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New Renault 5 electric car: sub-£20k price suggested for reborn classic
Renault 5 Prototype
Renault

New Renault 5 electric car: sub-£20k price suggested for reborn classic

A new small electric car inspired by the classic Renault 5 hatchback has been confirmed – and it could cost less than £20,000 when it goes on sale in …
22 Jun 2021
2021 Lexus UX 300e electric SUV: prices, details, specs and pictures
Lexus UX 300e
Lexus UX

2021 Lexus UX 300e electric SUV: prices, details, specs and pictures

Lexus has reduced the price of its UX 300e electric SUV, with the brand’s first-ever electric model now starting from £41,475
22 Jun 2021
New 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV: prices, specifications and on-sale date
Volvo XC40 electric SUV
Volvo XC40 Recharge P8

New 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV: prices, specifications and on-sale date

Volvo’s first all-electric SUV is available to order online now, with a choice of three trim levels and prices starting from £49,950
22 Jun 2021
New 2022 Peugeot 308 SW plug-in hybrid estate fully unveiled
New 2022 Peugeot 308 SW plug-in hybrid estate
Peugeot 308

New 2022 Peugeot 308 SW plug-in hybrid estate fully unveiled

The more practical estate version of the new Peugeot 308 will go on sale towards the end of the year, and will also be available as a plug-in hybrid
22 Jun 2021
2021 Audi A3 plug-in hybrid: prices, specs and release date
plug-in hybrid Audi A3
Audi A3

2021 Audi A3 plug-in hybrid: prices, specs and release date

Audi A3 40 TFSI e and 45 TFSI e available to order now; plug-in hybrid powertrains only available in A3 Sportback, not saloon
21 Jun 2021
New 2021 Hyundai Tucson: prices, details, pictures and on-sale date
Hyundai Tucson hybrid
Hyundai Tucson

New 2021 Hyundai Tucson: prices, details, pictures and on-sale date

Full-hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants of Hyundai SUV are now available in sportier N Line and N Line S trims; plug-in starts from £39,330
18 Jun 2021
New 2021 Kia EV6 electric SUV: details, pictures, price and on-sale date
Kia EV6 GT-Line - Exterior
Kia EV6

New 2021 Kia EV6 electric SUV: details, pictures, price and on-sale date

Kia's flagship electric car is capable of up to 316 miles on a single charge and recharging from 10-80% in just 18 minutes; available to order in the …
17 Jun 2021
Tesla Model 3 police car: emergency services to trial electric model
Tesla Model 3 police car
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 police car: emergency services to trial electric model

Tesla makes test car available to emergency services for trials as part of government's Road To Zero strategy
17 Jun 2021
BMW hydrogen fuel-cell SUV begins real-world testing
BMW i Hydrogen NEXT SUV prototype
BMW X5

BMW hydrogen fuel-cell SUV begins real-world testing

BMW's hydrogen fuel-cell prototype has begun testing on European roads; brand expects production version to go on sale in 2025
16 Jun 2021
Polestar 3 electric SUV: new model to be produced in South Carolina
Polestar 3
Polestar

Polestar 3 electric SUV: new model to be produced in South Carolina

The third car from Polestar will be a large SUV to take on the Audi e-tron and Tesla Model X
16 Jun 2021
New 2021 SsangYong Korando e-Motion electric: details, specs and on-sale date
SsangYong Korando e-Motion
SsangYong Korando

New 2021 SsangYong Korando e-Motion electric: details, specs and on-sale date

The Korean brand’s first electric car will go on sale in Europe this August and will be followed up by a medium-sized electric SUV
15 Jun 2021
New 2022 Maserati Grecale SUV spied testing
New 2022 Maserati Grecale SUV spied testing
Maserati

New 2022 Maserati Grecale SUV spied testing

Italian brand’s rival to the Porsche Macan will be available in electric form, alongside petrol and hybrid powertrains; the new compact SUV is expecte…
15 Jun 2021
Land Rover Defender hydrogen fuel-cell prototype in development
new Land Rover Defender
Land Rover

Land Rover Defender hydrogen fuel-cell prototype in development

A hydrogen-fuelled prototype based on the latest Defender will begin testing later this year as part of the company’s plan to achieve zero tailpipe em…
14 Jun 2021
New 2021 Peugeot e-Rifter seven-seat electric car available to order now
Peugeot e-Rifter
Peugeot Rifter

New 2021 Peugeot e-Rifter seven-seat electric car available to order now

Sister model to Vauxhall Combo-e Life and Citroen e-Berlingo offers 172-mile range and five or seven-seat configurations; prices start from £30,375 af…
14 Jun 2021
New 2022 Lexus NX plug-in hybrid SUV unveiled
New 2022 Lexus NX 450h+ plug-in hybrid
Lexus NX

New 2022 Lexus NX plug-in hybrid SUV unveiled

Lexus’ first plug-in hybrid will arrive in the UK in 2022; the new NX SUV features updated styling as well as new safety and infotainment features
12 Jun 2021
New hybrid VW Transporter van and VW Multivan minibus: pictures and specs
2021 Volkswagen Multivan
Volkswagen Transporter

New hybrid VW Transporter van and VW Multivan minibus: pictures and specs

The new Multivan minibus replaces the Caravelle in Volkswagen's UK line-up and will be available with the eHybrid plug-in powertrain
10 Jun 2021
New 2022 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid SUV spotted testing
New 2022 Kia Niro PHEV spy shot
Kia Niro

