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Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid makes Paris debut

Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid makes Paris debut

The new Passat is one of the most innovative cars in its class. Equipped with progressive drive, assistance and infotainment systems, it is high-tech encapsulated in a powerful design with sharp proportions.

EOLAB Concept showcases Renault’s pursuit of ultra-low fuel consumption

EOLAB Concept showcases Renault’s pursuit of ultra-low fuel consumption

Renault announces EOLAB – an environmental prototype with nearly 100 technological innovations designed to deliver ultra-low fuel consumption, of one litre per one hundred kilometres, whilst maintaining established B-segment levels of performance, practicality and affordability.

Electric vehicles set for 2014 MPG Marathon

Electric vehicles set for 2014 MPG Marathon

Electric vehicles will feature strongly in this year’s MPG Marathon for the first time – but the drivers will have to plan their recharging points carefully if they want to finish first in their class.

Tesla expands Supercharger network in the UK

Tesla expands Supercharger network in the UK

Tesla have opened new Supercharger locations in London and Birmingham, part of a rapid network expansion that will soon allow UK Model S owners to drive anywhere in the country and charge for free, for life.

Chargemaster continues to offer free domestic charging

Chargemaster continues to offer free domestic charging

Chargemaster, the UK’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicle charging points has announced that it will continue to offer its popular Homecharge i 3kW charging point installed totally free of charge* with support from the new £9m government scheme (the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme or EVHS).

Tesla opens store and service centre in West London

Tesla opens store and service centre in West London

Tesla has opened a new store and service centre in the UK. Accessible from the M4 and M40 in West London, the new location features a Model S design studio, a seven-bay service area, and the UK’s first purpose-built two-bay delivery centre. It will also offer Model S owners a free shuttle service to the nearby Heathrow airport.

New 176 mpg Audi A3 Sportback e-tron goes 'on grid'

New 176 mpg Audi A3 Sportback e-tron goes 'on grid'

The 2014 World Car of the Year adds the potential for zero emissions motoring to its repertoire from next month as the new A3 Sportback e-tron becomes the first plug-in hybrid to join the Audi range.

Toyota Hybrids: A cleaner choice for urban air quality

Toyota Hybrids: A cleaner choice for urban air quality

Britain’s city centres are bearing the brunt of air pollution and the worst-hit areas might not meet clean targets for at least another 15 years, according to a new Government report that reveals latest progress in meeting European standards on nitrogen dioxide levels.

Renault ZOE electric wall-box deal stays fully charged

Renault ZOE electric wall-box deal stays fully charged

Renault was the first manufacturer to offer a free domestic charging point with a new fully-electric car, and it looks like it could be the last.

UK power behind revolutionary new BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car

UK power behind revolutionary new BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car

The first purpose-built, plug-in hybrid sports car from BMW will go on sale this weekend, powered by engines exclusively produced at BMW’s Hams Hall engine manufacturing facility, near Birmingham.

First UK customers prepare for the arrival of Volkswagen XL1

First UK customers prepare for the arrival of Volkswagen XL1

Volkswagen has announced pricing for its record-breaking XL1 model, the world’s most energy efficient production vehicle, which is now available to UK customers at £98,515 (RRP OTR).

Chargemaster installs its 10,000th EV charging point

Chargemaster installs its 10,000th EV charging point

Chargemaster, UK provider of electric vehicle charging points, has installed its 10,000th public and commercial unit, marking a significant milestone in the company’s five year history.

Right Hand Drive Tesla Model S arrives in the UK

Right Hand Drive Tesla Model S arrives in the UK

Tesla CEO Elon Musk delivered five new cars to customers in London on Saturday at an event to welcome the arrival of right hand drive (RHD) Model S in the UK. The occasion marks the beginning of a planned rapid expansion in the country in the coming two years.

Fashion guru Gok Wan goes electric

Fashion guru Gok Wan goes electric

Fashion consultant, author and TV personality Gok Wan is all about electric this season, taking delivery of a cutting-edge Vauxhall Ampera extended-range electric vehicle.

The new Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design

The new Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design

The super-efficient Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid - one of the best-selling hybrid-electrified vehicles in Europe in 2013 - is now also available in Volvo Cars’ R-Design specification.