James Howe

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Peugeot 508 Hybrid
Peugeot 508 Hybrid review

Peugeot's 508 plug-in hybrid executive saloon is a good effort; it hits all the right notes, but it does seem a little too expensive

Lexus LS 500h gets facelift with more tech and improved hybrid drivetrain

A facelift for 2020 brings hybrid upgrades and welcome kit list additions to Lexus LS flagship luxury saloon

New Suzuki Swace estate on the way

The Suzuki Swace is a hybrid estate car based on the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports; sales start later this year

Tesla Battery Day to take place on 22 September

Elon Musk previously said Battery Day would take place on 15 September, but it looks like this has been pushed back a week

Jaguar F-Pace P400e plug-in hybrid: prices, specification and on-sale date

Facelifted Jaguar F-Pace SUV gets plug-in hybrid drivetrain with 33-mile electric range, priced from £56,060

New 2020 Hyundai Tucson arrives with hybrid and plug-in hybrid power

All-new Hyundai Tucson family SUV gets bold new look and a choice of electrified drivetrains

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid: specs and on-sale date

New Jeep Wrangler 4xe has plug-in hybrid power for 375bhp and a 25-mile electric range

Dacia Spring Electric
Dacia electric car: production model based on Spring Electric arrives 2021

Dacia Spring Electric concept car previews a cut-price Renault-based electric SUV that will launch in 2021

Electric BMW 7 Series: zero-emissions luxury car spotted testing

Petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid and pure electric power are all set to be offered in the next-generation 7 Series

2021 Mercedes S-Class plug-in hybrid: specs and on-sale date

All-new Mercedes S-Class gets mild-hybrid power at launch, but plug-in hybrid will follow in 2021

2021 Hyundai Kona Hybrid: specification and on-sale date

New facelifted Hyundai Kona on the way, with the Hybrid variant arriving in the spring

2021 Skoda Enyaq iV electric SUV: prices, specification and on-sale date

All-new Skoda Enyaq iV SUV goes on sale later in 2020, with prices starting at £33,450 before the government grant

Land Rover Discovery Sport
Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e plug-in hybrid: prices, specs and on-sale date

New plug-in hybrid Discovery Sport boasts 38 miles of electric range and up to 175mpg economy

Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio
Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio review

The Smart ForTwo Cabriolet is something of a modern classic – and it’s the only convertible two-seat electric city car money can buy

Volvo XC40 Recharge hybrid
Volvo XC40 Recharge hybrid practicality & boot space

It's one of the smaller plug-in hybrid SUVs around, but the XC40 is still a practical car for small families

Volvo XC40 Recharge hybrid
Volvo XC40 Recharge hybrid reliability & safety

Volvo is famed for its safety record and there's not much to worry about on the reliability front either

Volvo XC40 charging
Volvo XC40 Recharge hybrid range, MPG, CO2 & charging

The XC40 is efficient and offers a good all-electric range, but you need to keep its battery topped up for the best economy

Volvo XC40 Recharge hybrid
Volvo XC40 Recharge hybrid running costs

As with so many plug-in hybrids, the XC40 Recharge makes the most sense for company-car users

Volvo XC40 Recharge hybrid
Volvo XC40 Recharge hybrid engines, drive & performance

It's not the most thrilling car to drive, but the XC40 Recharge has a very well implemented hybrid drivetrain

Volvo XC40 Recharge hybrid
Volvo XC40 Recharge hybrid interior & comfort

The XC40 is a comfortable and spacious car with lots of kit – but it'll be improved when Volvo's new infotainment system arrives