Nissan has revealed a LEAF EV with ‘glow in the dark’ treatment as they highlight how cheap a LEAF EV is to run with power from solar panels. We’re not entirely sure the idea of cars that glow at night is a good one, but it’s how Nissan are choosing to showcase the benefits of […]
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.
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 […]
Tesla has revealed the Roadster 3.0 package for the Tesla Roadster which upgrades the batteries, aerodynamics and rolling resistance of Tesla’s first car. Just before Christmas we revealed that Elon Musk was promising some significant upgrades for the Tesla Roadster – Tesla’s original foray in to electric cars – and here it is – the […]
Elon Musk is promising news of an exciting update for the Tesla Roadster before the end of 2014, news which is expected to be new batteries and bigger range. Tesla seems yo have forgotten about its first car – the Lotus-based Tesla Roadster – as it’s moved on to bigger and better things with the […]
Mercedes has revealed price and specification details for the new B-Class Electric Drive, available in two trim levels and costing from £31,950 before grant. With the BMW i3 mopping up EV sales, Mercedes are keen to get their electric competition – the much more traditional Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive – on to the market now it’s gone […]