New 2022 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid SUV spotted testing

The plug-in hybrid version of the next-generation Kia Niro has spied testing, ahead of the model's unveiling later this year
10 Jun 2021
New 2021 BMW X3 xDrive30e plug-in hybrid revealed
New 2021 BMW X3
BMW X3

New 2021 BMW X3 xDrive30e plug-in hybrid revealed

BMW’s mid-size SUV has received a facelift and is still available with plug-in hybrid power; deliveries to begin in September
9 Jun 2021
UK’s first Gridserve Electric Forecourt opens for business
Gridserve Electric Forecourt
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UK’s first Gridserve Electric Forecourt opens for business

Gridserve's Braintree charging facility in Essex boasts charging for 30 cars at up to 350kW, along with food and retail outlets
9 Jun 2021
Gridserve acquires Ecotricity Electric Highway charging network
Electric Highway
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Gridserve acquires Ecotricity Electric Highway charging network

Hitachi Capital-backed company completes takeover of UK motorway services charging-point operator
9 Jun 2021
New 2021 Vauxhall Grandland SUV: pictures, specs and on-sale date
New 2021 Vauxhall Grandland
Vauxhall Grandland X

New 2021 Vauxhall Grandland SUV: pictures, specs and on-sale date

The mid-size SUV now features the ‘Vizor’ front grille and Pure Panel digital cockpit from the Mokka; it arrives in showrooms later this year
8 Jun 2021
New 2021 Kia Sportage revealed
New 2021 Kia Sportage
Kia Sportage

New 2021 Kia Sportage revealed

Kia has taken the wraps off the upcoming fifth generation of its popular mid-size family SUV; hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions are expected
8 Jun 2021
Electric Renault Megane E-TECH: first images of pre-production model released
Renault Megane E-Tech Electric
Renault Megane

Electric Renault Megane E-TECH: first images of pre-production model released

According to Renault, the electric Megane will be capable of covering up to 280 miles on a single charge and produces 217bhp
8 Jun 2021
Next-generation Vauxhall Astra will be electrified
New Vauxhall Astra teaser
Vauxhall

Next-generation Vauxhall Astra will be electrified

The new Astra will be available as a regular five-door hatchback or Sports Tourer estate; more details to follow in coming months
8 Jun 2021
New 2022 Tesla Model S: Elon Musk announces Plaid+ version cancelled
Tesla Model S Plaid
Tesla Model S

New 2022 Tesla Model S: Elon Musk announces Plaid+ version cancelled

Model S Plaid+ with 520-mile range has been cancelled according to Tesla CEO; Plaid and Long Range variants still expected to arrive at end of 2022
7 Jun 2021
Rivian R1S seven-seat electric SUV spied testing
Rivian R1S spy shot
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Rivian R1S seven-seat electric SUV spied testing

The new American electric-car brand's R1S SUV produces up to 750bhp; 400-mile range model expected in 2022
4 Jun 2021
Electric car sales UK: May 2021 figures show beginning of post-Covid recovery
ID.3 vs Leaf
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Electric car sales UK: May 2021 figures show beginning of post-Covid recovery

May 2021 saw UK new-car registrations increase by over 674% year-on-year, but totals were still down on pre-pandemic figures
4 Jun 2021
Fiat to go fully electric by 2030
Fiat 500 electric
Fiat

Fiat to go fully electric by 2030

Lingotto factory roof-top test track will also become Europe’s largest hanging garden
4 Jun 2021
New 2021 Peugeot e-Partner electric van: specs, details and on-sale date
Peugeot e-Partner
Peugeot Partner

New 2021 Peugeot e-Partner electric van: specs, details and on-sale date

The new Peugeot e-Partner electric van is a sister model to the Citroen e-Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo-e; it goes on sale in late 2021
3 Jun 2021
New 2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric car: prices, details, pictures and on-sale date
Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai Ioniq 5

New 2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric car: prices, details, pictures and on-sale date

Two battery sizes, 300 miles of range and single or dual-motor setups for new Ioniq sub-brand's first model; with prices starting at £36,995
3 Jun 2021
2021 BMW 330e Touring: prices, pictures and specifications
BMW 330e Touring
BMW 3 Series Touring

2021 BMW 330e Touring: prices, pictures and specifications

The plug-in hybrid 330e version of the BMW 3 Series is available in Touring estate guise for greater practicality, with optional four-wheel drive
3 Jun 2021
New Volvo C40 Recharge electric available to order from £57,400 or £729 per month
Volvo C40
Volvo C40

New Volvo C40 Recharge electric available to order from £57,400 or £729 per month

Coupe-SUV model joins XC40 P8 Recharge in Swedish brand's zero-emissions line-up and is available to order now direct from Volvo
3 Jun 2021
Renault Captur E-TECH hybrid: prices, specs and on-sale date
Renault Captur hybrid
Renault Captur

Renault Captur E-TECH hybrid: prices, specs and on-sale date

New non-plug-in hybrid version joins plug-in hybrid in electrified Renault Captur line-up
2 Jun 2021
Polestar Precept electric saloon set for Goodwood Festival of Speed appearance
Polestar Precept
Polestar

Polestar Precept electric saloon set for Goodwood Festival of Speed appearance

Polestar has confirmed its Precept concept car, which is expected to enter production after 2023, will appear at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2 Jun 2021