A used Renault Zoe makes an intriguing purchase. After all, while Tesla has been hogging most of the electric car limelight, since 2013 – and with considerably less fanfare – Renault has brought zero emissions motoring to the masses in the form of its Clio-sized and fully electric Zoe five-door hatchback.[Read more…] about Renault Zoe Used Car Review (2013 to 2020): One of the most affordable used EVs you can buy
Some used electric cars are going up in value as the shift towards battery-powered motoring gains momentum.[Read more…] about The used electric cars going UP in value
Almost 33,000 pure electric cars were sold between January and December 2019. That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s an increase of 136% on the same period in 2018, and the number of battery cars – pure electric, plug-in hybrid and full hybrid alike – looks set to continue the rapid rise.
That’s especially so if the government’s intention to have every new car offering plug-in electric running by 2040 is to be realised. While this would be an environmental win on most counts, there is an often-overlooked ecological burden associated with electric cars: the batteries. What do we do with them when they reach the point that they need to be re-used or recycled?[Read more…] about Used Electric Car Batteries: What happens to them and can they be recycled?
The louder Porsche and Tesla squabble about drag race figures and lap times, the more important it is to remember how meaningless all that stuff is.[Read more…] about Tesla or Taycan: Why Porsche has the Model S in its sights
Towing with an electric car might not seem like the most obvious use of battery technology. That’s not surprising given that, until recently, very few electric cars were approved for towing. The Tesla Model X was the notable exception to that rule, and now the Tesla has been joined by the likes of the Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-Pace and the Mercedes-Benz EQC, as well as the more affordable Tesla Model 3.[Read more…] about Towing with an Electric Car: Weighing up the pros and cons