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Nissan Leaf price cut

No big shock as electric Leaf price is slashed

THE news that Nissan is cutting the price of its battery-powered LEAF hardly comes as an electric shock. As it tries to push more buyers in the direction of its all-electric family hatch, Nissan’s aim is to make zero-emission mobility more affordable by slashing the price of the LEAF by £2,500. It’s part of a […]

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What would happen if every car were electric?

ELECTRIC cars are often being heralded as the future of motoring as fuel supplies continue to dwindle. This has led to most of the governments in the developed world encouraging the adoption of environmentally friendly vehicles through tax breaks. The UK is no exception to this, but what would actually happen if every driver in […]

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To Binbrook and back on an electric Batribike

Fully charged and raring to go, DAVID HOOPER takes a battery-powered pedal cycle for a spin on the Lincolnshire Wolds. BRADLEY Wiggins may have just made history by winning the Tour de France in some style, but for most of us mere mortals, sipping champagne on the Champs Elysees will remain the stuff of dreams. […]

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Mazda drives into future with Skyactiv technology

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Mazda CX-5 range Mazda’s Skyactiv technology not only heralds the CX-5 compact crossover, but a whole new philosophy. Wheelworldreviews editor DAVID HOOPER travels to Scotland to test drive the results of some Blue Sky thinking. THE boffins at Mazda have been doing some “Blue Sky” thinking about the future direction […]

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Will Renault Kangoo EV ease business costs?

It isn’t an easy time to be the owner of a business which relies upon a vehicle fleet to carry out its operations, with fuel prices becoming an increasingly painful problem. However, Renault is taking steps to ease this financial burden with the launch of the all-electric Renault Kangoo van which is set to be […]

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Becoming fluent in French electric cars

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Renault Fluence ZE Charging around in an electric car, wheelworldreviews.co.uk editor DAVID HOOPER looks at the pros and cons of Renault’s battery-powered Fluence ZE. THERE’S been a bit of a buzz about electric cars in the last few years, but with few sales in the UK, it still seems to […]

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Nissan’s Leaf and GT-R – beauty and the beast

REVIEW: NISSAN LEAF AND GT-R ROAD TEST Two cars at opposite ends of the green debate, but both excellent in their “field”. DAVID HOOPER road tests the Nissan Leaf and the fire-breathing GT-R. NISSAN’S product range is “interesting” to say the least. At one end of the scale there is the “interesting” Leaf, a car […]

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Mitsubishi backs Quentin Willson’s VAT cut plea

Cutting VAT on electric vehicles “would boost development and help sales”. MITSUBISHI is backing pundit Quentin Willson and the RAC, who are calling for the government to suspend VAT on all pure-electric vehicles (EVs). Removing VAT on pure-EVs would bridge the gap between the cost of an EV and that of a conventional vehicle – […]

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