Renault has launched an updated Zoe with increased power and range, a host of technological improvements and distinctive new looks. The company says the launch of the third generation of its flagship vehicle in its 100 per cent electric range is a major milestone in its commitment to large scale electric vehicle development.
The new Kia XCeed urban crossover will be available with Kia’s first fully-digital 12.3-inch Supervision driver instrument cluster when it is launched across Europe later this year. Kia says that the high-tech Kia XCeed, due to be fully revealed on 26 June 2019, will be one of the most technologically advanced compact cars when it goes on-sale. UK on-sale date, specification and pricing will be confirmed in due course.
A completely electric version of the Fiat Ducato van, which implements Fiat Professional technologies will be available in 2020. The Ducato Electric is being developed through a pilot project with, according to Fiat, no trade-off in terms of load and performance.
Nissan says that UK sales of its fully electric e-NV200 have increased by 200 per cent in 2019 as small business leaders look to increase fleet efficiency and reduce costs, amid changing emissions legislation and the introduction of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone.
Aston Martin Lagonda’s second UK manufacturing plant has started to produce cars, as the latest pre-production models of the luxury British carmaker’s first SUV, the Aston Martin DBX, are built.
Honda has announced the details of the chassis, battery and charging details for the highly anticipated Honda e compact electric car. Designed from the ground up, the Honda e is the first Honda to be built on a dedicated EV platform
Renault has announced a refreshed and updated version of the Koleos large SUV, featuring new engines, enhanced looks and technology upgrades. Building on the success of the original model, which was launched in 2017 and amassed 100,000 sales globally in 2018, Renault says the new Koleos delivers greater performance and efficiency, plus improved comfort, refinement and premium appeal.
Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group have confirmed that they are joining forces to develop next generation Electric Drive Units (EDUs) in a move that will support the advancement of electrification technologies, a central part of the automotive industry’s transition to an ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared) future.
The Vauxhall Corsa, one of Britain’s most popular cars, is going electric, and is now available for reservation. Vauxhall describes the Corsa-e as the flag-bearer for a completely new Corsa range, based on Vauxhall’s CMP Multi-Energy Platform.
The new updated BMW X1 will be offered with three- and four-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engines, BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive, extensive infotainment options and an updated range of BMW ConnectedDrive Services. Next year the petrol and diesel models will be joined for the first time by the xDrive25e plug-in hybrid model.