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Toyota Yaris Hybrid review
Toyota Yaris Hybrid
In-depth reviews

Toyota Yaris Hybrid review

The latest Yaris Hybrid is a major step forward from its predecessor and should be more of a worry for its rivals
22 Sep 2022
Volkswagen Golf GTE review
Volkswagen Golf GTE
In-depth reviews

Volkswagen Golf GTE review

It's a solid, efficient and desirable plug-in hybrid with hot-hatchback power, but the VW Golf GTE still has some flaws
20 Sep 2022
Renault Captur E-TECH Plug-In Hybrid review
Renault Captur E-TECH Hybrid
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Renault Captur E-TECH Plug-In Hybrid review

The Renault Captur E-TECH is a small plug-in hybrid SUV that promises a 32-mile electric range – but does it do enough to stand out in an increasingly…
19 Jul 2022
BMW X1 hybrid review
BMW X1
In-depth reviews

BMW X1 hybrid review

The BMW X1 xDrive25e is a plug-in hybrid SUV that's faster and more refined than its non-electrified siblings
12 Jul 2022
What is vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging?
Porsche V2G
Your questions answered

What is vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging?

It won’t be long before your electric car will be able to sell electricity back to the grid from its batteries, helping you save even more money
21 Jun 2022
Mazda MX-30 review
Mazda MX-30
Mazda MX-30

Mazda MX-30 review

The MX-30 takes a different approach to many EVs, with a focus on sustainability and a low weight. The result is an engaging driving experience, but l…
12 May 2022
Audi A6 hybrid review
Audi A6 TFSI e - cornering
Audi A6

Audi A6 hybrid review

Audi was late to the plug-in hybrid party with its A6 TFSI e, but it's a decent enough crack at a tax-efficient large company car
23 Mar 2022
Peugeot 508 Hybrid review
Peugeot 508 Hybrid
Peugeot 508

Peugeot 508 Hybrid review

The Peugeot 508 plug-in hybrid executive car is a good effort, hitting all the right notes for company users – but it seems too expensive for private …
1 Mar 2022
Audi A8 hybrid review
Audi A8 TFSI e
Audi A8

Audi A8 hybrid review

The flagship Audi A8 60 TFSI e is a great showcase for how well suited plug-in hybrid power is to luxury limousines
15 Feb 2022
Mercedes A-Class hybrid review
Mercedes A 250 e
Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes A-Class hybrid review

The smallest plug-in that Mercedes makes, the A 250 e is also one of the most efficient. It's a great, if not overly exciting, company-car choice
7 Feb 2022
Mercedes GLA hybrid review
Mercedes GLA hybrid
Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes GLA hybrid review

The Mercedes GLA 250 e has an impressive electric range and is a top choice for company-car buyers
27 Jan 2022
Citroen e-C4 review
Citroen e-C4
Citroen C4

Citroen e-C4 review

Citroen's first proper go at an electric family car is a successful one, offering good all-round ability with a unique character
11 Jan 2022
Electric car loans and grants in Scotland: a complete guide
Vauxhall Corsa-e and Renault ZOE
Your questions answered

Electric car loans and grants in Scotland: a complete guide

If you live in Scotland and are looking to buy an electric car, there are a number of government schemes to help out
29 Dec 2021
SEAT electric moped: MÓ eScooter 125 on sale in the UK for £4,996
SEAT MÓ eScooter 125
SEAT

SEAT electric moped: MÓ eScooter 125 on sale in the UK for £4,996

SEAT's electric moped has a top speed of 59mph and a claimed range of 85 miles
29 Sep 2021
Suzuki Swace hybrid review
Suzuki Swace
Suzuki Swace

Suzuki Swace hybrid review

A Toyota Corolla Touring Sports with a different badge, less equipment and a lower price – the Suzuki Swace is an interesting if pretty unexciting cho…
22 Sep 2021
Mercedes EQV review
Mercedes EQV
Mercedes-Benz EQV

Mercedes EQV review

The Mercedes EQV builds on the basis of the smart V-Class people carrier to offer VIP transport with silent and refined electric power
20 Jul 2021
Honda Jazz hybrid review
2020 Honda Jazz
Honda Jazz

Honda Jazz hybrid review

The now hybrid-only Honda Jazz is technologically impressive, very efficient and practical – but not much fun to drive
29 Jun 2021
2021 Audi A3 plug-in hybrid: prices, specs and release date
plug-in hybrid Audi A3
Audi A3

2021 Audi A3 plug-in hybrid: prices, specs and release date

Audi A3 40 TFSI e and 45 TFSI e available to order now; plug-in hybrid powertrains only available in A3 Sportback, not saloon
21 Jun 2021
SEAT Mii electric (2020-2021) review
SEAT Mii Electric
SEAT Mii

SEAT Mii electric (2020-2021) review

The SEAT Mii electric delivers a handy amount of range for a small city car, and is great value thanks to its low price
9 Jun 2021
New Bentley Bentayga Hybrid available to order in the UK now
Bentley Bentayga Hybrid 2021MY
Bentley Bentayga

