Plug-in hybrid car reviews

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...

Toyota Prius Plug-In: NGC Electric Drive

Strangely, when you consider that Toyota's Prius is king of the hybrids in many people's minds, the Prius Plug-In is often overlooked by those considering buying a plug-in hybrid vehicle. With the Prius well established after around 20 years of development...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:2nd Mar 2017