Electric car reviews

Kia e-Niro first drive

Kia's new e-Niro is coming to the UK in spring 2019, but Next Green Car was invited along to South Korea to get an early drive of the important new crossover EV. Despite being tested on South Korean roads, the cars themselves were UK spec, so it's as good...

Jaguar I-Pace first drive

Jaguar's I-Pace was one of the most highly anticipated cars of 2018. Promising a long electric range with the quality and driving dynamics characteristic of Jaguar, the I-Pace promised much for those interested in cars - EV or otherwise. NGC has had the...

Hyundai Kona Electric first drive

Hyundai's Kona Electric has plenty going for it. Popular compact SUV styling; check. Plug-in powertrain; check. Long electric range; double check. And finally, affordable price tag . . . you guessed it - check. Available in two battery configurations, it...

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...

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...

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...

Hyundai Ioniq Electric review

Having been impressed with the Hyundai Ioniq Electric at its UK launch, Next Green Car has had the chance to spend more time with the electric family hatch, to really see what it's like to live with. Since a number of its rivals have upped their game since...

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...

Tesla Model S 100D review

As the poster-car for the EV movement, expectations of the Tesla Model S are high. Even those unfussed about cars get their interest piqued by the Model S, and despite plenty of naysayers criticising Tesla, the executive saloon convinces just about everyone...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:6th Dec 2018