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Audi Q4 e-tron 40, a fabulous electric SUV

In Audi, Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars by Neil Lyndon

It’s that awards time of year again. When autumn comes… Even so, I apply myself seriously to the task because I know that the results make a difference to customers’ choices and, therefore, to sales.  The European Car of the Year – perhaps the motoring award with the most dubious record for impartiality and probity – can add hundreds of …

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Honda HR-V Hybrid, a sophisticated SUV

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Honda by Maggie Barry

Honda drivers are a loyal lot – and who can blame them? Will the new Honda HR-V Hybrid carry on the tradition? And now they have a further option with the recently revamped and beautifully upgraded Honda HR-V. Previously not known for its great style, the HR-V has now emerged as an elegant and sophisticated SUV with a long bonnet …

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Kia EV6 GT-Line 77.4kWh – A pleasure to drive

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

The Kia EV6 proves that electric cars are just getting better and better; still, a pity the UK’s charging infrastructure isn’t keeping up! So: ‘range anxiety, the other bugbear — compared with the competition, is I am glad to say, significantly eliminated in the Kia EV6 range. My 95-mile drive in a mid-range GT-line rear-wheel-drive version (£43,945) started off with …

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Škoda Enyaq iV 80, a fine piece of work

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Skoda by Neil Lyndon

“Is this the complete nanny state car?” asked my older daughter when I was driving her in the new Škoda Enyaq. “Have you seen all these messages mothering us?” The Škoda Enyaq didn’t annoy me that much, but its know-all self-righteousness did certainly get on my nerves, especially when its autosteer system so forcefully corrected my lines on corners that it …

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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 …