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James Howe

Best electric cars 2021
Fiat 500
Best cars

Best electric cars 2021

What are the best electric cars of 2021? In no particular order, we run through our favourites
8 Apr 2021
2021 Skoda Enyaq iV electric SUV: prices, specification and on-sale date
Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine
Skoda Enyaq iV

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

The all-new Skoda Enyaq iV SUV is on sale now, including the SportLine variant
6 Apr 2021
Renault Captur E-TECH hybrid review
Renault Captur E-TECH Hybrid
Renault Captur

Renault Captur E-TECH hybrid review

Despite a lack of rivals, Renault thinks there’s a market for a small plug-in hybrid SUV; the Captur E-TECH promises a 32-mile electric range
1 Apr 2021
Mercedes EQE electric car: spy shots show electric saloon in testing
Mercedes EQE
Mercedes-Benz EQE

Mercedes EQE electric car: spy shots show electric saloon in testing

Mercedes E-Class-sized electric car will slot in below EQS luxury saloon in range, as well as getting an SUV variant
31 Mar 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
25 Mar 2021
SEAT Mii electric review
SEAT Mii electric
SEAT Mii

SEAT Mii electric 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
19 Mar 2021
UK government electric-car grant cut, no longer available on more expensive models
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UK government electric-car grant cut, no longer available on more expensive models

The UK government grant for electric cars has dropped by £500 to £2,500 and now only applies to those costing under £35,000
18 Mar 2021
New BMW i4 2021: specs, range and on-sale date
BMW i4
BMW i4

New BMW i4 2021: specs, range and on-sale date

The new pure-electric BMW i4 has been revealed at the brand's annual conference; full details of the production version will follow
17 Mar 2021
Audi A6 hybrid review
Audi A6 TFSI e
Audi A6

Audi A6 hybrid review

Audi was late to the plug-in hybrid party with its A6 50 TFSI e, but it's a decent enough crack at a tax-efficient large company car
16 Mar 2021
New petrol and diesel cars to be banned in 2030
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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
Best Motability electric cars 2021
Vauxhall Mokka-e
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Best Motability electric cars 2021

The Motability scheme now includes a number of electric cars, which can all help eligible drivers keep their motoring costs down
10 Mar 2021
Best seven-seater electric and hybrid cars 2021
Best cars

Best seven-seater electric and hybrid cars 2021

Family cars must be practical – fortunately there are lots of seven-seat electric and hybrid models that offer exactly that
9 Mar 2021
MINI Countryman hybrid review
MINI Countryman
MINI Countryman

MINI Countryman hybrid review

The MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid is not only pretty cheap to run – particularly for business drivers – it’s desirable and good to drive, too
8 Mar 2021
Mercedes GLA hybrid review
Mercedes GLA hybrid
Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes GLA hybrid review

Another small plug-in hybrid SUV that's just the ticket for company-car users; the Mercedes GLA 250 e is fast and efficient, with a great electric ran…
8 Mar 2021
Mercedes A-Class hybrid review
Mercedes A-Class hybrid
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
8 Mar 2021
Volkswagen ID.1: Polo-sized entry-level electric car pushed back to 2025
Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen

Volkswagen ID.1: Polo-sized entry-level electric car pushed back to 2025

Volkswagen is working on a small electric car based on its MEB platform, but the latest from management is that it's unlikely to appear until at least…
5 Mar 2021
All-new Honda CR-V spotted testing
Honda CR-V spy shot
Honda CR-V

All-new Honda CR-V spotted testing

Honda's sixth-generation CR-V is due in 2023, most likely with hybrid power only
3 Mar 2021
Next-generation Kia Niro SUV spotted testing
Kia Niro spy shot
Kia Niro

Next-generation Kia Niro SUV spotted testing

The new Kia Niro is expected to arrive in 2023; we've spotted it testing under a heavy disguise
3 Mar 2021
Audi e-tron GT review
Audi e-tron GT
Audi e-tron GT

Audi e-tron GT review

The new e-tron GT quattro is an extremely impressive entry into the high-end electric sports saloon class from Audi
2 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
Volvo XC20 to lead new charge of electric models
Volvo teaser
Volvo

Volvo XC20 to lead new charge of electric models

Volvo is adding a smaller electric SUV to its range as part of wider plans to go pure-electric by 2030
2 Mar 2021
Volkswagen ID.3 convertible being considered for production
VW ID.3 convertible
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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
Volkswagen Golf GTE review
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf GTE review

It's a solid, efficient and desirable plug-in hybrid with hot-hatch power, but the VW Golf GTE still has some flaws
25 Feb 2021
Aston Martin plans for 90% electrification of its range by 2030
Aston Martin badge
Aston Martin

Aston Martin plans for 90% electrification of its range by 2030

British luxury brand confirms that it has plans for an electric car and plug-in hybrids as 2030 ban looms
25 Feb 2021
Citroen e-C4 review
Citroen e-C4
Citroen C4

Citroen e-C4 review

Citroen's first proper go at an electric family car has been successful, offering good all-round ability with a unique character
23 Feb 2021
Volkswagen Tiguan hybrid review
VW Tiguan hybrid
Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan hybrid review

The plug-in hybrid VW Tiguan is comfortable, relaxing and good to drive – but no official efficiency figures are available yet
22 Feb 2021
Electric BMW 7 Series: zero-emissions luxury car spotted testing
BMW 7 Series electric
BMW 7 Series

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; electric model could be called BMW i…
17 Feb 2021
New Ford electric car due in 2023 as focus turns to EVs
Ford Mach-E
Ford

New Ford electric car due in 2023 as focus turns to EVs

Next electric car from Ford will be a small SUV built on Volkswagen underpinnings and likely share the Mach-E's Mustang influence; all Fords to have a…
17 Feb 2021
2021 McLaren Artura plug-in hybrid supercar revealed
McLaren Artura
McLaren Artura

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
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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
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 Swace is an interesting choice, if not an exciting one
10 Feb 2021
Vauxhall Mokka-e review
Vauxhall Mokka-e
Vauxhall Mokka-e

Vauxhall Mokka-e review

The latest contender in the small electric SUV class, the Vauxhall Mokka-e looks great and boasts a 201-mile range
9 Feb 2021
Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid 2021: specs, price and on-sale date
Cupra Formentor hybrid
Cupra Formentor

Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid 2021: specs, price and on-sale date

SEAT spinoff brand's high-performance plug-in hybrid SUV goes on sale on 16 February, with prices starting at £38,625
5 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
Tesla Model S 2021: updates and new high-performance Plaid version introduced
Tesla Model S Plaid
Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S 2021: updates and new high-performance Plaid version introduced

Tesla reveals long-awaited updates for its Model S saloon; Plaid+ version offers claimed 520-mile range under US testing conditions
5 Feb 2021
2021 Mercedes EQA: specs, price and release date
Mercedes EQA
Mercedes-Benz EQA

2021 Mercedes EQA: specs, price and release date

Mercedes EQA compact electric SUV will cost from £40,495 in the UK and will launch with two trim levels
5 Feb 2021