Toyota to start public road trials of solar-powered cars

The demonstration car consists of a system that charges the battery while the vehicle is parked as well as when it is being driven

UK sees growing demand for EVs

Demand for plug-in and electric vehicles (EVs) is rising, according to new data. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed plug-in hybrids experienced “phenomenal growth, with volumes more than doubling” and EVs saw an increase of around 50% last year. More than 47,600 new green cars have so far been registered since the […]

EVs and plug-in hybrids increase in popularity

The latest car registration figures from the automotive trade association SMMT show that EVs and plug-in hybrids are increasing in popularity. In the 11 months up to November more than 2.1 million new cars were registered in the UK. Of those around 1.4% were Alternatively-Fuelled Vehicles (AFVs) – just shy of 30,500. It represents a […]

Volvo’s plug-in hybrid qualifies for Government grant

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has announced its new plug-in diesel car (pictured) has won approval for the Government’s grant worth £5,000 for buyers. The Plug-in Car Grant is meant to tempt buyers to choose new ultra-low carbon vehicles and increase the uptake in the country. In order to qualify for the Government grant, the Volvo […]