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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 TestThe 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 vs. Smart fortwo electric drive

Smart fortwo cdi vs. Smart fortwo electric driveThe 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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