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SMMT News: Plug-in car registrations have risen 70% in UK over the first seven months of 2013

SMMT has significantly raised its forecast for 2013 new car registrations, predicting sales will reach 2.216 million units, 8.4% ahead of 2012. Strong performance across the private, fleet and business market sectors saw the 17th successive monthly rise in July, growing 12.7% to 162,228 units. Registrations of alternatively-fuelled vehicles grew 17.0% in the month to … Continue reading SMMT News: Plug-in car registrations have risen 70% in UK over the first seven months of 2013

Attending the BMW i3 Launch

After much pre-event anticipation BMW finally launched its first electric car on Monday, the i3. It was revealed simultaneously in London, New York and Beijing, with the London event taking place at Billingsgate and featuring celebrities including Sienna Miller and James Franco. The main event was followed with smaller media shows at the same location. … Continue reading Attending the BMW i3 Launch

British Gas launches free nationwide electric vehicle charging package

Released on 5 July 2013 [Editor’s note: various links added or corrected] In a move set to make the cost of running an electric vehicle (EV) even more affordable, British Gas – the UK’s leading supplier of residential charging units – has today launched its first free* nationwide charging package to include a home charge … Continue reading British Gas launches free nationwide electric vehicle charging package

Twin’Z concept car… A refreshing view of the city car, blending technology and refinement

[NB: Edited to focus on electric aspects] MONDAY 8TH APRIL 2013 TWIN’Z CONCEPT CAR… A REFRESHING VIEW OF THE CITY CAR, BLENDING TECHNOLOGY AND REFINEMENT Renault and British designer Ross Lovegrove today took the wraps off Twin’Z. This concept car is the fruit of their close collaboration and brings together two worlds where Design plays … Continue reading Twin’Z concept car… A refreshing view of the city car, blending technology and refinement

Renault Unveils Facelifted Kangoo Van

[This release has been edited to focus on the electric Kangoo ZE] 1st February 2013 RENAULT UNVEILS FACELIFTED KANGOO VAN The New Year sees Renault, Europe’s number one van manufacturer; renew its compact van line-up (Kangoo Van was the best-selling model in its class in 2012, with a market share of 17.4 per cent). Significant changes … Continue reading Renault Unveils Facelifted Kangoo Van

New My Renault Zoe Forums

I am pleased to announce the creation of a dedicated English language forum for the Renault Zoe. It is intended to be a friendly place for discussion of the Renault Zoe, other EVs, and related issues. Forums Please call in and say hello! Note, however, you have to register on this site to post in … Continue reading New My Renault Zoe Forums