World EV Day: 5 EV Myths Exposed

Today is World EV Day, so we've joined forces with the experts at Vanarama to debunk five common myths that stop motorists from switching to an electric vehicle (EV). Myth #1: They cost too much The truth: EV owners can save up to £3,108 per year Often people won’t pick an electric vehicle for their…

Nissan Ariya – a family-friendly EV for £43K

The Nissan Ariya offers a smooth, if not particularly exciting, ride ShinyShiny Editor Chris Price travels to Stockholm to test out Nissan’s latest EV, the family-friendly Ariya now available from £43,000... When it comes to Electric Vehicles, Nissan certainly knows a thing or two. While other mass market manufacturers – most notably VW – have…

8 Tips To Consider When Driving This Summer

Summer is finally here in the UK, with temperatures increasing every day - with highs of 30C (86F) to be expected over the next week. As expected, many will be taking advantage of the weather and travelling to be with friends and family for a fun-filled weekend, whether it be at the beach or the…

Nearly half of drivers ready to buy EV, claims report

According to brand new research, almost 50 per cent of Britain's car owners will choose to buy an electric vehicle (EV) as their next car due to spiralling fuel costs. The study, published today by used car buying service ChooseMyCar.com, asked 2,000 motorists whether recent fluctuations in fuel costs and shortages had affected their buying…

Pre-booking for VW ID. Buzz EV now open

The VW ID. Buzz is now available for pre-booking, with customers able to secure access to a priority ordering window before order books open officially in July 2022. Customers can place a £2,000 pre-booking fee with their dealer between 30 May and 30 June to secure a priority slot to specify their ID. Buzz during…

Ford’s geofencing tech could automatically slow your car down

Ford is trialling connected vehicle technology using geofencing – a virtual geographical boundary – that could one day do away with the need for speed limit signs completely. As well as potentially making streets safer for other road users and pedestrians, Ford’s Geofencing Speed Limit Control system could help drivers avoid inadvertently incurring speeding fines. …

Fun-looking Citroen Ami UK to go on sale from £7695

Available in three trim levels – 'Ami', 'Ami Pop' and 'Ami Vibe'. Optional Colour Packs allow customers to personalise their Ami 100% ëlectric. My Ami Cargo – the practical e-mobility solution for last-mile deliveries in urban areas – is available in one specification, priced at £7,995. Ami 100% ëlectric and My Ami Cargo have a…

Millions confused by car’s hi-tech features and ‘hidden extras’

Almost half (48 per cent) of the 2,000 car owners polled in a recent survey admitted they don’t know everything their car can do. And of those who activated a new feature, 38 per cent “accidentally triggered” it, while 44 per cent were alerted to the hidden extras by family or friends. It also emerged…

How to Choose Your Next Car

Buying a car isn't something that you want to rush into. It can be a costly purchase, and you don't want to make the wrong choice. There are many different factors to take into account when you buy a car, from its size and shape to what fuels it and how fast it can go.…

Norway leads way in European EV adoption, UK is third, claims survey

New research from Select Car Leasing shows that Norway is leading the way in EV adoption, though the UK is in a respectable third position. Based on Select Car Leasing’s scoring system, Norway is the European country offering the most benefits to its inhabitants, scoring 87/100. Norway ranks the highest across 4 different factors, including…