Over time, you can loosely map the progress of affordable electric cars by the way they travel from Autocar’s Teddington offices to the test tracks we use. All of the ‘ordinary’ EVs we’ve tested have reached the circuit that we use for photography, about 30 miles away, under their own power – even if some
New schools, care homes and hospitals should be built far away from major roads because of the dangers of air pollution, a report by MPs says. The Environmental Audit Committee argues air pollution is a “public health crisis” causing nearly as many deaths as smoking. It also suggested a scrappage scheme for diesel cars to
A survey of over 600 drivers by Zenith Leasedrive Group has revealed that over 61 per cent are interested in ordering an electric or hybrid car through a salary sacrifice car scheme. Of these, 12 per cent would choose an electric car, 33 per cent a plug-in hybrid and 55 per cent a non-plug-in hybrid.
Volvo XC90 T8 hybrid runs 0-62 in 5.9 seconds, will get 59 MPGe Volvo has shown us the new XC90. It’s even shown us its new every-trick-in-the-book twin-charged hybrid powertrain. It just hasn’t shown the two together… that is, until now. Although the High Performance Drive-E Powertrain prototype it showcased a couple of months ago
Britain is third highest contributor to air pollution that costs Europe up to £149bn a year, says EU agency report Britain has 10 of Europe’s top 50 “super-polluting” power stations and factories, helping to cost it more in health and environmental impacts than any other countries, except for Germany and Poland. New air pollution figures
Nissan has been named Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) Manufacturer of the Year at the Energy Saving Trust’s Fleet Hero Awards. The brand picked up the honour for its ongoing leadership of the ULEV sector in the face of growing competition from other carmakers. The awards judges were impressed that the pioneering 100 percent electric
Germany utility firm to sell off most power generating units amid ‘dramatically altered global energy markets’ Germany’s biggest utility firm, E.ON, has announced plans to split in two and spin off most of its power generation, energy trading and upstream businesses, responding to a crisis that has crippled the European energy sector. E.ON said it
Volkwagen’s attempt to take on electric car rivals comes in the form of the e-Golf and Golf GTE Electric cars remain a hot topic, so the chance to drive VW’s battery-electric e-Golf and its plug-in petrol/electric hybrid, the Golf GTE hot hatch, was interesting on several fronts. There’s a crushing logic behind both of these
We take a spin in VW’s all-electric hatch. Is this, finally, an EV that makes sense for normal people? What is it? It’s the first-ever Golf to entirely do away with that old-school notion of an internal combustion engine. The e-Golf is instead propelled solely by an electric motor, fed by a battery pack, sending
Happy Christmas to all Fuel Included customers and potential customers – and to all electric car drivers everywhere!