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Maserati electric powertrain begins testing

Replacement for Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio will be an electric car, with testing of the powertrain now underway

AIWAYS U5
AIWAYS U5: production version of electric SUV set for Geneva debut

The production version of China's AIWAYS U5 electric SUV will make its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March

Honda Jazz
New 2020 Honda Jazz hybrid set for summer launch in Europe

An all-new Honda Jazz will go on sale in the UK and Europe in summer 2020, offered with hybrid power only

New Smart EQ ForTwo and EQ ForFour now on sale in the UK

The new electric Smart EQ ForTwo coupe and convertible and EQ ForFour hatchback are now on sale in the UK, priced from £16,850

Citroen C4 electric
New Citroen C4 electric 2020: pictures, specs and on-sale date

A forthcoming electric replacement for the Citroen C4 Cactus SUV has been spotted testing under camouflage in winter conditions

Nissan Leaf charging
Funding for on-street charge points doubled to £10m

On-street residential charging points get government funding boost to help electric-car owners without driveways or garages

New small Tesla
New Tesla small car teased in China

A potential new small Tesla model has been revealed on the China-only Wechat social-media network

LEVC TX electric London taxi
Electric taxis to trial wireless charging

Government invests £3.4 million in six-month wireless-charging trials at taxi ranks in Nottingham city centre

Ford S-MAX and Galaxy
Ford S-MAX Hybrid and Ford Galaxy Hybrid announced

Pair of petrol-electric hybrid MPVs are among Ford’s planned 14 electrified models by the end of 2020

IONITY rapid-charging network introduces metered pricing

Manufacturer-backed rapid-charging network introduces new pricing structure as expansion continues

Arrival Royal Mail concept
Kia and Hyundai invest £85m in Arrival for electric-vehicle development

Korean carmaker takes big stake in UK-based commercial-vehicle company to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in Britain and beyond

Kia Ceed and XCeed plug-in hybrids now on sale

The Kia Ceed Sportswagon Plug-In Hybrid and Kia XCeed Plug-In Hybrid are now on sale, offering up to 37 miles of electric running

Wallbox charger
New EV Energy Taskforce calls for mandatory smart charging by 2021

The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce suggests motorists could save £70 a month or more by using ‘smart’ charging systems

Toyota RAV4
Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid: 38-mile EV range and 29g/km CO2 promised

Plug-in version of RAV4 Hybrid to offer 302bhp power output for a 0-62mph time of 6.2 seconds

Electric Lexus UX 300e targets 186-mile range and 2021 UK launch

All-electric version of the Lexus UX SUV is targeting a 186-mile range under the WLTP test procedure

Lightyear One
Lightyear One: cheaper solar-electric car promised

Solar-electric Lightyear One to welcome more affordable variant after top-spec model hits production in 2021

Imagine by Kia concept
11 new Kia electric cars planned by 2025

New Kia 'Plan S' business strategy focused on dedicated electric SUV, plus innovative mobility solutions for urban areas

Volvo battery
Lithium and cobalt for electric-car batteries

Manufacturers are responding to ethical and environmental concerns about the mining of materials for electric-car batteries

New SEAT el-Born 2020: electric hatchback spied

Electric SEAT el-Born spotted winter testing ahead of anticipated launch later in 2020

BMW X2
BMW X2 hybrid confirmed for summer 2020

Compact coupe-styled model is the latest BMW SUV to get the plug-in hybrid treatment