Richard Ingram

Richard has been part of the our team for over a decade. During this time he has covered a huge amount of news and reviews for Auto Express, as well as being the face of Carbuyer and DrivingElectric on Youtube. In his current role as deputy editor, he is now responsible for keeping our content flowing and managing our team of talented writers.

He’s also crafted a niche as our go-to EV expert – something the industry acknowledged in 2022 when he was awarded Newspress EV Writer of the Year.

Rich says…

“My role is mainly focused across sister sites Carbuyer and DrivingElectric, but I remain a regular contributor to Auto Express as well. The thing I love most about my job is the variety; producing content about cars real people buy, I’ll be reviewing a Range Rover one minute, and digging into the range and specs of an electric supermini the next. I’m a huge EV advocate, in fact, but take great pride in helping people choose the right car for their needs – electric or otherwise.”

Rich's main areas of expertise

  • Electric and hybrid cars
  • Family cars
  • Buying advice
  • Deals and finance
  • Video reviews and new-car launches

Rich Ingram Q&A

Q: What was your first car? 

"The answer to this comes in two parts. I grew up in rural Worcestershire, and being friends with the local farmer I was playing with tractors and quad bikes from a very young age. So when the opportunity came about to buy a 1983 Ford Fiesta as a rough-and-ready field car, I jumped at the opportunity. I ran it into the ground, pulling handbrake turns and changing tyres, but it never let me down. Three years later I scraped through my driving test (first time) and spent the foreseeable driving the winding A and B-roads around my childhood home in a dinky Mk2 SEAT Arosa – all 49bhp of it!"

Q: What is your dream car? 

A: "In some ways, I’ve got my dream car: a 1976 BMW 2002 in vibrant Inka Orange. It’s my pride and joy and I’m not sure I’ll ever sell it. However, when I’m asked about the one car I’d like to drive before I die, I only ever have one answer – a Porsche Carrera GT. It’s got a screaming V10 engine, manual gearbox, and no roof. I don’t think for a second it would be an easy car to tame, but I’d certainly relish the opportunity to try."

Q: If you could change one thing about cars, driving or the car industry today what would it be?

A: "Traffic. Our roads are getting busier and busier, and sitting in traffic now seems part of our daily routine. Not an easy problem to fix, granted, but I wish there was an easy way to lessen the load on our already congested infrastructure."

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New Volvo EX40 prototype review: a new name and more power
Volvo EX40 prototype - front tracking
Road tests

New Volvo EX40 prototype review: a new name and more power

We hit the ice in a prototype version of the new Volvo EX40 to see if the renamed XC40 Recharge will be worth the wait
29 Feb 2024
Geneva Motor Show 2024: full show round-up and all the cars
Geneva Motor Show 2024 - header
News

Geneva Motor Show 2024: full show round-up and all the cars

Less extensive than it once was, the Geneva Motor Show 2024 still brought some interesting new models
27 Feb 2024
New McLaren Artura Spider is an aerodynamic tour de force
McLaren Artura Spider - studio front
News

New McLaren Artura Spider is an aerodynamic tour de force

McLaren’s first series-production plug-in hybrid supercar loses its roof, but none of its performance
27 Feb 2024
Genesis Electrified GV70 long-term test: all-season tyres reinvent our luxurious EV
Auto Express deputy editor Richard Ingram sitting in a HiQ tyre changing workshop next to the Genesis Electrified GV70
Long-term tests

Genesis Electrified GV70 long-term test: all-season tyres reinvent our luxurious EV

Second report: a change of boots for our deputy editor’s family SUV
22 Feb 2024
Genesis dealers coming to a town near you as brand expands from direct sales
Genesis Electrified GV70 long termer - front static
News

Genesis dealers coming to a town near you as brand expands from direct sales

Hyundai’s posh sibling has appointed dealer partners that it says will put 90 per cent of customers within an hour of a showroom
22 Feb 2024
New Fisker Ocean 2024 review: a serious Tesla Model Y rival
Fisker Ocean UK - front
Road tests

New Fisker Ocean 2024 review: a serious Tesla Model Y rival

The Fisker Ocean is a distinctive and desirable electric SUV, but it’s not perfect
20 Feb 2024
Volvo EC40: new name for electric Volvo C40 arrives amid model year changes
Volvo EC40 - front
News

