Archives for September 2013

Renault Kangoo ZE reaches 10,000 sales in Europe

Renault is celebrating the success of its first electric Commercial van, with the 10,000th registration of its Kangoo ZE van. At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Renault got the chance to hand over the keys to its 10,000th electric van to the German railway firm, Deutsche Bahn. Pictured giving the keys  to Purchasing and Technical Director for Deutsche […]

BMW i8 Plug-in Hybrid

BMW have announced that their recently launched i8 plug-in electric car will go on sale in Ireland in July 2014 priced at €136,430. The i8 is a 4 seater Plug-in Hybrid and the next step in the evolution of BMW’s efficient dynamics. Its innovative plug in hybrid  combines the electric drive system from BMW’s i3 concept- fitted over […]

UK incentives for EV and Hybrid future

  The UK government has proposed to extend current tax benefits for electric cars to the end of the decade, with further plans for a full market of ultra-low emission vehicles by 2050. Government Ministers have suggested the current benefits package could be extended to help end the current reluctance of UK drivers to opt for electric […]

Audi reveal Plug-in Quattro Concept at Frankfurt

Audi  have released details of their Plug-in Hybrid Quattro ahead of the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new Quattro will be powered by a  four litre, twin-turbocharged V-8 petrol, with cylinder deactivation and stop-start technology. Between this and the car’s 8-speed tiptronic automatic gearbox is a 110 kW (147 horsepower), 295 lb-ft disc-shaped electric motor, fed by a […]