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

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.
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.
Tesla Model S - November 2018

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.
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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.
Kia e-Niro The Car Expert

Electric Kia Niro claims plus-280 mile range

On sale before the end of 2018 will be the Kia e-Niro, a fully electric version of the crossover unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.

Audi e-tron first of electric family

Audi has revealed its first fully electric production car at an event in San Francisco – and the Audi e-tron SUV will be the first of a family of EVs.
Volkswagen ID The Car Expert

Volkswagen plans for 10 million EVs

Volkswagen Group has unveiled the 'modular electric drive matrix' that will create the platforms for an eventual 10 million electric vehicles.
Aston Martin Rapide E The Car Expert

Aston Martin reveals tech of electric sports car

Technical details have been released of the Aston Martin Rapide E - the UK brand's first all-electric production car set to launch in 2019.
Mercedes-Benz EQC The Car Expert

Electric Mercedes-Benz EQC to take on Tesla

The Mercedes-Benz EQC has been revealed, the first of 10 electric cars from the German brand. It is set to go on UK sale in late 2019 at around £68,000.
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Government reveals ‘Road to Zero’ strategy

Half of all new cars sold in the UK by 2030 will be ultra-low emission models, if the Government has its way. The 'Road to Zero' strategy has been unveiled.
Volvo V60 The Car Expert

Volvo S60 first to dump diesel engines

The next Volvo V60 saloon will be the first model from the Swedish brand not to offer a diesel engine amongst its powertrains.
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Tougher electric car standards should be applauded

Reports that the government is planning to toughen up its 2040 electrified vehicle goals have been met with predictable howls of opposition.
The new Jaguar i-Pace is available to order now

Jaguar I-Pace on sale

Jaguar’s all-electric I-Pace has gone on sale in the UK in S, SE and HSE derivatives alongside a First Edition. With a 90kWh lithium-ion battery, the I-Pace claims a range of up to 298 miles...
Jaguar I-Pace The Car Expert

Jaguar I-Pace first of an electric range

Full details of the Jaguar I-Pace have been unveiled, claimed to be the first all-electric SUV from a premium European brand.
Hyundai Kona Electric SUV

Hyundai unveils first all-electric SUV

Hyundai is claiming an industry first with the unveiling of the new Kona Electric – the first all-electric SUV to the market.
Renault ZOE The Car Expert

Renault ZOE powers up its electric motor

The Renault ZOE, Europe's best-selling electric car, is gaining a power boost thanks to a new motor extending the powertrain options to five.
Nissan Leaf 2018 The Car Expert

New Nissan Leaf targets switch to electric

Prices have been announced for the new Nissan Leaf, as speculation grows that the Government will launch a scrappage scheme to switch drivers out of diesel and into hybrid and electric vehicles. While many car manufacturers...
Nissan iMx The Car Expert

Tokyo show suggests more Nissan LEAF models

A pair of concepts unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show suggest that the Nissan LEAF electric car is set to grow into a family.

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Honda Urban EV The Car Expert

Production Honda Urban EV to debut at Geneva

Honda will unveil its Urban EV small electric car in production-ready form at the Geneva Motor Show in March, ahead of sales starting within a year.