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Joe Holding

Joe Holding was part of the original team that brought DrivingElectric to life in 2018. He's since gone on to launch the Auto Express Podcast, and now works as a freelance journalist for a number of motoring and motorsport titles. When he’s not writing about cars, he enjoys baking, cycling and watching Formula 1, though he’s yet to find a way to do all three at the same time.

Toyota C-HR review
Toyota C-HR
Toyota C-HR

Toyota C-HR review

The Toyota C-HR hybrid is an accomplished small SUV that boasts low running costs and bold styling
29 Mar 2022
Tesla Model S review
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S review

The Tesla Model S remains one of the most desirable electric cars on the market, but its qualities come at a substantial price
28 Mar 2022
Best home electric car chargers 2022: how to choose the right EV wallbox
Wallbox charger
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Best home electric car chargers 2022: how to choose the right EV wallbox

If you're buying an electric or plug-in hybrid car and you have a driveway or off-street parking adjacent to your property, then you'll want a home EV…
16 Mar 2022
Complete guide to the GeniePoint charging network
GeniePoint charger
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Complete guide to the GeniePoint charging network

Need to charge your electric car on the GeniePoint charging network? Here’s all you need to know
15 Mar 2022
Hyundai Kona Hybrid review
Hyundai Kona Hybrid
Hyundai Kona Hybrid

Hyundai Kona Hybrid review

The Hyundai Kona Hybrid is efficient and visually distinctive, but falls behind class leaders in some key areas
4 Mar 2022
Toyota Prius (2016-2021) review
Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius (2016-2021) review

A mid-life facelift gave the fourth-generation Toyota Prius a revised look and added an all-wheel-drive variant to the line-up
2 Mar 2022
Hyundai Ioniq Electric review
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Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Hyundai Ioniq Electric review

A mid-life facelift gave the Hyundai Ioniq Electric more range, more power and a new infotainment screen, so it's still a strong contender in the fami…
24 Feb 2022
What is a battery electric car (BEV) and how do electric cars work?
Electric Car Badge
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What is a battery electric car (BEV) and how do electric cars work?

What makes electric cars – properly referred to as battery electric vehicles (BEVs) different from petrol and diesel vehicles? And how do electric car…
22 Feb 2022
Honda CR-V Hybrid review
Honda CR-V
Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V Hybrid review

The Honda CR-V is a spacious and comfortable hybrid family SUV with room for five, but its real-world fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures let it do…
4 Feb 2022
Complete guide to Rolec EV home chargers
Rolec EV
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Complete guide to Rolec EV home chargers

Rolec EV makes a wide range of electric-vehicle chargers: these are the ones most suited to your home
28 Jan 2022
Volkswagen Passat GTE Estate review
VW Passat Estate
Volkswagen Passat Estate

Volkswagen Passat GTE Estate review

The Passat GTE plug-in hybrid estate offers comfort, space and appealingly low running costs – especially for company-car users
13 Jan 2022
Top 10 best plug-in hybrid cars 2022
Skoda Superb iV
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Top 10 best plug-in hybrid cars 2022

Plug-in hybrid cars are great for keeping fuel and company-car tax bills low. Here are the best ones to buy in the UK right now
6 Jan 2022
Fastest electric cars in the world 2021
Lotus Evija
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Fastest electric cars in the world 2021

The days of the trundling milk float are long gone: the latest electric cars are now some of the fastest vehicles in the world, full stop
16 Dec 2021
Electric van lease deals explained
Toyota Proace City Electric
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Electric van lease deals explained

Thinking about leasing an electric van? Here's a starter guide
15 Dec 2021
Toyota Corolla Saloon (2018-2021) review
Toyota Corolla Saloon
Toyota Corolla Saloon

Toyota Corolla Saloon (2018-2021) review

The hybrid Toyota Corolla Saloon is a well executed car in a class with few rivals
1 Dec 2021
What is a range extender (REx) and how do they work?
Vauxhall Ampera
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What is a range extender (REx) and how do they work?

Range extenders – or extended-range electric vehicles – are an alternative form of electric car. They help eliminate range anxiety while maintaining m…
10 Nov 2021
Range anxiety: here's what happens when an electric car runs out
Hazard warning
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Range anxiety: here's what happens when an electric car runs out

What is range anxiety? Here's what happens when an electric car's battery runs out – and what you should do if it happens
10 Nov 2021
Complete guide to the Tesla Powerwall battery
Telsa Powerwall battery
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Complete guide to the Tesla Powerwall battery

What is the Tesla Powerwall battery and how could it benefit your home? Here's your complete guide
28 Oct 2021
Citroen C-Zero (2010-2018) review
Citroen C-Zero
Citroen C-Zero

Citroen C-Zero (2010-2018) review

The Citroen C-Zero is affordable and more spacious than you might think, but it's severely limited compared to more modern electric cars
26 Oct 2021
London ULEZ: what is the London Ultra Low Emission Zone?
London buses
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London ULEZ: what is the London Ultra Low Emission Zone?

