Sean Carson

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Toyota Prius Plug-In review

The Toyota Prius Plug-In offers genuine zero-emissions range in a plug-in hybrid package that delivers strong efficiency

Toyota Prius Plug-In range, MPG, CO2 & charging

The Toyota Prius Plug-in offers a competitive electric range and easy charging. The petrol engine reduces range anxiety for longer journeys, too

Toyota Prius running costs

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius offers exceedingly low running costs with a hybrid powertrain that maximises efficiency

BMW i8 Coupe (2014-2020) review

The BMW i8 was arguably the original hybrid sports car, delivering striking looks and a thrilling drive

Toyota Prius Plug-In running costs

The electric element of Toyota Prius Plug-In helps keep petrol use to a minimum and means it’ll be super-cheap to run

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine engines, drive and performance

The Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine delivers strong performance and comfort, and the optional Polestar upgrade adds even more fun

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine reliability & safety

The Volvo XC90 T8 combines the dependability of a regular XC90 with Volvo’s traditional focus on safety, so it makes for reassuring transport

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine running costs

The Volvo isn't cheap by any stretch, but for such a powerful luxury SUV it promises fairly low running costs

Toyota Prius Plug-In reliability & safety

Strong standard safety tech makes the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid a great candidate for family transport.

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine hybrid review

The Volvo XC90 T8 is a plug-in hybrid SUV with decent performance, seven-seat practicality and 28 miles of electric running

BMW i8 Roadster (2018-2020) reliability & safety

The i8 Roadster mixes its advanced engineering to deliver strong reliability and safety with conventional technology where possible

BMW i8 Roadster (2018-2020) practicality & boot space

The i8 Roadster’s layout and eye-catching doors mean it’s actually not so practical. Boot space is even more limited than in the Coupe

BMW i8 Roadster (2018-2020) engines, drive & performance

The BMW i8 Roadster only uses a small petrol engine but it delivers sports car performance with (relatively) low running costs

BMW i8 Roadster (2018-2020) interior & comfort

The BMW i8 Roadster reflects its advanced approach with a good level of standard equipment, yet comfort isn’t compromised too much

BMW i8 Roadster (2018-2020) range, MPG, CO2 & charging

With a respectable electric-only range, the BMW i8 Roadster gives flexibility most other convertible sports cars could only dream of

BMW i8 Roadster (2018-2020) running costs

The i8 Roadster is on the pricey side, but the low running costs for a convertible sports car mean it should be affordable to keep on the road

BMW i8 Coupe (2014-2020) reliability & safety

The i8 uses conventional technology where possible and mixes this with advanced engineering to deliver strong reliability and safety

BMW i8 Roadster (2018-2020) review

The BMW i8 Roadster adds open-top thrills to the Coupe's advanced technology, performance and efficiency

BMW i8 Coupe (2014-2020) interior & comfort

The BMW i8 reflects its futuristic powertrain with a high-quality and advanced interior that comes loaded with kit as standard

BMW i8 Coupe (2014-2020) practicality & boot space

Due to the i8 Coupe’s interior layout – and its party-piece doors – it’s not the most practical car, but it’s still very usable by sports-car standards