Electric cars now make up 3.2% of new purchases

Electric cars make up 3.2% of new car sales


The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has reported that the sales of EV's went up 243% last month.
E10 eco petrol to replace current fuel at pumps from next year, government says

Eco petrol to replace current fuel at pumps


The Department for Transport has announced the introduction of E10, a lower carbon fuel for petrol vehicles, as part of a push to meet CO2...
Honda offers 'one-stop-shop' home wallbox and energy tariff to all electric car owners

Honda offers 'one-stop-shop' home charging


Honda is to provide EV customers with smart home charging points bundled with an efficient energy tariff... and eventually vehicle-to-grid.
Modern engines worse for the planet, better for our lungs, says study

Modern engines worse for the planet, says study


Consumer advice group Which? has found that new cars emit 7% more carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere than their older counterparts.
Plan to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2035 is 'extremely concerning', warns UK motor industry

Petrol & diesel ban 'extremely concerning'


The government's plans to accelerate the ban on new petrol and diesel car sales have been slammed in no uncertain terms by the UK motor industry.
Councils accused of hypocrisy over diesel after 91.6% of fleets found to run on the fuel

Council fleets found to be 91.6% diesel-powered


Local authorities have been accused of hypocrisy after it was found that councils are punishing members of the public for driving diesel vehicles
Bristol city aerial view Clifton Suspension Bridge

Bristol council approves plans to ban diesel cars


Bristol is on track to become the first place in the UK to issue a blanket ban on all diesel-powered cars entering its city centre.
Cabbies hail new electric taxi but call on government to help drivers switch from diesel

Government must help cabbies switch from diesel


The body representing licensed cabbies has welcomed the new Dynamo electric taxi but says government must act to help diesel drivers switch.
Magic Dynamo? First pure-electric black cab for 120 years launched in London

Pure-electric black cab launched in London


A new pure-electric black cab has been launched in London, bringing officially-licenced zero-emission ‘Hackney Carriages’ to the capital.
Green number plates for electric cars are only a short term solution, says RAC

RAC 'not impressed' by green plates plan


According to an RAC spokesperson, authorities may have to pull the plug on green number plates "pretty much as soon as they bring them in".

Petrol & diesel cars could be banned in UK by 2035


Transport secretary Grant Shapps has suggested the government could soon accelerate plans to ban new petrol and diesel cars in the UK.
Extreme E Greenland Russell Glacier Race Location

Extreme E 4x4 racers to compete in Greenland


Despite never hosting a motorsport event before, Greenland has been picked to hold Extreme E's first pure-electric off-road race in 2021.