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Adjust Your Aston Martin Fantasies to Involve Coiling Charging Cables and Range Anxiety

Aston Martin is launching a full electric car, in the same vague sort of way that Aston makes any cars at all. It's only making 155 of the all-electric version of the Rapide E, and they've probably all been bagsied already by popstars and digital entrepreneurs. And even then it's some old body shape with new electric parts stuffed in and a 10-inch screen for a dash. Read More >>

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350kW-Ready EV Charge Point Opens Today for the Zero Compatible Cars

People who own electric cars in the future – and have come back in time for a holiday to see if the year 2019 was as shit as the textbooks say – have somewhere new to charge up today, with the first of the next-generation of 350kW really-quite-very-ultra-super-fast chargers now online for use in the UK. Read More >>

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Insurer Offers Flat Battery Cover for EVs

The motor insurance company by the typo nightmare name of LV= has launched a range of policies specifically designed for drivers of full electric cars, which offer the benefits of a national recovery service to the nearest public charger should drivers pull a Clarkson and fail to find a working charging station before their batteries die. Read More >>

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Electric-Only Forecourts Selling Premium Solar Power Planned

Sustainable energy supplier Gridserve thinks that what electric car owners really need is a garage all to themselves where no one's hands smell a bit of diesel, hence the imminent coming of the Electric Forecourt® – a garage with no petrol. And comfy chairs exclusively for EV owners. Read More >>

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Peugeot Fully Electrifies the Next Generation 208

Peugeot has revealed a lovely new jazz-up of its boring old lady shop mobile 208 series, with the new model range topped by a full EV option that's the most powerful of the lot. Read More >>

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Citroen Reveals a Tiny EV for Commuting From Your Doorstep to Your Real Car

Citroen's reworking of its ancient Ami can't really be described as a car, even though it does lots of car things like having wheels in each corner and a roof and the ability to move under its own power. The Ami One concept is limited to just 28mph, so its quirky shell need not be tested under usual car safety rules, as it would surely crumple like the foil tray of a mince pie. Read More >>

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Confusing Financial Benefits Put People off Buying an Electric Car, Says YouGov

Electric car adoption has come a long way, but all those experts with their facts and knowledge still say that the UK is falling behind. In the past this has been blamed on the lacklustre state of our EV charging infrastructure compared to other places, but a new YouGov poll pins some of the blame on the fact regular people are just confused about the financial benefits of electric cars and their still-petrol-dependant hybrid cousins. Read More >>

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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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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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Would a Green Number Plate Get You Excited About a Renault Zoe?

The government has come up with a plan to get the sales figures of electric cars to match up with the hype of the supposed future of driving, with the idea of introducing special green number plates for EVs being floated. Read More >>