Electric vehicles continue to provide one bright spot for gloomy auto market

Electric vehicles (EVs) are continuing to buck worrying wider trends across the auto market, according to the latest monthly sales figures from the SMMT. The trade body confirmed this morning that new UK car registrations were 20 per cent lower year-on-year last month, marking the second weakest May for the new car market since 1992, … Read more

Fiat ditches diesel and petrol cars to go ‘fully electrified’ in the UK from July

Fiat is to remove all pure diesel and petrol vehicles from sale in the UK from as soon as July, as part of a commitment announced yesterday to become a fully-electrified vehicle brand in Britain this summer. The Italian carmaker now plans to sell only hybrid and battery electric vehicles in the UK, and although … Read more

Number of electric vehicles on UK roads reaches almost 750,000, figures show

The number of electric vehicles on UK roads has reached almost three-quarters of a million after a 71 per cent rise in EV use last year, fresh figures today from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show. The data, captured on behalf of the trade body by Motorparc, shows there are now almost … Read more