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Is this the perfect commuter vehicle?

Open wide and climb in… will NILS answer commuters’ prayers? IN a classic case of less is more, German designers have come up with a radical concept car. Called NILS, the electric car is a single seater and offers a peek at minimalist mobility. They were clearly excited about it because, although it is due […]

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Toyota breaks Nürburgring lap record

Quiet and quick… Toyota Motorsport has smashed the lap record for an electric vehicle at the Nurburgring. A NEW lap record for an electric vehicle has been set around Germany’s legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit. Toyota’s Motorsport EV P001, with 100 per cent electric powertrain, set a new lap record of  seven minutes and 47.794secs to […]

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Lincoln gets charging point after Top Gear shocker

LINCOLN is to get its first public electric vehicle charging point after the BBC’s Top Gear team visited the city and couldn’t find anywhere to recharge their cars. Nissan, who build one of the cars featured in the programme, the all-electric Leaf, have promised to foot the bill. A Nissan Leaf gets a recharge at […]

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First for Nissan and electric vehicles

Nissan’s Leaf is rewriting the record books. AN electric car has scooped the prestigious European Car of The Year title for the first time in the award’s 47-year history, beating some excellent mainstream contenders. In a historic moment for Nissan and zero emission vehicles, the 100% electric Nissan LEAF has been awarded 2011 European Car […]

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Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi’s miserly motor

Mitsubishi’s electric model should cost peanuts to run. MITSUBISHI’S new i-MiEV electric car will cost £33,699 when it arrives here next January. That’s a hefty price tag for a supermini-sized four-seater hatchback, even if running one costs just peanuts. The recently-announced UK Government incentive will knock a sizeable £5,000 off the Japanese car’s price, but […]

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Electric car will be built in Sunderland

Nissan has announced that it will build its electric Leaf model in Sunderland. MOTOR giant Nissan is to build its new electric car in Sunderland, with production of the Leaf due to begin in 2013, forming part of a £420-million investment in electric cars by the Japanese firm. The manufacturer said the Leaf would be the […]

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