EV Strategy
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DPD names Oxford as its first all-electric city using zero-emission vehicles for all deliveries

The delivery firm has nine further UK locations set to become electric-only to be confirmed this year

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April 6, 2021

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Leasing & Fleets
EV Biz

SOGO offers businesses the ability to operate a carbon-neutral fleet across petrol, diesel and electric cars

Leasing company partners with Rightcharge to help electric vehicle (EV) customers with charging, access to government grants and green electricity tariffs

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Life

New research by Kwik Fit reveals 32 percent of drivers expect their next vehicle to be a zero-emissions electric car

The study also found that 65 percent of London drivers are considering switching to plug-in vehicles

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Biz

Electric vehicle (EV) sales continue to help big car companies bounce back after lockdown

Volvo Cars report record six-month performance with plug-in vehicles accounting for 25 percent of sales

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Life

Shell to install 800 electric vehicle (EV) charging points at Waitrose stores by 2025

Each site is expected to have six 22kW and two 50kW rapid charging points for customers to charge while they shop

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Life

Responses from the industry regarding the UK government’s greenprint decarbonisation plan

ElectricDrives has found the best reactions to the plan for more sustainable transport in the coming decades

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Policy
EV Life

Government publishes its ‘greenprint’ to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050

The transport decarbonisation plan will provide cleaner air, healthier communities and creates tens of thousands of new green jobs

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Life

Chinese electric carmaker NIO announces its “NIO Power 2025” battery swap station deployment plan

By 2025 NIO will have over 4,000 battery swap stations worldwide with around 1,000 outside of China

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Biz

MG Motor breaks mid-year records with nearly a third of its sales from electric cars

Sales of electric vehicles continue to grow for the British carmaker

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Survey
EV Life

Survey finds a big difference in the make and model searches between the electric vehicle (EV) curious and serious buyers

BuyaCar finds Volkswagen leads the generic electric car search while Nissan LEAF is the most explored specific vehicle

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Biz

Sales of electric cars and vans play a big part in Mercedes Benz success so far this year

Mercedes plug-in-hybrids and all-electric car deliveries more than quadrupled, while total electric van sales have risen more than sixfold

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Pricing
EV Life

Audi announces prices and specifications for Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron electric cars

New electric crossover-style Sportback prices start from £40,750 and offer a range of up to 316 miles (509km)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Buses
EV Biz

Federal grant provides Atlanta with $5.4 million to buy its first electric commuter buses

Electric buses will cut carbon emissions by 901 tonnes, increase efficiency and reduce noise pollution in communities

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Motorsport
EV Life

Jutta Kleinschmidt, the only female winner of the Dakar Rally, will compete for ABT CUPRA XE in Extreme E electric car race series

Kleinschmidt takes over from Claudia Hürtgen for the remaining Extreme E electric vehicle (EV) off-road race events

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

Silverstone to launch Switch Live event that will showcase electric vehicles (EVs) and sustainable mobility

The organisers have a target to make the event carbon-neutral within the next three years

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Britain in talks with six companies about building gigafactories to produce electric car batteries

Carmakers Ford and Nissan are said to be in talks with the government to expand their electrification plans

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Concept
EV Life

Lincoln set to launch its first all-electric car in 2022

The brand plans to electrify all models by 2030

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Community
EV Life

Kent County Council offers a ‘try before you buy’ electric van initiative for local business

Council has 24 all-electric Renault vans to help encourage the adoption of zero-emission vehicles for a cleaner future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
EV Biz

Polestar 3 electric performance sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be manufactured in the USA

Production of zero-emissions Polestar 3 is expected to begin globally in 2022

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Biz

Chinese carmaker NIO obtains approval for production of its ES8 electric car in Europe

New NIO ES8 electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be produced in Norway and available later this year

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Volkswagen invests a further £438 million in sustainable battery production with Northvolt AB

The investment will help the German carmaker cope with the increasing demand for zero-emissions electric cars

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Biz

Renault Group to create Renault ElectriCity, the largest electric vehicle (EV) production centre in Europe

New electric car development in France will create 700 new jobs and produce 400,000 electric cars annually

