LONDON, England - From April 2020 electric vehicles will be become cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel cars thanks to a deal in the UK called ''salary sacrifice''. Sound too governmental to be true? Read on... The state assistance could see a buyer save as much as £320 (about R6000) a month… Continue reading UK has a secret solution to making electric cars cheaper
NextEV Nio embodies carmaker of future Nio EP9 - the world’s fastest electric car Nürburgring Nordschliefe lap time slashed LONDON, England - NextEV has unveiled the world's fastest battery-car, the Nio EP9. How fast? Read on... "The Nio," its makers say, "will help people to re-discover the joyful lifestyle of car ownership by creating vehicles… Continue reading Supercar Nio EV slashes ‘Ring record – but how fast?
More power promised - and more speed Fully digital and 'gesturised' instrument display One of few four-door battery-cars available LOS Angeles, California - Volkswagen is using the 2016 Los Angeles auto show to punt a fresh generation of its electric Golf. VW said at the show that, compared to its predecessor, this zero-emissions battery-car has… Continue reading VW e-Golf: Longer range, more speed, all-digital
Virtual already - next 2016 Los Angeles auto show First Jaguar pure-electric performance car VIP guests get pre-show virtual reality experience LOS ANGELES, California - Jaguar says it has torn up the rule book in the creation of this concept electric SUV "with its supercar looks, sports-car performance and SUV space, all in one electric… Continue reading Jaguar I-Pace: We’re a day ahead of the launch (V)
69% of company-car drivers likely to go electric Only 25% of UK employers offer a battery car 940 000 company cars registered in the UK The claim comes from research delivered to a ‘Future of the Car’ gathering in London. Go Ultra Low, a government/automotive industry campaign, has reported that a survey of UK company-car… Continue reading Would YOU drive an electric company car?
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Once-upon-a-time Nissan was making much of a small pure-electric car named Leaf and since then has sold a quarter-million of them. Earth was saved, sunshine was going to drive automobiles, but then the oil price fell through the floor and nobody cared any more because it's a helluva lot easier to tank… Continue reading e-Power: ‘New’ electric drive train from Nissan
Global production readying for electro-mobility New car based on EQ in look of sporty SUV/coupé Cars "made in Bremen" will cover entire range STUTTGART, Germany - Mercedes-Benz has taken the next step in implementing its "electric offensive" with the first units to be assembled in Bremen, Germany, by 2021. The production model will… Continue reading Merc EQ electric joins Bremen production schedule
Clarity Fuel Cell achieves 589km at 0.917 litres/100km Best range of any car without combustion engine Available end-2016 in sophisticated markets Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan has achieved an EPA-approved driving range rating of 589km at a fuel-economy rating of 109km/litre - if it had been burning petrol. That, Honda points out, gives the… Continue reading Honda Clarity claims fuel-cell range record
Bosses behind the wheel for Mini test Hybrid model first from the brand Three driving modes, even better handling MUNICH, Germany - Mini, now a subsidiary of BMW, is close to launching its first hybrid car so what better way of checking a close-to-production product that getting two of the bosses to drive it? They… Continue reading Test drive: Mini bosses review first of new hybrids
TOKYO, Japan - Honda has developed a short-range Micro Commuter battery vehicle for Japanese confectionery maker, Toshimaya. It's a joint development with Kabuku based on an open innovation model which incorporates the idea of a variable design platform. The car was recently unveiled at a technical show in Japan. The vehicle has a chassis made… Continue reading Honda goes micro for sweet-treats deliveries