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The best electric cars: Top battery-powered vehicles available on UK roads today
The best electric cars: 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's first all-electric car gets official name: Taycan
Porsche's first all-electric car gets official name: Taycan By Max Langridge

After going under the Mission E concept name, Porsche has finally given its first all-electric sports car an official name: Taycan. The name roughly translates to lively young horse, fitting, seeing as a prancing horse has featured in the company's emblem... Read more

BMW X2 review: Into the blue?
4.0 stars BMW X2 review: Into the blue? By Joe Simpson

The BMW X-series car revolution began in 1999, with the X5. Since then we've had X6, X4, X3 and X1. But BMW has never made an X2. Until now.So what is it? The X2 shares much of its underpinnings with the X1 SUV. But, shock-horror for a BMW, it's based... Read more

Audi MMI: Exploring Audi's in-car infotainment and tech options
Audi MMI: Exploring Audi's in-car infotainment and tech options By Chris Hall

Of all the car brands out there, Audi is known for offering one of the most expansive and integrated information and entertainment systems you'll find in a car.There's whole range of options available: from Wi-Fi hotspots, to live traffic, there's Virtual... Read more

Here's the Audi Q8 in pictures: How good is the new premium SUV?
Here's the Audi Q8 in pictures: How good is the new premium SUV? By Mike Lowe

This is the brand new Audi Q8, the German company's top-end premium SUV, as unveiled at the Audi Brand Summit in Shenzhen, China, on 5 June 2018.It's no mistake that China was the chosen country to debut the new luxury flagship, as its SUV market is booming,... Read more

Audi e-tron: Design, battery range, price and everything you need to know about the all-electric SUV
Audi e-tron: Design, battery range, price and everything you need to know about the all-electric SUV By Chris Hall

The e-tron name isn't new to Audi. It was granted to the A3 and then the Q7, as Audi dabbled in plug-in hybrids. At the same time, Audi was producing e-tron concepts as it aligned the compass on an electric future, led by the Audi e-tron Quattro concept... Read more

Audi Aicon: A look at the fully autonomous future, arriving 2021
Audi Aicon: A look at the fully autonomous future, arriving 2021 By Joe Simpson

What does the future look like? It's a perennial question, one that for cars feels more pertinent than ever. What you're looking at here is the Aicon, and it's what the future looks like according to Audi.You'll know that cars are becoming battery powered... Read more

The Audi Q8 is here, a sportier, racy version of the sensible Q7
The Audi Q8 is here, a sportier, racy version of the sensible Q7 By Dan Grabham

It may be a couple of inches shorter than the Audi Q7, but the incoming Audi Q8 sure has presence, with a more sculpted, coupe-style roofline. It's around 2 months since we went to Ingolstadt in Germany to see this thing in the flesh and it certainly... Read more

Jaguar i-Pace review: The electric SUV game-changer
5.0 stars Jaguar i-Pace review: The electric SUV game-changer By Joe Simpson

After months of teasing we're in Portugal and behind the wheel of Jaguar's great future hope – the i-Pace electric SUV. It's the first of the mainstream premium brands to take the fight to Tesla. Specifically, the Tesla Model X SUV.Hold on a second... Read more

Jeep to launch 10 hybrid and 4 EV models by 2022
Jeep to launch 10 hybrid and 4 EV models by 2022 By Max Langridge

Jeep CEO Mike Manley has announced at parent company FCA's five-year plan investors' day, that the SUV specialist will offer 10 hybrid and four fully-electric vehicles by 2022. Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads... Read more

Suzuki Swift Sport review: Hot hatch thrills for supermini cash
4.0 stars Suzuki Swift Sport review: Hot hatch thrills for supermini cash By Chris Pickering

The old Suzuki Swift Sport was a bit of a cult car. It wasn't the fastest hot hatch around and it certainly wasn't the most luxurious, but its free-revving naturally aspirated engine and playful handling earnt it kudos with those in the know.Inevitably,... Read more

Audi e-tron will be super-streamlined and have world's first 'virtual' door mirrors
Audi e-tron will be super-streamlined and have world's first 'virtual' door mirrors By Max Langridge

Audi has released a few more snippets of information regarding its e-tron electric SUV, which is due to launch in August. The German car manufacturer has revealed how the car has been made to be as aerodynamic as possible in an effort to increase the... Read more

Tesla Model 3 not rolling out internationally until 2019, UK even longer
Tesla Model 3 not rolling out internationally until 2019, UK even longer By Rik Henderson

If you've got your eye or money down on a Tesla Model 3 and live in Europe or Asia, you're going to have to wait a while for delivery. And, if you're in the UK, you could be waiting more than a year.Elon Musk has confirmed via Twitter that left-hand drive... Read more

Skoda Karoq review: Simply clever?
4.5 stars Skoda Karoq review: Simply clever? By Joe Simpson

This is the Skoda Karoq, which, as the little brother to the 7-seat Skoda Kodiaq SUV, joins the ranks to replace the Skoda Yeti.There will be a few people who mourn the passing of Skoda's small crossover, because the Yeti was distinctive, compact, space-efficient... Read more

Jeep Grand Cherokee review: A comfortable, commanding cruiser
4.0 stars Jeep Grand Cherokee review: A comfortable, commanding cruiser By Max Langridge

Looking for a large SUV that's comfortable on-road and exceptional when the terrain veers away from the Tarmac? The Jeep Grand Cherokee could well be the one. Best SUVs: From crossover to Range Rover - which are kings of the road? The American brand has... Read more

Tesla Model 3 Performance model announced, 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds
Tesla Model 3 Performance model announced, 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds By Max Langridge

