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Ford’s electric Mustang ‘a bold but necessary move’ – GlobalData

20th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Ford’s introduction of an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in 2020 is “a bold move” according to David Leggett, automotive editor at data and analytics company GlobalData. “The idea is to promote the traditional Mustang brand’s strengths of performance and flair for a vehicle that will be fun and exciting, rather than merely created to help meet future compliance standards. The Mach-EE is no econobox.

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A fully electric car is the best choice for one-in-five new car buyers – What Car?

12th November 2019 | 0 Comments

An electric vehicle is the best option for nearly one-in-five new car buyers in the UK, according to exclusive research by What Car? Analysis of the daily mileage, driving habits and vehicle requirements for more than 8400 users of the What Fuel? Calculator by the UK’s leading consumer champion and new car buying platform, shows 19.2 per cent of drivers could use a fully electric vehicle (EV) as their daily driver without compromising their routine.

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Giti Tire presents new tyre for electric cars

Giti Tire presents new tyre for electric cars

18th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire wasn’t only present at last month’s BMW Berlin Marathon as official Main Sponsor, the event was also the location chosen for the global premiere of a new tyre specifically developed for electric vehicles. The tyre maker shares that the GitiSynergyE2 will be available in some markets from spring 2020.

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How 10 popular electric cars depreciated over a three-year period

How 10 popular electric cars depreciated over a three-year period

3rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

A new study shows striking differences in the depreciation of ten popular electric cars from their purchase price three years ago to their current value. Research by InsuretheGap.com, a leading supplier of GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection) insurance for new and second-hand cars, found that the Renault Zoe (Electric) lost the most value, depreciating by 61 per cent in three years from its purchase price of £19,988 to only £7,830 value in 2019.

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“Justifiable concern” over future

12th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Commenting on the Government funding an extra £2.5m to pay for local authorities to install more than 1,000 additional electric-car charging points on residential roads, Sebastian Speight, managing director of Infrastructure at investment manager Ingenious, said: “There is a justifiable concern about the drag on the adoption of electric vehicles in the UK due to the limits on the speed of rolling out the associated charging infrastructure.

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NFDA: Additional chargepoint funding a ‘step in the right direction’

NFDA: Additional chargepoint funding a ‘step in the right direction’

12th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The organisation that represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK says it welcomes Transport Secretary Grant Shapps’s announcement that an additional £2.5 million will go towards to fund the installation of over 1,000 new charging points for electric vehicles. Sue Robinson, director of the National franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) comments “it is positive to see that the Government has announced additional funds for chargepoints on residential streets.”

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Drivers are now four times more likely to buy an electric vehicle, says NFDA

25th July 2019 | 0 Comments

If all drivers in the market were to make their next car purchase tomorrow, we could expect the proportion of hybrid and pure electric cars to quadruple, according to the latest NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey 2019.

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The top ten factors that would persuade a UK driver to buy an electric car

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Ease of charging, distance travelled on one charge and saving money are the top considerations for drivers when it comes to buying an electric car. In a national Opinium survey of 2,000 UK drivers, commissioned by InsuretheGap, a leading supplier of GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection) insurance for new and second-hand cars, four-fifths of drivers answered what would make them more likely to buy an electric car, leaving a fifth that would not buy an electric car in any circumstance.

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Goodwood: All-electric Mustang named festival Showstopper

Goodwood: All-electric Mustang named festival Showstopper

10th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The Michelin Supercar Paddock has concluded its eighth year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with the Charge Auto Mustang confirmed as the 2019 Showstopper of the Festival.

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1.5 million-plus UK households ‘could switch’ to electric car ‘without compromise’

9th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Electric car ownership is the right choice for at least 1.5 million UK households today, according to a new study by Britain’s leading consumer champion and New Car Buying platform, What Car? That’s the number of multi-car homes in the UK with a sweet-spot combination of off-street parking for home-charging and at least one vehicle that never does more than 100 miles in a single journey.

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Goodwood debut for Continental Extreme E tyres

Goodwood debut for Continental Extreme E tyres

9th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The two Continental tyre types specially developed for the Extreme E off-road racing series have made their global debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed. Designed for the world’s toughest driving conditions, the new summer and winter tyres were presented to the public along with the electric SUV on which they are to tackle some of the most extreme locations across the globe.

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Pirelli adapting its electrifying performance for mobility changes

Pirelli adapting its electrifying performance for mobility changes

26th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli may be synonymous with traditional ideas of high performance, but in 2019 the tyre manufacturer is increasingly adapting what this segment of the market can mean. Earlier in 2019, Pirelli reported that tyres made according to the company’s Green Performance strategy had risen from 20 per cent a decade ago to 29.8 per cent in 2018 – not only that, but Green Performance tyres accounted for 57.5 per cent of Pirelli’s High Value product sales. Now the manufacturer is embracing another “electrifying” direction in which to develop its high performance tyres in 2019.

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Government urged to ‘act now’ on company car tax as electric cars buck downward sales trend

7th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite the news that March car sales in the UK fell once again, by 3.4 per cent compared to last year, there is a growing force behind electric vehicles bucking this trend. EV sales doubled in February compared to 2018 and there were over 125,000 electric and hybrids bought throughout Europe in March. However, this remarkable growth surge is despite government policy, according to employee green car scheme specialists Fleet Evolution.

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Hankook tyre partner for Rinspeed microSNAP

Hankook tyre partner for Rinspeed microSNAP

18th March 2019 | 0 Comments

When Rinspeed presented its microSNAP, a vehicle system with interchangeable chassis and bodies, at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, eagle-eyed visitors may have spotted the display vehicle’s Hankook rubber. It wouldn’t wear anything else: Hankook Tire has been named official tyre partner to the microSNAP project, and the vehicle is kitted out in size 195/40R17 Hankook Ventus S1 evo tyres.

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Do markets dream of electric cars?

Do markets dream of electric cars?

9th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Phillip K Dick may well have been thinking far further into the future than the current popularisation of electric cars when he wrote his famous novella “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, however the rise of big data alongside electric and autonomous vehicles means the most advanced cars of today have an increasing amount in common with the artificial intelligence in the source material for the film Blade Runner.

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