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Fiat 500 Icon, a charming electric car

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Fiat by Tom Scanlan

The electric Fiat 500 could hardly be easier to drive. In ‘Normal’ mode, it’s like a conventional fossil-fuel car. For the record, ‘Sherpa’ is another mode that limits the maximum speed to around 45mph when the batteries are getting low, along with a red warning alert. The input of power by your right foot is as smooth as could be …

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Jaguar I-Pace EV400 | Reviewed

In Car Reviews, Electric cars, Jaguar by Neil Lyndon

Watershed moment”; “mould breaker”; “Tesla-buster”. Not so: I am happy to report that the I-Pace is standing up well and appear to these eyes to be, perhaps, the first classic of the electric age. It may not be going too far to say that it’s as great a car as Jaguar has ever made (well, setting aside the D-Type, maybe). …

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Kia e-Niro and Kia Soul EV: The convert’s choice.

In Car Reviews, Electric cars, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

If you asked me what EV you should buy, my first answer would immediately be “a Kia” why? But, you ask, which one would I suggest? That’s easy; The e-Niro. Or the Soul EV. Frankly, it doesn’t matter which, as both top-spec models are on the same underpinnings, the same motor and give roughly the same range. That’s why these …

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Fiat 500e Icon Cabriolet EV

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Fiat by Peter Nunn

The New Fiat 500e. At a glance, the small glamorous Italianate city car seems familiar. Fiat has a lot riding on this third-generation 500e, which is the first all-electric car to be designed and built in Turin from the tyres up, based on a fresh modular platform. First time out, the signs are good. The 500 zooms along silently, engagingly, …

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E All Electric SUV

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Ford, Mustang by Maggie Barry

WHEN is a Mustang not a Mustang? When it’s Mach-E, of course. The Ford Mustang…the big, beefy American muscle car with plenty of drift and piles of excitement, is the inspiration for this new crossover-type electric model. But while the diehards might hold up their hands in horror, others are going to be mightily impressed by this piece of engineering …

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The Polestar 2 EV, silent and swift

In Car Reviews, Electric cars, Polestar by Tom Scanlan

Polestar 2 – A New Swedish EV..the initials are the acronym for an electric vehicle. How long before everyone knows this? Electricity…me: no idea how it works. Faraday was of course a genius. So was Tesla. I hope that Mister Geely (Polestar’s Chinese owner) doesn’t mind me mentioning Tesla, but then billionaires are, we hope, in the end, magnanimous by …

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New Ford Kuga PHEV (2020-) Review

In Car Reviews, Electric cars, Ford, Hybrid by Tim Barnes-Clay

The All-New Ford Kuga arrives looking even more like the Focus than, well, the Focus… The Kuga is the blue oval’s most popular SUV in Europe, and the latest model is one of Ford’s most electrified cars to date. The all-new version of the popular SUV comes with a range of powertrains, but it’s the Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) in ST-Line …

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MINI what’s new for 2021

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Mini by Tom Scanlan

Shiny chrome is out. For Mini in 2021, it’s Piano Black! There’s now the gaping front black grille seemingly about to swallow the number plate. The headlamps are like black eyes, too. At the back, more black, with both front and rear of the car thus looking more aggressive, even more so with the Sport versions. And there’s more inside, …

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Reviewed | The Renault Zoe GT Line

In Car Reviews, Electric cars, Renault by Neil Lyndon

As electric cars become a mainstream choice, we are now beginning to see second-generation models coming to market such as the New Renault Zoe GT Line It’s disorientating to recognise that the history of this particular five-door supermini now dates back nearly 20 years – with a three-seat concept having been shown at Geneva in 2005 and a production-ready version …

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Welcome to the Mazda MX-30, our first impressions of the electric SUV

In Car Reviews, Electric cars, Mazda by Tom Scanlan

SUVs are the way ahead and have been for some time; similarly, EVs are powering forward and will become more and more available over the coming years. So called ‘range anxiety’, when the driver is worried whether or not the car can be re-charged before the journey comes to an untimely end, is what the industry is grappling with. The …