Audi A3 e-tron, Mitsubishi Outlander and BMW i3 plug-ins

Audi A3 e-tron vs BMW i3 & Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Plug-in cars promise great efficiency, but is Audi’s new A3 e-tron hybrid a better bet than range-extending i3 and Outlander? Eco-friendly plug-in models are slowly gaining in popularity, so it’s no real surprise that after decades of experimentation Audi has finally decided to jump on the petrol-electric bandwagon. The new A3 e-tron is based on

UK electric vehicle registrations UK (Image: Next Green Car)

Nissan LEAF most popular electric car in UK

Figures recently released show that the Nissan LEAF maintains its position as the most popular electric car or van in the UK, with at least 5,838 vehicles registered by the third quarter of 2014, representing over a third of all EV sales. The registration data also shows the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has made a

UK electric fleet passes 24,500 mark

With the recent announcement from Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) that 23,083 claims have been made through the Plug-in Car Grant scheme, the total number of electric cars and vans in the UK is about to exceed 24,500 vehicles for the first time. These figures are supported by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and

Mitsubishi go premium with Outlander GX5h

Sumptuous leather seats that are individually hand crafted, low level mood lighting, a sound system dynamically optimised with the vehicle’s interior acoustics and all-essential multiple USB charging ports are prerequisite in a luxury company car – and standard in the newly launched Outlander GX5h and GX5hs plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Externally the new models have

Tesla Model X (Image: Tesla)

Top 10 Electric Vehicles Coming Soon in 2015

Last year marked a big breakthrough for electric cars; the majority of major manufacturers invested heavily in developing electric drive-trains and subsequently added an array of appealing battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models to their rosters. By the end of 2014 there were over 17,000 plug-in cars and vans on UK roads with that

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Image: Yorkshire Times)

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – The Green SUV Is Here

I have previously reviewed a diesel-powered Outlander and came away impressed by its family-friendly credentials coupled with go-anywhere capabilities. It was also reasonably frugal for this type of vehicle, returning 40+ mpg over a week of mixed driving – not bad for a seven-seat, off-roader with an automatic gearbox. On test this week has been

Electric Car Recharging

Is now the time to buy an electric or hybrid car?

Best cars and options explored The future of driving appears to be electric, with Formula E in full effect, supercars adopting hybrid drive systems and range getting further all the time. Fuel powered engines may have their days numbered. But is it time to make the change to electric? Now that the big car manufacturers