Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Image: T. Larkum)

PHEVs’ exclusion from the Plug-In Car Grant was inevitable

The government’s announcement that Category 2 and 3 hybrid cars will no longer be eligible for its Plug-In Car Grant seems totally incongruous in terms of environmental and societal policies, CO2 targets and other influences. Private motorists, company car drivers and fleet managers have been buffeted around by continuously changing messages and strategies for too

Electric vehicles are going to render the fight over fuel economy standards moot

The auto industry is headed for revolution, Trump notwithstanding. Though it may seem like several dozen scandals ago, the Trump administration is just now finalizing plans to freeze national fuel-economy standards in place, rather than steadily increasing them as Obama planned. This is a terrible idea, for reasons I have detailed at length — it

How to approach driving in the face of climate change

Can you be an environmentalist and still drive a car? The question came to mind last week, when the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report that gave us 12 years to stave off cataclysmic climate change. If the world’s governments, businesses and people don’t act and act dramatically, global warming could

Jaguar I-PACE at Fully Charged Live show (Image: T. Larkum)

Jaguar considers transformation to EV-only brand

JLR top brass are considering making all Jaguars electric-powered within the next decade Jaguar Land Rover bosses are considering a plan to turn Jaguar into an EV-only brand within the next decade, Autocar has learned. It is understood that company product planners have produced an outline strategy under which Jaguar’s conventional vehicle range would be