Volvo EC40: new name for electric Volvo C40 arrives amid model year changes

The EC40 badge takes over on Volvo’s electric-only coupe-SUV, with 436bhp Performance pack and stealthy Black Edition added to range
20 Feb 2024

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New Volvo EX40 is a rebadged XC40 electric
Volvo EX40 - front
News

New Volvo EX40 is a rebadged XC40 electric

Model-year updates herald name changes for Volvo XC40 and Volvo C40 EVs, alongside bigger batteries and Performance pack upgrade
20 Feb 2024
Car Deal of the Day: Vauxhall Mokka Electric with £9,500 off, plus free charging
Vauxhall Mokka Electric - front tracking
News

Car Deal of the Day: Vauxhall Mokka Electric with £9,500 off, plus free charging

Vauxhall is offering a whopping great deposit contribution on all its EVs, plus a year of free charging at Tesco
15 Feb 2024
Here’s the new Genesis GV60 facelift before you’re supposed to see it
Genesis GV60 facelift (leaked image) - front
News

Here’s the new Genesis GV60 facelift before you’re supposed to see it

An updated version of the Genesis GV60 has been inadvertently disclosed in an online video, which has since been deleted
12 Feb 2024
New Renault Symbioz hybrid SUV named and pictured for the first time
Renault Symbioz teaser
News

New Renault Symbioz hybrid SUV named and pictured for the first time

The Renault Symbioz name has been confirmed for new crossover being unveiled this spring. It’s designed to sit between the existing Captur and Austra…
8 Feb 2024
BMW i5 review
BMW i5 front corner urban
In-depth reviews

BMW i5 review

Company car users will appreciate the low tax, exceptionally luxurious interior, outstanding refinement, and long range of the BMW i5
2 Feb 2024
Lotus Type 134 electric SUV to undercut Porsche Macan
Lotus Type-134 SUV silhouette teaser
News

Lotus Type 134 electric SUV to undercut Porsche Macan

The as-yet-unnamed Lotus mid-size SUV will be priced from around £55,000 when it goes on sale in 2026
30 Jan 2024
Lotus ‘Type 135’ is a £75,000 electric sports car due in 2025
Lotus Type 135 Teaser - front
News

Lotus ‘Type 135’ is a £75,000 electric sports car due in 2025

Zero-emissions Lotus Emira replacement will be built in the UK on a bespoke sports car architecture
30 Jan 2024
New Subaru Crosstrek 2024 review: XV’s successor fails to impress
Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i e-Boxer Touring - front
Road tests

New Subaru Crosstrek 2024 review: XV’s successor fails to impress

The new Subaru Crosstrek is an oddball that sits somewhere between a hatch and small SUV, but it's hard to recommend it over the best in either class
26 Jan 2024
New Volkswagen ID.7 2024 review: a big step in the right direction for VW EVs
Volkswagen ID.7 - front tracking
Road tests

New Volkswagen ID.7 2024 review: a big step in the right direction for VW EVs

The new ID.7 rights many of VW’s previous EV wrongs
24 Jan 2024
New Ford Kuga breaks cover with rugged looks and £32k price tag
Ford Kuga Active - front
News

New Ford Kuga breaks cover with rugged looks and £32k price tag

The Ford Kuga lineup gets a new rugged Active model for the first time, plus a hybrid-focused engine range
17 Jan 2024
New Volvo ES90 electric saloon to take on BMW i5 with 400+-mile range
Volvo ES90 - front (watermarked)
News

New Volvo ES90 electric saloon to take on BMW i5 with 400+-mile range

Volvo has begun development of a new all-electric executive saloon and our exclusive images preview how it could look
14 Jan 2024
New Lancia Ypsilon fully exposed on TV shoot
Lancia Ypsilon - front teaser
News

New Lancia Ypsilon fully exposed on TV shoot

The latest shots show the new small car without any disguise, but there’s still no confirmation that the brand will return to the UK market
13 Jan 2024
Best new cars 2023: our road test review of the year
Road tests of the year 2023 - header
Best cars & vans

Best new cars 2023: our road test review of the year

The best and most significant cars that we tested in 2023…
29 Dec 2023
New Range Rover Electric shaping up to be the brand’s most luxurious SUV ever
Range Rover EV - exclusive image
News

