AutoVolt Magazine - Issue 33
AutoVolt Magazine - Issue 33
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In this issue
Main features in this issue are:
FEATURE: EXTREME E
Alex Grant speaks to Alejandro Agag, CEO of fledgling new electric race/rally series, Extreme E.
Electric cars take to the air, at least in theory, with the Airspeeder – an exciting blend of drone, Formula One and an electric car.
Hyundai IONIQ 5
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Behind the wheel of the latest and most exciting EVs and hybrids on the market.
SPOTLIGHT: Kia EV6
Kia’s first dedicated electric car sets new standards for design and technology.
HISTORY: The Jaguar E-Type by Electrogenic.
GLOVEBOX: The latest eco-conscious products.
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The latest EV and hybrid news, plus handy guides explaining electric and hybrid vehicles to both the beginner and enthusiast alike complement every issue.
BMW Prices Up All-Electric i4 Saloon And iX SUV
DUE for UK launch in November 2021, BMW has released pricing details for the new all electric i4.
Volvo Trucks announces new family of heavy electric HGVs
VOLVO Trucks will boost its electric truck range in 2022, with the arrival of three more zero emission HGV models. Joining the FE and FL Electric trucks which are aimed at urban routes and use, the new FH, FM and FMX Electrics will cater for the heavier road transport sector.
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTE
Can a hybrid hot hatch really deliver the best of both worlds? Alex Grant finds out.
REACH FOR THE SKIES
Electric flying racing cars have literally taken off, thanks to pioneering efforts from the Airspeeder team.
With motorsport in its DNA, has Polestar cracked the electric driver’s car?
HYUNDAI IONIQ 5
The retro-inspired first instalment of Hyundai’s new-generation EV line-up has substance worthy of its head-turning styling.
Hot on the heels of the Hyundai IONIQ 5, sister car the EV6 heralds a fresh new design direction for Kia, as well as the first of eleven electric cars (including seven dedicated) to launch globally by 2026.
BEAUTY... and the BEAST
With five rounds, nine teams and no fossil fuels; the first season of Extreme E is a no-holds barred proving ground for next-generation electric technology, and the result of some competing sustainability requirements.
Audi prices Q4 e-tron
THE new Audi Q4 e-tron all electric SUV is now on sale on the UK, with prices starting at £40,750 OTR for the standard model and £42,250 OTR for the more swoopy, coupélike Sportback model.
2021 JAGUAR E-TYPE ELECTROGENIC
The Jaguar E-Type, dubbed “the most beautiful car ever made” by Enzo Ferrari needs little introduction to classic car fans the world over. Its design is so iconic that the E-Type is frequently credited as blurring the lines between definitions of art, sculpture and vehicular transportation.
KIA Sorento ‘2' 1.6 HEV
Good foundations mean Kia’s hybrid flagship is a worthy diesel alternative, says Alex Grant.
UK To Benefit From £20m On‑Street Charge Point Funding
LOCAL authorities have been urged to take advantage of a £20m UK government cash injection which will boost the number of on-street EV charge points.
Range Rover Evoque P300E
The first plug-in Evoque is impeccable tuned to a demanding segment, as Alex Grant explains.
RENAULT CAPTUR E-TECH PHEV
Renault’s first foray into plug-in hybrids has arrived with the Captur. Jonathan Musk drives.
Hyundai IONIQ 5
Globally, Hyundai will launch more than 12 additional BEV models in the next four years starting with the IONIQ 5 you see here – proving that range isn’t the only thing that matters, instead it’s their charging time that counts.
Mazda reckons there’s more to selling EVs than offering long-range and straight line speed – but will potential customers agree?
CIT ROËN Ami
The Ami proves electric mobility doesn’t have to be expensive, provided you don’t mind sacrificing some luxuries…
With an end date set for combustion engines and plug-in sales accelerating in the UK, demands are ramping up for a widespread public charging infrastructure. So what do the companies tasked with deploying them see as the biggest hurdles ahead?
AN ABSOLUTE APPROACH
Chinese EV maker NIO offers smart technologies and a holistic view of the electric vehicle experience. Ahead of its arrival in the west, Autovolt talks to NIO Europe vice president Hui Zhang about the company’s innovative user concepts
2010 KIA VENGA EV
Kia is best known today for its electric e-Niro and Soul EV models, yet their roots reside with the Kia Venga EV concept car first displayed at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. While Nissan was just getting its Leaf off the ground, Kia (and the wider Hyundai Motor Group or HMG) were busy reading themselves for their future too.
VOLKSWAGEN ID.3 First Edition
It’s Volkswagen’s most important launch in a generation, so can the ID.3 live up the standard set by the segment benchmark Golf?
Toyota Yaris Hybrid
Jonathan Musk drives the latest Yaris Hybrid, but just how economical is it?
FORD KUGA PHEV
Richard Gooding finds that Ford’s first mass-produced plug-in hybrid passenger car an efficient and enjoyable drive.
PEUGEOT E-208 & VAUXHALL CORSA-E
The accelerated electrification of PSA Group models charges ahead with all-electric versions of its popular small cars, the Peugeot 208 and the Vauxhall Corsa.
Taking centre stage
Over 310 miles on a charge with multi-charging and bi-directional power conversion electronics: Hyundai Motor Group unveils its dedicated E-GMP EV platform, the latest in a growing line of bespoke, next-generation all-electric chassis
Pushing the envelope
Improved thermal management of EV batteries results in a longer life, faster charging and increased range. Submerged cooling technology is now ready to offer these benefits.
FIAT 500 ‘La Prima'
Fiat hopes electric drive will continue the success of its world-conquering city car – but powertrain changes are only the tip of the iceberg.
Out of this world electric high performance need not be the preserve of expensive hypercars. Voxan Motors has recently set a clutch of world speed records with its streamlined Wattman electric motorcycle
Offered alongside ICE versions, Citroën’s first mass-market EV has comfort at its core, finds Alex Grant.
AN INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRIC CAR TARIFFS
So you’ve bought yourself a shiny new electric car. Now you’ll want to make the most of it, and that means taking a long hard look at how you use energy. Autovolt reached out to a few energy companies that each provides electric vehicle tariffs, designed to offer the best compromise between energy provision for your home and car.
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Publisher: AutoVolt Ltd
Autovolt is the UK’s first electric and hybrid vehicle magazine, providing an authoritative voice for those who are excited about great automotive design, cutting-edge technology and environmentally sustainable transport solutions.
Autovolt Magazine is filled with news, reviews and information from the world’s key electric and hybrid car specialists.
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