At least 98,500 new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will be registered in the UK in 2020, according to figures from DriveElectric, one of the UK’s leading electric vehicle leasing companies. This figure is based on DriveElectric’s own forecasts, and it would represent a significant increase from 37,850 – the number of battery electric vehicles registered in the UK in 2019. This would mean a 260 per cent rise for BEV registrations in 2020 compared to 2019. The figure does not include plug-in hybrids (PHEVs).
Jaguar Land Rover UK and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have confirmed a fleet of 700 Jaguar I-PACE vehicles for public sector staff across the country. The agreement via Northumbria Healthcare’s NHS Fleet Solutions, will give staff from more than 200 organisations access to lease the Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE over a three-year period.
In mid-December at the Autostadt, the Volkswagen brand delivered the 250,000th electrified car since the introduction of the e-up! in 2013. The brand’s electrified model range has been continually expanded in the following years: e- Golf and Golf GTE followed in 2014, the Passat GTE and Passat Variant GTE in 2015.
Electric car owners could get more than 1,000 miles of free driving per year following the rollout of a complimentary car charging network. Volkswagen announced last year it had partnered with Tesco and Pod Point to install around 2,400 charging points…
Used electric cars are bucking industry trends by appreciating — rather than depreciating — in value, according to research by the automotive shopping site, CarGurus. Every day, CarGurus analyses millions of data points on hundreds of thousands of UK used car listings to calculate each car’s Instant Market Value (IMV) or fair retail price. Using this data, CarGurus examined prices for the four most searched-for EVs on CarGurus.co.uk — the BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe and Tesla Model S — since the start of 2017. The results showed that prices either rose or remained level for months at a time, and in all cases far outperformed the most searched-for petrol and diesel equivalents listed on CarGurus.co.uk over the same period.
Hyundai Motor Company alongside Kia Motors Corporation today announced its investment into IONITY, a joint venture established by global automakers. Under the agreement Hyundai and Kia, affiliated automotive companies for Hyundai Motor Group (the Group), will play a key role in further enhancing the availability of EV charging stations with additional convenience benefits for its customers.
The Soul EV made its European debut at the Geneva motor show in March, and Kia has now announced pricing and specification of the pure electric vehicle. The order banks for the Soul EV ‘First Edition’ are being opened sufficiently early so that demand can be judged to ensure that the appropriate supply is requested.
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
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.
Car buyers usually wait until they can drive a new model before signing on the dotted line but on the same day the all-new Peugeot e-208 made its public world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Neal Street paid a deposit at Truscott’s Peugeot Barnstable to secure one of the very first vehicles to arrive in the UK. He wanted to be at the front of the queue and placed his order before official order books opened.