February 7th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
UK combustion vehicle sales fell 18% year on year in January as plug-in electric vehicles took almost 6% of the market, up from 2.2% a year ago. Diesel sales were hit particularly hard, selling 36% less volume than January 2019. Will the UK government's recent target of phasing out combustion vehicles by 2035 be overtaken by consumer preferences
June 9th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Emissions Analytics, which played a role in the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal, says its real world test shows new cars are emitting far more CO2 than the latest EU rules permit. It says the new rules encourage manufacturers to build to the test -- in other words to cheat whenever possible.
November 5th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Some testers have found the Jaguar I-PACE has less real world range than the EPA or WLTP estimates. Jaguar says people should relax and drive happy. The I-PACE is a great car that is a joy to drive.
October 6th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
New car sales in Europe and the Uk have gone over a cliff since the new WLTP fuel economy standard took effect on September 1. That may be a good thing for hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric cars.
September 8th, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
This week marks an important transitional step away from the obsolete technology of dirty fossil fuel vehicles and in favor of electric vehicles that can run on clean energy. The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) has come in to force in the EU from 1st of September 2018, leading to much hand-wringing by the traditional fossil fuel vehicle OEMs, whose cars have always been highly polluting, and are now running out of road
September 6th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
A controversy has arisen over the actual range of the Mercedes EQC. Officially the company says 450 km or 279 miles. But in its press release, it says "about 200 miles" repeatedly. Which is it?
August 19th, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
New aggregated data from the gurus over at A Better Route Planner show that Tesla Model 3 efficiency is the highest of any production car at highway speeds, with outstandingly low energy consumption. This outstanding efficiency, combined with great supercharging speeds, makes the Model 3 the best road tripping EV in production
July 25th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen
With incentives on electric vehicles (EV) in Canada being cancelled and German EV owners being threatened to pay back incentives, Denmark [&hellip
March 27th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
In our article about the Polestar 1 at Geneva, we referenced the odd all-electric range of 150 km (NEDC)