Understanding green and eco cars

Reviews, news and advice from Auto Trader

Charging an electric car Best Of 5 months ago

Best electric cars 2019

Electric cars are becoming more mainstream, with prices coming down and mileage range going up, making them a realistic proposition for more and more people. These are our favourites.
How to charge an electric car Advice 2 years 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.
2020 Kia Soul EV Review 1 week ago

Kia Soul EV hatchback (2020 - ) review

The Kia Soul EV is a small, all-electric SUV-like hatchback that rivals cars like the Hyundai Kona Electric, Volkswagen e-Golf and Nissan Leaf. It arrives in the UK in late 2019.
2020 Pininfarina Battista hypercar News 1 month ago

Coming soon: 2020 Pininfarina Battista

The world’s most powerful road-legal car, with more than 1900 horsepower and top speed of 217mph has been revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. And it’s electric.
Alfa Romeo Tonale concept News 1 month ago

Coming soon: Alfa Romeo Tonale

This is Alfa Romeo’s new plug-in hybrid small SUV. It’s only a concept car now, but expect to see something very similar emerge in production form soon.
Polestar 2 News 1 month ago

Coming soon: 2020 Polestar 2

Polestar, the electrified performance subsidiary of Volvo, reveals its second model. The 2 is an all-electric saloon-like hatchback with 408 horsepower and a claimed 310-mile range.
2019 Honda e Prototype production model News 1 month ago

Coming soon: 2019 Honda e Prototype

The Honda Urban EV concept was one of the most popular concept cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, and at this year’s Geneva show, Honda will preview the production model.
Best Of 5 months ago

Best hybrid cars

Hybrid cars give you the best of both worlds: some zero-emission driving, as well as greater range for longer journeys. Here is our pick of the best.
Review 4 months ago

Kia e-Niro SUV (2019 - ) review

The Kia e-Niro is a five-door small electric SUV which will be competing with the likes of the Hyundai Kona electric, Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Ioniq and smaller Renault Zoe.
2016 Kia Niro First Edition Review 4 months ago

Kia Niro SUV (2016 - ) review

While you might think the Kia Niro is just another small SUV, in a market full of small SUVs, it’s a hybrid, which distinguishes it somewhat. If you’re looking for a hybrid, you might consider a Niro alongside a Toyota Prius, or Hyundai Ioniq.
2015 Nissan e-NV200 Combi Review 7 months ago

Nissan e-NV200 MPV (2015 - ) review

Looking for an all-electric seven-seater MPV? Well, you’d better hope the Nissan e-NV200 is the car for you, because it’s the only one (short of very expensive Teslas) on the market.
Review 8 months ago

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV (2018 - ) review

The Hyundai Kona Electric mixes the appeal and practicality of a small SUV with the choice of two battery sizes to suit both budget and desired driving range, making it a serious rival to other electric cars like the Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf and Renault Zoe.
Advice 10 months ago

Charging locally and at work

Don’t just top up your electric car when you’re at home. There are plenty of options to charge while out and about, too.
Advice 10 months ago

Long distance charging

If you're planning to drive further than your EV will take you on one charge, what are your options?
Advice 10 months ago

Charging at home

It’s all very well having an electric car, but you’ll need somewhere to charge it. Here’s what you need to know about charging your car at your home.
Feature 10 months ago

The REV Test: Electric cars

This week, Rachael, Erin and Vicki (REV… get it?) are testing three popular electric cars – BMW i3s, Renault Zoe, Kia Soul EV – based on how people search for them at Auto Trader.
Advice 10 months ago

Benefits and downsides of owning an electric or hybrid car

If you're considering buying an electric or hybrid car, you might have heard quite a few arguments for and against them. We explain the positives and negatives of each, so you can see if an alternative fuel vehicle could work for you.
Advice 10 months ago

Electric and hybrid cars explained

With their low running costs and increasingly long ranges, more and more people in the UK are buying electric or hybrid cars. Whether you want to help save the planet or money on fuel, it’s well worth seeing if an electric car or hybrid is right for you.
Tesla Model S Best Of 11 months ago

Best eco-friendly company cars

You might not have considered it, but an alternative fuel car could make a great company car. Here are the best electric and hybrid models.
BMW i3 on-road Review 5 years ago

BMW i3 Hatchback (2017 - ) review

Available as both a pure electric car and a range-extender, combining a petrol engine with the electric motors, the i3 is a more prestigious ultra-low emission car than rivals from Nissan and Renault
2018 Nissan Leaf Review 1 year ago

Nissan Leaf hatchback (2017 - ) review

The Leaf is a five-door, fully electric hatchback, around the size of the Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf. This is the second generation of the best-selling electric car in the UK.
News 1 year 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.
2016 Tesla Model X Review 2 years ago

Tesla Model X SUV (2016 - ) review

The Model X is an all-electric MPV-like SUV with up to seven seats and a claimed 300-mile range. It promises rocket ship performance with zero emissions and some eye-catching features.
2017 Renault Zoe ZE40 R90 First Drive 2 years 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.
Tesla Model S Review 2 years ago

Tesla Model S Saloon (2016 - ) review

On the one hand, the Tesla is a very capable family car that can also provide plenty of thrills. On the other hand, it’s a ground-breaking electric car that’s kind to the environment. On both counts, though, it’s absolutely brilliant.
First Drive 2 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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
Should I buy a hydrogen car? Advice 3 years 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?
2016 Toyota Prius First Drive 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 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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