Plug-in hybrid car reviews

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...

BMW 330e review

BMW's 3 Series is one of the best cars in its class, so there is plenty of promise for the iPerformance PHEV model. BMW's expertise with electric vehicles has seen it claim a fair amount of the market, and it has plug-in models across a large number of its...

Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In review

Hyundai's IONIQ is a versatile model, that takes on a range of different rivals depending on its powertrain. The only model available in the three core states of electrification - electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid - it is the latter tested here. The IONIQ...

LEVC TX review

Y'right guv'ner, where to? Nah, not goin' saaf th'river at this time a noit. Right; got that out of my system now, so thanks for bearing with me. Putting the stereotypical (and likely non-existent) London cabbie behind us, we can now get on with the business...

Volvo V90 T8 TwinEngine review

The Volvo V90 is an excellent example of an executive estate - spacious, stylish, and well appointed. As with all recent Volvo products, the V90 has had plug-in option added to the line-up, so here the V90 T8 TwinEngine PHEV model is tested - a rare example...

Volvo S90 T8 TwinEngine review

Volvo's model range goes from strength to strength as the Swedish company continues to update its line-up using sensible principles and an attention to detail. The 90-Series started Volvo's renaissance, and here we test the S90 T8 TwinEngine - the PHEV executive...

Volvo XC60 T8 TwinEngine review

Volvo's electrification of each of its models continues with the XC60 T8 Twin Engine - the plug-in hybrid version of its latest mid-sized SUV. With a combination of power and economy, the XC80 T8 looks to offer the best of both worlds. NGC puts Volvo's newest...

Audi Q7 e-tron review

Manufacturers are caught between a rock and a hard place (though don't feel too sorry for them) in the sense that buyers increasingly want SUVs, yet regulations say they must keep reducing emissions. It is for this reason that we have seen the rise of the...

Mini Countryman Cooper S E All4 review

BMW has a very strong line-up of plug-in cars, covering many bases already with more in the pipeline. However, until recently there was no plug-in Mini offering - an omission corrected in the shape of the Countryman Cooper S E All4. NGC took the new Mini...

Kia Niro PHEV review

Kia's electrified range is growing quickly - and with further models on their way I might add. One of the latest in the line-up is the Niro PHEV, a plug-in hybrid version of the Niro hybrid crossover. With solid hybrid foundations on which to build, hopes...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:10th Jul 2018