An optimistic US owner of a 2008 Tesla Roadster Prototype is hoping to convince car enthusiasts his car is worth a massive $1 million (£820k). We’re all aware of just how much car enthusiasts are prepared to pay for certain cars, especially cars with a pedigree and cars with a history. Take the Ferrari 250 […]
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 entry-level Tesla Model X SUV – the Model X 60D – has been dropped after just three months, making the cheapest Model X the £76.5k 75D. It’s always nice when a premium car maker launches a new car to have a headline grabbing entry-level model. For Tesla, with the launch of the electric Model […]
Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd has signed an agreement with Formula E to take an option to enter the FIA Formula E Championship in Season 5 (2018). Mercedes-Benz has spent the last few years completely dominating F1, not just with the Mercedes team, but with a Mercedes engine powering teams like McLaren (until 2014), Williams, Force India […]
BMW has revealed it is to build electric versions of the X3 and MINI as it changes focus from the ‘i’ sub-brand to electrified mainstream models. We always used to moan about hybrid cars getting quirky styling which shouted ‘Green Eco Warrior’ from the rooftops, when all, we thought, car owners wanted was a ‘proper’ car […]
The Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ electric SUV Coupe Concept has been revealed at the Paris Motor Show, underpinned by a new scalable platform. This, boys and girls, is the future according to Mercedes: the Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Concept, the first look at Mercedes’ vision of an electric car future. The ‘EQ’ bit is supposed to signify ‘Electric Intelligence’, […]
The Volkswagen ID Concept has been revealed ahead of its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, previewing a future electric VW in 2020. After the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal pushed VW to the edge, the Peoples Car Company is bust reinventing themselves as fluffy, green, caring and…electric. That’s why we’re getting cars like the Audi […]
The 2017 electric Renault Zoe is getting a bit of a makeover, to be revealed at the Paris Motor Show, including a range of almost 250 miles. As we noted yesterday, when Mercedes teased an electric EQ concept for Paris, every car maker is now trying to get in on the electric car market. But […]
A new video from Mercedes teases a Mercedes Electric Car Concept – part of the Mercedes ‘EQ’ plan – for a debut at the Paris Motor Show. Suddenly, and despite no disruptive technology breakthroughs, electric cars are rapidly becoming flavour of the moment, with every car maker fighting to get on the bandwagon. As far […]
A complete range of electric Smart cars has been revealed, with the new Electric Drive ForTwo, ForTwo Cabrio and ForFour heading for a debut at the Paris Motor Show. If you think of the Smart range as cars best suited to the City, whether it’s the tiny ForTwo and ForTwo Cabrio or the surprisingly commodious […]
German media are reporting that Lamborghini are developing a new electric supercar – the Lamborghini Vitola – based on the EV powertrain of the Porsche Mission E. There’s never a huge amount going on in the car world at the end of the summer, and before the European car show, so the idea that there’s […]