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Car of the Year 2014 – Shortlist

The jury at Car of the Year 2014 or CotY 14, as they say has trimmed the initial long list to a short list that contains two electric cars: The BMW i3 and Tesla Model S. For this voting phase, each juror selected seven candidates

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The strange case for Norway

Electric vehicles in Norway now account for 12% of new car sales. How can this be?  According to Opplysningsrådet for Veitrafikken, the Norwegian information council for road traffic, 12,079 cars were registered in November. Of those, 1,434 featured electric drive–almost 12 percent of the new

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VW show the UP plug in hybrid at Tokyo show

The monster German car company VAG have been slow to enter the Electric Car world. This is changing slowly with the unveiling of the VW Up Twin concept car. From the images and press talk this car is coming to Europe soon. The Up Twin

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Tesla confirms UK pricing

UK price for Model S – starts at less than £50,000 News from Tesla today that the UK price is set. At the launch event Elon said that the price will be announced with weeks, and guess what he was dead right. We received an

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EV News

Tesla London Showroom launch

Tesla expand their European footprint with first UK store Received an invite to the opening of Tesla shop in Westfields Shopping Center in London. With RHD models expected soon Tesla is ramping up UK sales and distribution with the opening of a store in London’s

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EV News

Tesla Model S UK test drive event

Tesla UK test drive day The UK is one of the last major markets to get the Tesla. I guess it’s because it must be a pain and an engineering cost to switch the car to Right Hand Drive. The UK is a large car

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Ready for Model S Test Drive

Tesla Model s Test Drive The Model S is currently scheduled for UK delivery in Spring 2014. The UK is right hand drive, unlike the rest of the world, or at least most of the rest of the motoring world. The design chaps at Tesla

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BMW

BMW see substantial i3 demand

Europe has sluggish car sales – apart from the UK most market are hurting So when we learn that the BMW i3 is selling well in Europe that’s big news. According to Automotive News, the German automaker has over 8,000 reservations for the i3 and

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BMW

i3 driven by Top Gear

Top Gear hack Paul Horrell reviews a pre-production BMW i3 and likes it. Highlights: One day, the idea of cars driven by electric motors will become routine. After all, diesels were once a novelty, and so were turbos. We’ve just had a drive in a BMW i3 – visually disguised,

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Energy

California pushes EV while Whitehall does nought

National Plug in day was a large event in some part of the world – especially the US.  It was pretty much ignored in th UK. While in California Governor Jerry Brown marked National Plug-In Day by signing six bills to promote electric cars. The new laws created

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