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OVO Energy's V2G charger could let you drive an EV for free

OVO Energy's V2G charger could let you drive an EV for free

By Max Langridge

British energy company OVO Energy has used a recent press event in London to unveil some new intelligent home electric vehicle chargers, including the world's first domestically available vehicle to grid charger, that could allow EV owners to "never pay... Read more

VW will install fast chargers for EVs at 100 US Walmart stores by 2019

VW will install fast chargers for EVs at 100 US Walmart stores by 2019

By Elyse Betters

Next year, when you need to charge your EV, go to Walmart.The big-box retailer probably wouldn't be your first choice, but VW's subsidiary, Electrify America, has announced it is installing (PDF) electric vehicle chargers at more than 100 Walmart stores... Read more

Volkswagen Passat GTE review: The best plug-in hybrid estate to buy?
4.0 stars

Volkswagen Passat GTE review: The best plug-in hybrid estate to buy?

By Joe Simpson

Are you ready to plug-in yet? In an environment where many are shunning diesel, yet where many petrol models still don't deliver stellar fuel economy (and have a tax bill to go with them), plug-in hybrids look like the ideal option for the discerning... Read more

London's new black taxi: A thoroughly modern electric affair

London's new black taxi: A thoroughly modern electric affair

By Chris Hall

Think of London and you'll think of the black taxi, an icon of the city's congested streets, weaving between the red buses, splashing through puddles under grey skies, confidently driven by cabbies armed with the Knowledge.For many years The London Taxi... Read more

Is Audi’s new A6 Avant the exec estate to reckon with?

Is Audi’s new A6 Avant the exec estate to reckon with?

By Dan Grabham

Going up against the Mercedes E-Class estate and BMW 5-Series Touring is this, the brand new Audi A6 Avant estate. Estates are often maligned as boring, but this is anything but. Do you really need an SUV?  Also consider the best SUVs: from crossover... Read more

Audi A7 review: A tech-packed grand tourer
4.0 stars

Audi A7 review: A tech-packed grand tourer

By Chris Hall

The launch of the Audi A8 was the start of something new. While Audi seems to release lots of new cars all the time, the Audi A7 is one of new generation: its modern exterior meets a vastly updated interior compared to the older model, complete with new... Read more

Best SUVs 2018: From crossover to Range Rover - which are kings of the road?

Best SUVs 2018: From crossover to Range Rover - which are kings of the road?

By Joe Simpson

You'll have noticed them on your street, down at the supermarket or parked outside your office. There might even be one on your driveway. The SUV - or crossover - has become one of the UK's favourite types of vehicle.Thousands are replacing their old... Read more

Waymo partners with Jaguar to deliver a fleet of self-driving I-Pace SUVs

Waymo partners with Jaguar to deliver a fleet of self-driving I-Pace SUVs

By Max Langridge

Waymo, the self-driving car company headed up by Google parent company Alphabet, has agreed a deal with Coventry-based Jaguar Land Rover that will see the latter provide some 20,000 electric I-Pace SUVs to the former, to help create a fleet of self-driving... Read more

Nissan's ProPILOT autonomous technology arrives on the Qashqai

Nissan's ProPILOT autonomous technology arrives on the Qashqai

By Max Langridge

Nissan has announced that its ProPILOT autonomous driving technology is now available for the Qashqai crossover in the UK as a £795 option. ProPILOT isn't fully autonomous, as it can only work in single lane traffic, but it can automatically keep the... Read more

Volkswagen Golf review: Staying on top of the game
4.5 stars

Volkswagen Golf review: Staying on top of the game

By Joe Simpson

The Volkswagen Golf is Europe's best-selling car. When we reviewed the MK 7 back in 2013 it gained a coveted full-marks score. But five years is a long time in the car world, and with the forthcoming Golf MK 8 (as it will be called) still a couple of... Read more

Audi RS4 review: Return of the fast estate king
4.5 stars

Audi RS4 review: Return of the fast estate king

By Joe Simpson

Audi owns the fast estate car genre. Mercedes might make some enticing AMG-models which allow you to bring the dog and kids along, but no car defines that genre better than the Audi RS4.From March 2018 the RS4 arrives in its fourth-generation guise, available... Read more

Uber stops self-driving tests after its autonomous vehicle kills pedestrian

Uber stops self-driving tests after its autonomous vehicle kills pedestrian

By Elyse Betters

One of Uber's self-driving vehicles has struck and killed a female pedestrian in Arizona.According to ABC 15, the crash occurred early Monday morning near Mill Avenue and Curry Road in Tempe, Arizona. The Uber vehicle was headed northbound when a woman... Read more

Self-driving cars: Autonomous driving levels explained

Self-driving cars: Autonomous driving levels explained

By Max Langridge

Autonomous driving is a term we're slowly becoming accustomed to, along with electric and hybrid power, as the vehicles of the future take over the roads. We're still a fair way off completely driverless cars, but the technology that makes driving that... Read more

Jaguar E-Pace review: The savviest SUV on the road?
4.0 stars

Jaguar E-Pace review: The savviest SUV on the road?

