The electric version of the new Hyundai Koan – Hyundai’s new little SUV – will make its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and go on sale shortly after. The new Hyundai Kona was revealed back in June as Hyundai pile in to the battle for the wallets of those wanting a proper little […]
Electric cars are nothing new, but as car makers desperately seek to hit ridiculous CO2 average emission targets set by governments around the world, the EV has been revived as a panacea for tailpipe emissions.
Unfortunately, electric cars haven't improved massively in the last 100 years, so they are still very heavy - thanks to the enormous battery packs needed even to provide a modest range - and extremely expensive. Those two facts alone mean that unless there is a quantum leap forward in battery technology EVs will never be a replacement for the internal combustion engine (ICE).
But there are evangelists for the electric car - and we do understand their point of view - but we firmly believe the only really practical use for the EV is as a commuter car in congested cities, as a local delivery vehicle or to produce awesome amounts of instant torque for a powerful toy.
However, electric cars are big news and we strive to cover all the EVs in the news, from the best-selling Nissan LEAF on down, and with more and more electric cars for sale the amount of electric car news does seem to grow all the time.
Below (and on subsequent pages) you will find all the articles on Cars UK about electric cars from makers including Nissan, Tesla, BMW and just about any EV you can think of.
Austria’s Kreisel Electric has built an electric Hummer H1 SUV, which has been revealed by Hummer loving Arnold Schwarzenegger at their new Plant. Arnold Schwarzenegger is known for his love of the monster Hummer H1, and he’s Austrian. So who better to reveal an electric Hummer H1 in Austria? Kreisel Electric has opened a new Research and […]
The Honda Urban EV Concept – a new compact electric city car concept revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show – is the perfect electric urban runaround. And it’s going in to production. Car makers are piling in to electric cars like Lemmings over a cliff, with cars which are either electric versions of mainstream cars or […]
The Porsche Mission E – Porsche’s first electric car – will be priced from the same as an entry-level Panamera when it goes in to production at the end of 2019. The Porsche Mission E arrived two years ago to demonstrate that Porsche was planning a car to bridge the gap between the 911 and […]
The new Jaguar i-Pace electric SUV is going racing, as a one-make series supporting the Formula E circus from late 2018 with i-Pace models from SVO. Formula E – the electric take of Formula 1 Grand Prix racing – is starting to gain traction, with even Premium makers like Jaguar taking part, and Mercedes joining […]
The BMW i Vision Dynamics has been revealed in Frankfurt previewing the BMW i5, a Gran Coupe electric car with around 400 miles of range. A few days ago we learnt the new BMW i5 was heading for Frankfurt, or at least a concept previewing the i5 was. Now, BMW has revealed the i Vision […]
The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA has been revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show as Mercedes rolls-out our firts look at their compact electric hatchback. Unsurprisingly, there’s going to be plenty of ‘Electric’ action at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and Mercedes has decided to preview a future production electric compact hatchback with this – the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA. […]
Daimler, parent of Mercedes-Benz, has announced that they will offer an electric – BEV or Hybrid – version of every car in their range by 2022. Volvo’s announcement a while ago that it would offer an electric version of every car they build certainly got the mainstream press buzzing, with declarations that this is the […]
The Jaguar i-Pace isn’t heading for the Frankfurt Motor Show as a production-ready model. Is that because JLR have too many orders for it already? It’s getting on for a year since the Jaguar i-Pace was revealed as a concept take on Jaguar’s plans to deliver a convincing alternative to the Tesla Model X. There […]
What’s expected to be the BMW ik5 is heading for a reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show, joining BMW’s ‘i’ range which will grow to 12 BEVs by 2025. The BMW i5 has supposed to have been on its way ever since we first saw the i3 and i8, but BMW took a step back […]