How to generate and store power for electric cars and home use


Va-va-vroom — almost literally. There are a number of companies on a mission to turn every home into a mini power station that charges its own ba
Dyson electric car: Sir James Dyson doesn't deny plans for a new car

Is a Dyson car in the works?


First he swept through the vacuum cleaner market; then his hand-dryers blew away paper towels; since last year he has been putting the wind up...
Honda Urban EV concept car at 2017 Frankfurt IAA show

Image gallery: Frankfurt show concept cars


The 2017 Frankfurt motor show was a big one for interesting new road cars but if there was a theme to the plethora of futuristic concepts...

Take six: Luxx's hottest launches


Electric cars for kids, vegan interiors and a new way to commute — six of the coolest things to catch David Green's eye this year.
Reader Letters: electric car charging standards and towing, M42 refuge, handbrakes on automatics and comfy seats

Reader Letters: electric car charging standards an


"We are charging ahead with electric cars without the necessary planning. The government needs to step in and introduce a fast-charging standard"
BMW X7 SUV concept at 2017 Frankfurt motor show

2017 Frankfurt motor show: see the star cars


It is the biggest motor show in Europe, often seen as a muscle-flexing exercise for the giant German car companies, where success is not only jud
Jaguar E-type Zero: Sixties sports car gets electric power

Jaguar E-type Zero: classic goes electric


If motorists have one common grumble about electric cars, it’s that they seem to have had a personality bypass. Now Jaguar has an answer ...
2018 Nissan Leaf will travel 235 miles on a charge

New Nissan Leaf will travel 235 miles per charge


The new Nissan Leaf electric car will be able to travel 235 miles before needing a recharge, according to the manufacturer.
Reader Letters: Hydrogen car future, spare wheels, dash cams, solar trickle chargers and reporting illegal cars

Reader Letters: Hydrogen cars and spare wheels


"The plan to ban new registrations of internal-combustion-engine cars from 2040 has generated many column inches about battery-powered..."

2017 BMW i3 REX vs Volkswagen e-Golf


By 2040, if the government gets its way, drivers looking for a new car will have a simple choice: buy an electric car or a hybrid car....
Reader Letters: Electric car questions, flat batteries, road tax vigilantes and are parking brakes on automatics necessary?

Reader Letters: Electric car and tax vigilantes


"The government’s plan to ban the sale of pure diesel and petrol cars from 2040 sounds ambitious to me. Will there be sufficient power..."
BP plan for electric car chargers in petrol station forecourts

BP plan for electric car charging points


One of Britain’s biggest fuel companies has unveiled plans to fit electric car charge points in forecourts amid government pressure to...
The five best electric cars you’d be happy to drive: Nissan Leaf is a good all-rounder

Top five best electric cars


After the government announced that it intends to follow the lead set by Norway and France, and ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars...