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Max Verstappen gets charged up for the new season

Max Verstappen with young racers

Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Max Verstappen has surprised young go-kart racers near Oracle Red Bull Racing’s Milton Keynes HQ. The 26-year-old got behind the wheel of the all-electric Honda e:Ny1 ahead of 2024 FIA Formula 1 season, which marks 20 years of Red Bull Racing, and 60 years since …

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Lotus Emeya completes intensive test programme

Lotus Emeya

The all-new Lotus Emeya has completed an extensive three-year test and development programme across 15 countries and two continents. Cold-weather validation programme in the Arctic Circle confirms the “hyper-GT” can perform in the harshest conditions, including temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius. It’s claimed the rigorous tuning and testing …

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One millionth electric vehicle registered in the UK

Subaru Solterra charging

Britain’s one millionth electric vehicle has hit the road – a key milestone on the journey to a carbon zero future. A total of 20,935 fully electric cars were registered last month, up 21% compared to the same month last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders …

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Extreme weather testing for all-new MINI Aceman

MINI Aceman

The upcoming MINI Aceman electric crossover has been undergoing final testing in the desert in strong sunlight and temperatures of up to 50 Degrees C. The Aceman, which has already successfully completed tests at the Arctic Circle, combines “the features of the two most successful MINI models, the MINI Cooper …

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Revealed: The world’s most popular new car of 2023

Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Model Y is on course to take the crown as the world’s best-selling vehicle of last year. While a small number of countries are yet to release their sales figures for 2023, preliminary data collected by automotive analyst JATO Dynamics indicates that the Model Y is in an …

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Kia EV9 review

Kia EV9 review

We road test the Kia EV9 – the stellar South Korean brand’s all-new, all-electric flagship SUV With its concept car looks, long range and effortless drive, the Kia EV9 is quite the statement. About the same size as a BMW X5, it’s available as a six or seven-seater – the …

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Revealed: The stress of keeping kids entertained on long journeys

James Buckley of The Inbetweeners in a Volkswagen ID.Buzz

More than one third of UK parents say that keeping their children occupied on a long journey is a challenge, while 52% admitted to finding it stressful, according to new research. The study by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles also revealed that 85% of UK parents say they wouldn’t even consider a …

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Motorway services topple supermarkets as most popular EV charging location

Audi RS e-tron GT charging

New research by Zapmap, the leading charge point mapping service, has revealed that motorway services and EV charging hubs have displaced supermarket car parks as the most popular charging locations in the UK. This year, 55% of EV drivers they regularly stop at motorway services to charge, while 47% do …

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Nissan Qashqai e-Power review

Nissan Qashqai e-Power

We get behind the wheel of the Nissan Qashqai e-Power – a full hybrid like no other… The Nissan Qashqai has been a huge success. Originally launched in the UK back in 2007, it pioneered the crossover concept with its blend of hatchback compactness and SUV practicality, becoming the best-selling …

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Volkswagen to electrify the Pope’s vehicle fleet

The Pope and Vatican's Volkswagen EVs

The Vatican has teamed up with Volkswagen to replace the city state’s entire car fleet with electric vehicles by 2030. At the beginning of 2024, VW will deliver some 40 fully electric models from its ID family, ranging from the ID.3 to the ID.4 and ID.5. The vehicles are part …

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