Top Story: Plug-in Hybrid Cars: Are They All the Same?

Today, Green NCAP announces the environmental performance ratings of 25 new cars including, for the first time, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).  The results of three – the Kia Niro, Mitsubishi Outlander and Toyota Prius – show that not all plug- in hybrids offer the same environmental benefits.  The Hyundai NEXO – a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle – demonstrates the promise of this developing technology.  The list of tested cars also includes the full mehr >>

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Kia launches ‘KiaCharge’ in the UK – one account, 13,900 charging points 24.02.2021

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Electric vehicles: EVA England launches drivers’ survey to improve confidence in the EV public charging experience

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InstaVolt partners with Everrati to power iconic cars into an electric future 22.02.2021

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Volta Trucks selects Proterra to supply the vehicle battery for the full-electric Volta Zero 18.02.2021

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The Lotus E-R9: next-generation EV endurance racer showcases innovation in powertrains and aerodynamics 16.02.2021

Electric vehicles: The Lotus E-R9: next-generation EV endurance racer showcases innovation in powertrains and aerodynamics

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Electric vehicles: Polestar 1 order books open for final production run

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New Opel Combo-e Life: The Everyday Hero Goes Electric 10.02.2021

Electric vehicles: New Opel Combo-e Life: The Everyday Hero Goes Electric

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The MINI Electric Collection for the MINI Cooper SE 10.02.2021

Electric vehicles: The MINI Electric Collection for the MINI Cooper SE

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Top Three Chinese Electric Car Startups Report 18K Deliveries in January 2021... 09.02.2021

Electric vehicles: Top Three Chinese Electric Car Startups Report 18K Deliveries in January 2021...

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Electricity becomes human in this alternative Super Bowl EV ad 05.02.2021

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All systems go for the compact electric car from Mercedes-EQ: The EQA is now available for order 04.02.2021

Electric vehicles: All systems go for the compact electric car from Mercedes-EQ: The EQA is now available for order

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AX Electric launched as new research shows more than 55% of drivers thinking about buying an electric car 03.02.2021

Electric vehicles: AX Electric launched as new research shows more than 55% of drivers thinking about buying an electric car

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Nissan launches LEAF10 special version to celebrate 10 years of the first mass-market electric car 02.02.2021

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More than a third of van drivers considering switch to electric 29.01.2021

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XPeng launches OTA upgrade for P7 40+ new functions and 200+ optimized features 27.01.2021

Electric vehicles: XPeng launches OTA upgrade for P7 40+ new functions and 200+ optimized features

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Electric vehicles: Aiways now also in France: Exclusive partnership with Car East France

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New Nissan Qashqai: Electrified powertrains accelerate Europe’s best-selling crossover into the future 16.01.2021

Electric vehicles: New Nissan Qashqai: Electrified powertrains accelerate Europe’s best-selling crossover into the future

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Earth Ride strengthens Hero Electric competitive position in e-2W segment in India, says GlobalData 13.01.2021

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Volkswagen brand triples deliveries of all-electric vehicles in 2020 12.01.2021

Electric vehicles: Volkswagen brand triples deliveries of all-electric vehicles in 2020

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Electric mobility: A Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. is fitted with solar panels 08.01.2021

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New survey reveals EV switchers don’t look back 29.12.2020

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Hybrids are not meant for long distances and other false claims 29.12.2020

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Volkswagen significantly expands charging infrastructure 29.12.2020

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e-Golf: Volkswagen prepares to launch the ID.3 at the Transparent Factory in Dresden 24.12.2020

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Honda e continues to gain accolades 21.12.2020

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