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.
LEXUS UX 300e
The first full electric car launch by Lexus spearheads its plug-in range, which will soon include hybrid, plug-in hybrid, fuel cell and battery electric cars.
PORSCHE - Taycan Turbo
Ignore the Turbo badge, this Porsche doesn’t need one and is every bit better for it, finds Jonathan Musk.
Gridserve aims to make EV charging simple with a swathe of electric forecourts. On the eve of its opening, Autovolt visits the first, and speaks to the founder and CEO Toddington Harper about the ethos behind them.
JEEP RENEGADE 4XE LIMITED
Who says electric commuting has to curb your weekend pursuits?
VAUXHALL GRANDLAND X HYBRID4
Electrification gives the Grandland X an unexpected wild side, finds Alex Grant.
There’s more to the Ariya than a merging of Nissan’s strengths in SUV and electrification – it’s the start of a significant new chapter, as senior vice president for Global Design Alfonso Albaisa explains.
BMW X3 xDrive30e
Plug-in tech promises low tax and running costs for the appealing X3. Jonathan Musk drives.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids has announced its Grid-eMotion Fleet technology, which will bring ‘grid-to-plug’ charging tailored to large-scale e-mobility.
Ford Transit Custom Phev
Losing none of the praciticality of the IC model, say ‘hello’ to Ford’s first electrified van. Richard Gooding reports.
BMW 330e M Sport Saloon
Has BMW’s popular PHEV done enough to stay at the top of the class? Alex Grant finds out.
VOLVO XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T5
Fashionable Scandi-SUV meets potent hybrid technology – Volvo has good reason to feel confident about its smallest plug-in.
Now with double the range, is the e-up! the city EV you’ve been waiting for?
Traditionally known for loud tastes and louder exhausts, the global tuning community is quickly realising the performance potential of electric conversions. Alex Grant asked some of the pioneers what excites them most about the technology.
Will electric vehicles ever reach price parity?
MINI Cooper SE (Electric)
Electric power suits the MINI. But, let’s face it, it’s difficult to go wrong with an automotive icon.
Time for combustion to burn out?
The UK government has signalled plans to phase out the sale of combustion engine passenger cars within 15 years, firing the starting gun on the biggest shiftin the history of one of the world’s oldest automotive markets. But how achievable is that end goal?
DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE
An odd, expensive cookie, that somehow works.
FIAT GOES ELECTRIC
Fiat stuns with third-generation of its popular 500 revised as a 200-mile range electric city car.
With the unprecedented effect coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the world, our thoughts are with all those affected. We take a look at how to work from home, what tools are available to you and how to look after your electric car while it’s not being used.
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