Hybrid cars

New Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid revealed with 690bhp
Porsche Panamera

New Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid revealed with 690bhp

The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid becomes the most powerful variant available, priced from £140,130
19 Oct 2020
New BMW 545e xDrive 2020 review
BMW 5 Series

New BMW 545e xDrive 2020 review

The new plug-in hybrid BMW 545e xDrive combines a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine with an 11.6kWh battery and electric motor
16 Oct 2020
BMW recalls multiple plug-in hybrid models
Hybrid cars

BMW recalls multiple plug-in hybrid models

BMW’s engineers have identified a problem with PHEV battery packs, which could result in a short circuit and potentially cause a fire
15 Oct 2020
New plug-in hybrid Audi Q8 TFSI e quattro launched with 456bhp
Hybrid cars

New plug-in hybrid Audi Q8 TFSI e quattro launched with 456bhp

Audi Q8 hybrid unveiled with six-cylinder power mated to a pure-electric range of 29 miles
13 Oct 2020
New Lexus UX 250h 2020 review
Lexus UX - front tracking
Lexus UX SUV

New Lexus UX 250h 2020 review

We find out if the new four-wheel drive Lexus UX 250h Takumi E-Four is the pick of Lexus' small SUV lineup
7 Oct 2020
New Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2020 review
Volkswagen Tiguan

New Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2020 review

We find out if the new Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid can be competitive in the tough hybrid SUV genre
2 Oct 2020
Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge R-Design: long-term test review
Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge R-Design: long-term test review

Second report: French trip shows off efficiency of Volvo XC40’s petrol engine
29 Sep 2020

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Honda Jazz vs Toyota Yaris
Hybrid cars

Honda Jazz vs Toyota Yaris

It's a battle for small hybrid supremacy as we test the Toyota Yaris against the Honda Jazz
28 Sep 2020
'Make plug-in hybrids work for their eco credentials'
Opinion

'Make plug-in hybrids work for their eco credentials'

Deputy editor John McIlroy thinks a smarter taxation and incentive system would make plug-in hybrid owners drive more efficiently
24 Sep 2020
New Kia Sorento HEV 2020 review
Kia Sorento

New Kia Sorento HEV 2020 review

The new Kia Sorento HEV combines a 1.6-litre petrol engine with an electric motor for 227bhp, but is it the pick of the range?
23 Sep 2020
New Range Rover Velar PHEV launched with 33-mile electric range
Land Rover Range Rover Velar

New Range Rover Velar PHEV launched with 33-mile electric range

Land Rover has given the Range Rover Velar an update, with a new plug-in hybrid powertrain and an improved infotainment system
23 Sep 2020
New MINI Countryman PHEV 2020 review
MINI Countryman

New MINI Countryman PHEV 2020 review

The MINI Countryman PHEV gets a mild facelift and an interior tech boost
23 Sep 2020
New Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid 2020 review
Porsche Panamera

New Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid 2020 review

The revised Porsche Panamera range gains a new longer-range plug-in 4S E-Hybrid variant
22 Sep 2020
New Kia Ceed Sportswagon PHEV 2020 review
Kia Ceed Sportswagon

New Kia Ceed Sportswagon PHEV 2020 review

The new Kia Ceed Sportswagon PHEV gets the Niro’s plug-in hybrid running gear, but does it improve the compact estate’s appeal?
9 Sep 2020
New Land Rover Defender P400e plug-in hybrid joins range
Land Rover Defender

New Land Rover Defender P400e plug-in hybrid joins range

The plug-in Land Rover Defender P400e model becomes the new range-topper, while four-cylinder diesels have been replaced by straight-six options
8 Sep 2020
New Jeep Renegade 4xe hybrid 2020 review
Road tests

New Jeep Renegade 4xe hybrid 2020 review

The new Jeep Renegade 4xe looks to combine hybrid efficiency with off-road prowess
4 Sep 2020
New 2020 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid offroader arrives
Jeep Wrangler

New 2020 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid offroader arrives

Jeep has expanded its electrified car portfolio with a new, PHEV version of the Wrangler 
3 Sep 2020
New Renault Captur Hybrid 2020 review
Road tests

