This year, the Formula E championships will see battery-powered cars tear their way around some of the world’s biggest cities. With the series well under way, Focus decided to see what the current crop of electric cars can do for day-to-day motorists. Next up: the Volkswagen e-up! Source: InsideEVs
Manufacturer promises to buy back Tesla Model S electric car for 50 per cent of original value Tesla has revealed the new finance packages available to private buyers of the Model S. The company claims that the deals have been created from the ground up rather than as copies of plans offered by other manufacturers.
Industry figures show sales growth outpacing diesel and petrol equivalents, although volumes remain small Electric cars, hybrids and other alternatively-fuelled vehicles (AFVs) are increasingly grabbing market share from traditional petrol and diesel models, new industry figures reveal. The latest statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show 9,955 AFVs were registered in
Mercedes: The 2014 B-Class Electric drive is the most efficient, fun to drive zero-emission vehicle on the road. It’s easy to maneuver, eager to merge, suitable for most any commute, and simple to plug in and charge. Get the most out of your B-Class Electric Drive with the driving tips shared in this video.
Can the new VW e-Golf put battery-powered cars on the road to mainstream success? We find out as it meets the brilliant BMW i3 Electric cars have yet to spark a wholesale switch away from the combustion engine, but sales are rising and the launch of an electric version of Europe’s biggest-selling car is another
Carol Vorderman has become the latest ambassador to test the Vauxhall Ampera extended-range electric car in support of the Go Ultra Low campaign. Go Ultra Low, a partnership between the UK automotive industry and Government, is designed to encourage more drivers to consider ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs). Vorderman was keen to get involved with
The BMW i8 is the most significant and forward thinking car on the road today. This is BMW’s vision of the future, and, for once, the future is no longer doom and gloom. The future is a positive, thrilling place. A place that we want to be. Don’t be scared, gearheads, we’re going to be
BMW’s “green fleet” was represented at the 2014 Paris Motor Show not only by the BMW i3 and i8, but also by the BMW X5 eDrive Hybrid. With just a few months before its market debut, the plug-in hybrid X5 continues its auto show circuit and lands in Paris. The X5 xDrive40e is the first
Over a quarter of the UK’s plug-in cars sold in last 3 months. Sales of electric cars and other plug-in vehicles continue to rapidly increase, with a record number of people taking advantage of government grants. The Plug-in Car Grant reduces the price of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) by up to £5,000 for cars