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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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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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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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Ford Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid Reviewed

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

When is a Transit not a Transit? When it’s a Custom Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV). With its neat looks on the outside, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Transit PHEV is all mouth and no trousers. Well, it’s quite the opposite.  The Transit PHEV is a no-nonsense mode of transport, and space and practicality are the reasons the Transit …

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Seat Mii Electric, Fun, Fun, Fun

In Car Reviews, Electric, Seat by Maggie Barry

WELL it may not be a T-Bird, but you can certainly have fun, fun fun in the glorious little SEAT Mii electric. It is small and light but very well balanced, making it great fun to take out for a drive, especially with the foot down. Of course it is no Ferrari – 81 mph top speed – but since …

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The Škoda Enyaq iV, a car that looks and feels great

In Car Reviews, Electric, Skoda by Tim Barnes-Clay

Totally electric and designed from the ground up to deliver a completely fresh driving experience, the Škoda Enyaq iV sets new benchmarks for room and technology. As becomes a vehicle that’s starting a bold period in Škoda engineering and design, the Enyaq iV ushers in a range structure based on battery size rather than customary trim designations. You can choose …

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Peugeot All-New e-2008 Electric SUV

In Car Reviews, Electric, Peugeot by Neil Lyndon

From the moment I first sat in the new Peugeot e2008, I knew that my wife would love this car. Everything about the interior, from the nifty little square-bottomed steering wheel to the piano black facings and toggle switches and the jazzy lime green stitching in the upholstery, was speaking to me clearly, telling me this one was manifestly made …

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Nissan RE-LEAF brings power to the people

In Electric, Electric cars, Nissan, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

A powerful solution to assist in the aftermath of natural disasters and emergencies. Nissan has built a revolutionary rugged EV concept of the LEAF electric car. A powerful solution to assist in the aftermath of natural disasters and emergencies. Nissan has built a revolutionary rugged EV concept of the LEAF electric car. The RE-LEAF is used as a mobile battery …