The new Nissan LEAF EV – due to debut on 6 September – will come with e-Pedal for one foot driving in addition to other advanced technology. The new Nissan LEAF is stacking up to be a bit of a tour de force from Nissan as they build on the LEAF’s success as the most […]
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 Volkswagen I.D electric car – a VW EV about the size of a Golf – will cost £6,000 less than the Tesla Model 3 when it arrives in 2020 says VW boss. Tesla’s success in making electric car appealing is to be applauded and, despite many unanswered questions about its value and its ability […]
CPI HPI – used car price gurus – have declared that the BMW i3 is the best buy used electric car, followed by the Nissan LEAF, in the UK. Electric car sales haven’t been exactly stellar in the UK, but when you lump in all forms of electrification – so called AFVs (alternatively fuelled vehicles) […]
The first Tesla Model EV – Tesla’s new compact electric saloon – has rolled off Tesla’s production line ahead of cars arriving with owners at the end of July. Last week Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, announced that the first production Model 3 would roll off the production line at the end of thew eek. And […]
With the Porsche Mission E Electric car planned to arrive in 2019, Porsche are now planning an electric Macan and half their sales as EVs by 2023. Every car maker on the planet is trying to introduce electrification in their cars as quickly, and cost-effectively, as they can as the only really sensible way to […]
Volvo has announced that from 2019 all its cars will have some sort of electrification – hybrid, plug-in hybrid or EV – and the end of pure ICE cars. It’s been clear for some time that the immediate future for cars is to have electric assistance in some form, as emissions regulations get more expensive […]
The BMW i8 Roadster is set to finally debut as a production model at the Frankfurt Motor show, so BMW are busy teasing the open top i8’s arrival. It was way back in 2012 that we first saw the BMW i8 Roadster, admittedly as a concept, as BMW started to deliver on their promise of […]
The Tesla Model 3 – Tesla’s new compact premium model, revealed in March 2016 – will start to roll off Tesla’s production line this Friday, 7 July 2017. For Tesla to fulfil its promise – and huge market capitalisation – it was always going to have to do something more than deliver a high-end electric […]
A fully electric version of the BMW 3 Series is set to make a debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, according to the German Press, as BMW take aim at Tesla. There was a point in time, as the BMW i3 was launched back in 2013, when it looked like BMW were committed to a […]
The electric Aston Martin RapidE four-door coupe saloon is officially going to arrive as a production model on 2019, with four-wheel drive and 800bhp plus. The electric Aston Martin RapidE has been on the way for quite a while, and we’d begun to think it was more about making ‘Green’ noise than any real intent. […]