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

Ecotricity sells Electric Highway to GRIDSERVE

The sale will see GRIDSERVE expand and update the Electric Highway to offer easier and faster charging for electric car drivers

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Design
EV Life

Vauxhall offers a first glimpse of its All-New Astra electric car

Vauxhall continues the electrification of its range for a cleaner world

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

All Fiat vehicles will become electric-only between 2025 and 2030

A discussion between Olivier François, Fiat CEO, and Stefano Boeri, architect and urban planner, reveal radical plans for a cleaner more sustainable future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Life

Volvo Cars opens its order books for its new all-electric C40 Recharge

The C40 Recharge is the latest manifestation of Volvo Cars’ aim for 50 percent of its global sales to be fully electric cars by 2025

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April 6, 2021

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Public Transport
EV Life

BYD launch new electric school bus in the USA

Safety has been key in the development of this new zero-emissions bus that offers up to 150 miles (250km) of range

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Net Zero
EV Biz

ABB strengthens its commitment to reduce carbon emissions and will electrify its fleet of 10,000 vehicles by 2030

The Swedish-Swiss power and automation technology group joins three initiatives from The Climate Group

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Pricing
EV Life

MG offers a £750 incentive for electric car customers during June 2021

MG continues to push the electric revolution and over 30 percent of its cars sold this year have been electric

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Biz

Volkswagen's ID.4 electric car becomes the first sports utility vehicle (SUV) to top the European battery electric vehicle (BEV) rankings

VW’s ID.3 was the second best selling electric vehicle (EV) in Europe with the Renault ZOE third

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Services
EV Life

New UK website for used electric cars, plug-in hybrids and hybrids

JustGoEV already has over 3,000 used plug-in vehicles to help customers make the switch to cleaner driving

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Community
EV Life

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust launches its first electric emergency response vehicles

The trust will use specially designed and adapted Kia e-Niros as first response vehicles

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Community
EV Life

Ford challenges Britain's smallest town to switch to driving electric cars for the weekend

Ford offers locals the all-electric Mustang Mach-E to test drive to encourage electric vehicle adoption

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Investment
EV Biz

Elon Musk’s visit to the UK drives rumours of a Tesla factory

A new Tesla Gigafactory could provide an estimated £80 billion boost for the UK car industry

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Net Zero
EV Life

US President, Joe Biden, visited Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center for launch of the new F-150 Lightning electric pick-up

This was also the perfect platform to push his proposal of spending $174 billion to electrify the US

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Subscription
EV Life

Fisker to deliver 700 of its Ocean electric sports utility vehicles (SUVs) to UK-based electric car subscription service, Onto

Deliveries will take place in 2023 to help support the next generation of electric vehicle mobility

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Luxury Cars
EV Life

Lamborghini announces its Direzione Cor Tauri roadmap to electrification

Italian supercar builder will offer an all-electric car in the second half of this decade

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April 6, 2021

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Running Cost
EV Life

Electric vehicles (EVs) are far cheaper to run than petrol, diesel or hybrid engine cars

ElectricDrives looks at the huge cost savings of driving an electric car compared to an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Technology
EV Life

In real-world tests Saietta’s motor takes lightweight electric vehicles (EVs) 10 percent further

Smaller urban vehicles could benefit from more efficient motors to increase range

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Services
EV Life

Revel announces all-electric, all-employee rideshare service in New York City

The new service will launch in May in lower Manhattan with an initial fleet of 50 Tesla electric cars

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
EV Life

Kia reveals UK specifications and pricing for its new EV6 electric car

Range-topping GT model of this electric crossover offers a power output of 577 horsepower with a target 0-62mph (0-100kph) acceleration of just 3.5-seconds

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April 6, 2021

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Top Women in EV
EV Biz

Top women in EV: Rashida Noray Managing Director at Green.TV and Co-Founder of the EV Summit

For Top Women in EV 2021, we are sharing stories of some of the women shaping and driving forward the emobility industry

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Annabel Dolphin

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April 27, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

European car sales improve during march 2021 largely due to the sales of electric cars

