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An electric car is a vehicle propelled by one or more electric motors, using electrical energy stored in rechargeable batteries.

2020 Renault Zoe review wallpaper | The Car Expert

Renault Zoe test drive

The second-generation Renault Zoe is a smart-looking EV with a delightfully punchy motor that makes it more fun to drive than any petrol or diesel rival.
Volvo XC40 Recharge unveiled | The Car Expert

All-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge revealed

Volvo’s first vehicle in its all-electric offensive has been revealed in the form of the Volvo XC40 Recharge compact SUV.
Lunaz electric Jaguar XK120 FHC | The Car Expert

British start-up to provide electric powertrains for classic cars

A new electric vehicle firm has set up shop in Silverstone, where it will build all-electric conversions of some of history’s most iconic classic cars.
Volvo XC40 electric powertrain ghost view | The Car Expert

Volvo to reveal all-electric XC40 next month

Volvo has confirmed that it is just weeks away from revealing its first all-electric vehicle, which will join the range of its XC40 compact SUV.
MG ZS EV electric vehicle - front | The Car Expert

MG extends discounts on MG ZS EV

MG is introducing another incentive for customers interested in buying its new ZS electric vehicle, with up to £3,500 on top of the government grant.
Lotus Evija The Car Expert

New Lotus Evija is £1.7m electric hypercar

Lotus has unveiled a long-awaited all-new model in the form of an electric hypercar, the Lotus Evija.
Zero emissions badge | The Car Expert

Electric cars to be exempt from company car tax

Businesses looking to add electric vehicles to their fleets are set for a boost next year — with electric cars set to be exempt from company car tax in 2020.
Mini Electric | The Car Expert

New Mini Electric launched at Oxford factory

The Mini Electric, the company's first fully-electric model, has been unveiled at the car-maker’s Oxford factory.
Bentley electric The Car Expert

Bentley electric ambitions ‘thwarted by technology delays’

Bentley wants to build the electric car its customers are demanding, but says the battery technology required to do it properly is yet to appear.
What is the plug-in car grant? The Car Expert explains

Explained: What is the government plug-in car grant?

To encourage motorists into zero-emission vehicles, the government offers a plug-in car grant to make EVs more affordable. The Car Expert explains how it works.
SEAT el-Born The Car Expert

SEAT el-Born – styling an electric future

The SEAT el-Born, built on the Volkswagen Group's new MEB platform specifically designed for electrification, points to the future of the brand.
Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point

More EV charge points than filling stations in UK

There are now more electric vehicle charging locations in the UK than the number of fuel stations, according to new data.Numbers from Zap-Map, an online aid to locating...
1905 Honda e the Car Expert

Honda e to offer standard-fit cameras in place of door mirrors

The Honda e electric car will be the first production model to fit door cameras in place of wing mirrors as standard.
Mercedes-Benz EQC UK pricing announced | The Car Expert

Mercedes-Benz EQC pricing announced

The all-new Mercedes-Benz EQC, which is the company's first-ever dedicated all-electric vehicle, has gone on sale in the UK.The SUV starts at £65,640 in Sport trim, topping out...
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Hyundai Ioniq upgrades extend electric range

Hyundai has updated its Ioniq family car, the changes including upgraded equipment levels and an extended range on the electric version.
Electric car charging point | The Car Expert

Electric car market flat due to long waiting times

Britain’s electric car revolution is being hampered by a "bottleneck" in global battery production, as demand far outstrips supply of zero-emission vehicles.
2019 Audi e-tron test drive wallpaper | The Car Expert

Audi e-tron test drive

Audi’s hotly-anticipated entry into the EV market is here, and the Audi e-tron brings with it a seamless blend of quality and electric power.
SEAT electric concept car | The Car Expert

SEAT promises six electric cars by 2021

SEAT has become the latest brand to ramp up its electrification strategy, announcing that it will launch a total of six pure-electric or plug-in hybrid cars by 2021.The...

What’s an electric car like to drive?

More people than ever are considering a switch from fossil fuels to electricity for their next car. But what is an electric car actually like to drive and live with?
Hyundai Kona Electric review test drive | The Car Expert

Hyundai Kona Electric test drive

As an affordable electric car, the Kona Electric is highly commendable. Fantastic performance and an easy-to-drive nature make it a compelling option.
Nissan Leaf The Car Expert

Nissan Leaf given power hike and longer range

Nissan has started taking orders for two new versions of the Leaf electric car, one of which offers higher power and a longer range between charges.
Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point

UK’s largest EV charge point provider criticised

Ecotricity, the UK's largest supplier of electric car charging points, is under fire for providing a poor service and holding back growth of EVs in the UK.
Skoda electric concept

Skoda confirms nine electrified models by 2020

Skoda is the latest manufacturer to announce its ambitious aims for the electrification of its models, with nine expected to go on sale in the next year.
Hyundai Kona Electric plug

Hyundai and Kia lower range claims for new electric cars

Hyundai and Kia have been forced to reduce their claimed range for their latest new electric models after what was described as "a testing error".
Tesco electric vehicle charging point

Thousands of electric car chargers to be installed at Tesco stores

The largest retail network of electric car chargers is to be rolled out across Tesco stores nationwide.

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Dacia Logan MCV

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The Dacia Logan has received generally positive media reviews, with praise for its value for money and load space but criticism for a lack of refinement.
2020 Renault Zoe review wallpaper | The Car Expert

Renault Zoe test drive