Vauxhall is offering new Corsa-e customers a free Home Charging Unit and 30,000 miles of free electricity for a limited time only, in partnership with British Gas. The offer gives access to an exclusive British Gas Dual Fuel Tariff, with Vauxhall crediting each customer’s account to cover the cost of charging for the equivalent of 30,000 miles over a three-year period.
The all-new Kia Sorento SUV has been awarded the highest safety rating by Euro NCAP. The Sorento line-up, including the upcoming Plug-in Hybrid, achieved the maximum five-star rating from Europe’s leading independent safety testing organisation.
Gridserve has announced that the UK’s first Electric Forecourt near Braintree, Essex, is open for business. The site is the first of over 100 Electric Forecourts® being built by Gridserve over the next five years. The company’s £1bn UK-wide programme aims to make EV driving “an enjoyable, ultra-convenient and stress-free experience”.
SEAT’s range of electrified vehicles continues to expand as the SEAT Tarraco e-HYBRID enters production this week. The plug-in hybrid version of the brand’s flagship SUV will deliver a maximum power of 242 bhp.
Toyota is opening another chapter in its zero emission vehicle strategy with the announcement of a battery electric version of its Proace City compact van. The new model will join the battery electric Proace medium duty van in the Toyota Professional light commercial vehicle range.
Toyota has announced order book opening dates and prices for two new models that will swell its range of SUVs in the New Year: RAV4 Plug-in, the first plug-in hybrid version of the world’s best-selling SUV, and the all-new Highlander Hybrid, the first version of the large SUV to be sold in the UK.
Toyota began development of a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle in 1992, introducing the Mirai saloon to world markets in 2014. Now a new generation Mirai is being launched, a car that Toyota says takes FCEV technology to a higher level and offers “more emotional customer appeal in terms of dynamic, contemporary styling and more rewarding driving performance”.
MotorEasy is extending its pioneering electric car warranties to cover degradation of the drive battery. The company was the first to offer extended warranty cover for EVs and is believed to be the only one that is prepared to cover drive battery capacity loss.
Vauxhall is making the switch to electric easier with lower on-the-road prices across the all-electric Corsa-e range, as part of its 2021 model updates to both the Corsa and Corsa-e. Alongside the new on-the-road prices for the new all-electric Corsa-e, the 2021 Corsa and Corsa-e models feature new styling updates, a wider trim selection and new engines for the Corsa.
Ford is introducing a new Ranger chassis cab variant for the first time, providing customers with the ability to create bespoke vehicles based on Europe’s best-selling pick-up. The Ranger chassis cab uses a body-on-frame construction, creating a tough donor vehicle that maximises the range of potential conversion options.