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As part of the HyFive project, five manufacturers have agreed to deploy a total of 110 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Europe with the goal of developing new clusters of hydrogen refueling stations. Leading motor manufacturers, hydrogen fuel suppliers, the Mayor of London’s Office and energy consultancies from around the globe are signing up, said […]

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A study released March 13 revealed new diesel cars sold in the UK are 21 percent less polluting and 27 percent more economical than they were in 2003. The study also stated in the past decade, the increasing number of diesel cars fitted with advanced components, such as common-rail diesel and Start-Stop, have benefited from […]

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Nissan has reached 3,000 sales of its all-electric Nissan Leaf in the UK. The car maker reached this milestone in November when a total of 141 British-built Leaf were registered at dealerships across the country. Nissan declared the figures clearly demonstrate that the Nissan Leaf – launched in the UK market in 2011 – continues […]

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British Gas is trying out 28 Nissan e-NV200 vans throughout the winter to determine the future viability of 100-percent electric vehicle technology as part of its 13,000 home service vans fleet. Run in collaboration with Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions and Gateshead College, the pilot test will see the four strategic partners working together during […]

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UK’s My Electric Avenue project, hosted by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD), and led by EA Technology, is testing the impact of electric vehicles on the local electricity network. The project announced the communities that have been successful in applying to take part in its ‘Technical Trials’, and unveiling details of the next […]

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Tesla is now open for business in the UK. Tesla Motors has opened its first retail design store in the UK at London’s Westfield Shopping Centre in White City, known as one of the capital’s most popular shopping destinations. Tesla said the new store features interactive displays and design studios enabling people to design their […]

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The BMW i3 was officially launched yesterday to the general public in the UK. BMW stated the i3 is the world’s first premium car designed from the ground up to be powered by an electric drive system. According to the Bavarian company, the use of lightweight CFRP for the passenger cell compensates for the extra […]

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The UK’s Charge Your Car (CYC) achieved a grand total of 72,575 charging sessions on the network as of Oct. 6, 2013. This means the total kilowatt-hour drawn, since the system went live in 2010, has surpassed 350,000. The network now has 176 post owners enrolled, resulting in 1,500 charging points managed by CYC with […]

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If all goes according to plan, the United Kingdom and England will be canvassed with EV fast chargers. Nissan is leading a consortium aiming to establish a network of rapid chargers for electric vehicles running the full length and breadth of the United Kingdom and Ireland. When complete, a total of 74 rapid chargers will […]

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McLaren Automotive has now confirmed the performance figures for the hybrid supercar McLaren P1. These figures show that the McLaren P1 accelerates to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, 124 mph in 6.8 seconds, and 186 mph in 16.5 seconds. McLaren said the P1 has been designed from the outset with one clear goal: to be […]

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