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It’s official: EVs are easier to drive

Peugeot-Young-EV-Drivers-Challenge

Two out of five parents would already prefer their children to jump straight into a fully electric vehicle and skip petrol and diesel cars when learning to drive, according to new research by Peugeot UK. However, nearly a third believe it will be harder to learn to drive in an …

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MG5 EV review

MG5 EV

We test the affordable electric estate that’s proving to be a surprise sales success MG may not be the iconic British sports car maker that it once was, but it’s thriving as a bargain brand under Chinese ownership. In September 2021 MG Motor UK achieved its highest ever monthly sales …

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Battista EV supercar wins prestigious award

Automobili Pininfarina’s Battista hyper GT

The stunning all-electric Battista has won the coveted Design Award at the exclusive Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy. Automobili Pininfarina’s new hyper GT made its European public debut in production-ready form at the prestigious event, finished in Verde Paradiso exterior paintwork with a luxurious tan leather interior. …

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Tesco named best supermarket for EV owners

Volkswagen and Tesco chargepoint partnership

Tesco has topped the list for supermarkets providing charging for electric car owners, according to an independent analysis of EV facilities across the UK by electric cars website Electrifying.com.The supermarket, in partnership with Volkswagen and Pod Point, has installed charging points across 400 of its stores across the UK.Overall, almost …

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Skoda Enyaq iV review

Skoda Enyaq iV

Skoda’s first purpose-built electric vehicle is a revelation. In short, the Enyaq iV is the embodiment of the company’s winning blend of space, comfort, economy and value for money. Closely related to its Volkswagen Group cousin, the ID.4, the Enyaq iV is a big SUV available with either a 62kWh …

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Green light for the cute Citroen Ami

Citroen Ami

Citroen has confirmed that its fully electric Ami city car will launch in the UK next year. More than 12,000 UK customers have already registered their interest in this cute EV which has a range of 46 miles and a top speed of 28mph. With a length of only 2.41m …

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Skoda Enyaq iV transformed into a Popemobile

Skoda-Enyaq-iV-fit-for-Pope-Francis

Pope Francis is being treated to zero emissions travel courtesy of specially converted Skoda Enyaq iV EVs during his visit to Slovakia. The two pure electric SUVs, plus two smaller Karoqs, were adapted according to the Vatican’s wishes. To make it easier to see the Pontiff, clear glass windows in …

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Vauxhall Mokka-e review

Vauxhall Mokka-e review

What are your key considerations when choosing a new car – practicality, running costs, connectivity or safety? The reality is that looks tend to trump all of the above, which is why kerb appeal is so crucial. Now, they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I’d …

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Harold Baggott – from Ford Model T to Mustang Mach-E

Harold-Baggott-with-a-Ford-Mustang-Mach-E-and-Model-T

Centenarian Harold Baggott, who learned to drive in a Ford Model T, has demonstrated an all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E to his great-grandchildren. The event took place at the British Motor Museum, Beaulieu, near the Hampshire home of Harold, who still drives daily. The 101-year-old’s great-grandchildren, Felix and Charlie, also got …

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EV owners urged to choose correct replacement tyres

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 - original equipment for the Audi e-tron GT

Owners of electric vehicles (EVs) should pay close attention to the tyres they choose when the originals need replacing, warns TyreSafe. Increasingly, advises the UK road safety charity, tyres fitted are specifically designed for use on EVs and can be significantly different to the ‘normal’ tyres motorists are familiar with. …

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