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In this issue

Main features in this issue are:

• IN PICTURES
EV and hybrid photos from the past two months.
• NEWS
A selection of electric & hybrid vehicles, eco, racing & tech news.
• HISTORY
The story behind the 1959 Henney Kilowatt electric car.
• TOM CURTIS’ LEAF
Part five of Tom’s ownership experience with his second hand Nissan Leaf.
• COLUMN: STEPHEN IRISH
Hyperdrive Innovation’s MD discusses the adoption rate for electric vehicles.
• LONG TERM TEST: KIA OPTIMA PHEV
Our on-going long term test update, this time - beyond EV range.
• REVIEW: BMW C EVOLUTION
Seasoned motorcycle journalist Paul Blezard tests the C evolution electric maxi-scooter and discovers it’s the most powerful learner legal scooter money can buy.
• REVIEW: HYUNDAI IONIQ ELECTRIC
Hyundai’s entrance into battery electric vehicles is put to the test, but how does it compare against established competition?
• FEATURE: DRONE RACING
A slight curve ball this one, we take a look at an electric sport you can participate in - drone racing.
• REVIEW: TOYOTA PRIUS PLUG-IN
A week-long test of the new plugged-in Prius. Is it all it’s cracked up to be? We find out.
• REVIEW: MERCEDES-BENZ E 350 e
Merc’s latest plug-in is a big old barge. Are its electric motors enough to make it fuel efficient?
• BACK PAGES [IN EVERY ISSUE]
Get to grips with EVs using our handy guides, myths and glossary. included in each issue.
• REAR VIEW BY LUCY HARGRAVE
The topic this issue:
What are Biofuels?

To find out more info about what’s inside this issue, visit www.autovolt-magazine.com

The latest EV and hybrid news, plus handy guides explaining electric and hybrid vehicles to both the beginner and enthusiast alike complement every issue.

Pt5. Destination Suffolk

Join Tom Curtis on his ownership journey with his Nissan Leaf 24kWh. Tom bought his Leaf second hand and sight unseen, confident in the knowledge there’s little to go wrong. This time, Tom goes travelling… in winter… and finds out what range anxiety is the hard way.

Pt5. Destination Suffolk

3 mins

Stephen Irish

Stephen Irish is a founding and Managing Director – Commercial, Hyperdrive Innovation, and has substantial experience in technology development and product delivery. His degree thesis was on electric and hybrid vehicle technology almost 20 years ago.

Stephen Irish

4 mins

Living With Kia Optima PHEV

In case you’ve not been following our weekly updates on our long term test - I recommend heading to our website (see link on next page) to play catch up. In short, the Optima PHEV, or Optima Prime as we call it, has proved an excellent and capable machine to live with. 

Living With Kia Optima PHEV

3 mins

BMW C Evolution Maxi-Scooter

Paul Blezard gets to grips with the technology of the BMW i3 in a traffic-busting two-wheeled package, with scorching acceleration.

BMW C Evolution Maxi-Scooter

7 mins

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Interested electric car buyers rejoice. Having to choose between the ever-popular Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Kia Soul EV, Volkswagen e-Golf and others just became more difficult.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

5 mins

Drone Racing

Welcome to drone racing, where first-person-view guided flying machines dart through fields and forests at speeds of up to 70 mph. This impressive sport brings to life Star Wars inspired scenes of flying through woods or other scenery. It may come to your home sooner than you think too, as both the BBC and Sky are considering televising race series. And  the best bit? It’s a sport that anyone can enter.

Drone Racing

4 mins

Toyota's Plugged-In Prius

Toyota’s latest plug-in hybrid seemed to answer all the shortcomings raised by its predecessor, although it’s not without compromise. Four seats and a small boot mean this car will likely only suit business buyers more than interested families. However, that’s not to suggest it isn’t without merit, since its high level of technology, refinement and economy is hard to beat.

Toyota's Plugged-In Prius

7 mins

Mercedes-Benz E 350 e Plug-In Hybrid

This is Mercedes-Benz’s attempt to make a petrol plug-in hybrid more economical than its more popular diesels, using the now tried and tested 2.0-litre direct injection petrol engine with an electric motor via an automatic gearbox.

Mercedes-Benz E 350 e Plug-In Hybrid

5 mins

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AutoVolt Magazine Description:

PublisherAutoVolt Ltd

CategoryAutomotive

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyQuarterly

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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