News: MG GOES ELECTRIC!

MG Motor UK have shared with the news desk up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers how they are to launch their very first battery electric vehicle in the UK this autumn with the arrival of the MG … Continue reading News: MG GOES ELECTRIC!

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News: MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV – FIVE YEARS AHEAD OF THE GAME AND COUNTING

With such a game changing SUV as the Outlander PHEV, a car enjoyed very much by MotorMartin over a week on the beautiful island of Anglesey last year, the following release from Mitsubishi has been published in full below. Enjoy: Five years ago this month the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV began its pioneering journey to global best-seller when retail sales commenced in The Netherlands on October 21st 2013. When it was launched the plug-in hybrid market was practically non-existent and electric cars were mostly confined to city limits so the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was truly exploring uncharted territory when it first … Continue reading News: MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV – FIVE YEARS AHEAD OF THE GAME AND COUNTING

News: GKN DRIVELINE AND PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING BREAK ELECTRIC CAR RECORD AT SHELSLEY WALSH

We like Formula E up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers and anything or any event that increases recognition of this exciting World Championship has got to be a good thing in our opinion. News then that the Jaguar I-TYPE 2 Formula E race car has set a new electric car course record of 30.46 seconds at the world-famous Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in Worcestershire will surely go down as a quite remarkable achievement so early in Jaguar’s electric adventure. The record attempt, Jaguar say, was a partnership between GKN Driveline and the Panasonic Jaguar Racing ABB FIA … Continue reading News: GKN DRIVELINE AND PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING BREAK ELECTRIC CAR RECORD AT SHELSLEY WALSH

News: The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak success story continues – with a historic record

Winner at the biggest garden party in the world of motorsport: Romain Dumas (F) and the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak impressed on the hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 500-kW (680 PS) prototype is the first fully-electric racing car to win the Goodwood Hill Climb. In doing so, the I.D. R Pikes Peak set a new record for electric cars with a time of 43.86 seconds – 3.48 seconds faster than the previous best. The Goodwood Hill Climb differed in a number of ways from the iconic Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, at which the sporty … Continue reading News: The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak success story continues – with a historic record

News: 46G/KM, 141MPG AND 28 EV MILES WLTP: THE NEW MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV REMAINS A SOUND BUSINESS CHOICE

Last year’s annual trip to the beautiful isle of Anglesey was made even more agreeable by the transport used, the rather excellent 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. So it came as something of a shock to realise that Mitsubishi are already preparing for the U.K. release of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, which goes on sale in the UK on August 1. This excellent PHEV has made the switch from the old NEDC fuel economy and emissions ratings to the new, more realistic real-world WLTP ratings and reassures business users that they can continue to enjoy the BIK benefits and low … Continue reading News: 46G/KM, 141MPG AND 28 EV MILES WLTP: THE NEW MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV REMAINS A SOUND BUSINESS CHOICE

News: LAGONDA SET TO REVOLUTIONISE THE LUXURY SUV

It’s been explained to MotorMartin that after stealing the 2018 Geneva motor show with their remarkable ‘Vision Concept’, Lagonda has confirmed plans for its first production model: a radical, sector-defining zero-emission SUV. Scheduled to be unveiled in 2021, the Lagonda SUV will be the first luxury SUV exclusively driven by zero emission powertrain technologies and will uphold all the qualities of the reinvented super-luxury marque. Not only will it feature an evolution of the incredibly bold design language first seen with the show-stopping ‘Vision Concept’, the SUV will be built around near-future technologies, such as its advanced Battery Electric drivetrain, … Continue reading News: LAGONDA SET TO REVOLUTIONISE THE LUXURY SUV

News: BMW CELEBRATES 10,000 BMW I3 SALES IN THE UK

BMW UK have shared with MotorMartin recently that they are celebrating a significant milestone as the 10,000th BMW i3 has just been sold. Launched in 2013, BMW have explained that the i3 has evolved to be the best-selling compact electric vehicle in the premium segment. With updates to the BMW i3 and the addition of a new, sportier variant in the BMW i3s, success is set to continue. Thanks to the latest BMW eDrive technology, both the BMW i3 and new BMW i3s offer emission-free driving with instantaneous power delivery, efficient use of energy and an increased range. Unsurprisingly, this … Continue reading News: BMW CELEBRATES 10,000 BMW I3 SALES IN THE UK

News: A LOOK BACK INTO THE FUTURE: THE CLASSIC MINI ELECTRIC

MINI have informed MotorMartin recently that with the world premiere of an extraordinary car at the New York International Auto Show (March 30 to April 8, 2018), MINI will once again demonstrate its appetite for purely electric driving with a new take on an icon. The classic Mini Electric, they say, combines the historic look of the world’s favorite small car with groundbreaking drive technology for tomorrow’s urban mobility. With this unique vehicle, MINI sends out a clear signal demonstrating its commitment to retaining the brand’s unmistakable character whilst embracing innovative zero local emission technology. The classic Mini Electric is the … Continue reading News: A LOOK BACK INTO THE FUTURE: THE CLASSIC MINI ELECTRIC

News: INFINITI TO GO ELECTRIC FROM 2021

INFINITI Motor Company have shared with MotorMartin that they will introduce new vehicles with electrified powertrains from 2021, according to Nissan Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa, speaking at the Automotive News World Congress yesterday. • New INFINITI models will offer electrified powertrains from 2021 • INFINITI will launch its first pure electric vehicle in the same year • Electrified vehicles will comprise more than half of INFINITI global sales by 2025 A mix of pure electric vehicles (EV) and e-POWER vehicles will be offered – demonstrating the full range of ultra-low emission vehicle technology available to INFINITI as the premium … Continue reading News: INFINITI TO GO ELECTRIC FROM 2021