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Renault Megane E-Tech review
Renault Megane E-Tech driving
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Renault Megane E-Tech review

Comfortable, refined and with one of the best infotainment systems in the business: there’s a lot to like about Renault’s electric family car
25 Jan 2023
Polestar 2 review
Polestar 2 exterior driving
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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…
25 Jan 2023
Top 10 best electric family cars 2023
Top 10 best electric family cars
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Top 10 best electric family cars 2023

From hatchbacks to SUVs, here are our top picks for the best zero-emissions family cars on the market right now
24 Jan 2023
Volkswagen ID.3 review
Volkswagen ID.3 driving front
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Volkswagen ID.3 review

The Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback isn’t without its faults, but it’s a solid electric family car that’ll take most things in its stride
20 Jan 2023
MG4 EV review
MG4 EV
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MG4 EV review

The MG4 EV combines range, practicality and loads of kit into a sharp-looking, fun-to-drive package all at an unbeatable price
19 Jan 2023
Ora Funky Cat review
GWM ORA Funky Cat
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Ora Funky Cat review

This curiously named hatchback is a fantastic small EV and an interesting alternative to Volkswagen's ID.3
11 Jan 2023
New Vauxhall Astra Electric hatchback and estate unveiled
Vauxhall Astra Electric
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New Vauxhall Astra Electric hatchback and estate unveiled

The new Astra Electric and Astra Sport Tourer Electric go on sale in early 2023, with prices expected to start from between £35,000 and £40,000
29 Nov 2022
Twin test: MG4 EV vs Kia Niro EV
MG4 vs Kia Niro EV
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Twin test: MG4 EV vs Kia Niro EV

Two of this year’s stand-out electric cars go head-to-head as we pit MG’s cut-price hatchback against the e-Niro’s successor
18 Nov 2022
New Volkswagen ID.3 SUV in the works, says CEO
Volkswagen ID.3
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New Volkswagen ID.3 SUV in the works, says CEO

An SUV version of the popular electric hatch is in the works, alongside improvements to ID.3’s interior quality
27 Oct 2022
New Vauxhall Grandland GSe joins Astra GSe in hot PHEV lineup
Vauxhall Grandland GSe
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New Vauxhall Grandland GSe joins Astra GSe in hot PHEV lineup

The latest addition to Vauxhall’s plug-in performance car line-up goes on sale in spring 2023, with pricing to be announced closer to launch
25 Oct 2022
Cupra Born review
Cupra Born
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Cupra Born review

More adventurous styling and a better-quality interior help set the Spanish brand's first electric car apart from the Volkswagen ID.3 it's based on
13 Oct 2022
Mercedes A-Class hybrid review
Mercedes A 250 e
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Mercedes A-Class hybrid review

The smallest plug-in that Mercedes makes, the A 250 e is also one of the most efficient. It's a great, if not overly exciting, company-car choice
30 Sep 2022
Volkswagen Golf GTE review
Volkswagen Golf GTE
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Volkswagen Golf GTE review

It's a solid, efficient and desirable plug-in hybrid with hot-hatchback power, but the VW Golf GTE still has some flaws
20 Sep 2022
Volkswagen e-Golf (2014-2019) review
VW e-Golf
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Volkswagen e-Golf (2014-2019) review

The Volkswagen e-Golf offers all the practicality of Volkswagen's five-door hatchback and is almost as good to drive, too
9 Sep 2022
New MG4 EV electric hatchback: 443bhp range-topper revealed in China
MG Mulan Triumph Edition
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New MG4 EV electric hatchback: 443bhp range-topper revealed in China

MG Mulan Triumph Edition previews hot MG4 and hits 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds
31 Aug 2022
Updated 2023 Toyota Corolla now available to order
2023 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
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Updated 2023 Toyota Corolla now available to order

The latest Toyota Corolla’s order books are now open, with prices starting from £29,610
24 Aug 2022
Hyundai Ioniq 5 review
Hyundai Ioniq 5
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Hyundai Ioniq 5 review

