagen,

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

High-power EV chargers rolled out at all Extra MSA Group motorway sites in IONITY deal

High-power electric vehicle (EV) charging is now available at all Extra MSA Group motorway service areas (MSAs) across the country. IONITY has installed 38 charging points with a high-speed charging capacity of up to 30kW across all eight of Extra MSA Group’s MSA locations. More are to follow at existing and proposed new MSA developments,

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

Solar EV Charging Hub on Princes Street, Dundee (Image: eVolt)

InstaVolt launches ‘one of the UK’s largest’ EV charging hubs with Banbury expansion

InstaVolt has said its electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in Banbury, Oxfordshire is now one of the UK’s largest following the installation of eight new 150kW chargers. The Alpitronic chargers have been installed alongside an existing eight 125kW chargers at the site, with work on the new chargers beginning in January 2022. InstaVolt said this

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