AUTHOR

Richard Ingram

Richard is editor of DrivingElectric, as well as sister site Carbuyer.co.uk. An electric and hybrid car advocate, he spent more than five years working on the news and reviews desk at Auto Express and has driven almost every new car currently on sale.

Lexus UX 250h review
Lexus UX 250h
Lexus UX 250h

Lexus UX 250h review

The Lexus UX is the first compact SUV from the Japanese brand, featuring all the best bits from the larger NX and RX hybrids in a small and fun-to-dri…
22 Jun 2022
MINI Electric review
MINI Electric
MINI Electric

MINI Electric review

The MINI Electric is a fun, fast and chic small electric car, but its relatively modest driving range may put some buyers off
20 Jun 2022
Mercedes E-Class hybrid review
Mercedes E-Class hybrid
Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes E-Class hybrid review

The comfortable and high-tech Mercedes E-Class plug-in hybrid is available in petrol or diesel forms
14 Jun 2022
Tesla Model Y review
Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y review

The long-awaited Model Y boasts ultra-rapid charging capability and bundles of practicality, making Tesla’s take on the popular mid-size SUV class one…
9 Jun 2022
Electric car battery swap: NIO network explained
NIO Battery Swap
Charging

Electric car battery swap: NIO network explained

NIO already has an established battery-swap network in China, but now it's coming to Europe. We headed to Norway to try it out...
8 Jun 2022
New BMW iX1 electric SUV revealed alongside new X1 PHEV
BMW iX1
BMW iX1

New BMW iX1 electric SUV revealed alongside new X1 PHEV

The Mercedes EQA and Volvo XC40 Recharge rival will get a 272-mile range and 130kW rapid charging; on-sale later in 2022
31 May 2022
New Genesis Electrified G80: price, specs and details
Genesis Electrified G80
Genesis G80

New Genesis Electrified G80: price, specs and details

The brand’s Mercedes EQE rival is priced from £65,805 in the UK, on sale from 6 June
31 May 2022
Peugeot 308 Hybrid review
Peugeot 308 Hybrid UK
Peugeot 308

Peugeot 308 Hybrid review

This plug-in Volkswagen Golf rival stands out thanks to its styling, interior and handling – however, its boot capacity and rear cabin space aren't cl…
31 May 2022
Pop-up solar-powered charging hub launches in UK
Papilio3 charging hub
Charging

Pop-up solar-powered charging hub launches in UK

The Papilio3 is a modular solar charging unit that can be deployed anywhere in just 24 hours – providing charging for up to 12 electric cars
27 May 2022
Rapid charging prices rise by 21%, but EVs are still cheaper to run
Gridserve Swansea
Charging

Rapid charging prices rise by 21%, but EVs are still cheaper to run

The cost of UK rapid charging has shot up in recent months, but petrol and diesel prices are rising even faster
26 May 2022
SAIC Maxus Mifa 9 eight-seater electric MPV to go on sale in UK in August
SAIC Maxus Mifa 9 MPV
Maxus

SAIC Maxus Mifa 9 eight-seater electric MPV to go on sale in UK in August

The Maxus Mifa 9 is an eight-seat electric MPV with a 323-mile range that'll go on sale in the UK later this year
24 May 2022
Citroen Ami review
Citroen ami
Citroen Ami

Citroen Ami review

With order books opening soon, Citroen’s ultra-compact electric runabout has serious shortcomings compared to a 'proper' full-size car, but makes for …
24 May 2022
Volvo V90 Recharge hybrid review
Volvo V90 Recharge
Volvo V90

Volvo V90 Recharge hybrid review

The Volvo V90 Recharge T8 has been replaced by the less powerful T6, now an even better package if you need low running costs and practicality
23 May 2022
Complete guide to the BP Pulse (formerly Polar Plus) charging network
BP Pulse
Your questions answered

Complete guide to the BP Pulse (formerly Polar Plus) charging network

Here's how to charge your electric or plug-in hybrid car on the BP Pulse public charging network (which was formerly known as Polar Plus)
19 May 2022
Mercedes EQB review
Mercedes EQB
Mercedes-Benz EQB

Mercedes EQB review

Mercedes' electric seven-seater SUV is usefully practical and offers a refined driving experience, but at over £53,000, it's an expensive family car
17 May 2022
Genesis GV60 review
Genesis GV60
Genesis GV60

Genesis GV60 review

The Genesis GV60 is a sleekly styled luxury SUV based on many of the same parts as the excellent Hyundai Ioniq 5
12 May 2022
Complete guide to the OZEV EVHS electric car home charging point grant
Home wallbox charger
Your questions answered

Complete guide to the OZEV EVHS electric car home charging point grant

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) electric car wallbox charger grant (aka EV Homecharge Scheme, or EVHS) is no longer offered to homeowners…
10 May 2022
What is a wallbox charger? Home electric car charging points explained
Wallbox charger
Your questions answered

What is a wallbox charger? Home electric car charging points explained

What is a wallbox charger? What does it do? Do you really need one if you have an electric car? Here, we answer the most common questions about chargi…
10 May 2022
What is a self-charging hybrid?
Lexus hybrid system screen
Your questions answered

What is a self-charging hybrid?

