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Top 10 Plug-in cars in the UK

Top 10 Plug-in cars in the UK

renault-zoe-011-crop.jpgThese are the top 10 Plug-in Electric Cars that are eligible for the UK government's Plug-in Car Grant.

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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Review

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid ReviewThe Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid boasts impressive fuel economy of 134.5mpg, along with emissions of just 49g/km CO2; these figures are achieved by the ability to plug the hybrid car into the mains to charge the battery.

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Volvo V40 Review

Volvo V40 ReviewThe all-new Volvo V40 is - at last - the company’s contender in the vital C-segment hatchback class, and in the case of the D2 it combines low emissions of just 94g/km CO2 and 78.5mpg with an upmarket feel.

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Vauxhall Astra GTC 1.7CDTi 16v Sport Start/Stop Review

Vauxhall Astra GTC 1.7CDTi 16v Sport Start/Stop ReviewThe Vauxhall Astra GTC 1.7CDTi looks good, it’s practical for a coupe, and it’s capable of 62.8 mpg, but does this diesel engine work in a coupe?

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Peugeot 508 RXH diesel-hybrid versus racehorse

Peugeot 508 RXH diesel-hybrid versus racehorseTo test its ‘low emission 4x4’ credentials, we pitched the new Peugeot 508 RXH diesel-hybrid against the racehorse of footballer Michael Owen – so which one won?

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Renault Twizy on a go-kart circuit

Renault Twizy on a go-kart circuitThe Renault Twizy, which is essentially an electric four-wheeled scooter, felt so much like a go-kart on its launch in Ibiza that it inspired us to take it for a test around an actual go-kart circuit.

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Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20

hyundai-i20.jpgThe new Hyundai i20, which had its world premiere at Geneva, will have the lowest CO2 emissions of any conventional powertrain, at 84 g/km.

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BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Saloon

BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Saloon

bmw-520d-ed-000.jpgThe BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Saloon has a combined economy figure of 62.8 mpg and emissions of just 119 g/km CO2; surely such supermini-levels of emissions mean that this must be an ‘eco-special’ with compromises?

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Vauxhall Ampera Electric Family Hatchback Road Test

Vauxhall Ampera Electric Family Hatchback Road Testvauxhall-ampera-001-f.jpgThe 235.4 mpg Vauxhall Ampera is an electric family hatchback, but one with unlimited range thanks to the on-board petrol range-extender.

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Smart fortwo cdi v smart fortwo electric drive

Smart fortwo cdi v smart fortwo electric drive

smart-002-f.jpgThe smart fortwo cdi, capable of 85.6 mpg, is the UK’s most economical car, yet the smart fortwo electric drive (ed) doesn’t use any fuel at all; so which is best?

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