Most of us are aware of the UK governments plans to ban the sale of all diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040 – but with the electric car market undergoing a period of rapid growth, some have called for the plan to be implemented by 2030. 2018 saw record EV sales with nearly 60,000 new EV’s registered by December. Such impressive figures may be associated with manufacturers like Nissan or Renault, (the Lead and Zoe are some of the most popular EV models in the world) but luxury manufacturers have also been producing electric vehicles.
With Bentley planning to introduce their first ever fully electric car before [...]
Diesel has received a lot of scrutiny lately for the levels of Nitrogen Oxide it emits from our vehicles, so much so that the UK government plan to ban the sales of new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040 in a bid to clean up air quality across the nation.
As a result of this, the electric vehicle market experienced a record year in sales in 2017, averaging over 4,000 new registrations per month in the UK — a significant increase compared to 2013 figures, which witnessed just 3,500 new registrations over the entire year!
This highlights that the UK government are currently [...]
Under the leadership of CEO Elon Musk, Tesla has made positive headlines in the automobile industry over the last decade. They are the largest producers of fully electric cars in the world. Recently, the company has shown interest in entering the trucking industry by producing a semi-truck. During this time, the CEO has been enthusiastic about this development, citing that it will be a game changer in the trucking industry.
As we speak, Tesla has already unveiled its first electric pickup truck. Musk showed off the Tesla semi-truck in a dramatic event in California. While he sat in the cabin of the semi-truck, his face [...]
Electric vehicles have been changing the face of the automotive industry in recent years, after all, consumers are becoming increasingly eco-conscious. Car manufacturers across the world have adapted their current vehicle ranges to reflect an increased demand for greener vehicles; data shows that in 2018, the number of new electric vehicle registrations was at an all time high and 2019 promises even greater numbers. Here, we take a look at how the automotive industry will continue to develop in 2019 and beyond and discuss which manufacturers are emerging as the top players in the market.
In early 2018, motoring [...]
It’s exciting buying a new car, isn’t it? No matter what kind of shopper you are, be it a value shopper, imager shopper, safety-conscious shopper or methodical shopper, purchasing a new automobile means so much more than just choosing one you think looks good.This is of course important too, as you don’t want to drive around in an ‘ugly’ car, but as more charges continue to come into play on today’s roads, it’s vital that you consider all the options before making your decision.
There are many well-known charges you must deal with, including car insurance and the cost of fuel, but what about charges don’t aren’t as [...]
Last year, the UK Government announced that, by 2040, it will ban the sale of cars that use petrol or diesel. This has put pressure on UK drivers to switch to comparatively eco-friendly electric cars, but early adopters could face noticeably higher insurance costs compared to their gas-guzzling friends.
In August, iNews reported that owners of electric vehicles were paying up to 60% more on insurance than users of more conventional cars. This statistic bodes poorly for electric vehicle uptake in the foreseeable future – and the Government’s insurance premium tax has come in for particular blame.
The electric vehicle market is performing better than ever before, averaging over 4,000 new registrations per month in 2017. Considering only 3,500 electric vehicles were registered in the entire year of 2013, the industry has witnessed significant growth over the past few years – with the popularity growth attributed to the developments in the industry that are slowly but surely overcoming the initial setbacks of electric vehicles.
The UK are working hard to provide more charging points across the country, whilst manufacturers work to improve battery life and mileage range. Nissan have recently launched their new [...]
What’s the current state of the electric car industry? Once a novelty and now key to solving the world’s fuel and environmental problems, it seems that we all suddenly know an electric car driver. Of course, electrical vehicles (EVs) are much better for the environment than petrol and diesel motors because of the significant decrease in CO2 emissions. But, are sales really growing that much and what issues lie ahead?
To tackle the task of exploring EVs in the UK and other countries, we’ve teamed up with VW dealer, Vindis Group, to see what the future holds for the electric car.
Croatian carmaker Rimac Automobili has officially unveiled the details of the production version of Rimac Concept one, the world’s first all-electric hypercar. The production of this electric hypercar is limited to only eight units and Rimac will showcase first production ready 1073bhp fully electric Concept-one model at upcoming 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Rimac Automobili is founded by Mate Rimac in 2009. The company is located in Croatia. It is an Eastern European country with long coastlines on the Adriatic Sea, encompassing more than a thousand islands. With a scenic view and [...]