Electric Car Reviews


Volvo V60 PHEV

Thinking of buying an electric car? A pure electric vehicle, a plug-in hybrid or a range-extender? Before you buy, read our reviews of all electric cars on sale in the UK.

The range of cars below shows that now there really is an electric vehicle for everyone. Whether you want a pure electric car for use primarily in the city, or whether you want a sporty SUV, you can now buy such vehicles.

To help car buyers make the transition from fossil fuel-powered cars to electric cars, many manufacturers now offer plug-in hybrids. All plug-in hybrids on sale in the UK at this time have petrol engines – apart from one, the Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine. Petrol plug-in hybrids are cleaner in terms of emissions that impact on local air quality, but a diesel plug-in hybrid promises better fuel economy on longer journeys.

Many company car buyers will be attracted to petrol plug-in hybrids because of low Benefit in Kind (BIK) rates. However if an SUV with a petrol plug-in hybrid powertrain is bought or leased, and if this is used up and down the nation’s motorways, there will be disappointment with real-life fuel economy. Plug-in hybrids are designed to be used primarily on electric power, so less than 30 miles between charges in most cases, with occasional longer journeys.

Many pure electric cars have typically had real-life driving ranges of 80-100 miles over recent years, however all that is changing. Tesla offers up to 300 miles of electric driving, and many other manufacturers are soon bringing their own cars to market with similar driving ranges.

In the meantime, before you buy a plug-in vehicle, check out our reviews. Green Car Guide specialises in independent reviews of green cars, with a focus on whether a car is good to drive, and whether it’s efficient in real-life driving.

audi a3 e-tron

Audi A3 e-tron


BMW 330e

BMW 330e



BMW i3 94Ah Range Extender


bmw i3

BMW i3


bmw i3

BMW i3 Launch


bmw i8

BMW i8



BMW X5 xDrive40e



Chevrolet Volt



Hyundai Ioniq


Kia Optima PHEV

Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid


Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV


kia soul ev

Kia Soul EV Launch


Mercedes-Benz C 350 e Sport Estate

Mercedes-Benz C 350 e


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV long-term test


Nissan e-NV200 Combi

Nissan e-NV200


Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200 7 Seater


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Nissan LEAF



Nissan LEAF 30kWh



Peugeot iOn


Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid

Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid


porsche panamera hybrid

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid



Renault Fluence ZE



Renault Kangoo ZE



Renault Twizy



Renault Twizy Launch


Renault ZOE

Renault ZOE



Renault ZOE Launch



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Tesla Model S P85D

Tesla Model S P85D


tesla model s

Tesla Model S


toyota prius plug-in hybrid

Toyota Prius Plug-in


vauxhall ampera

Vauxhall Ampera


vw e-golf

Volkswagen e-Golf

volkswagen e-up!

Volkswagen e-up!


Volkswagen Golf GTE

Volkswagen Golf GTE



Volkswagen Passat GTE



Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine



Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine


Volvo XC90 T8

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Launch


If you’re about to buy – or lease – a new electric vehicle (a pure EV, a plug-in hybrid or an extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV)), you can get a free smart charger, if you live in the Midlands, South West or South Wales. For more information visit Electric Nation.