New Range Rover Electric shaping up to be the brand’s most luxurious SUV ever

The new Range Rover Electric is due to go on sale in 2024 and our exclusive image previews how it could look
27 Dec 2023
Car news 2023: the year’s unmissable motoring stories
Best car news stories 2023 - header
News

Car news 2023: the year’s unmissable motoring stories

2023 went by in a flash but just look at all the huge car news that happened in the last 12 months…
23 Dec 2023
The Alpine A290 electric hot hatch is edging ever closer
Alpine A290 B concept - front
News

The Alpine A290 electric hot hatch is edging ever closer

The production version of the Alpine A290 has been confirmed for “mid-2024”, and will wear bespoke Michelin tyres
21 Dec 2023
New Polestar 2 Dual Motor Performance Pack 2024 review: flagship model packs a punch
Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor Performance Pack - front
Road tests

New Polestar 2 Dual Motor Performance Pack 2024 review: flagship model packs a punch

Updates have failed to cure the Polestar 2 of its firm ride, but the Long Range Dual Motor Performance Pack model is quick and great to drive
15 Dec 2023
Land Rover Defender 130 Outbound 2024 review: goodbye extra seats, hello enormous boot
Land Rover Defender 130 Outbound D300 AWD - front tracking
Road tests

Land Rover Defender 130 Outbound 2024 review: goodbye extra seats, hello enormous boot

The new Outbound trim does away with the Defender 130's rearmost seats, resulting in over 2,500 litres of cargo space
11 Dec 2023
Cupra Formentor VZN long-term test: a fun but thirsty family car
Auto Express deputy editor Richard Ingram standing with the Cupra Formentor in front of an array of Instavolt chargers
Long-term tests

Cupra Formentor VZN long-term test: a fun but thirsty family car

Final report: did this hot SUV tempt our EV evangelist back to petrol power?
11 Dec 2023
Land Rover Defender 130 P500 2024 review: plenty of space and power, but also rather excessive
Land Rover Defender 130 P500 AWD - front tracking
Road tests

Land Rover Defender 130 P500 2024 review: plenty of space and power, but also rather excessive

Fitting the biggest Defender with a thumping great V8 results in plenty of brawn, but it does feel a bit unnecessary
7 Dec 2023
The Kia EV9 is DrivingElectric Car of the Year 2024
DrivingElectric Awards 2024
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The Kia EV9 is DrivingElectric Car of the Year 2024

The game-changing Kia EV9 “alters the electric landscape” according to Auto Express sister site, DrivingElectric.com
5 Dec 2023
Lotus to take-on Tesla Superchargers with its own ultra-rapid EV charging network
Lotus Flash Chargers - full range of chargers and battery storage systems
News

Lotus to take-on Tesla Superchargers with its own ultra-rapid EV charging network

The British sports car maker will start rolling out 450kW rapid chargers in Europe next summer
1 Dec 2023
New Hyundai Santa Fe 2024 review: a tech-filled seven-seat SUV
Hyundai Santa Fe - front
Road tests

New Hyundai Santa Fe 2024 review: a tech-filled seven-seat SUV

The boldly styled seven-seater Hyundai Santa Fe takes aim at premium SUVs
29 Nov 2023
New Hyundai N car to bring electric hot hatch thrills at a cheaper price
Hyundai baby N car
News

New Hyundai N car to bring electric hot hatch thrills at a cheaper price

Hyundai’s are planning to build a follow-up to Ioniq 5 N, and our exclusive image previews how it could look
23 Nov 2023
New Hyundai Ioniq 5 N 2023 review: a stunning electric performance car
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N - front
Road tests

New Hyundai Ioniq 5 N 2023 review: a stunning electric performance car

The new Hyundai Ioniq 5 N sets the benchmark for driver focused electric performance cars
22 Nov 2023
New BYD Seal 2023 review: a high quality EV that's great to drive
BYD Seal - front
Road tests

New BYD Seal 2023 review: a high quality EV that's great to drive

The all-electric BYD Seal has arrived in the UK to rival the Tesla Model 3 and Hyundai Ioniq 6
16 Nov 2023
Kia EV6 to get bold new look for 2024
Kia EV6 exclusive image
News

Kia EV6 to get bold new look for 2024

Kia’s first dedicated electric car will get design and tech refresh to bring it in line with larger EV9
9 Nov 2023