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What’s the best hybrid or BEV SUV available in the UK?

At E-Car Test Drives we love to have a conversation with you our readers. On our LinkedIn page, someone asked us what the best hybrid SUV is as she’s considering buying one soon. Looking through the reviews of SUVs on the UK market today we have come up with nine…

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Ultra Low Emission Zone? Just go electric!

London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan announced that there will be an Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London from the 8th April 2019. Amongst other groups the Road Haulage Association have responded extremely negatively, saying this will ‘damage the economy’. Relax! There are electric vehicles for nearly every need in London…

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Dyson goes into EVs – another British ‘garagiste’?

Last week the news broke that James Dyson, who made billions from his top end vacuum cleaners, has admitted he’s invested £2.5bn in developing a new EV. This certainly got social media chattering excitedly, but if you burrow into the details it looks as if it will only be for…

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Electric jet flying taxi?

German technology company Lilium are developing the world’s first electric jet flying taxi that is designed to ferry people around cities without encountering congestion. The company has announced that the first unmanned test flights have gone well. We could well see these flying machines carrying passengers within the next five…

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Is ‘Peak Lithium’ coming?

People who are generally anti-electric cars have raised the idea that there may not be enough lithium to produce enough car batteries to meet demand. This would be like the idea of ‘peak oil’ where oil prices would rocket and fossil fuels too expensive for economies to use. Short answer?…

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Bookmycharge – the Airbnb for EV users?

One of the key issues affecting potential EV buyers is ‘range anxiety’. In short, with only 125-200 miles of range in an EV, how will you do a longer distance? Well, now there is an innovative new solution, which makes you wonder why nobody thought of it before. It is…

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Electric Vehicles took on Ultimate Street Car and won

This weekend (4-6 August '17) Tesla Rentals and ecarTestDrives raced out of their comfort zone and on to the drag strip at Santa Pod Raceway’s Ultimate Street Car event, to show modified petrol car fans what modern electric vehicles can do. The Tesla Model S P100D, owned and driven by David…

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The EV Revolution: PART 1

2017 will be known as the year that the Electric Vehicle (EV) revolution became mainstream. Until very recently EV's have been the preserve of middle class. Across Europe the Americas and Asia, EV sales are starting to rocket as technology and infrastructure work together to make it perfectly normal to…

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EV charging points in Europe

On different EV forums, a question comes up rather a lot about where you can charge your car up when driving across Europe. In some countries, you don’t have to travel very far at all, while in others you may find one or two throughout the whole country. Let’s consider…

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