Electric vehicles (EVs) posted a record market share of 16 percent in March 2021

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Top Women in EV
EV Biz

Top women in EV: Sarah Cox Head of Marketing at Volkswagen UK

For Top Women in EV 2021, we are sharing stories of some of the women shaping and driving forward the emobility industry

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Annabel Dolphin

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April 27, 2021

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ecargo
EV Biz

DHL Express purchases 100 Fiat E-Ducato electric vans

This comes as part of the delivery firm’s plan to electrify 60 percent of its European fleet by 2030

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

UK becomes second-biggest electric car market after leader Germany

The big upsurge is electric car sales show that the UK population are changing their attitude to zero-emission driving

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

Real Madrid professional football player Eden Hazard sparks a positive charge by driving a Nissan LEAF electric car

Unlike most football players who drive fast polluting cars Hazard cares more for the planet to secure a better life for his family

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Top Women in EV
EV Biz

Top Women in EV: Niina Suuriniemi Hopper, founder and CEO of EVA Global

For Top Women in EV 2021, we will be sharing stories of some of the women shaping and driving forward the emobility industry

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Anna Turns

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April 21, 2021

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Development
EV Biz

Drive System Design’s expanded test facilities help accelerate electric commercial vehicle development

Commercial vehicle manufacturers are turning to electrification in the same way as passenger car manufacturers to reduce transport’s contribution to climate change

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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AWARD WINNING
EV Life

Electric cars dominate at the World Car Awards 2021 with the Volkswagen ID.4 2021 taking top honours and the Honda e runner up

Electric cars beating internal combustion engine vehicles proves the car market is changing rapidly

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Performance
EV Life

Like the Golf GTI Volkswagen’s ID. electric car family will have its own performance brand GTX

The first electric performance car from VW will be the ID.4 GTX launched on April 28

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Concept
EV Life

Audi reveals its new luxury A6 e-tron concept electric car

New electric sportback car built on Audi’s new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) will offer up to 435 miles (700km) of range

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
EV Life

Mercedes Benz continues to unveil new electric cars in its model line up with the new EQB

New zero-emissions seven-person sports utility vehicle with three rows of seats will offer up to 287 miles (478km) of range

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Concept
EV Life

Toyota announces it will launch 15 battery electric vehicles by 2025 starting with its new Beyond Zero (bZ) range

The first new model will be Toyota’s bZ4X electric crossover utility vehicle designed in conjunction with Subaru

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
EV Life

Hyundai to hold virtual and showroom events for the launch of its new IONIQ 5 electric car in the UK

New IONIQ 5 electric cars offers a range of up to 311 miles (500km) from a single charge

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Investment
EV Biz

The global popularity of electric cars continues attract huge investment from financial investors

Polestar raises $550 million (£400 million/€460 million) from new investors to further its growth ahead of the launch of several ground-breaking cars in coming years

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Survey
EV Life

Survey reveals 70 percent of European drivers would consider an electric vehicle as their next car

Nissan conducts its most comprehensive investigation into the driving habits and charging experience of electric car drivers

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Trucks
EV Life

Best battery-electric trucks and lorries

We look at our top-nine zero-emissions trucks, including Tesla, Volta, Daimler and Tevva, that are helping to clean up the commercial world

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Life

Electric car drivers seek key reforms to improve confidence in public electric vehicle charging

Survey by Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England reveals 92 percent of electric drivers rely on public charging at least once a month

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Pricing
EV Life

New lower priced Volkswagen ID.3 Pure Performance electric car will help broaden its appeal

New zero-emissions small car featuring a 45 kWh battery goes on sale in the UK with prices starting from £28,370

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

Electric cars play a big part in helping MG to achieve record sales in March

Zero-emissions battery electric vehicles account for almost a third of MG’s sales during the month

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Life

EAV launches the new 2Charge in conjunction with Ford Motor Company’s micromobility e-scooter rental unit

Oxfordshire-based micro-mobility manufacturer continues to find zero-emissions solutions for city applications

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

Kia records its best-ever first-quarter in the UK largely thanks to sales of its e-Niro electric

