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Green Car Guide has carried out all its own road tests since 2006, in order to focus primarily on a vehicle’s efficiency, including real-world fuel economy/electric range, and how good the car is to drive, along with many other areas such as how practical it is, does it represent good value for money? If the vehicle is designed for off-road use, then we’ll test it off-road. And all of the images you see here are our own photographs of the actual cars that we’ve tested.

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reviewBYD Dolphin BYD Dolphin Review

The BYD Dolphin offers a comfortable driving experience and a practical range at a competitive price; just watch out for some intrusive safety systems.

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reviewPeugeot E-308 Peugeot e-308 Review

The Peugeot e-308 is the first all-electric 308, with Stellantis’ new larger 54 kWh battery, creative design for the exterior and interior, a small steering…

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reviewMG4 XPOWER MG4 EV XPOWER Review

The MG4 XPOWER takes the standard MG4 and adds 435PS of power, a 0-62 mph acceleration time of 3.8 seconds, and all-wheel drive – for…

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reviewVolkswagen ID.3 2023 Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S 77 kWh 2023 Review

The Volkswagen ID.3 has been updated, now with an electric range of up to 347 miles, good levels of efficiency, and the driving experience remains…

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reviewBMW 225e Active Tourer BMW 225e Active Tourer Review

The BMW 225e Active Tourer features a plug-in hybrid powertrain with a 3-cylinder, 1.5-litre petrol engine and an electric motor and battery providing up to…

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reviewRenault Megane E-Tech 100% Electric Renault Megane E-Tech 100% Electric Review

The Renault Megane E-Tech 100% Electric is enjoyable to drive, with good performance, a comfortable ride, and an agile chassis – along with its concept…

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reviewORA Funky Cat ORA Funky Cat First Drive Review

The ORA Funky Cat has characterful styling, it’s good to drive, it’s relatively affordable for an EV, and it has a quality feel.

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reviewMG4 MG4 EV Review

The MG4 EV is good to drive, interesting to look at, it offers a decent range, and it’s relatively affordable – just be aware of…

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reviewDS 4 E-TENSE DS 4 E-TENSE 2022 Review

The DS 4 E-TENSE is a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid hatchback with a focus on stylish design, but is style prioritised over substance and ease of…

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reviewCUPRA Born CUPRA Born Review

The electric CUPRA Born is basically a Volkswagen ID.3 with a few engineering and cosmetic tweaks; there’s no real difference compared to the ID.3 in…

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reviewHyundai IONIQ 5 Hyundai Ioniq 5 First Drive Review

With its original Ioniq hatchback having established a strong reputation in the EV, PHEV and hybrid markets, this striking new Ioniq 5 looks to take…

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reviewSEAT Leon 1.4 e-HYBRID FR SEAT Leon 1.4 e-HYBRID FR Review

The SEAT Leon 1.4 e-HYBRID FR is a family hatchback that offers plug-in hybrid electric driving capability and a sporty driving experience.

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