By Joe Simpson

"E-Pace? Is that the electric one then?," asks a man inspecting our Jaguar SUV as we're taking photos of it for this very review.Despite Jaguar launching its all-new electric i-Pace SUV at the Geneva Motor Show – because, you know, in the car world... Read more

Audi R8 RWS review: The rear-wheel supercar that purists will pine for

Audi R8 RWS review: The rear-wheel supercar that purists will pine for

By Leon Poultney

Audi is a company that preaches all-wheel-drive technology. Its famous Quattro system has won numerous rally titles, ushered various Le Mans racers to victory and enabled ham-fisted drivers to enjoy cars with 500+bhp crammed underneath the bonnet without... Read more

Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years

Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years

By Max Langridge

Electric cars are already a mainstay on Britain's roads, with several all-electric models being available to buy right now. A lot of them are simply electric versions of fuel-powered cars, but in the not-too-distant future, we'll see new designs around... Read more

Best cars of Geneva Motor Show 2018: All the concepts, hybrids, supercars and more

Best cars of Geneva Motor Show 2018: All the concepts, hybrids, supercars and more

By Mike Lowe

Now in its 88th year, the Geneva Motor Show had plenty of world firsts to show-off on the show floor at the 2018 exhibit in Switzerland.With the themes split somewhere between autonomous cars, electric cars and concepts combining the two, it's certainly... Read more

Nissan Juke gets 2018 update; facelift and new tech options rule the way

Nissan Juke gets 2018 update; facelift and new tech options rule the way

By Mike Lowe

The Nissan Juke was always a trailblazer. Whether you loved or loathed this quirky crossover when it first appeared on the streets years back, it set the bar for what brands could achieve in terms of being different; in making standout design.For 2018,... Read more

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept is an all-electric Porsche estate

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept is an all-electric Porsche estate

By Max Langridge

Porsche has unveiled a brand new electric car concept at the Geneva Motor Show. Called the Mission E Cross Turismo, the electrified car is essentially an elongated version of the Mission E, which is due to go on sale next year.  Future electric cars:... Read more

Nissan iMX Kuro concept reveals our electric crossover future

Nissan iMX Kuro concept reveals our electric crossover future

By Mike Lowe

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2018, Nissan's electric crossover concept of the future, the iMX Kuro, was revealed for the first time.Look familiar? That's because this is the evolved version of the iMX concept that was revealed at the Tokyo Moto Show... Read more

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain review: Top of the class
4.5 stars

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain review: Top of the class

By Joe Simpson

How much do you want an SUV? It might have escaped your notice, but every other car we now review seems to be an SUV or crossover. And every time someone tells us they've bought a new car, it's called something like Qashqai, Kodiaq or Kumquat (ok, yes,... Read more

Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV now available to order

Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV now available to order

By Joe Simpson

We've driven it under camouflage, on ice in northern Sweden, and swooned at it in concept form in LA, but today Jaguar unveiled the production I-Pace - its electric SUV, that you can order from today.Remarkably, it looks the twin of the concept car first... Read more

Volvo XC40 review: The most sophisticated small SUV
4.5 stars

Volvo XC40 review: The most sophisticated small SUV

By Joe Simpson

The XC40 is Volvo's third SUV, and its smallest to date. It slots in below the larger XC60 and biggest-of-the-bunch XC90, being the first time the company has offered a vehicle in the booming market that Americans refer to as a "company utility vehicle".... Read more

Ford adds Waze navigation to Sync 3 platform

Ford adds Waze navigation to Sync 3 platform

By Max Langridge

Ford has used Mobile World Congress 2018 to announce that the popular navigation app Waze will be added to the Sync 3 platform in Ford cars globally from April this year. Ford first hinted at the collaboration at CES 2018, but it's at MWC where the car... Read more

National Grid vehicle charging plans could see us all getting electric cars

National Grid vehicle charging plans could see us all getting electric cars

By Max Langridge

The UK National Grid is looking to install an entire fleet of superfast electric car charging points along Britain's motorways that would get their power from the country's electricity network. The best electric cars 2018: Top battery powered vehicles... Read more

Subaru XV review: A crossover with real substance
4.0 stars

Subaru XV review: A crossover with real substance

By Chris Pickering

Carmakers struck gold when they came up with the idea of the crossover. Combining the convenience of a hatchback with the rugged off-road image of an SUV has proved to be like catnip for family car buyers.On paper, the Subaru XV is a classic example of... Read more

DS 7 Crossback review: Tech meets luxury flair, but it's not all savoir faire
4.0 stars