Kia’s e-Niro is the country’s second best-selling electric car so far in 2021

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Pricing
EV Life

Price reductions for Nissan LEAF 40kWh and 62kWh unlocks the full range of Nissan electric cars for revised plug-in car grant

Nissan joins a long list of car brands, including Citroën, MG, Peugeot and Vauxhall, helping customers get the best value following government grant cuts

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Leasing & Fleets
EV Life

Save thousands of pounds by driving an electric car

Octopus launches new electric car leasing company to unlock salary sacrifice for companies of all sizes

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

Kia plans to launch seven electric cars in coming years

Plans to make 25 percent of the South Korean automakers cars electric by 2029

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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New Car Launch
EV Life

Vauxhall releases new Mokka-e electric car

New all-electric sports utility vehicles offers over 200 miles of range

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Leasing & Fleets
EV Life

Centrica, British Gas owner, commits to electrify its 12,000 strong operational fleet by 2025

British Gas makes largest UK commercial electric vehicle order with Vauxhall

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Survey
EV Life

New research finds that the majority of motorists in the UK say they're likely to buy an electric car in the near future

BuyaCar.co.uk saw a 40 percent increase in searches for electric vehicles across its website compared with the same period in 2020

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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New Car Launch
EV Life

Nio launches its first autonomous electric car with a range of up to 600 miles (1000km)

Chinese carmakers new Nio ET7 electric saloon pushing the envelope on performance

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Life

Volvo Cars to triple electric car production capacity in Ghent after a strong year of plug-in car sales

The Swedish carmaker expects global sales to be 50 percent fully-electric cars by 2025

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

DriveElectric to supply electric cars to Orkney smart energy island

Flexible lease options offered to residents to encourage electric car adoption

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Luxury Cars
EV Life

German carmaker reveals pictures and details of the luxury interior of the upcoming EQS electric car

With the new EQS electric vehicle from Mercedes Benz the brand is aiming this model at the luxury market

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

Kia continues to lead UK electric car sales in 2021

The Korean carmakers electrified models accounted for 45.7 percent of Kia’s UK sales in February

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

Volkswagen and Greece to create a model island for climate-neutral mobility

Electric cars and sustainable transport will help to transform Astypalea

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
EV Life

Citroën expands its range with new ë-Berlingo multi-person electric car

New multi-person electric car offers up to 174 miles (280km) of range and can be charged up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

BMW to start their second electric car battery assembly facility in Germany

German car manufacture will open new production plant in Leipzig in 2021

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Motorsport
EV Life

Extreme E off-road electric car racing confirms Jenson Button as team owner and driver

Off-road race series will highlight areas affected by climate and environmental issues and promote the adoption of electric cars

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Leasing & Fleets
EV Life

Surge in demand for battery electric vehicles as tax incentives take effect

British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) survey showed plug-in and hybrid vehicles gained 36 percent share of new lease registrations

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Life

World’s first ‘intelligent’ electric car and vehicle battery unveiled by InoBat Auto

European battery producer to offer 20 percent range increase over current best-in-class electric vehicles

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Buses
EV Life

Lion Electric announces the construction of its battery manufacturing plant and innovation centre in Quebec

New innovation centre will focus on achieving new advancements in performance, range and energy capacity

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Luxury Cars
EV Life

Luxury British carmaker Aston Martin to add two electric cars to its line-up in 2025

Will the next James Bond go zero-emissions and be the first to drive an electric Aston Martin

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Life

InstaVolt partners with Everrati to power iconic electric cars into the future

Drivers of Everrati’s iconic electric car conversions can now be sure they have access to reliable rapid charging whenever they need it

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Pricing
EV Life

Tesla reduces prices of some models of its electric cars in the US

Tesla Model 3 and Model Y electric cars priced more competitively than ever

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Policy
EV Biz

New Government CO2 targets remove the threat to electric car and vehicle supply

New UK rules are in line with what is happening in the EU

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Life

Hyundai Motor Company teases with pictures of its all-new Bayon electric car

Japanese carmaker reveals new electric crossover sports utility vehicle

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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