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced a new Performance version of the Model 3, along with an AWD option, both of which significantly improve the base model's speed and range. AWD refers to Tesla's dual motor drivetrain, which sees one motor at the front... Read more

Mini Cooper S Hatch review: Small in stature, big in personality
4.5 stars Mini Cooper S Hatch review: Small in stature, big in personality By Chris Hall

Mini has refreshed the Hatch, the 3-door model that most closely resembles the British classic, loading the 2018 model with more tech, more premium features and a dab more iconic design compared to the the 2014 version.Bonkers British designFrom the exterior,... Read more

Ford adds Waze navigation to Sync 3 platform
Ford adds Waze navigation to Sync 3 platform By Max Langridge

After announcing earlier this year that it would eventually become a feature in its cars, Ford has officially announced that that the popular navigation app Waze will be added to its Sync 3 platform. Ford updates Ford Sync 3 to add Apple CarPlay and... Read more

Tesla Model X review: The ultimate electric SUV?
4.0 stars Tesla Model X review: The ultimate electric SUV? By Alistair Charlton

With all eyes on the difficult birth of the Tesla Model 3 - a mass-market electric car mentioned by some in the same breath as the Ford Model T and Mini - we shouldn't lose sight of Elon Musk's more premium offerings. There's already the Model S - which... Read more

Mercedes Benz EQ C all-electric SUV on track to launch in 2019
Mercedes Benz EQ C all-electric SUV on track to launch in 2019 By Max Langridge

Mercedes-Benz has announced that its EQ C SUV is on target to enter full production in 2019. Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years The Stuttgart-based manufacturer has released some images... Read more

UPS will test these futuristic electric trucks in London this year
UPS will test these futuristic electric trucks in London this year By Elyse Betters

UPS has come with an innovative EV truck design that it'll pilot soon.Last year, the shipping company began testing a delivery van that spits out parcel-carrying drones, which can autonomously finish the delivery route and return to the van without... Read more

Future Volvos will be voice controlled through Google Assistant
Future Volvos will be voice controlled through Google Assistant By Max Langridge

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has today come through on its promise to embed Android within its next generation Sensus infotainment system. The new version of Sensus will have Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store all embedded within... Read more

Range Rover P400e review: Is this plug-in hybrid the best 4x4 by far?
4.0 stars Range Rover P400e review: Is this plug-in hybrid the best 4x4 by far? By Chris Pickering

Large SUVs have been the default choice for luxury car buyers ever since the original Range Rover came along and redefined our concept of off-roaders nearly half a century ago. They have a classless appeal that's every bit at home at Glastonbury as it... Read more

Lyft rolled out 30 self-driving cars in Las Vegas and anyone can hail them
Lyft rolled out 30 self-driving cars in Las Vegas and anyone can hail them By Elyse Betters

Next time in you're in Vegas, fire up the Lyft app and you may be able to catch a ride in a self-driving vehicle.Lyft has announced that it's rolling out 30 autonomous vehicles in Sin City. The ride-hailing company has been testing self-driving, ride-sharing... Read more

UK might ban sale of new cars that can't travel 50 miles on electricity from 2040
UK might ban sale of new cars that can't travel 50 miles on electricity from 2040 By Elyse Betters

The UK government could soon impose a new type of car ban in order to encourage the production and sale of purely electric vehicles.According to Autocar, the UK, as part of its Road to Zero plan, will "ban the sale of new cars that can travel less than... Read more

Souped-up Teslas to compete in Electric GT racing series beginning in November
Souped-up Teslas to compete in Electric GT racing series beginning in November By Max Langridge

A brand new racing series starring souped-up Tesla Model S cars is set to take off in November this year. Electric GT will see 20 race-prepared Tesla Model S P100D cars race against each other around various racetracks around the world, including Silverstone... Read more

Kia Soul EV review: Good, green SUV fun
4.0 stars Kia Soul EV review: Good, green SUV fun By Chris Hall

The Kia Soul EV was launched in 2014 as one of the first pure electric cars on the road. It's unique in a number of ways, not least because it made an electric vehicle (EV) out of an existing model of car. It's also a crossover or SUV (in the loosest... Read more

Range Rover Sport SVR review: Land Rover lets its hair down
5.0 stars Range Rover Sport SVR review: Land Rover lets its hair down By Chris Pickering

Does anyone really need a Range Rover that can hurl itself from 0-60mph quicker than a Ferrari F355 while making a sound like a thunderstorm trapped in a bass drum? Probably not. But boy-oh-boy is it fun.Frankly, we could probably conclude the review... Read more

BMW reveals Concept iX3 all-electric SUV, will go on sale in 2020
BMW reveals Concept iX3 all-electric SUV, will go on sale in 2020 By Max Langridge

After teasing its announcement earlier this week, BMW has taken the wraps off the Concept iX3, its first fully-electric SUV. The Concept iX3 is, as the name suggests, based on the current X3 SUV and so keeps a very similar design. However it does have... Read more

Audi e-tron Charging Service aims to remove electric car charging anxiety
Audi e-tron Charging Service aims to remove electric car charging anxiety By Chris Hall

As is often the way with emerging technologies, electric car charging is currently a fragmented experience for those wanting to charge away from home. There are multiple providers, multiple standards of sockets, multiple charging rates and much more to... Read more

Audi e-tron battery revealed: 400km range, 150kW super-fast charging, but designed for safety first
Audi e-tron battery revealed: 400km range, 150kW super-fast charging, but designed for safety first By Chris Hall

Audi has revealed all the details about the battery for its forthcoming Audi e-tron, its first pure electric car. Based on the Audi e-tron prototype, the production version of the car is due to be fully revealed later in 2018 for delivery in Europe before... Read more

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