The Volvo XC90 – Volvo’s biggest SUV – could get a hydrogen fuel cell range-extender to ensure the battery on its hybrid models is always at full charge. It seems we’re about enter an era where battery electric vehicles actually become proper alternatives to ICE cars. But what of hydrogen fuel cell powered cars? Hydrogen […]
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.
The electric Kia Niro has debuted at the 2018 CES in Las Vegas, boasting new styling, new technology and a claimed range of 238 miles. It previews the production Niro EV. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is rapidly turning in to a de facto Motor Show, and Kia has chosen CES to […]
The Hyundai Nexo is Hyundai’s new hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle with more range and power, and has been revealed at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. We’ve already seen the new hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle from Hyundai, because Hyundai revealed a photo a few days ago. But now we know what […]
The new Nissan LEAF will offer an E-Plus version later in 2018, with a battery pack increased to 64kWh, 215bhp electric motor and 300-mile range. The new Nissan LEAF has only recently been revealed – and the new LEAF UK prices and specs only announced last week – but there’s more to come later in […]
An electric SUV Concept from Chinese startup Byton is debuting at the 2018 CES, and looks a convincing and promising offering heading for Europe and the US. Will the Byton Electric SUV Concept – debuting at CES 2018 – make it to production, or is it just another wish list EV from an unknown Chinese […]
A new Hyundai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCEV) has been revealed ahead of a debut at the 2018 CES in Las Vegas as Hyundai push on with Hydrogen-powered cars. All the headlines at the moment for AFVs revolves around battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and the promise of greater range and real world usability. But Hyundai […]
The Electric Kia Niro is teased in concept guise ahead of a debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and featuring future technology for Kia’s cars. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is a great opportunity for car makers to show their technology, and Kia are heading to Vegas next week […]
The Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept has been previewed with a single image ahead of the electric Infiniti’s debut at the Detroit Motor Show this month. Considering Nissan has been at the forefront of the electric car movement with its LEAF, it’s still something of a surprise that Infiniti – Nissan’s posh brand – hasn’t followed […]
The new BMW i3S has a new traction control system, and it’s so good that BMW are planning to roll it out across the BMW and MINI range. The big surprise when you drive an electric car for the first time – any electric car – is the instantaneous response you get when you prod […]
The new 2018 Nissan LEAF EV goes on sale in the UK with prices (after grant) from £21,990 for the LEAF Visia rising to £33,655 for a fully loaded Tekna. The 2018 Nissan LEAF arrived at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, was made available straight away as the 2.ZERO Limited Edition and went in to […]