Caffeine & Machine confirms third location, opening in Spring 2024

Caffeine & Machine is gearing up to launch its third location this year, not long after opening ‘The Bowl’ in Bedfordshire last year. We got a sneak preview of that location before it opened in September 2023. The new location is a bit further down south than the original location in Warwickshire and Bedfordshire, as it is now in Hampshire in another former pub location. So far, all three locations […]

Sainsbury’s launches Smart Charge, its own in-house charging network

Sainsbury’s has recently launched its own charging network which is to be rolled out over the next twelve months. The supermarket claims that this rollout will place it in the top five providers of ultra-rapid chargers in the UK. The network, called “Smart Charge” already has sites live at 20 Sainsbury’s locations with 200 chargers in total available. Sainsbury’s has revealed plans to rollout 750 chargers at around 100 supermarket […]

The problem with electric car misinformation (and some EV FAQs)

You may have noticed lately that the general tone in the mainstream press at the moment is very geared towards generating a huge stir amongst the public when it comes to electric cars. In this post, we’re going explore why there is so much media coverage about the problems with EVs and also some FAQs and misconceptions to clear up. Why are we seeing negative press in the media? As […]

Honda e dropped from sale in the EU, UK and Japan

Honda has recently discontinued the iconic Honda e electric hatchback in the UK, Europe and Japan. Since its introduction in 2020 sales haven’t been as impressive as Honda hoped. A few things can be attributed to this, namely the hefty price increase. In 2020, the Honda e was priced at £29,160 (after Govt. grant, which has since been removed). Before being dropped from sale, Honda was asking £37,395 for the […]

Ford reveals pricing for new E-Transit Custom in the UK, starting from £52k

Ford has recently updated its list for the new E-Transit Custom pricing in the UK which has now included the initial specs and release dates for the all electric model. The new Transit Custom has recently gone on sale in the UK, with prices for the base spec ‘Leader’ trim starting at £38,820 (£32,350 exc.VAT). For that you get a 2.0L EcoBlue diesel engine with 110PS (108bhp) and a 6 […]

Jeep Avenger petrol now on sale in the UK

Jeep has recently put the new Jeep Avenger on sale in the UK and it is now available in limited numbers in pure petrol form, ahead of the vehicle arriving as a mild-hybrid later next year. Initially, Jeep was only going to sell the new Avenger as a pure electric car, sharing the same EV Stellantis platform as other Vauxhall, Citroën and Peugeot vehicles. The new petrol Avenger is on […]

GWM Ora are rebranding the Funky Cat

GWM Ora have decided that the iconically named Ora Funky Cat is going to be renamed to the ‘GWM Ora 03’ as an effort for the brand’s vehicles to better tie into the parent company, Great Wall Motor. GWM is looking to improve the strength of its brand here in Europe and the UK. The brands under GWM will now come into the new ‘One GWM’ plan, meaning that the […]

Fiat stops selling the Tipo hatch in the UK

After seven years on sale in the UK, Fiat has revealed that the Tipo hatchback is to be removed from sale, as the company is currently revamping its lineup with an emphasis on electrification, as seen by the 500e city car and 600e small crossover. Fiat never sold the Tipo in any great numbers and it has always been outsold by the iconic 500 and the SUVs the company makes. […]

Jaguar F-Type coming to an end with limited edition Type ZP

Jaguar has announced a new limited edition F-Type ZP, which features a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine with either 444bhp or 567bhp. The standard car is currently only available with a 296bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. Jaguar will only be making 150 examples worldwide, with only 10 available for the UK market. The name and design take some inspiration from the two ‘Project ZP’ E-Types raced at Le Mans back in the […]

Ford cuts the price of the Mustang Mach-E by £7,000

Ford in the UK has recently dropped the price of its all electric Mustang Mach-E. This recent price cut is simply a reverse decision, following on from price increases that Ford did back in 2022 when the Mustang Mach-E was raised in price by £7,700. At the time, the company said that the cost of raw materials had risen and the increase in inflation had in turn had removed a […]