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.
With the e-Expert, Peugeot says it is increasingly committed to electrifying its models to achieve its ambition of a 100 per cent electrified LCV range by 2021. The market is experiencing increased legislation and the implementation of ultra low emission zones in key cities, with the potential of only allowing zero emission vehicles in the future.
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
SEAT will take the covers off its first all-electric vehicle at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show with the world premiere of its concept car. SEAT says its concept car, which is based on the Volkswagen Group MEB platform, “answers…
The BMW Group sold more than 140,000 electrified (battery-electric and plug-in hybrid) vehicles in 2018. In total, 142,617 (+38.4 per cent) electrified BMW and MINI vehicles were delivered to customers around the world last year
Infiniti is planning to preview a vision of its first fully electric crossover at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January – revealing what it describes as “a new form design language for electrification”
Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have today announced plans to introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles with additional electrical power, increasing fuel efficiency and range.
Electric vehicles are more popular than ever with May seeing an 18.7 per cent increase in the number of new pure electric vehicles registered, according to the SMMT. For motorists looking for a used electric vehicle, vehicle valuation experts at HPI have selected five of the best electric vehicles to buy under £10,000.
To respond to the challenges of the energy transition and to build an efficient and coherent offering of electric mobility solutions, PSA Group has this month created a Business Unit (BU) dedicated to electric vehicles. PSA says the new BU will have a global scope and will leverage all factors necessary to deliver models that meet customer expectations, in line with the highest service standards. The BU will be responsible for defining and deploying the Group’s electric vehicle strategy and rolling out the related products and services.
New electric vehicle registration data shows that public appetite for plug-in vehicles continued to accelerate in the third quarter of 2017.