Plug-in hybrid car reviews

Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine review

Volvo's XC40 is a very good car. The compact premium SUV has quickly become a firm favourite, with a combination of style and space bringing the buyers in for Volvo. Now there's a plug-in hybrid version, which has the potential to take what is a very good...

Volvo S90 T8 Twin Engine R-Design review

Volvo is going big on its plug-in hybrid models, now offering at least one in every model in its range. It's also starting to offer greater plug-in choice, with some models set to have a couple of different Twin Engine PHEVs on offer, plus the introduction...

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid review

Porsche’s Cayenne - alongside the Panamera - is a key model for the German manufacturer when it comes to electrification. There are two plug-in hybrid versions available to buyers, the Cayenne E-Hybrid and range-topping Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid. We drive...

BMW 330e saloon first drive

BMW's 330e is one of the best-selling plug-in cars in the UK. Drivers have found the combination of the regularly excellent 3 Series and a plug-in hybrid powertrain a great match, and there's now a new second-generation version. Based on the latest 3 Series,...

Kia Niro PHEV first drive

Kia has updated its Niro Plug-in Hybrid and Hybrid range, with improved levels of equipment on offer as well as some styling tweaks. The electrified range includes Kia's new connected car app, and a boost in value for money from the efficient crossovers....

Mercedes Benz E 300 de review

For those that regularly complete short trips, but often cover long distances as well, the idea of a diesel-PHEV seems like a good one. You get the benefit of long distance mile munching from the engine, and the use of electric-only power for those typical...

VW Passat GTE first drive

VW has rolled out a series of updates to its Passat range - now Mk8.5 - and included in the revisions is the Passat GTE plug-in hybrid. Here greater changes than elsewhere in the range are found, as the powertrain is boosted by a larger battery improving...

Volvo S60 T8 Twin Engine first drive

Volvo's compact executive saloon was launched with a T5 petrol engine, but now it arrives on UK shores in T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid specification. A combination of Volvo's electrification plans and the policy to never release a diesel unit in the S60...

Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid Sport Turismo

Porsche is going through the process of electrifying much of its model range. We have the Panamera E-Hybrid and Cayenne E-Hybrid plug-in hybrids already, plus the pure-electric Taycan on its way. This time however, it is the turn of the Panamera Sport Tourer....

Mini Countryman Cooper S E All4 review

Mini's Countryman is proving a hit with buyers, combining excellent driving dynamics in a practical crossover package. The British brand has a plug-in hybrid version of the Countryman, which has the potential to prove extremely economical for a number of...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:22nd Jan 2021