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Ecotricity EV charge fee to deter motorway charging

Ecotricity EV charge fee to deter motorway chargingCharging infrastructure provider Ecotricity this week put a price on usage of its Electric Highway fast chargers, which were previously free to use. Electric car drivers will need to pay £6 for a 30-minute session, using an Android or Apple smartphone app to make payments. Longer charging times are possible but will incur additional fees for each half hour.

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CHAdeMO EV charging increases to 150kW

CHAdeMO EV charging increases to 150kWCHAdeMO has announced its plans and ongoing activities towards bringing high power CHAdeMO chargers to the market.

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BMW i3 now with 195 mile driving range

BMW i3 now with 195 mile driving rangeThe BMW i3 is now available with a 195 mile driving range thanks to the introduction of the 94Ah battery on both the BMW i3 and the BMW i3 Range Extender models, delivering an equivalent of 470.8mpg.

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BMW 330e and 225xe Plug-in-Hybrids

BMW 330e and 225xe Plug-in-HybridsBMW will offer five Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles this year in the form of the 141mpg BMW 225xe Active Tourer, the 148mpg BMW 330e Saloon, BMW 740e and 740Le xDrive, which will join the BMW X5 xDrive40e.

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Plug-in car grant changes

Plug-in car grant changesThe government has today (17 December 2015) announced a long-term extension to its' plug-in car grant.

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Electric Aston Martin Rapide S

Electric Aston Martin Rapide SElectric Aston Martin's don't get mentioned very much here at Green Car Guide, but that might be about to change as the company has now showcased a fully electric concept of its Rapide S four-door sports saloon.

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Nissan LEAF 30 kWh delivers 155 mile range

Nissan LEAF 30 kWh delivers 155 mile rangeAn updated Nissan LEAF 30 kWh now delivers a 25% increase in driving range, translating to an official NEDC range of 155 miles on a single charge.

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My Electric Avenue: Electricity Upgrades

My Electric Avenue: Electricity UpgradesMy Electric Avenue, the pioneering Ofgem-funded project, has been examining the impact of electric vehicles on the local electricity network, and has released its main findings at the Cenex LCV2015 event.

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Plug-in car grant extended

Plug-in car grant extendedThe current plug-in car grant scheme is to continue to offer motorists up to £5,000 off the price of an electric car until at least February 2016 for all categories of vehicle, boosting further the rapidly-growing plug-in car market.

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Revisions to electric Renault ZOE and Twizy

Revisions to electric Renault ZOE and TwizyThe electric Renault ZOE and Twizy now have updated the trim levels, at the same time as introducing a new longer-range motor to the ZOE (available from £13,445), resulting in a 149-mile NEDC range.

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