BMW’s DriveNow car sharing scheme in London now offers the chance to use the i3 EV to its members, with 30 i3s joining DriveNow in London from today. BMW’s DriveNow car sharing service arrived in London in December with a fleet of MINIs and BMW 1-Series offering Londoners – and visitors to London – commitment-free […]
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.
Tesla has revealed a new entry-level model for its Model S range, with the new 70D replacing the 60D in the range and offering 4WD and 275 mile range. Tesla dropped its original entry-level model S before anyone could really buy it, since when the entry-point for Model S ownership has been the 60kWh version. But […]
Nissan has revealed that the LEAF EV has a 99.99% battery success rate in Europe, with just three cars from the 35,000 sold in Europe failing. We have to admit that we’ve always been concerned about the long-term viability of the batteries in electric cars; after all, we’ve all got laptops with batteries that struggle […]
Jaguar are planning an electric car in a bid to avoid emissions fines from the EU, and will build it at Magna Steyr in Austria. But which Jaguar will be electrified? [View all Jaguar XE photos] Even if the well to wheel emissions of electric cars are debatable, car makers are rushing to deliver EVs to […]
Electric car boffins nanoFlowcell are debuting the electric Quant F gullwing super saloon at the Geneva Motor Show, promising a range of 500 miles and 1075bhp. The Quant project to build electric supercars has been around for six years (complete with Christian von Koenigsegg’s input in the early days), but it’s moved on a bit […]
The Porsche Pajun – a smaller take on the Panamera and aimed at cars like the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class, will arrive in 2018 as an electric Porsche. There seem to have been plans to build a Porsche Pajun (‘Panamera Junior’) ever since Porsche first dipped its toe in the saloon car market […]