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These are the cars that make saving the planet cool

These are the cars that make saving the planet cool

By 19 November 2014

Cars and gadgets have never been more closely intertwined than they are now. With electric drive systems, sat nav nearly everywhere, and rear view cameras becoming the norm. But can electric cars looks sexy? Can gadget heavy motors still be desirable?... >>

Is now the time to buy an electric or hybrid car? Best cars and options explored

Is now the time to buy an electric or hybrid car? Best cars and options explored

By 14 November 2014

The future of driving appears to be electric, with Formula E in full effect, supercars adopting hybrid drive systems and range getting further all the time. Fuel powered engines may have their days numbered. But is it time to make the change to electric?... >>

Kia Soul EV: Europe's first full electric SUV (hands-on)

Kia Soul EV: Europe's first full electric SUV (hands-on)

By 13 November 2014

We've been driving around London in the continent's first electric sports utility vehicle, the Kia Soul EV. Despite having our reservations on initially seeing the unique shape of the car we were soon impressed. Even if this wasn't attractive because... >>

Tesla watch out, the Quant e-Sportslimousine is super-sport fast, has a 600km range and runs on saltwater

Tesla watch out, the Quant e-Sportslimousine is super-sport fast, has a 600km range and runs on saltwater

By 22 October 2014

Until now Tesla has been relatively unchallenged in the high-end electric car market. But now that German company nanoFLOWCELL AG with its Quant is here that's about to change. The Quant e-Sportlimousince might sound ridiculous and that's because it... >>

Tesla Model S update to use iPhone Touch ID as key and remote start

Tesla Model S update to use iPhone Touch ID as key and remote start

By 22 August 2014

Tesla is reportedly going to allow iPhone owners to use their device's fingerprint recognition Touch ID sensor as a key. This will mean unlocking and even starting the electric car remotely from the phone. The Tesla Model S already has an iPhone app which... >>

Tesla Model S hacked, doors popped open while being driven

Tesla Model S hacked, doors popped open while being driven

By 22 July 2014

Students at Zhejiang University were able to attack a Tesla Model S using a hack that popped open the doors while the car was moving at speed. This obviously has dangerous connotations for the fully electric car. But the attacks weren't on just anyone,... >>

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron review
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron review

By 16 July 2014

The electric era is upon us. The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is the first hybrid car the company has put onto its production line, combining an electronic motor with established 1.4L TFSI petrol hybrid to deliver that Audi Sportback experience but with a... >>

BMW i8: Driving the supercar of the future

BMW i8: Driving the supercar of the future

By 10 July 2014

Standing in a small car park on the far Western Coast of the Scottish highlands ought to be the last place you'd expect to draw a crowd. But so futuristic is the look of the new BMW i8, especially in Prototonic blue, that right now it's cameraphone central... >>

What is Formula E? Everything you need to know about it and why it will change the world

What is Formula E? Everything you need to know about it and why it will change the world

By 4 July 2014

Formula E is the electric future of car racing. When the international competition starts this September in Beijing it will usher in a new competitive platform that pushes electric car technology to another level. In the same way that F1 tech filters... >>

The Kenguru electric car looks to give wheelchair users more freedom

The Kenguru electric car looks to give wheelchair users more freedom

By 15 April 2014

A new electric car designed specifically for wheelchair users is set to launch in the US later this year. Called Kenguru, the Hungarian name for Kangeroo and so called because it cuddles you like a pouch, the car will be only slightly bigger than a wheelchair... >>