Understanding green and eco cars

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Best Of 1 year ago

Top 5 best Hybrids

The best hybrids give you the best of both worlds: some zero-emission motoring, as well as greater range for longer journeys
BMW i3 Best Of 1 year ago

Top 5 best Electric Cars

Electric cars are getting better all the time, making them a more realistic proposition for more people. These are currently our experts' favourite five
Should I buy a hydrogen car? Advice 1 year ago

Should I buy a hydrogen car?

There’s no secret that hydrogen-powered cars are being developed, but how do they work, what are their pros and cons, and should you consider one as your next car?
How to charge an electric car Advice 1 year ago

How to charge an electric car

Possibly the greatest barrier to someone considering an electric car or plug-in hybrid is charging. How easy is it? Where can you do it? How can you do it? And, how long does it take? These are just the kind of questions we answer in our video.
News 2 weeks ago

New Nissan Leaf electric car unveiled

This is the latest version of the world's biggest-selling electric car, and it's set to go on sale early next year, with stronger performance and a longer range than the current car.
Best economical and low-emission cars Best Of 1 month ago

Best economical and low-emission cars

No matter what you want from a car, whether it's space for the family, a runabout for the city or a genuine supercar, you'll be able to find something with good economy and low emissions.
2017 Renault Zoe ZE40 R90 First Drive 9 months ago

2017 Renault Zoe first drive review

The Renault Zoe was already one of the better electric cars on sale, and the vastly increased range only makes it more appealing.
First Drive 1 year ago

2016 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid first drive review

The Ioniq is the first car to be launched with three different electrified powertrains, but is that enough to give it the edge over the Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf and more conventional diesel hatchbacks?
Mahindra e2o News 1 year ago

Mahindra launches new e2o electric city car

With prices starting at less than £13,000, the new e20 is Britain's cheapest electric car, and will be available exclusively online, rather than through a traditional dealer network
2016 Toyota Prius plug-in News 1 year ago

Toyota unveils new Prius plug-in hybrid

With a larger battery than the conventional Prius hybrid, the new plug-in version can go further on electric power alone and has CO2 emissions of just 32g/km
2016 Toyota Prius First Drive 1 year ago

2016 Toyota Prius first drive review

The 2016 Toyota Prius ushers in an outrageous new look and more mechanical improvements than you can shake a stick at. Think you’ve got the Prius firmly pigeon-holed? Maybe it’s time to think again.
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid front action First Drive 1 year ago

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid first drive review

Toyota has fitted its proven hybrid technology to its rugged RAV4 family SUV. Fresh looks and an improved interior round off the changes, but is it an improvement? Here, we give our first verdict.
Nissan Leaf 30kWh First Drive 1 year ago

2016 Nissan Leaf 30kWh first drive

The Nissan Leaf is the world’s best-selling electric car and Nissan is determined to keep it that way. For 2016, the Leaf gains enhanced telematics and a heavier-duty battery pack, giving a theoretical range of 155 miles between charges
Tesla Model X News 1 year ago

Tesla Model X SUV breaks cover

Tesla continues its electric revolution with the Model X, an all-electric SUV with seven seats, four-wheel drive and the equivalent of 762bhp
2015 VW Passat GTE hybrid First Drive 2 years ago

2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE first drive review

We test the new plug-in hybrid version of the Passat, to see if this 39g/km company car champion is ready to take on premium hybrids from the likes of BMW, Ford and Mercedes.

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