A new Tesla Roadster has been revealed by Elon Musk, with a 200kWh battery pack promising 0-60mph in just 1.9 seconds and a £150,000 price tag. Last night was supposed to be about Tesla’s new electric lorry (or ‘Semi’, as the Americans call it), but that was completely overshadowed by this – the new Tesla […]
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.
A Toyota Mirai hydrogen powered electric car, run by private hire firm Green Tomato in London, has clocked up 50,000 working miles in two years. All the talk about the future of cars revolves around a shift to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as more advanced solid state batteries look to be on the horizon. That […]
Fisker has joined the promise of long range, high density, quick charge solid state batteries for electric cars with patents filed for their new technology. Although many have their doubts, we do seem to be moving towards the next step in battery technology, with solid state batteries not too far on the horizon. Toyota has plans […]
The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept has been revealed as a look at the future of Lamborghini, in partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When Lamborghini revealed a tease photo last week for a new concept, we thought the most likely outcome would be a look at Lamborghini’s production intent for a hybrid Huracan. But it’s not. […]
Eon is the latest firm to announce ultra fast electric car charging points, planning to install 10,000 new points across Europe and the UK by 2020. Last week we reported the plans by the Ionity consortium of BMW, VW, Mercedes and Ford to roll out a network of ultra fast electric car charging points across the […]
Lamborghini are teasing a ‘Super Sport Car’ Concept ahead of a reveal on Monday 6 November at MIT’s EmTech. A preview of a hybrid Huracan, perhaps? Lamborghini love a limited edition, stupidly expensive car, but the Lamborghini ‘Super Sports Car’ teased ahead of a reveal on Monday 6 November looks to be a concept signposting Lamborghini’s […]
BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford and the Volkswagen Group (including Audi and Porsche) are building Ionity, a Europe-wide electric car fast-charging network. We all know electric cars are reaching a tipping point where they finally become a viable alternative to ICE cars, and the announcement of the Ionity Europe-wide electric car fast charging network brings that […]
Toyota may be partnering with Mazda and Denso on a new architecture for electric cars, but it won’t be sharing its new Solid State battery technology for EVs. Toyota is busy working with Mazda and Denso on a new architecture for its electric cars, but despite that co-operation it has no intention of sharing its […]
Toyota plan to drop diesel engine options from all it new models, and predict that a hydrogen fuel cell car will be as cheap as a hybrid by the early 2020s. You might be forgiven for thinking that Toyota has never really had time for diesel engine technology, and in many ways you’d be right. […]
The Honda Sports EV has been revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show, and it’s a two-seat sporty take on the Urban EV Concept Honda revealed at Frankfurt. There is a school of thought in the industry that mainstream cars will become nothing more than mobile white goods once the revolution is won and all cars […]