The Jaguar i-Pace, Jaguar’s new electric Crossover – revealed a a concept earlier this year – spotted looking production ready on Monaco’s streets. Car makers have been caught on the hop by brash newcomer Tesla, which has managed to deliver a premium electric car (and SUV) which not only appeals to the market, but makes long-established car […]
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 Audi Q6 SUV – which could be the Audi e-tron quattro – is Audi’s 2018 electric answer to the Tesla Model X, and it’s already gone on sale in Norway. The Audi e-tron quattro concept bowed in at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015, previewing what is to become a production model aimed right at Tesla’s […]
Volvo has confirmed that its first battery electric car will be built in China for global export, and that it will be built on the new CMA Platform. An electric XC40? Last week we revealed that Volvo were planning to announce their first battery electric car at the Shanghai Motor Show, and that it will […]
The Audi e-tron Sportback has been revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show as a low-riding electric SUV with the same 496bhp as the e-tron quattro concept. When we got the first look at what we now know is the Audi e-tron Sportback Concept (pictured above) last week, we said it looked just like an Audi […]
Audi is teasing a new electric e-tron model ahead of its Shanghai Motor Show debut with design sketches showing a high-riding electric coupe. Despite any real advance in battery technology to make electric cars proper competition for ICE cars, car makers are diving headlong in to new EVs as diesel starts to lose its glow […]
It’s reported that the first electric Volvo – due by 2019 – will be built in China alongside the Lynk & Co 01 and Volvo’s new XC40. Volvo’s push this year is centered around the arrival of the new XC60 – which has already been revealed – and the all new compact Volvo XC40, which […]
Harrods, that world-renowned purveyor of all you could want if you have very deep pockets, takes delivery of an electric Nissan e-NV200 delivery van. Harrods was founded in 1834 by Charles Henry Harrod with a simple, if all encompassing, motto: Omnia Omnibus Ubique. For those who escaped a public school education – and any other […]
The first facelifted electric Volkswagen e-up! city car has been delivered to its first owner in the UK, boasts VW in a press release. At last year’s Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen revealed a facelift for the Up! city car, and by July the new Up! was on sale in the UK with prices from £8,995 […]
The Aston Martin RapidE – an 800bhp version of the Rapide four-door saloon – will replace the current Rapide, only to be replaced by a new Lagonda saloon. It was back in 2015 that the Aston Martin RapidE Concept was revealed, a Rapide with a big ‘E’ at the end to let you know this […]
The Tesla Model S 60 and 60D have again been dropped from the Model S range once more, leaving the Model S 75 as the entry-level Tesla. You do have to wonder if Tesla just get bored looking at their model range, so decide to shuffle it on a regular basis just for the hell […]