The new four-wheel-drive, 681 bhp Tesla Model S P85D has gone on sale from £81,000 – with first deliveries in July 2015 – but costs £109k fully specced. Earlier this month Tesla revealed the 4WD Model S – the Model S P85D – as a new range-topping Model S with an enormous 681bhp thanks to […]
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 Tesla Supercharger Network now extends to Scotland, with the first Supercharger EV station north of the border opening at Edinburgh Airport. The toughest part of convincing car buyers that electric cars are a viable alternative to ICE cars (apart from the cost) has been range anxiety and a lack of places to charge your […]
The Mercedes B-Class has been given a bit of a facelift for 2015, with cosmetic tweaks, efficiency gains and the arrival of the electric B-Class ED. It seems only five minutes since the second generation Mercedes B-Class arrived, but it’s getting a bit of a facelift – with the emphasis on the ‘bit’ – for […]
An electric Saab prototype – the Saab 9-3 EV – has been revealed by Saab owners National Electric Vehicles Sweden (NEVS) with a 140 PS electric motor. When National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) bought what was left after the debacle of bankruptcy, the plan was to create a range of electric cars using the Saab […]
Toyota’s recently revealed production hydrogen fuel cell car will be named the Toyota Mirai when it goes on sale in 2015, it’s reported. Toyota are planning to join what looks set to be a bit of a rush by car makers to introduce mainstream hydrogen fuel cell cars with a production version of the Toyota FCV […]