As Jaguar continue to big-up their new i-Pace electric SUV we have video of the new I-Pace taking silently to Monaco’s F1 circuit in the dead of night. The new Jaguar I-Pace is on a bit of a roll since its debut in production guise at the Geneva Motor Show this month. Universal praise for […]
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 2018 Renault ZOE EV, complete with a more powerful electric motor, will cost from £18,240. But only if you lease the battery and after the taxpayer has chipped in a chunky £4,500. Last month saw the reveal of the 2018 Renault ZOE (complete with a bit more power and an optional purple paint job), […]
Volkswagen are off to tackle the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in June in the I.D. R Pikes Peak, an electric halo car for the new I.D. range of electric cars. Volkswagen’s latest pitch as it reinvents itself is this, the VW I.D. R Pikes Peak, a four-wheel drive electric car with the looks of a Le Mans […]
The Jaguar i-Pace electric SUV is now revealed as a production model, so we take a look at exactly what in-car technology the i-Pace offers in a new video from Jaguar. The Jaguar i-Pace has now been revealed in production guise, and it looks like Jaguar has delivered a properly appealing electric SUV with a […]
The Nissan IMx Kuro Concept arrived at the Geneva Motor Show as an update on last year’s IMx concept, and a Nissan boss now makes it clear the IMx is a very clear look at the forthcoming Nissan LEAF SUV. The Nissan IMx Concept arrived at the Tokyo Motor Show last year as a high-riding […]
The Audi e-tron quattro – Audi’s upcoming electric SUV – will costs from £71,000 Audi has revealed at its annual press conference. Debuts in production guise this summer. Audi has been on a real PR offensive over the last few weeks with their new e-tron quattro SUV – Audi’s first electric car – garnering a […]
The Audi e-tron GT has been previewed at Audi’s annual press conference as a new electric saloon car planned for 2020 and aimed directly at the Tesla Model S. Audi has been busy promoting its first proper electric car – the Audi e-tron quattro SUV – at Geneva this week, doing all it can to throw […]
The Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle starts life as a Police car with the Metropolitan Police in London, with a fleet of 11 Mirai’s bringing zero emission patrol cars to the capital. It’s more than two years since the first Toyota Mirai cars in the UK were handed over to their owners, and as […]
The Honda Urban EV – revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017 – is heading in to production and will go on sale in the UK and Europe in 2019. The Honda Urban EV Concept turned up at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year as a retro-inspired electric City car. Which doesn’t sound like […]
The arrival of the Hyundai Kona Electric at the Geneva Motor show marks the first compact electric SUV to the market, and Hyundai are using it as an opportunity to taunt Elon Musk and Tesla. It’s only two weeks since the Hyundai Kona Electric compact SUV was revealed to the world, but it’s set to be […]