The London Ultra Low Emission Zone expanded on 25 October 2021. Find out if your car is affected
25 Oct 2021
BMW 7 Series hybrid review
BMW 7 Series hybrid
BMW 7 Series

BMW 7 Series hybrid review

The BMW 7 Series hybrid isn’t as comfortable as its Mercedes S-Class rival, but a big price difference tips the balance in its favour
4 Jun 2021
MG E-motion electric coupe set for 2021 launch
MG E-motion
MG

MG E-motion electric coupe set for 2021 launch

The MG E-motion electric coupe concept is expected to go into production, following its debut at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show
17 May 2021
Audi Q7 hybrid review
Audi Q7 hybrid
Audi Q7

Audi Q7 hybrid review

Thanks to plug-in hybrid technology, the Audi Q7 TFSI e offers potentially very low running costs and an electric range of over 25 miles
27 Apr 2021
Lightyear One solar electric car: track testing to begin soon
Lightyear One
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Lightyear One solar electric car: track testing to begin soon

Solar-electric Lightyear One with claimed 450-mile range will become available towards the end of 2021
23 Apr 2021
2020 Kia e-Niro: prices, specification and on-sale date
Kia e-Niro
Kia e-Niro

2020 Kia e-Niro: prices, specification and on-sale date

The Kia e-Niro electric SUV is offered in three trim levels and with two battery sizes; it's priced from £29,845 after the government grant
9 Feb 2021
Subaru XV hybrid review
Subaru XV hybrid
Subaru XV

Subaru XV hybrid review

Hybrid Subaru XV e-Boxer improves SUV's fuel economy and off-road performance, but rivals offer more for less
19 Jan 2021
Mercedes S-Class hybrid (2019-2020) review
Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mercedes S-Class hybrid (2019-2020) review

With 25 miles of electric range, the Mercedes S 560 e L is an impressive plug-in hybrid, but it comes at a hefty cost
28 Oct 2020
Electric car warranty and battery warranty
Warranty
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Electric car warranty and battery warranty

Worrying about the battery in your electric car? You shouldn’t, there are long warranties in place to ensure they last
28 Oct 2020
Pininfarina Battista electric hypercar: price, specs and release date
News

Pininfarina Battista electric hypercar: price, specs and release date

Pininfarina Battista electric hypercar will make 1,873bhp and cost around £2million
21 Oct 2020
Volvo offers free electricity to plug-in hybrid buyers
News

Volvo offers free electricity to plug-in hybrid buyers

Up to 12 months of compensated electricity offered to buyers of Volvo’s plug-in hybrid range; scheme extended until September 2020
30 Jun 2020
Peugeot e-Legend: specs and technology in detail
Peugeot

Peugeot e-Legend: specs and technology in detail

The technology-laden Peugeot e-Legend coupe is a spectacular retro-inspired electric concept car, but it's very unlikely to go into production
15 Jun 2020
Ford Fiesta hybrid and Ford Focus hybrid announced
Ford

Ford Fiesta hybrid and Ford Focus hybrid announced

Mild-hybrid versions of the Ford Fiesta and Focus on sale now
5 Jun 2020
Maserati Ghibli hybrid and more electrified models on the way
Maserati

Maserati Ghibli hybrid and more electrified models on the way

Hybrid Ghibli leads a wave of electrified Maseratis, including a fully electric GranTurismo and plug-in hybrid SUV
4 Jun 2020
Toyota Corolla Trek hybrid: price, specification and on-sale date
News

Toyota Corolla Trek hybrid: price, specification and on-sale date

New Toyota Corolla variant adds extra protection and kit to Touring Sports model
1 May 2020
New hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars 2020
News

New hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars 2020

There are lots of hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars arriving in the course of 2020, all of which promise low running costs for the average motorists
27 Apr 2020
Bentley Bentayga Hybrid (2019-2020) review
Bentley Bentayga Hybrid (2019-2020)
Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Bentayga Hybrid (2019-2020) review

The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid is the cheapest model in a very expensive line-up, but is it a sound purchase?
21 Apr 2020