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Hyundai Kona Electric review

Hyundai Kona Electric

If you could judge how good a car is by the amount of attention it gets, then the Hyundai Kona Electric would go to the top of the class. Admiring glances and conversations with curious passers-by were the order of the day. Refreshed for 2021, the Kona looks slicker than …

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Volkswagen Golf GTE review

Volkswagen Golf GTE

Looking for a swift, practical car that’s kinder to the environment, but not quite ready to go fully electric? You could do a lot worse than the all-new Volkswagen Golf GTE – the all-new “performance” plug-in hybrid version of the iconic hatchback. Despite having a smaller engine than the GTI …

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Motorists reveal their electric dreams

Nissan Leaf charging

New research has revealed that 70% of European motorists would consider an electric vehicle for their next car. A survey of 3,500 petrol and diesel, and 3,500 electric car owners spread across seven countries and regions, including the UK, examined EV satisfaction as well as attitudes other drivers have towards …

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Meet the amazing MG Cyberster concept

MG Cyberster concept car

The first official pictures of the stunning new MG Cyberster retro EV have been revealed ahead of its debut at the Shanghai Auto Show later this month. Developed by the team at the MG Advanced Design Centre in London, the Cyberster is a two-seater sports car recalling the brand’s tradition, …

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Nissan production milestone for the 100% electric Leaf

Record-breaking Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf has overtaken production of the Bluebird at the company’s plant in Sunderland. So far, 195,380 Leaf EVs have been manufactured, compared to 187,178 Bluebirds (the first car built at the plant) between 1986-1990. Back in the day it took 22 hours to build a Bluebird to be …

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Work, rest and play: new uses for lockdown cars

Relaxing in the car - Peugeot UK

Four out of 10 households have used their car as an additional space to work and relax – or even to catch up on TV shows during the pandemic, claims new research by Peugeot UK.The findings come after the Government announced a roadmap to easing lockdown, with all restrictions potentially …

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Chelsea stars train with the new Hyundai IONIQ 5

Chelsea stars train with the new Hyundai IONIQ 5

Watch Chelsea’s players take part in a training session with a difference, courtesy of Hyundai Motor UK. Dozens of footballs were launched at the star footballers by a machine powered by the all-new, all-electric Hyundai IONIQ 5. Club captain Cesar Azpilicueta, goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, defender Ben Chilwell and striker Olivier …

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Tackling the electric car charging challenge

Kia Soul EV - Rolec WallPod_EV home charger

By 2030, sales of new cars and vans powered wholly by petrol and diesel will be banned, with hybrids to follow five years later. Between now and then most new cars launched will be offered with some form of electrification, accelerating demand for charge points. As a motoring journalist I …

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British Gas makes electrifying commitment

British Gas Vauxhall e-Vivaro van

The largest electric vehicle order for a commercial fleet in the UK has been awarded to Vauxhall by British Gas. The order is for 2,000 all-new all-electric Vauxhall Vivaro-e vans, adding to the 1,000 purchased in summer 2020. All 3,000 electric vehicles (EVs) will be on the road by 2022. …

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‘White van man’ is going green

Fiat-E-Ducato-electric-van

More than a third of van drivers are considering switching to electric, according to new research. The study carried out by Fiat to mark the launch of its E-Ducato electric van in the UK, found that 35% are considering changing to an EV for their next van. It also revealed …

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