DS 7 Crossback review: Tech meets luxury flair, but it's not all savoir faire

By Chris Hall

The DS 7 Crossback is an important car for DS Automobiles. It represents the start of something new. Announced as a new brand in 2014, this is the first car for the marque that's all DS and no Citroën. That means there's no chevron-badged version,... Read more

The best electric cars 2018: Top battery powered vehicles available on UK roads today

The best electric cars 2018: Top battery powered vehicles available on UK roads today

By Max Langridge

Electric cars have been around for a few years now, although if we're being technical, they've being around since the 19th century. But the first electric car of the modern era, and the first highway legal production all-electric battery powered vehicle... Read more

Porsche and Audi joining forces for new €1 billion electric car platform

Porsche and Audi joining forces for new €1 billion electric car platform

By Rik Henderson

German car manufacturers Audi and Porsche are pooling their resources to develop a new electric vehicle platform for use in the next decade.They are both committed to the development of electric cars but, in a cost saving exercise, will pay for it jointly.This,... Read more

Peugeot 5008 review: Reinventing the family MPV
3.5 stars

Peugeot 5008 review: Reinventing the family MPV

By Joe Simpson

The last Peugeot 5008 was a traditional MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle). And nobody wants one of those anymore. So for 2018, the 5008 has been reinvented as – you guessed it – an SUV (Sports-Utility Vehicle).It seems like barely a day goes by without... Read more

Lexus RC 300h review: The coupé conundrum
3.5 stars

Lexus RC 300h review: The coupé conundrum

By Mike Lowe

There's something to be said for rarity. When sighting an unusual car it turns heads because it bucks the familiar trend. Which is exactly what the Lexus RC 300h does.Drive through town in this sporty-looking coupe and its mammoth front grille will get... Read more

Seat Born will be company's first all-electric car

Seat Born will be company's first all-electric car

By Rik Henderson

Seat is allegedly working on its first all-electric car and images of it have leaked online.The Seat Born (or Seat E-Born) as it is rumoured to be called is said to be available from 2020 and will be a hatchback roughly the size of a Leon. The big difference... Read more

Alfa Romeo Stelvio review: A stellar SUV not to be overlooked
4.0 stars

Alfa Romeo Stelvio review: A stellar SUV not to be overlooked

By Mike Lowe

Say hello to Alfa Romeo's very first SUV. Yep, the heritage Italian brand has finally stepped up to the big-boy plate with the Stelvio. Which is, in essence, an Alfa Guilia on stilts. The Stelvio is part of its push into the SUV-car category that, in... Read more

BP next to add electric vehicle charging points to petrol stations

BP next to add electric vehicle charging points to petrol stations

By Rik Henderson

BP has announced it will be trialing electric vehicle charging points in select petrol stations in the UK and Europe.The oil company has invested $5 million (£3.5 million) in US firm Freewire that specialises in mobile rapid charging units for vehicles.... Read more

Jaguar I-Pace first drive: Ice driving with the all-electric Jag

Jaguar I-Pace first drive: Ice driving with the all-electric Jag

By Stuart Miles

The Jaguar I-Pace is the company's new all-electric SUV. In many people's minds it represents the future of the British brand. It's Jaguar Land Rover's first real foray into the world of electric as it looks to go up against a bevy of electric cars either... Read more

Would you drive a Jaguar on a frozen lake? We did

Would you drive a Jaguar on a frozen lake? We did

By Stuart Miles

As we step off the plane, the cold air hits us. It’s 9pm, minus 16 degrees, and we’ve still got a three hour journey ahead of us from Lulea airport to Arjeplog in northern Sweden.To say it’s cold is an understatement, but it’s not long before... Read more

Volvo's first all-electric car will be this sleek and sexy hatchback

Volvo's first all-electric car will be this sleek and sexy hatchback

By Max Langridge

Volvo has revealed its first all-electric car after confirming last year that it will be making the move to all-electric power in 2019.The new car will be a production version of a 40.2 concept the Swedish car company unveiled in 2017. The recently released... Read more

Seat Arona review: A smooth ride with a surprising amount of space inside
4.0 stars

Seat Arona review: A smooth ride with a surprising amount of space inside

By Leon Poultney

Seat has traditionally been the slightly confused brand in the Volkswagen Group - not quite having the selection of cars to live up to its funky, youthful marketing campaign, nor being cheap enough to tempt buyers away from the historically affordable... Read more

Nissan Leaf (2018) review: Electric for the people
4.5 stars

Nissan Leaf (2018) review: Electric for the people

By Chris Hall

While many manufacturers are posturing and pontificating about plans for the electrification of their cars, Nissan is releasing a proper second-gen electric vehicle, the new Nissan Leaf.The world has changed a lot since the 2010 launch of the original... Read more