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Volvo debuts XC40 Recharge EV

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Volvo has launched its first fully-electric model – the XC40 Recharge. Kicking off a new Recharge sub-brand, Volvo’s pure-electric compact SUV has a range of 249 miles on a single charge. Powered by two electric motors – one on each axle –...

EV range tested on WLTP Challenge

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Electric vehicles are able to get close to and match the official range figures, according to the results of the WLTP Challenge. Having taken part in the event last week, Zap-Map’s drive in the Nissan Leaf e+ helped determine that statement. While...

UK launch for Uniti One

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Uniti has launched the One, a compact pure-electric car that will arrive next year with a starting price of £15,100. That figure includes the £3,500 UK Plug-in Car Grant, which although it is yet to officially receive, is expected to qualify when...

Porsche launches Taycan 4S

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Porsche has revealed the Taycan 4S, set to join the company’s pure-electric sports saloon range from early next year. The new Taycan 4S produces 390 kW (530hp) in overboost, or up to 420 kW (571hp) when fitted with the optional Performance Battery...

Toyota reveals Mirai MkII and RAV4 PHEV

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Toyota will showcase a second-generation Mirai concept at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The saloon continues to use Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell powertrain, but with an improvement of around 30% in range. Built on Toyota’s latest modular TNGA platform, the...

EVs smash sales record in September

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September was a record month for the electric car market, with more than 7,700 pure-electric models registered. Combined with more than 5,000 plug-in hybrid registrations, the total electric vehicle figure for September 2019 was almost 12,900 units. The latest figures from the...

Renault Zoe Z.E.50 first drive

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As popular EVs go, Renault’s Zoe is right up there with the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3. It’s got a big following in the UK and Europe, as buyers fall for the charms of the pure-electric supermini. There’s now a new one,...
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