Plug-in hybrid car reviews

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...

Mercedes Benz E 350e review

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is consistently one of the best executive saloons around, and the new generation is no different. This new E-Class is the first Mercedes wearing the famous badge to be available as a plug-in hybrid model though, filling in the gap...

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron review

The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron has, like the rest of the A3 range, been the recipient of a mid-life refresh. As one of only two plug-in offerings from Audi, the hatchback is at the vanguard of the firm's electrification plans - which are set to expand dramatically...

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...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:16th Oct 2017