Volkswagen unveils new ID.3 electric vehicle

The car has three battery size options and has a starting price of €30,000

Rivian R1T
Rivian lands $350m of new investment

The electric pickup truck firm has acquired the new funding from automotive services company Cox Automotive

‘World’s first’ pop-up EV charger trial underway in Oxford

Six prototypes of the charging point, which retracts when not in use, have been installed

Audi e-tron becomes first EV to score maximum safety rating

It received the maximum score from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety after being assessed across six different crash tests

Fully upgradable and recyclable EV zooms into pre-order phase

Estonian startup Nobe claims its bite-sized electric car is the most sustainable on the market

BMW unveils Brit-built fully electric MINI

It has a 135kW motor, with a maximum range of up to 144 miles per charge

Vast majority of EV drivers ‘willing to use smart charging tech’

A new study reveals most people would be happy to have their charging automatically managed to avoid times of peak grid demand if it cut their energy bills

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UK’s EV charging sites ‘now outnumber petrol stations’

Charging point locator service Zap-Map suggests the number of EV charging locations has increased by 57% in the last year

EV charging
Octopus Energy teams up with car consortium on EV charging network

The supplier will provide the IONITY EV rapid-charging network with renewable electricity

BMW i8 in tank of water
Smoking BMW i8 gets submerged in water for 24 hours

The Brandweer Midden- en West-Brabant fire service said putting it out it the ‘normal’ way was difficult