Tesla is on course to notch up a million pure battery car sales by next April, the first manufacturer to do so.
VW is tipped to overtake them two years later and Mercedes-Benz will be close behind, according to projections calculated by Moneyshake.
As Germany ramps up estimates of EV sales to 14M on its roads inside eight years analysts believe 55% of all EU sales will be electric in the same timeframe.
The EU proposes to outlaw new hybrid, petrol and diesel cars by 2035 and lorries using diesel engines five years later.
Octopus Energy will have a new fleet of electric e-Expert Peugeot vans for their engineering teams.
The company has opted for 23 of the Peugeot e-Expert models with a 75kWh battery, allowing the vehicle to operate with a range of up to 205 miles.
Arrival will supply 3,000 electric vans to LeasePlan across Europe from the autumn.
The specially built delivery vans are intended to revolutionise urban transport and more orders are expected.
This summer will see unprecedented levels of traffic on UK roads due to drivers planning in excess of 29m staycations – 16m of these in the school holidays alone – according to 2,500 drivers quizzed by RAC Breakdown.
The number of drivers making firm staycation bookings has surged 20% since April, with the RAC figures suggesting the West Country will receive the largest numbers of holidaymakers 30%, followed by Scotland 14% and Wales 11%.
Over the last nine years Range Rovers have exceeded the average parking space by just under 20cms, or nearly 8 inches.
In contrast, the MINI Cooper has almost a metre or 34 inches left says CompareTheMarket.com .