I’m not really sure that we can currently claim to be the Electric Car Capital of Europe, but if London Mayor Boris Johnson has anything to do with it, we will be. Boris, who had a test drive recently in the Tesla Roadster, is planning a £60 million re-charging infrastructure in London Speaking at the […]
Not actually our words, we admit. But they are the words of Jeremy Clarkson, who has just done a review of the Honda Insight in his Times Online column. Do we agree? No. But only because Jeremy has done what Jeremy always does – exaggerate hugely for effect. But his points are valid, and concur […]
Chinese car maker BYD unveiled their Electric saloon car – the E6 – at the recent Shanghai Motor Show, and to be honest we didn’t take that much notice. Just another Chinese car maker launch and nothing that would massively interest our readers. But we were wrong. The biggest problem with electric cars (or one […]
> With what is claimed to be the first proper all-electric four seater car for the UK, The Electric Car Company has announced the immediate launch of the all electric Citroen C1 ev’ie today. Based (obviously) on Citroen’s baby C1, the C1 ev’ie aims to be as car-like as possible, but offering all the economies […]
We still don’t know for certain that the Government will launch a scrappage scheme in the budget (or Cash for Clunkers if you’re on the other side of the pond) but in a slightly bizarre twist the Government has announced that it will subsidise the purchase of Electric Cars or Plug-in Hybrids to the tune […]
It has been revealed that as a condition of loans to Jaguar Land Rover by EIB, that the new Jaguar XJ will feature a full Hybrid version with more eco models from JLR.
Tesla has revealed its Model S in California, a 7 seat electric saloon car due on sale in 2011.
Back in January, we speculated on the return of the Topolino and Isetta marques in a joint venture by BMW and Fiat to launch a range of super-eco city cars to rival those that manufacturers like VW and Mercedes are developing. And according to Auto Express those plans are getting close to being realised. This […]
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Christian Von Koenigsegg is as mad as a hatter. But good mad, not bad mad. He has outrageous ideas, but has the nous to see them through. And the Koenigsegg Quant is some idea. But actually, this isn’t all Christian’s idea. The project stems from a […]
GM are desperate to grab the headlines with the Ampera in Europe, and they’ve done a full reveal – pictures, video, the works, this afternoon, instead of waiting until tomorrow as was expected. Due to go on sale when is anybody’s guess. The Ampera offers a 50km range from electric charge only, and up to […]