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Richard Ingram

Richard has been part of the 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 Alfa Romeo Junior on sale now: 278bhp Veloce still to come with hot hatch pace

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New Audi Q6 e-tron family set to triple in size: RS Q6 e-tron and Sportback due

A sleek Q6 e-tron Sportback and a fire-breathing RS Q6 flagship are in the plan, as Audi takes the fight to premium rivals
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New Porsche 911 S/T 2024 review: one of the best sports cars ever built
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New Porsche 911 S/T 2024 review: one of the best sports cars ever built

Porsche’s last hurrah for the 992.1 generation 911 is an epic driving machine with just the right dose of luxury
12 Jun 2024
Genesis Electrified GV70 long-term test: great for a family road trip
Auto Express deputy editor Richard Ingram and family standing with the Genesis Electrified GV70 outside a country house
Long-term tests

Genesis Electrified GV70 long-term test: great for a family road trip

Final report: our luxurious electric SUV proves that long trips aren’t the obstacle they once were
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In-depth reviews

Suzuki Swift review

The Suzuki Swift continues to offer plenty of value and efficiency in a dwindling supermini market
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New BMW 1 Series gets heavy facelift and cutting-edge tech

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New BMW 3 Series drops diesel as part of 2024 facelift

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BMW M3 Competition gets subtle new look and power hike to 523bhp
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BMW M3 Competition gets subtle new look and power hike to 523bhp

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28 May 2024
Honda e:Ny1 review
Honda eNy1 - front
In-depth reviews

Honda e:Ny1 review

The Honda e:Ny1 is a bit of a mixed bag in the competitive compact electric SUV class
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New BYD Seal U DM-i 2024 review: plug-in hybrid SUV prioritises comfort over agility

The new plug-in hybrid BYD Seal U DM-i is practical and cheap, but is let down by the way it drives
20 May 2024
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BYD Seal review
BYD Seal - front
In-depth reviews

BYD Seal review

The handsome BYD Seal puts forth a strong case for itself as a well-made, fine driving, and efficient electric vehicle
14 May 2024
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Aston Martin Vantage - front
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New Aston Martin Vantage 2024 review: Britain's answer to the Porsche 911 Turbo

The Aston Martin Vantage is now better than ever, making it one of the most complete sports cars on sale today
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Full range of electric VW campervans incoming, says CEO

VW’s head of commercial vehicles has revealed plans for a line-up of EV California campervans are already in motion
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New high-tech Volkswagen California camper van arrives just in time for summer

VW’s revered home from home is back, and it’s packed with more clever features than ever before
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Polestar 2 review
Polestar 2 - front tracking
In-depth reviews

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The stylish Polestar 2 oozes quality and has a long electric range, but an overly firm ride holds it back
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​​New Audi Q6 e-tron is almost as pricey as a Porsche

The new all-electric Audi Q6 e-tron SUV is on sale now, but it’s priced on par with its Stuttgart sibling
30 Apr 2024
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New Nissan X-Trail N-Trek - off-road front cornering
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New Nissan X-Trail N-Trek is a more adventurous family SUV

Wipe-clean seats and a hybrid 4x4 system aim to take drivers further off the beaten track than ever before
30 Apr 2024
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Car Deal of the Day: Vauxhall Corsa Electric now cheaper than petrol!

Vauxhall is offering a Corsa or Mokka EV for less than the equivalent petrol car on identical terms
30 Apr 2024
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New KGM Torres EVX on sale now and not as cheap as we’d hoped

The first EV from the reborn SsangYong brand is now in showrooms, but it’s more expensive than you might expect…
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New Bentley Bentayga Apex Edition by Mulliner is as exclusive as SUVs come

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Volkswagen ID.7 review
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In-depth reviews

Volkswagen ID.7 review

The Volkswagen ID.7 is the brand’s best EV to date, offering plenty of range and tonnes of practicality
26 Apr 2024
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Denza Z9GT to fight Porsche Taycan in race for EV super-saloon supremacy
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Denza Z9GT to fight Porsche Taycan in race for EV super-saloon supremacy

Sub-brand could be the next BYD brand to launch in Europe, and it looks like BMW should be very worried…
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BYD Ocean-M could be a Golf GTI-rivalling EV hot hatchback

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Deputy editor Richard Ingram thinks luxury brands must adapt to survive if Chinese brands are able to match them for space, kit and quality
24 Apr 2024
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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe updates keep sleek petrol exec alive and kicking

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BMW i4 gets minor nip and tuck to tackle updated Tesla Model 3

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New BYD Seagull will come to the UK in 2025 to rival the Dacia Spring

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Porsche Macan Electric review
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Porsche Macan Electric review

Hi-tech, good to drive, and with an interior to rival the very best in this class, the Macan Electric feels like a proper Porsche
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It's not the finished product but the Omoda 5 has the potential to shake up the budget SUV market
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