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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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Man Charged For Parking Non-Charging Car In A Charging Space With No Charger

A 72-year-old pensioner has received a fine for parking his non-electric car in an electric car charging space which didn't yet have a charger. 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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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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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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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 >>

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A Few London Roads Live the No Petrol Engines Dream

A handful of streets in London are about to get slightly less grimy and stinky, thanks to two local green-leaning councils banning petrol and diesel-engined vehicles entirely. 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 >>