Electric cars


Reviews & hands-on

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    Volkswagen Golf GTE pictures and eyes-on: Mean meets green

    By 7 March 2014

    We first wrote about the VW Golf GTE in late February when the hybrid car was announced. But after seeing it at the Geneva Motor Show it's impressed our retinas enough to feel the need to feature it once again. It's not the first electric car we've seen...

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    Hands-on: BMW i3 review

    By 9 November 2013

    After spending time in the company of the new, electrically powered BMW i3 we came away with a clear thought in our minds: we’d just driven the future. Not into the future, of course, as the i3 is a production car in the here and now. You can pop to...

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    Hands-On: Volkswagen XL1 review

    By 30 October 2013

    As a kid, if someone had asked you what cars were going to look like when you grew up, we’re betting you wouldn’t have imagined them looking like the Volkswagen XL1. If you were a child of the 60s - the era of Concorde and the space race - perhaps...

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    Renault Zoe pictures and hands-on

    By 13 August 2013

    BMW has announced its i3 electric car - and by all accounts it's a cracker. But there's another company that has its eggs heavily invested in the electric car basket right now: the Renault-Nissan alliance and launch of the Renault Zoe. It's got us more...

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    BMW i3 pictures and hands-on: The premium electric megacity car

    By 29 July 2013

    If you were playing buzzword bingo at the launch of the BMW i3, then "megacity" would probably be the winning word, so keen was BMW to tell us exactly who should be buying the new BMW i3. It's a term that makes us think of Judge Dredd, throwing us into...

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    Renault Fluence Z.E. pictures and hands-on

    By 24 February 2012

    Renault has bet big on electric cars. Bigger than any other car company in fact - and by 2013 it’ll have four of them for sale in the form of the recently launched Kangoo Z.E. Van, Twizy scooter/car hybrid, Clio-sized Zoe and this, the Fluence Z.E....

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    VW Nils Concept pictures and hands-on

    By 20 September 2011

    The 2011 Frankfurt motor show's theme was clear to see: urban mobility. And while Audi and Opel brought very cool and interesting sub-car concepts, the one that deserves your greatest attention is the VW Nils. Why? Because this isn't concept car hocus-pocus....

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    Peugeot EX1 hands-on

    By 8 July 2011

    6am Saturday. Not a time I’m familiar with. Yet here I am, speeding towards Goodwood, as I’ve a date with a rather special car.  Three hours later, and it’s clear the car hasn’t read the script. I’m in the passenger seat of Peugeot’s EX1...

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    Smart ForspeED electric concept hands-on

    By 17 May 2011

    Okay, so it’s a concept, but by wow is it a sexy one. You’re looking at the Smart ForSpeED (yeah, we know) concept car by Smart to show just what an electric vehicle could look like in the future. Pretty looks aside, the car can do 37mph in 5.5 seconds...