• Monday 12th November: Herbert Diess, the CEO of VW, has said that they are aiming to build 50 million electric vehicles via an earmarked €50 billion (approx $55 billion) fund to buy the required number of batteries, and also by “booking” the relevant space on their production pipeline.

  • Monday 12th November: Subaru’s first plug-in vehicle is arriving in 2019, in the form of the Crosstrek Plug-in Electric Hybrid (PHEV). Its expected all-electric range will be 25-26 miles (40-42 km), and it will be using Toyota’s PHEV technology for now. The full details reveal is expected in around a month’s time.

  • Tuesday 13th November: Jaguar’s I-Pace EV, the luxury SUV with a near-300 mile range, sold 1,200 models in October - up from 710 in September. Sales of EVs are a large part of Jaguar’s turnaround plan, and analysts are expecting the I-Pace sales to continue to rise.

The Jaguar I-Pace driving along a fairly empty road

  • Tuesday 13th November: The Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell - their hybrid with hydrogen fuel cells for the ‘green car’ component - has now started shipping to customers (after being unveiled last year). It will initially be lease-only to German organisations, but this will be expanded out as time goes on. Its two hydrogen-fuel tanks can hold 10 pounds of hydrogen, which is expected to yield a 267 mile hydrogen-only range.

  • Wednesday 14th November: Veloz have said that within a fortnight, California will have more than half a million electric cars on its roads (almost half the total number of EVs sold in the US since 2011). This recent growth has mainly been due to the Model 3’s production reaching maturity levels, but with 41 plug-in electric and hydrogen cars available to buy or lease in California, there’s a lot of green car choice there currently.

  • Wednesday 14th November: Tesla have confirmed that the European version of its Model 3 will have the EU-standard CCS (Type 2 ) Combo inlet charger by default. This is a depature from the Model S and Model X which have the more propriety Tesla Type 2 socket. This will benefit EU Tesla owners, since the CCS charger network is well established throughout Europe (and the UK). For example, the UK alone has 1,240 CCS charger points, compared to just 340 Tesla supercharge points.

  • Thursday 15th November: Following on from our update a few weeks ago, Elon Musk has confirmed that Model 3s will need to be ordered by the end of November, in order to be guaranteed delivery by December 31 - whereby they’ll still be eligible to take advantage of tax breaks. The $7,500 tax breaks will start fading by 50% every six months from January 2019.

  • Friday 16th November: BMW’s popular 330e model (a PHEV) is due an upgrade in July 2019, whereby the electric-only mode’s range will increase to 37 miles and it will be able to do 0-62mph in 6 seconds. It will also have 10% lower emissions than the current model.