Plug-in hybrid car reviews

VW Golf GTE First Drive

Volkswagen has been giving its Golf range a refresh with extra equipment and some nice styling tweaks. Thankfully, the Golf GTE hasn't been missed out, with VW even dropping the price of the PHEV Golf at the same time. Next Green Car takes the plug-in hybrid...

Toyota Prius Plug-In First Drive

The figures behind the new Prius Plug-In shows that Toyota is taking PHEVs seriously. After the first generation's rather poor electric range, this second iteration has very strong economy statistics, wrapped up in a far more tempting package. Next Green...

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV First Drive

It might sound familiar, but Mitsubishi has brought out a range of updates for its Outlander PHEV. It is just over 12 months since the last refresh remember, but the Japanese firm hasn't rested on its laurels, and now offers further enhancements to the UK's...

VW Passat GTE Estate review

Volkswagen has expanded the GTE range to include the Passat, turning the refined model - in this case the estate - into a plug-in hybrid. Sharing the same powertrain as the more established Golf GTE, the Passat GTE shows VW is serious about making green...

Kia Optima PHEV review

As ever with PHEVs, Kia's first venture into this sector of the market makes most sense for the company car driver who can recharge the car frequently, and ideally at work and at home. Under ideal conditions Kia reckons the Optima PHEV is capable of 33 miles...

Volvo V60 D5 TwinEngine review

One of the biggest criticisms laid against the Volvo V60 D6 TwinEngine is that it is too expensive for what it is. Competitors are available for £30-£40,000, while the V60 D6 comes in at £50,000. Granted, you get more power than those rivals, but sales...

Mercedes Benz C350e: NGC Electric Drive

The compact executive market is one of the most demanding in the automotive industry. Cars on offer need to be stylish, frugal, highly equipped, good to drive, and able to cover long distances with ease. So how does the Mercedes-Benz C350e do? Review...

Audi A3 e-tron: NGC Electric Drive

As the vanguard of Audi's plug-in model roll-out, the A3 e-tron Sportback has a lot riding on it. Packaged in a conventional hatchback body, the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) looks almost exactly the same as a normal Audi. Under the skin though lies a sophisticated...

BMW X5 xDrive 40e review

The BMW X5 eDrive 40e is a lovely, relaxing car to drive. Cynics will dismiss it as another company car tax dodger, though ironically it misses escaping the London congestion charge by a fine margin. To be as green as possible you need to charge it as much...

Volvo XC90 T8 TwinEngine review

The new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of Volvo's XC90 looks set to be an important model for the Swedish company. It is the first of a raft of new models on their way to make the most of electrifying Volvo's Drive-E engine range, while the XC90 T8 TwinEngine's...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:28th Apr 2017