New Bentley Bentayga Hybrid available to order in the UK now

The luxury plug-in hybrid SUV is capable of 25 miles of pure-electric driving and produces 443bhp
1 Jun 2021
Volvo XC40 Recharge hybrid review
Volvo XC40 Recharge
Volvo XC40 Recharge hybrid

Volvo XC40 Recharge hybrid review

The XC40 Recharge brings plug-in technology to the smallest Volvo, but it may be worth waiting for the fully electric version
15 May 2021
BMW X2 hybrid: prices, specification and on-sale date
BMW X2 hybrid
BMW X2

BMW X2 hybrid: prices, specification and on-sale date

BMW X2 xDrive25e plug-in hybrid gets 35-mile electric range; prices start from £37,885
27 Apr 2021
Mercedes C-Class hybrid saloon (2019-2021) review
Mercedes C-Class hybrid
Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes C-Class hybrid saloon (2019-2021) review

The Mercedes C 300 hybrid is the only model in its sector with the option of diesel-electric power – and it's a great combination
22 Apr 2021
New petrol and diesel cars to be banned in 2030
Car exhaust
News

New petrol and diesel cars to be banned in 2030

2030 date for banning sales of new petrol and diesel-engined cars in the UK has been confirmed; hybrids with "significant zero-emissions capability" w…
10 Mar 2021
Audi Q5 TFSI e plug-in hybrid: price, specs and on-sale date
Audi Q5 Sportback TFSI e
Audi Q5

Audi Q5 TFSI e plug-in hybrid: price, specs and on-sale date

Updates arrive for plug-in Audi Q5 alongside new Sportback coupe-SUV variant
2 Mar 2021
Volkswagen ID.3 convertible being considered for production
VW ID.3 convertible
News

Volkswagen ID.3 convertible being considered for production

A Volkswagen ID.3 cabriolet could be on the way, with new images showing how it might look
1 Mar 2021
2021 McLaren Artura plug-in hybrid supercar revealed
McLaren Artura
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2021 McLaren Artura plug-in hybrid supercar revealed

All-new plug-in hybrid McLaren Artura supercar revealed with 671bhp and 19-mile electric range
17 Feb 2021
Ford Mondeo to become an electrified SUV in 2022
Ford Mondeo SUV spy shot
Electric

Ford Mondeo to become an electrified SUV in 2022

Ford has plans to turn the its long-serving Mondeo hatchback into a crossover SUV in 2022, complete with hybrid and plug-in hybrid power
15 Feb 2021
Ford Tourneo Custom hybrid review
Ford Tourneo Custom hybrid
Ford Tourneo Custom

Ford Tourneo Custom hybrid review

With room for eight occupants and a 33-mile electric range, the Ford Tourneo Custom hybrid is a good choice for city-based families or private-hire dr…
5 Feb 2021
Government doubles charging point funding to £20 million in 2021/22
Nissan Leaf charging
News

Government doubles charging point funding to £20 million in 2021/22

The Department for Transport is increasing funding available to councils for new chargers – but research shows progress has been slow so far
2 Feb 2021
Jaguar E-Pace P300e plug-in hybrid: specification and on-sale date
Jaguar E-Pace PHEV
Jaguar E-Pace

Jaguar E-Pace P300e plug-in hybrid: specification and on-sale date

Jaguar E-Pace SUV gets plug-in hybrid power as part of a comprehensive facelift; P300e gets 305bhp and 34-mile electric range
29 Jan 2021
Twin test: Mazda MX-30 vs Kia Soul EV
Mazda MX-30 vs Kia Soul EV
Group Tests

Twin test: Mazda MX-30 vs Kia Soul EV

The Mazda MX-30 is one of the most stylish electric cars on sale – but is it a better bet than the family-focused Kia Soul EV?
28 Jan 2021
BMW 520e 2021: 5 Series gets new entry-level plug-in hybrid drivetrain
BMW 520e
BMW 5 Series

BMW 520e 2021: 5 Series gets new entry-level plug-in hybrid drivetrain

New BMW 520e announced, set to sit below 530e and 545e in the range, but only in Europe
27 Jan 2021
Mercedes E-Class Estate hybrid review
Mercedes E-Class Estate hybrid
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

Mercedes E-Class Estate hybrid review

The Mercedes E-Class is one of the few large hybrid estates available. Unusually for a plug-in hybrid, it's based around a diesel engine
27 Jan 2021
Nissan e-NV200 Winter Camper concept unveiled
Nissan e-NV200 Winter Camper
Nissan e-NV200 Combi

Nissan e-NV200 Winter Camper concept unveiled

Nissan goes off-piste with an electric camper based on its e-NV200 Combi MPV
20 Jan 2021
Citroen C5 replacement spied testing
Citroen C5
Citroen C5

Citroen C5 replacement spied testing

New large Citroen saloon spotted under heavy disguise; likely to get electric power and familiar C5 Aircross-derived EMP2 underpinnings
19 Jan 2021