Author: Peter Tattersall

Mitsubishi Customer Services Not Good Enough

Due to time constraints and a recent burglary, I have been unable to maintain this web site to the level desired. I am planning another long-term economy report on my Mitsubishi, plus another which describes why I believe that potential owners who plan to do a lot of towing should reconsider any type of electric or hybrid car. Finally I…

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Mission Statement

This web site is to provide news, information, driving impressions and peripheral technological details on all aspects of the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Any pure electric vehicles that have a range of at least 250 miles, or are considered fit for purpose, are also included. That is the headline mission statement that pretty much covers the requirements of this web…

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ULEV Grant Reduced

The government incentive towards the purchaser of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV) is to change from 1st March, 2016. Currently the ULEV Grant is up to £5000 but, from this date, three categories will be established. Category One will provide a grant of £4500, with both categories Two and Three being provided with a grant of £2500. any car with a…

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Hyundai Unique Choices with Ioniq

Hyundai has announced a new family car to compete directly with the Toyota Prius. The Ioniq is to be powered by electricity alone, by petrol-powered hybrid technology, or via plug-in petrol powered hybrid technology. Details of the plug-in hybrid are yet to be revealed, but the hybrid will be fitted with a newly developed, 1.6 GDI four-cylinder Kappa engine that produces 77kW…

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Mercedes Links Hybridisation to Record Sales Growth

Mercedes-Benz’s worldwide sales rose to 1,871,511 vehicles for 2015, a 13.4% increase. The United Kingdom alone saw a 17.0% rise to 144,474. One of the strands associated to this growth was termed Consequent Hybridisation, which is a concrete component of the Mercedes-Benz drivetrain strategy. In 2015 four new Plug-In Hybrid models were introduced: the C350e in both saloon and estate…

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McLaren P1 Production Ends

All 375 of the P1 models that were scheduled for production have now been made and so their manufacture is at an end. Production started in mid 2013, with the entire production run being sold out before the first car was delivered. Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer at McLaren Automotive commented: ‘The McLaren P1™ has achieved more than we ever…

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Mitsubishi’s PHEV of the Year Awards

Mitsubishi’s recently refreshed Outlander PHEV has already picked up a couple of annual awards. The first is the Plug-In Vehicle of the year, as awarded by The Scotsman; the second award is from the website NextGreenCar.com for the SUV of the Year. Scotland’s national newspaper, The Scotsman, called the Outlander PHEV ‘an exciting prospect for anyone looking for an SUV…

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Jaguar to Compete in Formula E

Jaguar has announced its decision to compete in next season’s FIA Formula E Championship. This is a world championship, running from autumn until the following summer, for single-seater electrically propelled race cars. Jaguar believe that the championship will aid it in providing technological developments in the heat of racing, which will be directly fed back into its road cars. Nick…

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