Tag: EV

DrivingElectric awards the MG4 EV with ‘Car of the Year’

EV focused magazine and website, DrivingElectric has awarded the all new MG4 EV with ‘Car of the Year’ for 2023. The budget focused EV from MG comfortably undercuts the likes of pretty much everything on the market, coming in at just £25,995 in the UK, over £10k less than the comparable Volkswagen ID.3. The VW is currently priced from £36,990. It isn’t like the MG4 is down on specs, it […]

Turns out, the new VW ID Buzz is pretty darn safe

The new Volkswagen ID. Buzz is pretty safe, as reported by the latest Euro NCAP testing conducted this week. The all-electric bus was one of 11 cars tested in December to achieve a full five star rating, with an over 90% rating for passenger occupants, both adults and children. However, due to its slab sided van like design, which it can’t really get away from – the ‘vulnerable road users’ […]

All-electric Jeep Avenger now on sale in Europe for €39k, not UK yet

Jeep has this week put the all-electric Avenger SUV on sale in most of Europe, except the UK for now. The only model on sale is the range topping ‘1st Edition’ and in Germany for example, it costs €39,000 which is around £33,000 here in the UK. Jeep announced the Avenger in October and is the company’s first electric vehicle, it has a decent battery pack which it shares with […]

DHL orders 2,000 all-electric E-Transit vans from Ford

DHL is working hard to make sure its delivery fleet is using more sustainable transport. To aid this, the company has ordered around 2,000 all-electric Ford E-Transit vans for use in last mile situations and these will be deployed around the world. Of course, delivery companies like DHL are already using EV vans as part of their fleet and DHL already has 27,000 EVs in its fleet, but this new […]

Wireless charging for electric taxis goes live in Nottingham

In Nottingham UK, the ‘Wireless Charging of Electric Taxis’ (WiCET) project has finally gone live, after almost three years in the making. Back in January 2020, the UK government announced funding for the project and it was awarded £3.4 million to install a testing base for wireless charging taxis and earlier this month, it started working. A taxi rank in Nottingham has been converted to be able to charge electric […]

Ford is planning on launching seven new electric vehicles in Europe by 2024

Ford is planning to release a lot of new electric vehicles in the next two years, with seven new models to be released in Europe by the year 2024. The company will be releasing vans, MPVs, crossovers and some sport models too. Ford will even launch an electric version of the smallest Courier van. Ford’s ‘medium sized’ crossover will be the very first mass-produced passenger electric vehicle from the new […]

Ford’s Q4 earnings reveal its best EV sales numbers to date

Ford has had some excellent sales numbers for its increasing line of electric vehicles, with the new hybrid Maverick and all electric F-150 Lightning pickup enjoying high preorder numbers. During its Q4 earnings call this week, Ford CEO Jim Farley said the company is working hard to take electric vehicles more mainstream and to date, 275,000 all electric Fords have been either ordered or reserved. In January, the company revealed […]

Due to demand, Ford is doubling F-150 Lightning production

Ford has announced today that is doubling production of its latest EV, the Ford F-150 Lightning. It has recently stopped taking new reservations of the electric pickup due to increased demand and the company has said it is “completely oversubscribed.” Production will be increased to 150,000 vehicles per year and the pre-orders for the F-150 Lightning have been capped at 200,000 for now. To help with the demand, Ford has drafted in […]

Ford US will be deploying engineers to constantly test broken electric car chargers

Ford is aware of what issues EV drivers see on a fairly regular basis, a charge that doesn’t work. Naturally, this can put potential electric car owners off, so Ford’s manger of electric vehicles, Darren Palmer has announced that the company has plans to visit any electric chargers in the US that may have had data from a Mach-E, or any complaints on social media and test the chargers with a […]

New all electric Vauxhall Astra will be launch in 2023

Vauxhall announced the all new Astra in July this year, no in its eighth generation touting a redesigned front end and sitting on a brand new Stellantis platform, paving the way new hybrid options and a fully electric version. Vauxhall has announced recently that a new fully electric Astra will be launched in 2023 and will be on sale alongside the plug in hybrid version that will be on sale, […]