Electric car reviews

Nissan Leaf review

The Nissan Leaf is a hugely important model for the electric car market. Having tested it on the car's UK launch in Scotland earlier this year, we've now had the chance to drive the Leaf for a week to get further into the minutiae of its capabilities. Having...

BMW i3s REX review

Having really liked the BMW i3, I was looking forward to testing the i3s as soon as it had been booked in. Featuring everything good about BMW's compact EV, but with a little more focus on a sharper driving experience, the i3s looked - on paper at least...

Smart forfour ED review

Smart has taken a, well . . . smart (apologies) approach to its range, and decided to electrify it completely. Yes, there are only three models in the brand's line-up, but you can get each of them in pure-electric form. We test the largest of the lot, the...

Nissan LEAF 40kWh first drive

As the first second-generation EV to make it to production, the Nissan LEAF 40kWh is a pretty big deal in the plug-in car market. With more refined styling, a boost in motor power, and of course the headline larger capacity battery, the LEAF 40kWh certainly...

Smart fortwo coupe ed review

Smart might not have the largest range around, but it should still be applauded for offering an electrified version of each of its three models. Alongside conventional petrol models, Smart provides a pure-EV option of its fortwo coupe, fortwo cabrio, and...

Hyundai Ioniq Electric review

Hyundai's new Ioniq is the first model to be offered in a choice of three electrified powertrains - hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and full electric. Each has a different rival in its sights, with the Ioniq Electric tested here aimed squarely at the Nissan Leaf....

Renault Zoe Z.E. 40 First Drive

Renault's new Zoe Z.E. 40 promises the greatest range of any mainstream EV on the market today. With an official range of up to 250 miles depending on model, only Tesla's line-up can beat that range figure, but they cost far more than twice the amount of...

VW e-Golf 2017 First Drive

The e-Golf has long been a very good EV in terms of driving experience, but it has significantly lacked the range to truly compete with the big players in the electric car market. It started out with a below average electric range, and almost all of its...

VW e-up! review

Volkswagen has given its up! range a mild update, and the all-electric e-up! has benefited from the tweaks to the range too. Given that the little EV was one of the vanguard of electric vehicles to come over to the UK, it is important that changes have been...

Tesla Model X video review

Tesla brings its follow-up to the Model S in the shape of the all-electric Model X SUV priced at £64,100 for the base Model X 60D. The Model X delivers all of the technology you'd expet from Tesla, and more with the market leading gull-wing doors for...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:10th Jul 2018