• Prius Plug-in
  • Twizy
  • Volt
  • Kangoo Maxi ZE Crew
  • Fluence Z.E.

  • Prius Plug-in

    On sale now for £27,995 (inc.£5,000 UK Plug-in Car Grant), the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in is a natural addition to the Prius hybrid family. It offers the ability to do short trips of up to 15.5 miles on pure electric power – but also the reassurance of a petrol-electric hybrid system for longer trips. Fuel efficiency is greatly improved over the standard Prius – up from 72.4mpg to a combined 134.5mpg. Even if you don't charge the car, the hybrid system on the plug-in version will return 76.4mp
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    July 23, 2012
  • Twizy

    The Twizy is not the answer to all our motoring needs, but it widens the range of mobility solutions and boasts some serious electric propulsion technology. While we're not entirely sure what it would be best used for (commuting, tourism...) it definitely offers way more than your average golf cart.
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    March 28, 2012
  • Volt

    The world's first 'extended range' electric vehicle (E-REV) hits Europe in March 2012, the same time as its sister car, the Vauxhall Ampera. But what sets the Volt apart, and should you buy one?
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    October 18, 2011
  • Kangoo Maxi ZE Crew

    The stretched 2011 Renault Kangoo ZE Maxi electric van turns from delivery workhorse to people carrier with extra seats and added windows. However, being classed as a light commercial vehicle, it doesn't benefit from the £5,000 plug in car grant. But the overall performance is impressive, reckons Gavin Conway.
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    October 17, 2011
  • Fluence Z.E.

    The Renault Fluence Z.E. is likely to be a major player in the EV world over the next couple of years. The initial ‘Prime Time’ model costs a seemingly affordable £17,850 after the £5,000 UK government incentive, but buyers should be aware that Renault’s leased batteries will add approximately £75 per month.
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    October 17, 2011