Car reviews and road tests
The Nissan LEAF was one of the original mainstream pure electric cars and it has sold well; now there’s a 30kWh version with a longer NEDC range of 155 miles.
If you’re looking for a large electric estate car, with no driving range limitation thanks to an additional petrol engine, then the Volkswagen Passat GTE Estate is the only choice.
We’ve already driven the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine at its launch event, but what’s it like to live with for a week in real-life?
The BMW X5 xDrive40e has a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain resulting in an official combined fuel economy figure of 85.6 mpg – so will you enjoy this in real-life?
The SEAT Ibiza FR 1.0 EcoTSI 110 PS is what SEAT should stand for – light, agile, efficient, sporty, fun and good value.
The new DS3 offers a stylish, alternative choice in the supermini sector, it’s competent in most areas and is reasonably economical in real-life driving.
The Hyundai Ioniq Electric offers an impressive driving experience and decent real-world range, all in a practical and relatively affordable package.
The new Toyota Prius is extremely efficient in real-life driving and all the focus on diesel emissions and local air quality suggests that Toyota may have gone down the right route with its petrol-hybrid technology.
The BMW 330e is probably the best plug-in hybrid yet for mixed driving patterns, as it is still economical even if the battery runs out of charge – even though it won’t be achieving its official 148.7mpg figure.
The Lexus RX450h is a large, refined and luxurious SUV with a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain that can deliver good economy if driven carefully.