The term 'self-charging hybrid' appears often in the advertising and marketing of certain models, but what exactly does it mean? Here, we outline the …
5 May 2022
Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid review
Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid
Bentley Flying Spur

Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid review

The Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid is a four-door limousine with luxury and refinement to rival the very quietest cars on sale
3 May 2022
Mercedes EQA review
Mercedes EQA
Mercedes-Benz EQA

Mercedes EQA review

The Mercedes EQA is based on the combustion-engined GLA; it's a small electric SUV with up to 264 miles of range and 100kW rapid charging
3 May 2022
Complete guide to the InstaVolt charging network
InstaVolt
Your questions answered

Complete guide to the InstaVolt charging network

Need to charge up your electric car on the InstaVolt charging network? Here’s how it works
28 Apr 2022
Polestar 2 review
Polestar 2
Polestar 2

Polestar 2 review

With the addition of two single-motor variants, Polestar's Tesla Model 3 rival is more affordable, but still strikes a great balance between practical…
28 Apr 2022
Mercedes EQS review
Mercedes EQS 450+
Mercedes-Benz EQS

Mercedes EQS review

Mercedes' electric flagship doesn't disappoint when it comes to interior quality or on-board technology, although ride comfort can't quite match that …
27 Apr 2022
New 2022 Ford E-Transit electric van: details, specification and prices
2022 Ford E-Transit
Ford Transit

New 2022 Ford E-Transit electric van: details, specification and prices

The full-size electric Transit van has had a £5,000 price hike before the first examples have even been delivered
25 Apr 2022
Skoda Enyaq iV review
Skoda Enyaq iV
Skoda Enyaq iV

Skoda Enyaq iV review

Skoda's first bespoke electric car very nearly has it all – space, technology and a solid 300-mile range. It represents decent value for money, too
22 Apr 2022
Green NCAP whole life car emissions study confirms small EVs are greenest
Fiat 500 front tracking
News

Green NCAP whole life car emissions study confirms small EVs are greenest

Fiat 500 and Renault ZOE are kindest to the environment, but findings prove some diesels greener than large electric SUVs
21 Apr 2022
Vauxhall Mokka-e review
Vauxhall Mokka-e
Vauxhall Mokka

Vauxhall Mokka-e review

A strong contender in the increasingly crowded small electric SUV class, the Vauxhall Mokka-e looks great and boasts a 209-mile range
6 Apr 2022
Vauxhall Corsa-e review
Vauxhall Corsa-e
Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall Corsa-e review

The evergreen Vauxhall Corsa is these days available with an electric powertrain, making it one of the most affordable ways into zero-emissions motori…
6 Apr 2022
Accessible electric-car charger: new on-street charger revealed
Duku accessible EV charger
News

Accessible electric-car charger: new on-street charger revealed

Design agency Duku has revealed its first accessible charging point, aimed at elderly and disabled electric-car drivers
5 Apr 2022
Electric BMW 3 Series: New Tesla Model 3 rival launches in China using i3 name
BMW i3
BMW 3 Series

Electric BMW 3 Series: New Tesla Model 3 rival launches in China using i3 name

The electric BMW i3 eDrive35L has gone on sale in China only for now, but could come to Europe in the future
1 Apr 2022
Porsche Taycan review
Porsche Taycan
Porsche Taycan

Porsche Taycan review

With a long range, savage performance and arguably the best handling of any four-door coupe – electric or otherwise – the Porsche Taycan is a landmark…
31 Mar 2022
BMW iX3 review
BMW iX3
BMW iX3

BMW iX3 review

Refined, spacious and good to drive, the BMW iX3 makes sense as an electric family SUV – but some rivals feel more special
28 Mar 2022
Volkswagen e-up! (2019-2022) review
Volkswagen e-up!
Volkswagen e-up!

Volkswagen e-up! (2019-2022) review

The Volkswagen e-up! electric city car was given a mid-life nip-and-tuck in 2019, including a bigger battery that substantially improved its range
25 Mar 2022
Government pledges £1.6bn for EV drivers; focus on those without off-street parking
EV Charger
News

Government pledges £1.6bn for EV drivers; focus on those without off-street parking

New statement from DfT outlines funds to cater for electric-car drivers without a driveway or designated parking, plus simpler charging across the UK
25 Mar 2022
New 2022 Mercedes EQE: prices, specs and first-ride review in the electric E-Class
Mercedes EQE
Mercedes-Benz EQE

New 2022 Mercedes EQE: prices, specs and first-ride review in the electric E-Class

The new Mercedes EQE is on sale now, priced from £76,450; the Porsche Taycan rival boasts up to 395 miles of range and technology from the flagship EQ…
24 Mar 2022