Electric Vehicles

Suzuki to launch electric Jimny 4×4 in Europe by 2030

The iconic and popular Suzuki Jimny was sadly dropped from sale in the UK during 2020, mainly due to emissions. Thankfully, for those customers who wanted it – Suzuki did offer a commercial vehicle option, with no back seats. However, as of writing in early 2023, Suzuki doesn’t offer the Jimny, despite it being a cult favourite among owners and enthusiasts. In terms of electric vehicles, Suzuki is pretty far […]

VW stops offering heat pump on all ID models globally and the Q4 e-tron in Canada

Due to ongoing semiconductor shortages, Volkswagen has chosen to stop offering the heat pump on all of its electric vehicles, which affects all the ID models the company offers worldwide. Going forward, any new vehicles produced will do without the heat pump and the affected customers will be offered the choice to not accept the car or accept a discount on the final price of the car. We reached out […]

Gridserve makes the new Ora Funky Cat available for test drives at its Braintree forecourt

This week, Gridserve have announced that starting today they will now be offering the Ora Funky Cat from Great Wall Motors for test drives at its electric forecourt location in Braintree, Essex. Gridserve have been offering no questions asked, no sales pitches test drives at its flagship location in Braintree since they opened and are now offering the all new Ora Funky Cat. We are so excited to welcome the […]

Abarth reveals the official price for the upcoming 500e hot hatch

This week, Abarth has released the official price for the upcoming 500e hot hatch. The Abarth 500e is a new sporty, hot hatch version of the Fiat 500 Electric and was officially revealed in November 2022. Most of the specs were announced during the original launch, but apart from the price and the official range. The new Abarth 500e will start from £38,695 for the ‘Scorpionissima’ launch edition, with cheaper […]

Mercedes reports double EV sales in 2022, compared to the year prior

Mercedes has announced its EV sales for last year. The German car company has managed to double its sales of EVs in 2022, over 2021 with 117,800 pure EV cars sold, which covers both vans and cars sold under the Mercedes brand only. However, with all powertrains considered, the company sold 2,043,900 vehicles to its customers which is behind BMW, who sold 2.4 million in the same time period. However, […]

Tesla driver in Germany fell asleep with autopilot on

Earlier this month, it was reported that a Tesla driver in Bavaria, Germany was chased by police for 15 minutes after had fallen asleep with the autopilot self driving system switched on. The driver, 45 had reclined his seat and was driving along the A70 road near Bamberg. The traffic officers ad noticed that the driver was tailing the police car at the exact same distance in front, at 68mph […]

Mitie to install new EV chargers at UK employment centres

Service provider, Mitie has announced it has won a new contract to install 50 charging points at 120 employment centres in the UK. The company has been hired by the UK Department for Work and Pensions, with the contract being worth £4.3 million. It is unclear if these EV chargers will only be for the use of the employees who work at the employment centres, or for visitors too. Considering […]

Octopus Energy has partnered with Stellantis

Announced at the end of last month, Octopus Energy has now expanded its partnership with Stellantis beyond Vauxhall and is now encompassing all of the other Stellantis brands, such as Citroën, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Jeep and Peugeot. This new partnership will give customers many benefits, including simplified public charging and a wallbox charger installed at home. When a customer of Octopus Energy, uses will be able to access 330,000 public […]

Lidl opens four new charging parks in France

At the end of 2022, Lidl opened four new fast-charging parks at shops in France, which have very competitive prices per kWh and are even open 24/7, which is independent of what the Lidl supermarkets are open. Each of these new locations have a handful of DC and AC chargers, with a range of charging speeds, between 22kWh AC and up to 360kW DC. All of the charger locations have […]