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Kia brings Soul EV to UK market place

KIA has become one of the few carmakers selling a battery-electric car in the UK. The Korean manufacturer has today put its Soul EV into the market place. It comes in only one model, which costs £24,995 after deducting the Government’s £5,000 plug-in car grant. The Soul EV is the result of almost 30 years […]

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Can Renault’s Zoe spark change of attitude?

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Renault is just one manufacturer trying to tempt buyers to go electric. Motoring writer Keith Ward finds out if its Zoe can do the trick. DRIVING an all-electric car is certainly different. Get in and with your foot on the brake press a “start” button.  Hear nothing.  Then see a […]

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Futuristic styling, but BladeGlider not fictional

TAKE a look at the Nissan BladeGlider and you could be forgiven for thinking you are on the set of a science fiction film. But the BladeGlider is no flight of fantasy… the Japanese car giant views the car as the way forward for its electric vehicle (EV) development. And that says a lot for […]

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All-electric LEAF first for Motability scheme

NISSAN has announced a new first for its LEAF model, which is gaining more and more fans around the UK. The new LEAF is the first purely electric car to join the Motability Scheme, which gives all 620,000 potential users of the scheme the chance to enjoy zero emission motoring. For Motability users the UK-built […]

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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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Track pack – Nissan GT-R and Juke R let loose

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Nissan GT-R and Juke R After test driving two of Nissan’s fastest and rarest cars, the GT-R and Juke R, DAVID HOOPER enjoys a fascinating tour of the company’s thriving factory in Sunderland where the Juke and Qashqai are built. FOR a long time now, I’ve been waiting for a […]

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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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Nissan leads charge for more points

Nissan wants to see more charging points all over Europe. IT may or may not have been partly inspired by a certain Top Gear episode, but Nissan have realised the need for more charging points. Jeremy Clarkson drove Nissan’s all-electric Leaf through Lincolnshire to the coast at Cleethorpes, but were almost stranded in Lincoln when […]

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