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CES 2019: Nissan Has a Longer, Rangier Leaf for 2019

Nissan's already doing a remix of its 2018 Leaf pure electric vehicle, using CES to launch two LEAF 3.ZERO versions of the car. The big new thing is the limited edition e+ model, which has an increase in battery capacity, upgrading the 2018 Leaf's 40 kWh battery to a 62 kWh unit to give drivers 55 per cent more range. Even Jeremy Clarkson could get to Asda and back in that without a drama unfolding. Read More >>

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Pure EVs Still a Minuscule Fraction of UK Car Sales

Sales of battery-only electric cars are still rather failing to set the nation on fire. Despite the popularity of the new Nissan Leaf, the cheaper Renault Zoe, and the fact that no one ever stops talking about Tesla, pure EVs made up just 0.7 per cent of all car sales in the UK over the 12 months to the end of 2018. Read More >>

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Smart EV Chargers Could be Used to Tax Future Electric Car Owners

The next generation of smart electric car chargers come with the ability to throttle charging rates to alleviate potential bottlenecks in local areas, but there's one additional tool within the chargers that could herald a future in which EV drivers are taxed for their power. Read More >>

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Only the Purest of EVs Should be Allowed on Fast Public Chargers, Say Auto Experts

An EV network enthusiast has put out the idea that hybrid vehicles should be barred from using the public electric car charging network, as the halfway house cars often charge at vastly slower rates than their pure EV rivals and, oh yes, they have entire extra engines in them too so perhaps their need for a top-up isn't as great. Read More >>

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Aston Martin Will Convert its Classics to Electric – Then Convert Them Back Again if You Want

Aston Martin has joined a few other classic carmakers in offering to convert its ageing motors to electric power, but it's going a step further in also offering to convert them back again should the driver suffer from too extreme a case of range anxiety or decide it's best sold on in original engined condition. Read More >>

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Jeremy Clarkson Still Hates Electric Cars

Some absolute idiot at Hyundai thought it might be a good idea to lend Jeremy Clarkson a Kona Electric. That's the Kona ELECTRIC, the carmaker's brand new – uh-oh! – electric car. It's a pure EV too, none of this halfway house hybrid nonsense to bail Jeremy out when he engineers a low battery scenario for comic effect. Read More >>

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Lord Brexit Plans to Build His Electric Cars in Foreign Land

One of the country's loudest pro-Brexit business voices has rather oddly decided to base a massive new manufacturing hub thousands of miles away in Singapore, with Sir James Dyson choosing to expand his overseas facilities in order to build its forthcoming electric car. Read More >>

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MPs Want Petrodiesel Car Ban Brought Forward to 2032

Forward-imagining MPs working together as a BEIS committee on electric cars have called for the rest of the UK to join Scotland in banning new petrol and diesel car sales by 2032 instead of 2040, as sticking to the latter date risks making a mockery of the UK's supposed world-leading stance on EVs. Read More >>

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Nissan Told to be Clearer About Leaf Charging Times

Nissan has got into some retrospective trouble about the way it promoted its second generation Leaf EV, with complaints lodged with the advertising police about various charging claims upheld. Read More >>

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Young People Bang up for Electric Cars, Old People Not so Keen

A survey asking young people what kind of car they might buy were they to ever have any money has thrown up a massive divide in age-related opinion, with the under-35s much more likely to consider going non-petrol and full-EV than their parents and grandparents. Read More >>

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Electric Cars Rocket to Slightly Larger Tiny Fraction of UK Vehicle Total

People with electric cars don't have to worry about fighting other drivers for the charging cables and EV-only parking spaces just yet, as although sales are on the up the proportion of pure EVs on the roads in the UK remains rather infinitesimal. Read More >>

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Bentley SUV Goes Semi-Electric and Has a Philippe Starck Charger

Bentley wants in on the electric car scene of today, hence the creation of the Bentayga hybrid -- a plug-in version of its new SUV for the super posh. Read More >>

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London’s First Electric Black Cab Hits the Streets

The first customer to take delivery of one of London's new electric taxis has been made a star of, with black cab maker LEVC taking photos and quotes to mark the historic day that Chingford's David Harris got his keys. Read More >>

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Electric Cars Could Escape Bridge Tolls – Until They Become Popular

Loads of old people who make decisions within the UK city of Southampton's council department could make a monumental change to the nation's road rules next week, when they rule on whether or not to allow electric cars free passage over a toll bridge. Read More >>

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Rolls Royce Prepares Hybrid Electric Jet Engine for 2020

A three-pronged consortium made up of Rolls Royce, Airbus and Siemens is preparing to have a hybrid jet testing the electric flight concept by 2020, with an aircraft known as the E-Fan X hybrid-electric technology demonstrator hopefully ready to fly in a little more than two years. Read More >>