December 5 2013 Latest news:
Dan Powell, managing editor of motoring website Honest John, writes about the growing affordability of electric cars.
One of London’s most popular shopping streets came to a standstill as more than 300 cars from past, present and future gathered for the annual Regent Street Motor Show.
Can a car grow vegetables?
Twizy delivery vehicle would make a lot more sense for postmen than small diesel vans with DPFs that clog up: Twizy delivery on Twizy Forum.
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is an innovative, fun and well equipped small electric city car.
The Ampera is a plug-in electric car that you can simply plug into the mains in your house or garage using a normal plug.
Renault solves the problem of price and depreciation of an electric car by selling the car minus the battery at around the same price as a diesel car (after the government £5,000 subsidy).
The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is the world’s first diesel plug-in hybrid and is Volvo Car Corporation’s most technically advanced model ever - an electric car, hybrid car and muscle-car all rolled into one.
With its diminuitive size and proven city car credentials the smart fortwo makes a sensible base for a pure electric vehicle, so it’s no surprise that smart is set to introduce this model in 2012.
The third generation Toyota Prius is not only the best Prius yet - it’s also the best hybrid car on the market and makes its main rival - the Honda Insight - look distinctly second rate.
Renault picked the Geneva Motor Show to premiere the production ready version of its Zoe electric car, which will be priced from £13,650 (after the plug-in grant deduction) when it goes on sale in October 2012. Buyers will also have to pay a monthly battery lease of £70.
Nissan Leaf: Nissan announced updates for the Leaf. The new car will be built at the Nissan Sunderland from Spring 2013. Key tweaks include improved maximum range, up to 124 miles from the outgoing model’s 109. Luggage space has been improved, too, thanks to a repositioned charging socket.
At first the Chevrolet Volt may look like a hybrid car. After all it’s fitted with an electric motor back up by a normal petrol engine. But the Volt is actually a fully electric car that runs on electric power at all times. Confused? Well it’s actually quite simple - so simple in fact that it could mark a real revolution in electrically powered cars.
BMW i3: Formal launch of production BMW i3 with UK prices from £25,680, ot from £28,830 with range extender engine after £5,000 OLEV Government grant, making prices very similar to Chevrolet Violt and Vauxhall Ampera.
This year’s Regent Street Motor Show will be the biggest yet, organisers have promised.
Some of the world’s rarest and most beautiful cars were shown in London at the weekend at the St James’s Concours of Elegance.
Volkswagen’s Passat is 40 this year and has made many happy returns, says motoring editor Andy Russell.
Drivers should beware with grass pollen levels due to peak this weekend as a new survey reveals hayfever can have a profound effect on driving ability.
Land Rover’s fresh-faced Freelander has even more appeal, says motoring editor Andy Russell.