Electric vehicle owners are starting to have free smart chargers installed as a result of their participation in the Electric Nation project.
Owners of diesel and petrol vehicles manufactured before 2005 that do not meet Euro 4 emissions standards for nitrogen oxide (NO2) and particulates will be required to pay an extra ‘T-Charge‘ £10 fee to enter central London from 23 October 2017.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance, with Mitsubishi Motors, has now sold a total of 424,797 electric vehicles worldwide, as its global sales almost hit 10 million in 2016.
The new Toyota Prius Plug-in has a driving range of more than 30 miles in electric mode, double the driving range of its predecessor.
The alternatively fuelled vehicle segment grew 19.9% in January 2017 to take a record 4.2% market share – the first time 4% has been surpassed, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The new Kia Rio offers fuel economy of up to 80.7mpg with CO2 emissions as low as 92g/km.
The Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid, supported by the U.K. Government-funded Advanced Propulsion Centre, is due to go on trial in London this year, with commercial production planned for 2019.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has received a number of minor updates for 2017 and Green Car Guide sees one of these as very significant.
Renault has unveiled an all-electric version of its Master Z.E. van, as well as increasing the range of its Kangoo Van Z.E.
The Audi Q8 concept is a 122mpg plug-in hybrid with a 37-mile range on purely electric power, a total range of up to 621 miles, and the production model based on concept is due for launch in 2018.