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Citroen Ami

Can Cheap Mini-Electric Cars Bailout European Carmakers?

Can Cheap Mini-Electric Cars Bailout European Carmakers? Mini-electric cars promise something that current electric cars are incapable of; buyers will want them, not because they are forced into them by governments Grandstanding European politicians are accelerating the sales ban on petrol and diesel cars to 2030, paying scant attention to the unintended consequences, but maybe […]

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MINI Cooper SE

MINI Electric Level 2 review

MINI Electric Level 2 review. For – cute, high quality, dynamic performance. Against – too pricey, useless on highway, narrow utility. Highway cruising range 68% of claimed availability. ** £29,900 “Over rolling hills and country lanes I did one trip of 34 miles, but it used only 28 miles from the availability measure. That’s a […]

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Electric Car Sales Will Accelerate, But ICE Retains Big Global Share

Electric Car Sales Will Accelerate, But ICE Retains Big Global Share. “The possible emergence of a “New Triad” – the convergence of the electric car, ride-hailing and car-sharing services, and self-driving autonomous vehicles could disrupt oil’s century-long dominance in transportation” The surge of electric car sales is undeniable, but the noise generated by politicians and […]

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Kia Soul EV

Affordable Electric Car? Kia Soul EV ‘Special Edition’ Review

Affordable Electric Car? Kia Soul EV ‘Special Edition’ Review. For – cute, high quality, terrific drive, impressive performance. Against – too expensive, inadequate motorway range. Highway cruising range – 133.2 miles *** £37,295 The Kia Soul EV is a fantastic little SUV, with Germanic interior and exterior quality, every known gizmo, and a huge battery […]

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Will Tighter European CO2 Rules Herald A New Electric Era, Or Bankruptcy?

Will Tighter European CO2 Rules Herald A New Electric Era, Or Bankruptcy? “Manufacturers will soon start dismissals because R&D will end. Banning ICE is denying the simplest, cheapest way to improve sustainability. It’s stupid, they want to ban hybrids too” The European Union (EU) is expected to tighten the already harsh 2030 limit on carbon […]

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Volta Truck

Volta Zero Electric Truck Promises Efficiency, Safety And Logistics Ability

Volta Zero Electric Truck Promises Efficiency, Safety And Logistics Ability. “The range doesn’t sound much but the hub and spoke delivery philosophy means it is perfect for the role Volta is aiming at” Sweden’s Volta Trucks is launching what it called the world’s first purpose-built electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle, and analysts expect it to be […]

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Nissan LEAF Charging

Inadequate Charging Could Stall Electric Car Sales In Europe

Inadequate Charging Could Stall Electric Car Sales In Europe. “We need interoperability and simple, contactless charging to make life easier for EV drivers Clunky and inadequate charging facilities across Europe could stall the expected rush to buy affordable electric cars as news leaks out long-journeys can be a lottery and a nightmare. Across Europe there […]

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