With more presence than most supercars, ultra-rapid charging and luxury-car-like ride quality and interior comfort, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is hard to fau…
18 Aug 2022
Honda Civic hybrid review
2022 Honda Civic cornering
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Honda Civic hybrid review

The evergreen family hatchback goes hybrid-only for its 11th generation – so how does it stack up against the competition?
17 Aug 2022
Nissan Leaf review
Nissan Leaf
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Nissan Leaf review

The second-generation Nissan Leaf is one of the more affordable and practical electric cars on the market, with both standard and long-range versions …
16 Aug 2022
BMW i3 (2013-2022) review
BMW i3
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BMW i3 (2013-2022) review

The BMW i3 was one of the first electric cars to make everyday drivers sit up and take notice, with its cool styling, decent handling and useful range
28 Jul 2022
Citroen C5 X plug-in hybrid review
Citroen C5 X
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Citroen C5 X plug-in hybrid review

Citroen’s new plug-in flagship is a comfortable cruiser with plenty of electric range for most commutes, however it can’t match cheaper SUVs when it c…
26 Jul 2022
Renault Megane E-TECH hybrid (2021-2022) review
Renault Megane E-TECH hybrid hatchback
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Renault Megane E-TECH hybrid (2021-2022) review

While it's efficient and spacious, the Megane plug-in hybrid suffers from a dated interior and infotainment system, which sets in back in comparison t…
19 Jul 2022
MINI Electric Convertible prototype review
MINI Electric Convertible prototype
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MINI Electric Convertible prototype review

One-off drop-top MINI Electric shows what the future of open-air EV motoring might look like
14 Jul 2022
Skoda Octavia hybrid review
Skoda Octavia iV hybrid
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Skoda Octavia hybrid review

The Skoda Octavia iV plug-in hybrid family hatchback is an extremely sensible, practical and cheap-to-run choice
11 Jul 2022
BMW i3: end of the line for pioneering electric hatchback
BMW i3s HomeRun Edition
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BMW i3: end of the line for pioneering electric hatchback

After nine years on sale, we say goodbye to BMW’s radical electric city car, which is not being replaced
1 Jul 2022
New ORA Funky Cat electric car: prices, specs and walkaround video
ORA Funky Cat
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New ORA Funky Cat electric car: prices, specs and walkaround video

First Edition models of the electric hatchback priced from £31,995; additional trim levels to added to Funky Cat line-up in 2023
23 Jun 2022
New Renault Megane E-TECH Electric: specs, details and prices
Renault Megane E-TECH Electric
Renault Megane

New Renault Megane E-TECH Electric: specs, details and prices

Renault’s new electric crossover features Google-powered infotainment and up to 280 miles’ range; prices start from £35,995
14 Jun 2022
Toyota Prius Plug-In (2016-2022) review
Toyota Prius Plug-In
Toyota Prius Plug-In

Toyota Prius Plug-In (2016-2022) review

The Prius Plug-In is very efficient, good to drive and comfortable - but not as convincing as the regular version of the car
14 Jun 2022
Hyundai Ioniq Electric (2016-2022) review
Blue Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Hyundai Ioniq Electric (2016-2022) 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…
13 Jun 2022
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid (2016-2022) review
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid (2016-2022) review

The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is a seriously strong rival to the Toyota Prius; it's great value, easy to live with and cheap to run
13 Jun 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
Toyota Corolla hybrid review
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla hybrid review

The stylish and efficient Toyota Corolla hybrid is an appealing family-hatchback choice, as well as being a big improvement on the old Auris
18 May 2022
Audi A3 hybrid review
Audi A3 TFSI e plug-in hybrid
Audi A3

Audi A3 hybrid review

The Audi A3 TFSI e has a sought-after badge, a top-notch interior and low company-car tax, but it's not the best value or most practical plug-in hatch…
23 Mar 2022
New MINI Electric: prototype ride ahead of 2023 launch
MINI Electric prototype
MINI Electric

New MINI Electric: prototype ride ahead of 2023 launch

The next-generation MINI Electric hatchback will arrive in 2023; we’ve ridden in a prototype to get our first taste of the reborn Renault 5 rival
22 Mar 2022