James Howe

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Polestar 2
Polestar 2 electric motor, drive & performance

It's fast, grippy and safe, but the Polestar 2 doesn't offer the last word in driving pleasure

Polestar 2
Polestar 2 interior & comfort

Great build quality, familiar architecture and impressive Google-powered infotainment all count in the Polestar 2's favour

Polestar 2
Polestar 2 practicality & boot space

It's spacious and comfortable enough for most families, but the Polestar 2's sloping roof does hinder practicality a little

Polestar 2
Polestar 2 reliability & safety

There's no concrete data yet, but Volvo roots bode well for the Polestar 2 in these areas

Polestar 2 charging
Polestar 2 range, battery & charging

Lots of charging options and a competitive range keep the Polestar 2 on par with its rivals

Polestar 2
Polestar 2 running costs

Generous standard servicing deal and zero road tax make up for what's likely to be an expensive insurance premium for the Polestar 2

Polestar 2
Polestar 2 review

As the most direct Tesla Model 3 rival yet, the Polestar 2 strikes a great balance between practicality and desirability

Cupra Formentor
Cupra Formentor eHybrid 2020: specs, price and on-sale date

SEAT sister brand’s high-performance plug-in hybrid SUV has arrived; SEAT-badged versions likely to follow

2020 Suzuki Across: prices, specifications and on-sale date

New Toyota-based family SUV revealed with plug-in hybrid power; European sales start this autumn

Tesla Battery Day to take place on 15 September

Elon Musk announces Battery Day will take place on 15 September, a week after revealing updates for the Model S

BMX X5 vs Porsche Cayenne vs Jaguar I-Pace
BMW X5 hybrid vs Porsche Cayenne hybrid vs Jaguar I-Pace

Deciding on plug-in hybrid or pure-electric power for your next premium SUV? We've pitched some of the favourites against each other to see which comes out on top

BMW X5 hybrid vs Porsche Cayenne hybrid vs Jaguar I-Pace
BMW X5 hybrid vs Porsche Cayenne hybrid vs Jaguar I-Pace: range, charging and fuel economy

The BMW is the more efficient plug-in hybrid on this test, but the Jaguar trumps it and the Porsche with its low running costs and fast charging

BMW X5 hybrid
BMW X5 hybrid vs Porsche Cayenne hybrid vs Jaguar I-Pace: engines, performance and handling

Each of these cars is fast and great to drive, but the Jaguar I-Pace feels punchiest and the most nimble

Jaguar I-Pace
BMW X5 hybrid vs Porsche Cayenne hybrid vs Jaguar I-Pace: space and practicality

The Jaguar I-Pace wins the boot capacity competition, but the BMW and Porsche offer a little more space for passengers

Porsche Cayenne hybrid
BMW X5 hybrid vs Porsche Cayenne hybrid vs Jaguar I-Pace: interior and infotainment

The Porsche and BMW offer a higher standard of finish, plus markedly better infotainment than the Jaguar I-Pace

Porsche Cayenne hybrid
BMW X5 hybrid vs Porsche Cayenne hybrid vs Jaguar I-Pace: running costs and warranty

While the plug-in hybrids could prove cheap to run for certain buyers, the pure-electric Jaguar I-Pace is hard to beat on this front

Jaguar I-Pace
BMW X5 hybrid vs Porsche Cayenne hybrid vs Jaguar I-Pace: safety and reliability

There are no undue safety concerns with any of these cars, but their long-term real-world reliability is still largely untested

BMW X5 vs Porsche Cayenne vs Jaguar I-Pace
BMW X5 hybrid vs Porsche Cayenne hybrid vs Jaguar I-Pace: verdict and specifications

All things considered, the Jaguar I-Pace confirms that high-end electric cars really make a lot of sense if you can afford them

SEAT e-scooters
SEAT launches range of electric scooters

An electric moped and two e-scooters form the basis of SEAT's move into the world of electrified urban mobility