The BMW i8 has become something of an iconic car ever since the company showed it off as a concept back in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The car represents the German manufacturer’s first attempt at a pug-in hybrid supercar. The sustainably-focused sports car is part built in BMW’s wind-powered factory in Dusseldorf and
If Great Britain wants to keep its carbon emission reductions on course, it’s going to need to make some significant policy changes. That’s the word from a new report just released by London’s Imperial College. The researchers ran models of six likely scenarios for how Britain’s economy and carbon emissions could behave under current policy.
Kia’s new electric Soul has gone on sale in the UK, priced from £24,995 after a government grant of £5,000. That places it £3,445 above the price of the range-topping model of the existing combustion Soul range, with the Soul 1.6 CRDi Maxx priced at £21,550. Despite being one of the least aerodynamic electric cars
MITSUBISHI’S hugely successful Outlander plug-in hybrid SUV has picked up yet another trophy after the company was voted the best plug-in hybrid electric vehicle manufacturer at the recent Green Fleet Awards. The awards recognises the manufacturer of either a commercial or consumer plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that demonstrates the best performance and best suitability
“After experiencing first-hand the savings that my Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, I would urge any business and company car driver to seriously consider making the change – in my opinion, it is highly unlikely that they will regret it.” FOR quite some time, electric and plug in hybrid vehicles have been available to companies and individuals
Exceptionally refined with punchy overtaking abilities and impressive ride and handling. Premium driving experience at expense of ultimate usability What is it? This is the Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive, the manufacturer’s pure electric version of the newly facelifted B-class. Rather than follow the lead of the BMW i3 and build an electric car around an
Here’s the official music video for Jason Mraz’s new song ‘Long Drive (We can take the long way)’ featuring the BMW i3. Note, though, that it’s a little risqué (probably NSFW). Source: YouTube via Inside EVs
With the S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID, the first certified three-litre luxury saloon in the world, Mercedes-Benz Reporter Torie encounters a whole new driving experience: silent, fully electric and locally emission-free.
Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced further funding of £32 million for two new projects to research electric motors manufacturing technology for electric vehicles and develop cleaner internal combustion engines, during a visit to officially open the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) headquarters at the University of Warwick. The two new projects are led by Jaguar
Philippe Wahl, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of La Poste group, and Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Renault group, have signed into a partnership to pursue and strengthen their cooperation on the search for eco-mobility solutions. Since the launch of France’s low-carbon vehicle project in January 2009, La Poste group, which