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New Toyota hybrid SUV spotted testing under camouflage

Yaris-sized model will join C-HR and RAV4 in brand's hybrid SUV line-up

MG ZS EV
MG offers free use of ZS EVs for NHS coronavirus response

Up to 100 MG ZS EV electric SUVs to be made available for free NHS use for six months

Aston Martin Valhalla
Aston Martin reveals new V6 plug-in hybrid powertrain

New Aston Martin plug-in hybrid set-up will feature in a range of forthcoming sports cars

Nissan Leaf charging
Electric cars produce less lifetime CO2 than internal combustion vehicles

Studies have found that the lifetime CO2 output of an electric car is less than that of petrol and diesel models

Polestar 2 2020: specs, price and on-sale date

New electric Polestar 2 SUV coupe has gone into production in China, with UK deliveries expected to commence in July

New Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 2020: pictures, specs and release date

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo concept spied testing ahead of production version launching later in 2020

Chevrolet Corvette hybrid
Chevrolet Corvette hybrid spotted testing

A possible plug-in hybrid variant of the new mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette C8 has been spotted testing on the road

Volkswagen e-BULLI
Volkswagen e-BULLI previews electric T1 conversion

VW launches eClassics division to convert and build retro vans with modern electric car technology

BMW 7 Series 745e
Electric BMW 7 Series: zero-emissions version of luxury car confirmed

Petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid and pure electric power are all set to be offered in the next-generation 7 Series

Hyundai Kona Electric
Hyundai Kona Electric gets tweaks to improve range

Tyre and chassis changes will improve the official range estimate for new Kona Electrics produced from July

Kia Sorento
New 2020 Kia Sorento: pictures, details, specifications and on-sale date

Hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains will be offered in the all-new Kia Sorento SUV, alongside the regular diesel engine

DrivingElectric magazine Issue 6
DrivingElectric magazine: new issue on shelves now

MINI Electric driven, plus petrol and diesel plug-in test, company-car tax savings, electric Nissan racing car and more

Renault, MG, Peugeot and DS top up UK Plug-in Car Grant

The UK Plug-in Car Grant has been slashed, but various manufacturers will make up the difference if you buy an electric car before the end of March

Skoda Octavia vRS iV hybrid
Skoda Octavia iV hybrid: details, specs and on-sale date

New Skoda Octavia iV plug-in hybrid and Octavia vRS iV revealed; two mild-hybrid models also confirmed

Bollinger
Bollinger electric trucks: B1 and B2 models revealed in full

US-based startup takes wraps off its first two models: the Bollinger B1 and Bollinger B2

Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model Y 2020: specs, pictures and on-sale date

Deliveries of the Tesla Model Y SUV are underway in the US, with UK cars due by the end of 2020

Volvo XC40 Recharge P8: Volvo’s first purely electric car priced from £53,155

New XC40 Recharge P8 prices announced ahead of late 2020 deliveries

LEVC VN5 van: range-extender hybrid van nears release, based on the TX Taxi black cab

New LEVC electric range-extender van uses London taxi technology

Plug-in grant comment
Opinion: the UK government’s done the right thing with the plug-in grant

Reducing it to £3,000 and excluding more expensive cars makes a lot of sense for encouraging mainstream take-up of electric cars

UK government electric-car grant to be extended

Budget 2020 document confirms an extension of the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) to the 2022-23 financial year, albeit with a £500 reduction