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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.

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 frequently in the advertising and marketing of certain models, but what exactly does it mean? Here, we outline…
21 Jan 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 …
19 Jan 2022
Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid review
Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid
Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid review

The plug-in hybrid VW Tiguan is comfortable and great to drive, while its efficiency numbers will appeal to business users
19 Jan 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
19 Jan 2022
DS 9 E-TENSE hybrid review
DS 9 E-TENSE
DS 9

DS 9 E-TENSE hybrid review

The plug-in hybrid DS 9 saloon is comfortable, luxurious, refined and loaded with kit – but looks too expensive on finance compared to German rivals
18 Jan 2022
Hyundai Kona Electric review
Hyundai Kona Electric
Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric review

The Hyundai Kona Electric boasts fashionable looks, reasonable pricing and – crucially – a range that meets or beats that offered by many rivals
13 Jan 2022
Ford Kuga Plug-In Hybrid review
Ford Kuga PHEV
Ford Kuga Plug-In Hybrid

Ford Kuga Plug-In Hybrid review

The latest Ford Kuga is available with a choice of powertrains – including a plug-in hybrid engine for the first time
12 Jan 2022
Jaguar F-Pace hybrid review
Jaguar F-Pace hybrid
Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar F-Pace hybrid review

Despite the extra weight of its hybrid system's batteries, the Jaguar F-Pace P400e remains one of the best cars in its class to drive – but it’s not p…
11 Jan 2022
Top 10 best hybrid company cars 2022
E-Class
Company cars

Top 10 best hybrid company cars 2022

Hybrid cars are heavily favoured by UK company-car tax rules, so choosing one could save you a lot of cash. These are the best hybrid company cars to …
10 Jan 2022
Volkswagen ID.3 review
Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen ID.3 review

The Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback is an electric family car that promises to be as big a breakthrough as the Beetle and Golf before it – but is it a true …
5 Jan 2022
Electric van charging guide
Volkswagen e-Transporter charging
Your questions answered

Electric van charging guide

Wondering how to charge an electric van? It's a key consideration for new and potential owners, but it's a lot easier than you might think
5 Jan 2022
How to run a zero-emissions van
Citroen e-Dispatch
Your questions answered

How to run a zero-emissions van

Looking to save money by purchasing a zero-emissions electric van? Read these tips before heading to the dealer
5 Jan 2022
Volkswagen ID.4 GTX review
Volkswagen ID.4 GTX
Volkswagen ID.4 GTX

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX review

VW’s first attempt at a performance electric car handles well for a 2.2-tonne SUV and offers decent performance, but isn't as thrilling as it should b…
4 Jan 2022
Volvo V60 Recharge hybrid review
Volvo V60 Recharge
Volvo V60

Volvo V60 Recharge hybrid review

A luxurious interior, sharp looks and low running costs make the Volvo V60 Recharge hybrid estate a desirable package, particularly for company-car dr…
23 Dec 2021
Skoda Octavia hybrid review
Skoda Octavia iV hybrid
Skoda Octavia

Skoda Octavia hybrid review

The Skoda Octavia iV plug-in hybrid family hatchback is an extremely sensible, practical and cheap-to-run choice
20 Dec 2021
Vauxhall Corsa-e and Mokka-e prices cut in response to grant reduction
Vauxhall Mokka-e front tracking
Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall Corsa-e and Mokka-e prices cut in response to grant reduction

Vauxhall has reduced the prices of the Corsa-e and Mokka-e electric cars to ensure they remain eligible for the government’s Plug-in Car Grant
20 Dec 2021
Tesla charging stations: a guide to the Tesla Supercharger network
Tesla Superchargers
Tesla

Tesla charging stations: a guide to the Tesla Supercharger network

The Tesla Supercharger network is expanding fast, providing reliable rapid charging throughout the UK for Tesla owners
15 Dec 2021
UK government electric-car grant cut again – incentive slashed for new-car buyers
Plug in car grants illustration
News

UK government electric-car grant cut again – incentive slashed for new-car buyers

The UK government Plug-in Car Grant has dropped to just £1,500 and now only applies to models costing under £32,000
15 Dec 2021
OPINION: We need more great-value electric vehicles
MG ZS EV great-value EV
Comment

OPINION: We need more great-value electric vehicles

The MG ZS EV is DrivingElectric’s Car of the Year 2022, but one thing is clear: we need more affordable electric cars
14 Dec 2021
Lexus Europe to be pure-electric by 2030
Lexus EV concepts
Lexus

Lexus Europe to be pure-electric by 2030

Lexus has revealed four new electric concept cars, alongside confirmation that the entirety of its European line-up will be electric-only by the end o…
14 Dec 2021
Toyota electric cars: 11 new models due by 2030
Toyota future electric cars
Toyota

Toyota electric cars: 11 new models due by 2030

The Japanese brand has revealed 11 new EVs in an online presentation to the world’s automotive media
14 Dec 2021
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
13 Dec 2021
Vauxhall Corsa-e review
Vauxhall Corsa-e
Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall Corsa-e review

The evergreen Vauxhall Corsa has been given a new lease of life with a pure-electric powertrain, making it one of the most affordable ways into electr…
13 Dec 2021
Fiat 500 electric review
Fiat 500 electric
Fiat 500

Fiat 500 electric review

The iconic Fiat 500 city car has gone electric-only in its latest incarnation – and it's better than its petrol predecessor in every way
8 Dec 2021
Peugeot 308 Hybrid review
Peugeot 308 Hybrid
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…
7 Dec 2021
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…
7 Dec 2021
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
6 Dec 2021
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 £50,000, it's an expensive family car
1 Dec 2021
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
1 Dec 2021
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…
1 Dec 2021
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
30 Nov 2021
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

This is how to charge your electric or plug-in hybrid car on the BP Pulse public charging network (which was formerly known as the Polar Plus network)
24 Nov 2021
MG ZS EV review
New 2022 MG ZS EV
MG ZS

MG ZS EV review

The updated MG ZS EV is a well equipped and practical small electric family car, with the new Long Range version offering impressive range at an affor…
23 Nov 2021
DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE review
DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE
DS 3

DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE review

The DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE is a decent – if not quite class-leading – electric SUV that has refinement and unique styling on its side
23 Nov 2021
SAIC Maxus Mifa 9 eight-seater electric MPV to go on sale in UK in 2022
SAIC Maxus Mifa 9 MPV
Maxus

SAIC Maxus Mifa 9 eight-seater electric MPV to go on sale in UK in 2022

The Maxus Mifa 9 is eight-seat electric MPV with a 323-mile range that'll go on sale in the UK from mid-2022
23 Nov 2021
Renault Twizy (2012-2021) review
Renault Twizy
Renault Twizy

Renault Twizy (2012-2021) review

An eye-catching urban runabout with an extrovert nature, the Renault Twizy makes for fun and environmentally friendly city transport
22 Nov 2021