The Volvo XC40 will be the first battery electric car from Volvo and will arrive in 2019 after the Polestar 2. It will be followed by an electric XC90. We know Volvo is busy ditching diesel engines and heading towards an electric future, one dominated by BEVs and PHEVs. What we also thought we knew, […]
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.
As Porsche prepares to deliver the Porsche Taycan EV, it takes a judicious 10 per cent stake in Croatian electric supercar maker Rimac. Porsche will deliver their first electric sports car next year with the newly named Porsche Taycan, and that will be followed by more electric Porsches including a Cross Turismo take on the […]
Nissan has won the Excellence in Climate Solutions Award for its commercially viable work, especially its Vehicle-to-Grid and second-life battery storage systems. When you think of the modern genesis of electric cars, it’s easy to think that it’s Tesla rocking the world with its EV offerings, and in the process driving premium car makers – like […]
The Jaguar I-Pace EV will be out in force this week at the Company Car in Action event at Millbrook as Jaguar targets fleet buyers for the I-Pace. The Jaguar I-Pace will be arriving at UK dealers next month so more cautious buyers can take a good look, and have a drive, before signing on the […]
The Porsche Taycan is the name Porsche has chosen for the production take on its Mission E electric car. The Porsche Mission E arrived almost three years ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015, signalling Porsche’s ‘Mission’ to embrace all things ‘E’. And now it has a production name – Porsche Taycan (which we […]
The Honda Urban EV Concept has been voted the Best Concept Car in the 2018 Car Design Awards at the Turin Motor Show. Goes on sale in early 2019. At the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, we got our first look at the Honda Urban EV Concept, and it ticked so many boxes we couldn’t […]
The new Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV has got a new star owner, with tennis ace Andy Murray getting his new I-Pace delivered by Jaguar’s Formula E driver Nelson Piquet jr. It seems Andy Murray promised he’d do his bit by getting in to an electric car during WWF’s World Earth Hour, and he’s fulfilled that […]
The new Nissan LEAF EV has already secured more than 37,000 orders in Europe since it launched, and propelled sales of the LEAF EV to over 100,000 in Europe in the process. The new Nissan LEAF is a big jump forward on the rather quirky first generation car, and now offers properly mainstream design and […]
The Hyundai Kona Electric order book has been closed in Norway after 20,000 expressions of interest in Hyundai’s new electric SUV are made. Just 2,500 Kona EVs will be available this year in Norway. We all know Norway is the biggest market for electric cars in Europe – especially per capita – so it’s no […]
Fiat are planning to pin their future on Eco City Cars, with a new electric Fiat 500e, and new Eco Panda and, it seems, just about nothing else. Back in 2011, when Fiat launched the electric Fiat 500 in the US to keep regulators happy, Sergio Marchionne expressed a desire that no one buys a […]