James Howe

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Renault Captur hybrid
Renault Captur E-TECH hybrid running costs

Expensive to buy compared to other Captur models, the E-TECH hybrid makes most sense for company-car users

Renault Captur hybrid
Renault Captur E-TECH hybrid engines, drive & performance

This is a great car to drive in pure-electric mode, but the Captur's hybrid system lacks a bit of polish

Renault Captur hybrid
Renault Captur E-TECH hybrid interior & comfort

The latest Captur features another great interior from Renault, complete with lots of standard equipment

Renault Captur hybrid
Renault Captur E-TECH hybrid practicality & boot space

The Captur hybrid's small boot will be a sticking point for many, but sliding rear seats are a clever touch

Renault Captur hybrid
Renault Captur E-TECH hybrid reliability & safety

Strong safety is a given with modern Renault cars and reliability can only improve with this latest Captur

Renault Captur hybrid
Renault Captur E-TECH hybrid range, MPG, CO2 & charging

Low CO2 emissions, great fuel economy and a decent electric range make the Captur hybrid a strong choice

Renault Captur E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid
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 30-mile electric range

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Lynk & Co launches in Europe with unique subscription service

Lynk & Co, owned by Volvo parent company Geely, has launched in Europe; UK cars due in 2022

Rightcharge electric-car tariff and charging comparison site launches

Rightcharge.co.uk lets electric-car owners compare energy suppliers and charger installations; savings of "more than £230 a year" claimed

Honda Jazz
Honda Jazz hybrid running costs

The hybrid Honda Jazz promises to be an inexpensive car to run in all respects

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

All-new plug-in hybrid Audi A3 40 TFSI e available to order this week, priced from £33,060

BMW X3 hybrid
BMW X3 hybrid range, MPG, CO2 & charging

Decent electric range, strong fuel economy and low CO2 make a compelling case for the X3 plug-in hybrid

BMW X3 hybrid
BMW X3 hybrid running costs

As ever with plug-in hybrids, the BMW X3 makes the most sense for company-car owners, but runs its diesel counterpart close

BMW X3 hybrid
BMW X3 hybrid engines, drive & performance

The plug-in X3 is good to drive and has plenty of power, but the petrol engine can feel thrashy

BMW X3 hybrid
BMW X3 hybrid practicality & boot space

You lose some storage space to the X3 hybrid's batteries, but this is still a practical family SUV

BMW X3 hybrid
BMW X3 hybrid reliability & safety

Some patchy ownership survey results for BMW are countered by strong safety options for the X3 plug-in

BMW X3 hybrid
BMW X3 hybrid review

The BMW X3 xDrive30e continues BMW's trend of offering impressive plug-in hybrid versions of some of its most popular models

MG 5 EV
MG 5 SW EV electric estate review

It may not be the most exciting or desirable electric car on sale, but the MG 5 EV electric estate car makes a lot of sense on many levels

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Tesla Battery Day: cheaper electric car on the way

Elon Musk has revealed initial plans for a more affordable Tesla electric car, as well as new battery technology for greater range

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