Researchers See Drive Distance Pricing as Way of Filling Electric Cars’ Fuel Duty Hole

The Institute for Fiscal Studies may sound like it's the government but it isn't, so don't worry too much if you're thinking about making a cheap Hyundai electric car your next car. The IFS does, however, carry some clout, so its idea that future taxation of road use should cover "distance driven" is hitting the desks of people important enough to make it happen. They could pass this idea off as their own 2019 general election policy, and also 2020 and 2021's general election policy too. Hey, it's like James O'Malley never left. Read More >>

The Irresistible Honda e is Finally Here But it’s Up Against Stiff Competition

One of the highlights of this week’s enormous Frankfurt motorshow has been the arrival of the production ready Honda e. The compact and very cool urban cruiser will come in two model variants; the 100kW version, which starts from £26,160 and the £28,660 Honda e Advance that features a beefier 113kW battery and more tech features. Read More >>

Smart Cars Bin the Engines and Go Full Electric

The sort of people who own second small cars that fit in the boot of their main car for use in cities are going to have to face up to things being different from now on, as premiere very small car brand Smart is embracing an all-electric future and deleting all internal combustion options from the catalogues. Read More >>

Tesla’s Model 3 Fuels Huge UK EV Sales Growth

The arrival of Tesla's Model 3 in the UK has caused quite a stir in pure electric car world, with sales of battery-only vehicles rising by a staggering 377 per cent year-on-year for the month of August thanks to Elon's globally hyped new motor. Read More >>

Homemade Car/Motorbike Hybrid Caught on Motorway

Some sort of homemade motorised vehicle was caught trundling down a motorway by police in Bedfordshire, who clearly thought they'd have to turf the owner out and make him or her get a taxi home while the recovery team came out to tow the weird creation to a nearby dump. But no, this amazing and seemingly taped together vehicle was deemed roadworthy and allowed to continue, bread flapping in the wind and all. Read More >>

UK Electric Car Sales Rocket in Their Own Little Way

Car sales data for the month of July is predictably all over the place, with sales of diesel-engined models continuing to plummet and recording a 22 per cent year-on-year decline; but pure electric vehicles have exploded, sort of, and recorded a 158 per cent increase over 2018's new owner numbers. Read More >>

Electric Dream: The Red Hot Lotus Evija Hypercar That Costs a Cool £2 Million

Everything about the Lotus Evija is wild, from its outlandish styling through to its extortionate price tag. Only 130 will be built and each one will cost, er, £2,000,000 plus. That’s a lot of cash but, as you can see from the images, you get a lot of car too. Read More >>

This Time Next Year We’ll Be in a Crowd-Funded Three-Wheeler EV, Rodney

Electric car fans around the world are racing to back the latest quirky EV, say the makers of the Nobe 100, and that must be true as the crowd-funding campaign is currently sitting on a target of £64. Read More >>

Mini Electric Revealed Ahead of 2020 Launch

After years of concepts and design misdirection, BMW has finally revealed the final retail form of its pure electric Mini. And it's going to be called the Mini Electric with a corresponding yellow E hidden on the bodywork detailing, lest you forget and try to flood it with petrol in the Asda car park. Read More >>

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Wireless EV Charging Attempted in a Few South East Streets

Slices of government money are being handed out to further enthuse a subset of men about electric cars, with this latest funding round helping two new charging systems to launch trials of their technology in the suburbs. Read More >>

Nissan Demos an All-Electric Ice Cream Van

There's to be no more gassing kids as they queue for a £4 Feast in Nissan's dream of the near future, as it's using today -- a day that people whose job is to be on the internet all the time are calling Clean Air Day – to demonstrate a concept all-electric ice cream van. Read More >>

Home-Charging Electric Car Daisychainers Risk Electrocution/Fire Etc.

Electric car owners are taking risks. As well as basing their hopes, dreams and personalities on an emerging transport format, they can also be guilty of potentially dangerous practises when it comes to home charging their lovely, blue-accented new vehicles. Read More >>

Even the Boring Corsa’s Going Electric

The boring old Vauxhall Corsa is about to become the thrilling new all-electric Vauxhall Corsa-hyphen-lowercase-e-for-electric, as a full battery-only model of the everyman car is included in this year's achingly tedious catalogue of new small Vauxhalls. Read More >>

Tesla UK Model 3 Priced From £38,050

The UK Model 3 virtual showroom has gone online today, revealing that Tesla's official UK RRP for the supposedly affordable electric car is £38,050. That's for the cheap one with the lowest spec everything that only comes in black. Read More >>

UK Tesla Model 3 Orders Open Next Week

Tesla's smaller and more affordable EV is going to seem a little more tangible in the UK next week, when the online configuration and ordering systems for the Model 3 are to be switched on for Musk/EV enthusiasts in this part of the world. Read More >>