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Kia Sportage PHEV first drive

The latest generation Sportage from Kia is the first to get the plug-in hybrid treatment from a company that has extensively electrified its line-up. We drive the Kia Sportage PHEV on its UK launch for an early impression. Review by Chris Lilly KIA...

Cupra Leon e-Hybrid review

Cupra is quickly establishing itself as Seat’s performance brand, and a key part of that is electrification. With a range of core models across the VW Group receiving the plug-in hybrid treatment, it’s now the time of Cupra with its Leon e-Hybrid. Review...

MG HS Plug-in Hybrid review

MG’s line-up may be small, but it’s extensively electrified. Alongside the pure-electric ZS EV and MG5 EV models, there is also the HS Plug-in Hybrid. We test the PHEV version of MG’s largest car to discover how well it performs. Review by Chris...

Volvo XC40 T4 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid review

Volvo’s Recharge plug-in hybrid line-up has rapidly expanded, and now offers not only one PHEV option in each model range, but increasingly two or more. The XC40 SUV is a case in point, with two Recharge PHEVs available to choose from - the entry-level...

BMW i4 eDrive40 first drive

BMW’s i4 is a crucial model, not only in the firm’s history but arguably for the automotive market as a whole. For many years, the car world has needed an un-compromised electric version of the 3 Series - a model that practically defines the executive...

BMW iX xDrive40 first drive

BMW’s next generation of electric vehicles is effectively brought into the now with the iX. Large, striking, and with a long range, the iX is the antithesis of BMW’s first generation EV - the i3. But surprisingly it shares plenty of similar themes. We...

Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin review

Volvo's XC40 Recharge is the Swedish firm’s first pure-electric model to wear the badge. Packaged in a mid-sized SUV shape that’s full of Swedish style, the electric XC40 provides a practical basis for the all-electric Volvo. Review by Chris Lilly VOLVO...

Volkswagen ID.3 Tour Pro S 77 kWh review

Volkswagen’s ID.3 has quickly become a key model for the firm, and the line-up has been expanded from the initial offering to now include various battery and power options. Top of the tree is this ID.3 Tour S Pro, providing the longest driving range in...

MG ZS EV 44.5 kWh review

MG is one of the fastest growing manufacturers in the UK, and much of that growth is down to the strength of its electric vehicle options. A PHEV and two pure-EVs represent a significant plug-in selection for a four-car line-up, and the MG ZS EV is the cornerstone...

Mercedes-Benz EQB first drive

There aren’t a lot of seven-seat options for those looking to go electric. Mostly they tend to be van-based models from Vauxhall/Citroen/Peugeot, and Mercedes-Benz. There’s also Tesla’s Model X… and that’s about it. Mercedes has thrown another...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:9th Apr 2022