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Matthew Walters, Head of Consultancy and Customer Data Services LeasePlan UK, highlights 6 considerations businesses need to factor in when switching to electric vehicles There is an increasingly urgent need to reduce our carbon footprint, especially with the automotive industry contributing to 20% of the EU’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and Read more…

Golf gTE electric car

Ford and Volkswagen joined forces to develop autonomous and electric cars on Friday and said they are looking at other areas of cooperation, deepening a global alliance to slash development and manufacturing costs. VW will invest $2.6 billion into Argo AI, Ford’s self-driving cars venture, and Ford will build an Read more…

Electric car users to pay no company car tax in 2020

Changes to the UK’s company car tax system will mean drivers choosing a pure electric car pay no benefit-in-kind charges from next year. After a review of the industry changes brought about by the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) emissions regulations, the Treasury has axed its previously published Read more…

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The government is pumping nearly £40m into improving the infrastructure for electric vehicles despite a sharp drop in hybrid car sales. The Department for Transport will invest in UK engineering to “transform” the network of electric charge points. Wireless charging and “pop-up” pavement technology are among the investments being made. Read more…

Electric cars could save drivers £41,000 in their lifetime

EDF claims that drivers each spend £56,000 on petrol during their lifetime, but that the average cost of charging an electric car is £15,000 The average British motorist will spend over a staggering £56,000 on petrol in a lifetime, according to new figures. With the average lifetime cost of charging Read more…

Jaguar I-Pace photo

With its first all-electric model, Jaguar has not only beaten wealthier rivals to the punch but also set a high bar for those to come after it. The I-Pace is not quite the dynamic masterstroke some might have expected, but plainly has enough dynamism for owners to take much encouragement Read more…