Electric vehicles

Companies seek cure for profit-wrecking EV values

Car makers are torn between boosting demand by slashing prices or holding firm to keep residuals high

4 March 2024
Companies seek cure for profit-wrecking EV values
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Cheaper raw materials will help make EVs more affordable, said Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares
Manufacturing

"Thanks for the EV negativity": How the gloom could cut car prices

Pessimism around electric vehicles is pushing down the cost of the materials needed to make them

1 March 2024
"Thanks for the EV negativity": How the gloom could cut car prices
Agratas
The £4 billion facility will be located at the Gravity Smart Campus
New cars

Tata confirms Somerset site as location for UK battery factory

Bridgewater factory will initially create batteries for JLR and Tata Motors; 40GWh capacity will be largest in Europe

28 February 2024
Tata confirms Somerset site as location for UK battery factory
Electric vehicles

Hybrids shine as private electric car sales lag

Hybrids outsold EVs by almost 2:1 in 2023's private market; overall EV sales inflated by incentivised fleet market

27 February 2024
Hybrids shine as private electric car sales lag
Mercedes benz E300eSaloon
Mercedes has been hit by a weakening in demand for electric vehicles
Electric vehicles

​Mercedes-Benz to continue combustion car sales “well into 2030s”

German manufacturer revises its ambition to become an electric-only brand by 2030

23 February 2024
​Mercedes-Benz to continue combustion car sales “well into 2030s”
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Northern Ireland is home to just 1% of the UK's total public chargers
Electric vehicles

EV charging must be priority for restored Northern Ireland Assembly

While number of rapid and ultra-rapid chargers has grown fivefold in past 18 months, only 100 are in operation

20 February 2024
EV charging must be priority for restored Northern Ireland Assembly
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The UK's best-selling diesel model by far is the Land Rover Defender
Electric vehicles

UK diesel car sales rise following electric car stumble

Diesel sales rose 12% in December 2023, briefly interrupting a decline that began back in 2016

20 February 2024
UK diesel car sales rise following electric car stumble
arrival van 1
Arrival's electric van was due to launch in 2022
Electric vehicles

Poor leadership and over-complex factory blamed for Arrival collapse

Electric van start-up's UK operations are up for sale after 'challenging' conditions prevented it from launching product

7 February 2024
Poor leadership and over-complex factory blamed for Arrival collapse
Volvo EX30
The Volvo EX30 will arrive in the UK later this year, priced from around £33,000
Electric vehicles

Volvo committed to electric future despite downturn in EV interest

Boss Jim Rowan told Autocar that it’s "important for our sustainable future that we go fully electric"

6 February 2024
Volvo committed to electric future despite downturn in EV interest
kia pv1 ces front
Kia unveiled its family of PBV vans at CES in Las Vegas
Manufacturing

Kia investment in Arrival bears fruit with microfactory van plan

Korean company will use small 1000-capacity sites to create new family of flexible, built-for-purpose vans

16 January 2024
Kia investment in Arrival bears fruit with microfactory van plan

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