So, what’s been happening in the world of electric vehicles in the last few weeks?
There are now approximately 178,000 plug-in vehicles registered on UK roads, 25% of those were registered this year, so it’s a fast growing market! And future adopters are going to have even more models to choose from looking at the articles below, with more new concepts being revealed all the time.
Volkswagen’s I.D. Neo concept
September 2018 | Volkswagen.co.uk
This concept is set to be an ‘affordable’ electric model due to go on sale in 2019. It will be available in three battery sizes to suit different budgets. The largest battery proposes to give you over 300miles on a full charge. In Volkswagen’s words the Neo is “designed to turn heads”. It’s going to be packed full of technology and innovative features keeping you ahead of the game.
VW’s I.D family will consist of 4 new vehicles the I.D. Neo, The I.D. Cross, The I.D. Buzz and The I.D. Vizzon.
September 2018 | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes launch their first all electric luxury E-SUV. It’s expected to be seen on the roads in early 2019. The EQC will be a 4 wheel drive powered by two electric motors allowing the car to deliver 408hp. This new EV will run on 78 kWh battery and be capable of up to 280 mile on a full charge. The list price of the vehicle is from £55,000+ bringing it in cheaper than competitor models; Jaguar I-Pace, Tesla Model X and the Audi E-Tron.
14th September 2018 | Pocket-lint
DS Automobiles is launching an evolution of the ever popular DS 3. The E-Tense will be technology-rich and have plenty of gadgets and modern features. The fully electric vehicle will run on a 30 kWh battery and is expected to deliver a real range of up to 180 miles.
19th September 2018 | DriveElectric Blog
We met Heather at Fully Charged Live this year, she’s not a DriveElectric customer (yet!) but she has been a happy Nissan Leaf driver for just over a year. She’s delighted with her electric car despite having no off-street parking or home charging ability. She kindly allowed us to share her story on our blog.
11th September 2018 | BBC News
The £106m is to help research and develop low emissions and zero emission vehicles to help Britain on its hopeful journey to become a leader in green technology.
9th September 2018 |Source: Gov.uk
Clean cars, vans, and taxis could be equipped with green number plates under new plans to promote awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles.