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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

MINI Cooper review

MINI Cooper Electric

We get behind the wheel of the next-generation pure electric MINI hatchback… As the saying goes, you wait ages for a bus and then two come along at once. MINIs are a bit like that. After a lean period on the launch front, this year has already seen the unveiling …

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F1 legend Giancarlo Fisichella becomes tyre brand ambassador

Apollo Tyres has sgned three-time Formula 1 race winner Giancarlo Fisichella as its new ambassador for its premium Vredestein passenger car tyre brand. The two-year agreement will see Fisichella contribute to the test and development of new Vredestein high-performance tyres, make appearances at key events, and feature in online and …

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Family days out: How parents can keep costs down this summer

Volkswagen Multivan family

As new research reveals that UK parents are stressed about affording family days out over the summer, here are top tips for keeping costs low, but smiles high. Seven in 10 parents (69%) are stressed about organising affordable family days out, according to a survey by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. The …

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Skoda Kodiaq review

Skoda Kodiaq review

We get behind the wheel of the latest version of Skoda’s big seven-seater SUV… The Kodiaq has been a success for Skoda. Since its launch in 2016, more than 866,000 have been produced. After Germany, the UK is the big SUV’s second biggest market in Europe, with 55,000 sold – …

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Renault opens pop-up store at London’s Westfield Shopping Centre

Renault pop-up store Westfield Shopping Centre

Visitors to the Renault store at Europe’s largest indoor shopping mall will be able to test drive a trio of electrified E-Tech models. The ‘Car of the Year 2024’ – the Scenic E-Tech 100% electric – the Megane E-Tech 100% electric and Austral E-Tech full hybrid will all be available …

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Remember your ‘other battery’, EV drivers advised

Kia Niro EV

Many electric car drivers are unaware that their EV has a crucial 12-volt battery that is essential to the running of their vehicle, leading breakdown provider Start Rescue has revealed. A faulty or flat 12-volt battery is the main reason for an EV breakdown, rather than unfounded worries about the …

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Meet the all-new, all-electric Skoda Elroq

Skoda Elroq

Skoda has released the first official pictures of its Elroq compact SUV. The camouflaged prototype looks like a cross between the bigger Enyaq and similarly-sized, conventionally-powered Karoq. It will have a range as high as 348 miles and charging times as quick as 28 minutes. The first Skoda model to …

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DeLorean DMC-12 finally gets its spark

Pure electric DeLorean DMC-12 by Electrogenic

UK-based EV technology company Electrogenic has launched a ‘plug-and-play’ conversion package for the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 – star of the Back to the Future films. Swapping the film star’s V6 petrol engine for a quicker, cleaner electric motor finally delivers sports car performance to match its sci-fi looks. A 43kWh …

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Xpeng G6 review

Xpeng G6

We test drive a new car from a new brand – the all-electric Xpeng G6 mid-sized electric SUV… The latest EV brand from China to reach Europe has its work cut out. Just for starters, its family SUV is pitched against the Tesla Model Y – the world’s most popular …

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Tesla Model Y officially the world’s best-selling new car of 2023

Tesla Model Y

Sales of the Tesla Model Y hit 1.22 million in 2023, according to analysis of final figures, making the electric SUV the most popular new car globally last year. JATO Dynamics revealed that sales of the Model Y were up by 64% from 2022, or 480,000 more units than 2021 …

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