What happens to EV batteries when they are no longer needed?

Electric cars aren’t the future any more, they’re here and a part of our transport system today. Modern lithium-ion batteries typically have a life cycle of at least 10 years and more,  but it won’t be long before we need to chuck them away. So what do we...

How long does it take to charge an electric car?

One of the most frequently asked questions relating to all things electric-car related is how long does it take to charge? Check out this simple electrica.live guide to EV charging times and some of the practicalities of electric motoring.

Porsche Taycan: The Best Premium Sports GT?

#Porsche have long since ruled the sportscar world with their prolific 911 platform. Somehow they managed to reconcile huge weight, performance and handling with their SUV and GT offerings in the Cayenne, Macan and Panamera. Now, they have pushed the...

Are electric scooters the future?

Electric scooters or e-scooters are rapidly taking over our city streets in the UK, Europe and beyond. What started abroad with scooter sharing startups Bird and Lime has exploded into a worldwide phenomenon. Will goes on a hunt to find out more about e...

The MINI SE is an entertaining battery-electric city car

The MINI SE is a conventional petrol-powered car converted to battery-electric, based on the existing architecture of familiar MINI hatchbacks. An electric motor replaces the gas engine, batteries mounted along the keel and where the petrol tank once was...

From our man in the US
Is this the coolest '66 Samba Van you've seen?

Volkswagen will soon launch ID, a comprehensive line of zero-emission battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and to showcase and preview the ID powertrain, VW engaged eClassics to convert a 1966 VW ‘Samba’ van to ID powertrain.

From our man in the US
Milton Keynes reinforces its commitment to an e-mobility future

A major event is planned that will strengthen Milton Keynes’ position as a leading player within UK discussions on electric vehicle (EV) development, including supporting infrastructure, services and leisure, thanks to a new partnership between Milton...