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Tag: electric car

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

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Jaguar I-Pace sketch | The Car Expert

Jaguar I-Pace – secrets of the Pixel Pansies

The Jaguar I-Pace is not only the brand's first all-electric production car but also a car that takes a completely new design direction.
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Misleading electric vehicle range claims exposed

A new test of ‘real-world’ ranges of electric cars has shown that many don’t deliver on their claims – with some overstating their range by up to 100 miles.
Electric cars The Car Expert

MPs urge faster ban of petrol and diesel cars

A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans should be brought forward eight years to drive the take-up of electric vehicles, MPs have said.
electric vehicle charge point | The Car Expert

“Three million charge points needed” to support electric vehicle use

Three million new charge points will be needed to support widespread use of electric vehicles in the UK by 2040, according to a new report.
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Anger as Government slashes plug-in car grants

Government moves that from 9th November will abolish grants for plug-in hybrid cars have been slammed across the UK automotive industry.

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Chevrolet Corvette changes to middle lane

The all-new Chevrolet Corvette has been revealed after years of rumours and teasers – and the new model is very different to what has gone before.
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