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Renault Megane E-TECH Electric review
Renault Megane E-TECH Electric
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Renault Megane E-TECH Electric 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
4 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
Vauxhall Astra GSe plug-in hybrid hot hatch and estate unveiled
Vauxhall Astra GSe
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Vauxhall Astra GSe plug-in hybrid hot hatch and estate unveiled

The first Vauxhall to wear the GSe performance badge gets 222bhp, with first examples due 2023
27 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
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
26 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
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
6 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
Volkswagen ID.3 review
Volkswagen ID.3
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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 …
29 Jun 2022
New ORA Funky Cat electric car: prices, specs and walkaround video
ORA Funky Cat
Electric

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
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
Vauxhall Astra hybrid review
Vauxhall Astra hybrid
Vauxhall Astra

Vauxhall Astra hybrid review

A harsh ride and high price tag count against the plug-in Astra, but it look great and makes a lot of sense for company-car users
14 Feb 2022
Electric classic Mini from Electrogenic joins London tour company fleet
Electrogenic classic Mini conversion
MINI

Electric classic Mini from Electrogenic joins London tour company fleet

10 electric classic Minis converted by Electrogenic will join London driving tour operator smallcarBIGCITY’s fleet
2 Feb 2022
Citroen e-C4 review
Citroen e-C4
Citroen C4

Citroen e-C4 review

Citroen's first proper go at an electric family car is a successful one, offering good all-round ability with a unique character
11 Jan 2022
Cupra Leon e-Hybrid review
Cupra Leon e-Hybrid
Cupra Leon

Cupra Leon e-Hybrid review

Can Cupra create a successful plug-in hot hatch from the same ingredients that make up the VW Golf GTE?
14 Dec 2021
Lexus CT 200h (2011-2020) review
Lexus CT 200h
Lexus CT

Lexus CT 200h (2011-2020) review

The Lexus CT 200h is no longer available to buy new, but makes for a decent and well-equipped secondhand hybrid buy
27 Sep 2021