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Dyson latest company to jump on the electric car bandwagon 0

When you think of ‘a dyson’, no doubt either a hi-tech carpet cleaner or state-of-the-art fan springs to mind. From 2020 however, you may be forced to revise that image, as the engineering company famed with being ahead of the curve, plans to launch its own brand of electric car. Dyson have been working on(…)

New ‘wireless’ charging development could see electric car sales overtake petrol and diesel 0

Two of the most obvious drawbacks with electric vehicles (at least in their current state) is the limited range the battery allows, and the length of time it takes to charge them. With the Government’s newly drafted legislation, which will see the sale of conventional petrol and diesel vehicles banned from 2040, electric cars are(…)

New vehicles will face tougher emissions tests to prevent manufacturers ‘cheating’ 0

New legislation has come into force that will see new cars face tougher emissions tests. The tests will see new vehicles put through both open road testing with monitoring equipment attached to the exhaust pipe and a more robust set of laboratory tests. The new testing programme is part of a revised set of European(…)

Don’t boil the kettle while charging your electric car – warns National Grid 0

Owners of electric cars have been warned not to boil the kettle while charging their electric car as it’s believed the combination will blow the fuse in the majority of UK households. The National Grid believes that it will take a lengthy 19 hours for a car battery to be fully charged using a standard(…)

Are we going back to the future? 0

Electric cars, what do they mean to you? When I think ‘electric cars’ – I see Marty and Doc hovering above the clock tower in a Delorean; UFOs landing on the M25; tumbleweed floating through an old Shell petrol station…   While these visions of a post-apocalyptic future (plus Michael J. Fox) spring to mind(…)

The top ten hybrids to buy in 2017 – #10 Volvo XC90 T8 0

With the news that the UK government are to ban all petrol and diesel sales from 2040, we thought we’d have a look at the best hybrid and electric cars on the market at the moment. Okay, this lot might be looking a bit long in the tooth in twenty-three years but it’s good to(…)

The top ten hybrids to buy in 2017 – #8 Audi A3 e-tron 0

With the news that the UK government are to ban all petrol and diesel sales from 2040, we thought we’d have a look at the best hybrid and electric cars on the market at the moment. Okay, this lot might be looking a bit long in the tooth twenty-three years from now but it’s good(…)

The top ten hybrids to buy in 2017 – #9 Toyota Prius 0

With the news that the UK government are to ban all petrol and diesel sales from 2040, we thought we’d have a look at the best hybrid and electric cars on the market at the moment. Okay, this lot might be looking a bit long in the tooth twenty-three years from now but it’s good(…)

New car sales fall as Brexit uncertainty hits market 0

Last month saw the UK’s new car market slumped by almost 10%, industry figures have revealed. Diesel sales in particular were down by a fifth. The drop is believed to have been caused by uncertainty over Brexit and marks the fourth consecutive months where sales figures have slumped. Despite conventionally vehicles faring badly, the sales(…)

Nissan prepare ‘one pedal’ electric car 0

With the news that Britain is set to ban all diesel and petrol cars from 2040, Nissan is currently preparing a new edition of its popular electric Leaf model, which utilises just one pedal for both accelerating and decelerating. The concept may sound potentially dangerous, but the next-gen Nissan Leaf will feature technology that allows(…)