Do electric car batteries drain when stuck in traffic? New test by Which? has the answer


If you're stuck in a traffic jam with a less than full battery in your electric car, should you be worried about it running out of juice?
Nissan is seeking government support worth tens of millions in order to build a “gigafactory” in Sunderland.

Battery gigafactory for Coventry Airport


Coventry Airport set to house the UK’s third battery gigafactory after planning application submitted.
Bugatti Rimac

Bugatti and Rimac join forces


New meets old as innovative Croatian EV start-up Rimac Automobili announces the formation of a new company with Bugatti Automobiles.
Nissan is seeking government support worth tens of millions in order to build a “gigafactory” in Sunderland.

Nissan seeks government support for UK gigafactory


Nissan is seeking government support worth tens of millions in order to build a “gigafactory” in Sunderland.
Hyundai and LG Chem agree battery replacement cost sharing after electric car fires

Hyundai, LG agree battery recall cost after fires


Hyundai Motor and its electric car battery supplier LG Chem have agreed a cost sharing ratio in a recall after 15 vehicle fires.
How to change a car battery

Haynes How-To: change a car battery


All cars have batteries. The ones in petrol and diesel cars are used to run the 12V electrical system (lights, stereo, heating, etc.) and...
Material used to make EV batteries now mined in UK

Researchers find way to produce lithium in UK


British researchers working on ways to source lithium for electric car batteries have extracted a precursor compound from UK rocks.
New EV battery could be cheaper, safer and easier to recharge

New EV battery 'cheaper, faster to charge'


Researchers at Penn State have found that lithium iron phosphate batteries could be a cheaper, safer alternative to the ones currently used.
VW appoints supply chain watchdog to ensure ethical sourcing practices

VW appoints EV supply chain watchdog


Volkswagen has today announced that it has partnered with an agency to ensure that the materials used in its EVs are responsibly sourced.
Environmental concerns mount use of nickel in EVs

Environmental concerns mount use of nickel in EVs


In the environmental debate around EVs, cobalt is often bought up as one of their pitfalls. However, concern is rising over the use of nickel.
Tesla supplier creating nickel and cobalt-free battery

Tesla supplier creating nickel-free battery


CATL, a Chinese company that supplies to the likes of Tesla, has announced it is working on a battery free of nickel and cobalt.
2020 Tesla Model Y: prices, range, specs and release date

Tesla ‘hybrid battery’ allows 20% more range


A team of researchers working with Tesla have devised technology to boost electric car range without increasing the size of the battery pack.
The best new car tech reveals at CES 2020

The best car tech reveals at CES 2020


From new advancements in existing tech to wild concept cars, CES 2020 features plenty of interesting motoring ideas.