Posts by Mark Kane

Plug-In Vehicles Sales In UK Up 32% In May

While the overall automotive market in UK shrank by 8.5% in May, ahead of June’s general election, the plug-in segment of the market continued to move forward, noting a strong 32% increase year-over-year. Total plug-in electrified sales in May amounted to 3,117 vehicles registered (17,904 YTD), which is one of the best ever results (that…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 2

Opel Ampera-E Presented To Pope

#AMPERAe for the @Pontifex: I'm proud that @Opel can contribute to the ambitious goal of a CO2 free #Vatican City State /KTN — Karl-Thomas Neumann (@KT_Neumann) May 31, 2017 The Vatican City State become the second locale, after Norway, to get delivery of an Ampera-e, as Opel handed its flagship…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 6

Nissan Delivers Its 20,000th LEAF In UK

Nissan celebrates the fairly significant milestone of its 20,000th LEAF delivered in UK (out of more than 260,000 total deliveried worldwide), while also picking up the ‘Best Green Car’ in 2017 by Driver Power Survey (as well as ‘Best Engine and Gearbox’ and ‘Best MPG and Running Costs’) at the same time….

5 days ago by Mark Kane 4

Hyundai Boosts IONIQ Electric Production By 50%

The more than cautious introduction of the Hyundai IONIQ Electric now badly needs to be ramped up, as the demand for the 124 mile/200km EV currently well exceeds production capacity, especially after extended delays in arriving to many markets. In Hyundai’s home market of South Korea, where the IONIQ Electric has…

6 days ago by Mark Kane 19

Volvo CEO Credits Tesla For Raising Interest In Electric Cars

Volvo is turning to electrification as new emission regulations from 2021 will apparently make the development of future diesel cars not worth the additional cost. The first all-electric Volvo is to be available from 2019, alongside a growing portfolio of plug-in hybrids. Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson credited Tesla for desirable…

6 days ago by Mark Kane 6