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Electric Cars


A one-stop shop for everything you need to know about pure electric cars, extended-range electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids , including reviews of all plug-in cars.

Electric Car Guide animation


Electric Car Guide video
is an engaging, user-friendly introduction to pure Electric, Plug-in Hybrid and Extended-Range Electric Vehicles (E-REVs).


Electric Vehicles eligible for the Plug-in Car and Plug-in Van Grant


To provide more information as a follow-up to our introductory
Electric Car Guide video
, these are the electric vehicles that are eligible for the government’s
Plug-in Car Grant
Plug-in Van Grant


Electric Vehicle test drives – video


Watch people’s responses to driving
electric vehicles
for the first time.


The BMW i3 – the world’s most sustainable car?


BMW is launching a new ‘mid-engined’, rear-wheel drive, lightweight car, with zero g/km CO2 tailpipe emissions, and the company claims that it will be the
most sustainable car on sale


Renault ZOE review


The new Renault ZOE is a game changer for electric cars – from £13,995, it’s half the price of a Nissan LEAF, it has a longer range (130 miles), it’s good to drive and it’s well designed.


Living with a Nissan LEAF


What’s the
all-electric Nissan LEAF
like to live with as part of daily life?


Living with a Vauxhall Ampera Extended-Range Electric Vehicle


What it’s like to live with the
Vauxhall Ampera Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV)


Chevrolet Volt green car review


The 235mpg Chevrolet Volt is an Extended-Range Electric Vehicle, meaning that it’s an electric vehicle at all times, but its petrol range-extender generator means there’s none of the range anxiety of a pure EV.


smart fortwo electric drive cabrio review


If you’re looking for a convertible electric car then the smart fortwo ed cabrio is your only choice; but does it make sense?

Renault Fluence ZE


Renault is on a mission to become a leader in the production of affordable electric vehicles, and the
all-electric Fluence
will be one of the first of its ZE range that you can buy.


Renault Kangoo Van ZE


The Renault Kangoo ZE
is an
electric van
that makes so much more sense than a petrol or diesel vehicle for short urban delivery cycles.


Renault Twizy


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


Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid green car review


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.

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid – First Drive


Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid
is a four-wheel drive estate, which, according to official figures, is capable of 150 mpg along with 49 g/km CO2 emissions; was one of the first media in the world to drive the prototype.


Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid driven


It sounds like the green car dream – a mid-engined
Lotus Evora
with 1000 Nm of torque, a 0-60mph time of 4 seconds, and emissions of just 55g/km CO2.

Green Car Guide drive of BMW ActiveE in the RAC Future Car Challenge


Paul Clarke, Founder and Editor of, drove the all-electric
BMW ActiveE
in the RAC Future Car Challenge event which took place from Brighton to London on 5 November 2011.


Are electric vehicles practical as fleet cars?


electric vehicles
taking off as company fleet cars? If so, why? If not, why not? Here’s a summary of the
Electric Vehicles Conference
that took place in London on 30 April 2013.

Electric vehicles have lower carbon footprints than normal cars

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Electric and hybrid cars
create more carbon emissions during their production than standard vehicles – but are still greener overall, according to a new report.

Trial shows electric vehicles already satisfy our daily needs


electric vehicle trial
has shown that 83 per cent of private drivers said the vehicles met their daily needs, and that fears of using electric vehicles are unfounded.


Electric Vehicle sales forecasts – 1 million EVs in the UK by 2020?


There may be
1 million Electric Vehicles (EVs) on UK roads by 2020
; read our
7 reasons why electric vehicle sales are likely to grow
to this level from their current low numbers in the UK.