Jaguar Land Rover teams up with BMW to produce electric cars

Partnership between UK and German firms created to lower costs for volume productionJaguar Land Rover is teaming up with BMW in a partnership designed to lower costs and try to get ahead in the race to produce electric cars for the mass market.The UK’s…

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A 99, sprinkles and no diesel: here come the electric ice-cream vans…

Battery equipment that can make 600 cones an hour being trialled as concerns over diesel pollution riseThe Mr Whippys of Britain have not had the best start to the year. Ice-cream vans have been facing mounting criticism after campaign groups and paren…

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Fiat Chrysler and Renault expected to announce tie-up talks

Renault board reportedly plans to go public with partnership after a meeting on Monday morningFiat Chrysler and Renault are expected to announce on Monday that they are in talks on a potential tie-up, in a move that could address some of the main weakn…

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Electric dreams? What you need to know about Tesla’s Model 3

The electric car will be available in the UK soon. We look at costs and how it compares with rivalsLaunched with the intention of being Tesla’s first mass-market electric car, the new Model 3 is smaller and simpler than the other vehicles in the Califo…

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Electric ‘flying taxi’ prototype unveiled by German start-up

Lilium says electric jet-powered five-seater aircraft could be in service by 2025A new “flying taxi” has been unveiled by German start-up Lilium, which claims the vertical take-off craft could be the basis for an on-demand air service within six years….

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Dyson patents reveal plans for electric car with off-road potential

Innovative vehicle, which is being designed in England, is due to go on sale in 2021The first drafts of Dyson’s closely guarded electric car designs have emerged, showing a vehicle with unusual proportions that could be used off-road.The patent filings…

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Consumers apply the brakes to UK new car sales

Analysts blame Brexit uncertainty as April data shows 10% fewer private sales than last yearNew car sales fell more than 4% in the UK last month, the second-lowest April since 2012, with analysts blaming consumer reluctance to make significant purchase…

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