Hyundai Kona Electric (Image: Hyundai)

Kia e-Niro versus Hyundai Kona EV: which of these ostensibly similar electric cars is the best?

The modern history of electric cars can be defined by five crucial models. First came the G-Wiz in 2001, a slow and unsafe contraption which everybody laughed at but which nevertheless cemented the plausibility of EVs in Britain’s collective consciousness. Next came the Nissan Leaf, and with it the notion that battery-electric cars could actually

Ultra-low emission registrations up 386% on first quarter of 2014 (Image: OLEV)

Automakers Retool Marketing Machines as They Go Electric

Geneva — After years of promising electric cars, established carmakers are actually starting to build them. But manufacturers are realizing that a shift to battery power also requires them to retool their sales machinery. The old come-ons are obsolete. Range is the new horsepower. Connectivity replaces cylinder count. And sustainability is the new status symbol.

Renault Celebrates 200,000 Electric Vehicle Sales Across Europe

Renault has sold 200,000 electric vehicles in Europe since its Z.E. range was launched in 2011 In France, the fourth biggest global market, Renault has registered 100,000 electric vehicles Renault is number one in electric vehicle sales in Europe for the fourth consecutive year ZOE and Kangoo Z.E. remain the flagship models in the group’s

VW e-Golf (Image: Volkswagen.co.uk)

All about that bass: carmakers seek electric car sounds for post-petrol era

GENEVA (Reuters) – Carmakers are dreaming up futuristic electric car engine sounds to ensure that pedestrians can hear vehicles that lack audible cues like high-revving, howling combustion engines, senior executives at the Geneva car show said. As BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Mini and VW prepare to launch battery-driven vehicles, carmakers are searching for a new way