New Renault Captur Hybrid 2020 review

We find out if the hybrid Renault Captur E-Tech can justify its price premium over that standard Captur.
2 Sep 2020
New Renault Clio Hybrid 2020 review
Renault Clio Hatchback

New Renault Clio Hybrid 2020 review

Renault launches an eco rival to take on Honda and Toyota’s electrified superminis, but can the Clio Hybrid deliver?
2 Sep 2020
BMW X5 xDrive45e: long-term test review
Long-term tests

BMW X5 xDrive45e: long-term test review

First report: BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid is a surprise hit
27 Aug 2020
New 2020 Porsche Panamera facelift reshuffles range
Porsche Panamera

New 2020 Porsche Panamera facelift reshuffles range

Porsche has tweaked its Panamera in a new facelift with design tweaks plus improvements to petrol and plug-in hybrid powertrains
26 Aug 2020
New Kia Sorento plug-in hybrid models join the range
Kia Sorento

New Kia Sorento plug-in hybrid models join the range

Mix of 1.6-litre petrol engine and electric motor promises 261bhp for the Kia Sorento but the lowest emissions of the range
26 Aug 2020
Land Rover Discovery Sport range boosted by 2020 updates
Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV

Land Rover Discovery Sport range boosted by 2020 updates

Mild hybrid diesel engines improved infotainment and a hot R-Dynamic S model boost the Land Rover Discovery Sport range...
25 Aug 2020
2020 Range Rover Evoque gains mild hybrid diesels and infotainment upgrades
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUV

2020 Range Rover Evoque gains mild hybrid diesels and infotainment upgrades

The Range Rover Evoque Range has been expanded and improved with the latest infotainment tech and new electrified diesel options...
25 Aug 2020
New Mercedes A 250 e 2020 review
Mercedes A-Class Hatchback

New Mercedes A 250 e 2020 review

Does the plug-in Mercedes A 250 e have more going for it than claimed economy of over 250mpg and low emissions?
21 Aug 2020
New Volvo XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4 arrives 
Volvo XC40

New Volvo XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4 arrives 

New Volvo XC40 T4 PHEV option sits below the existing T5 and achieves 134.5mpg, while new mild hybrid options join the range, too
20 Aug 2020
Volvo S60 T8 Twin Engine: long-term test review
Volvo S60 Saloon

Volvo S60 T8 Twin Engine: long-term test review

Fourth report: lockdown gives our Volvo S60 T8 Recharge PHEV a chance to strut its electric stuff
13 Aug 2020
Next-generation Nissan Qashqai spied ahead of 2020 launch
Nissan Qashqai

Next-generation Nissan Qashqai spied ahead of 2020 launch

Our spy photographers have spotted the new Nissan Qashqai during its development programme – although it’s still wearing heavy camo
13 Aug 2020
New Toyota Yaris 2020 review
Toyota Yaris Hatchback

New Toyota Yaris 2020 review

The new hybrid-only Toyota Yaris supermini is a serious rival for the Ford Fiesta
11 Aug 2020
New 2020 BMW 545e PHEV: specs, details and prototype drive
BMW 5 Series

New 2020 BMW 545e PHEV: specs, details and prototype drive

The facelifted BMW 5 Series gets a new six-cylinder plug-in hybrid 545e option, and we’ve been for a short spin to get a feel for the new drivetrain
11 Aug 2020
New Mercedes E 300 e 2020 review
Mercedes E-Class Saloon

New Mercedes E 300 e 2020 review

The Mercedes E-Class executive saloon has a mid-life update – we try the plug-in 300 e petrol version
10 Aug 2020
Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid vs electric cars: which electrified vehicle is right for you
Tips & advice

Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid vs electric cars: which electrified vehicle is right for you

Should you buy a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric car? We examine the pros and cons of today’s electrified powertrains.
1 Aug 2020
New 2020 Toyota Yaris supermini to cost from £19,910 in the UK
Toyota Yaris

New 2020 Toyota Yaris supermini to cost from £19,910 in the UK

UK prices and specs for the new Toyota Yaris supermini have been revealed, with first deliveries expected in September
31 Jul 2020
New DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 2020 review
DS 7 Crossback SUV

New DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 2020 review

The upmarket DS 7 Crossback E-Tense is the French brand’s first plug-in hybrid
29 Jul 2020