A little disclaimer before we start this article. I don’t consider myself an environmentalist and I don’t constantly talk about things like sustainability or my carbon footprint. As a lifelong gearheard, I’m also not one of those who feels like every drop of fuel burned in the name of fun is a crime. Nor am
The practical reasons against electric are disappearing – and now councils are stepping in to help This feels like one of the “You’re the expert” questions that appear in Guardian Money every week. I have an old-ish petrol-fuelled car, sitting parked outside my terraced home, which I use only at weekends. And I have a
Volkswagen may have been a little late to the game for crossovers in the US, but it’s done a commendable job of catching up with offerings like the new Atlas and redesigned Tiguan. But the automaker has no intention of falling behind when it comes to electric vehicles. We sat down with Volkswagen Group North
Leasing costs of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have fallen throughout 2018 according to data experts at Cap HPI. The study looked at five of the best-selling models in the UK and discovered that monthly lease costs had fallen by 9.5% on average. The UK’s best-selling electric car, the Nissan Leaf saw monthly lease values fall
Volkswagen e-Golf – long-term test: is the family hatchback still one of the best when it’s electrified?
It is fair to say that the regular Volkswagen Golf is one of the best all-round buys – competitively priced when new and holding its value well. Does ditching an internal combustion engine make it a better day-to-day bet than a bespoke electric car? Our car: Volkswagen e-Golf List price when new: £32,730 (excluding PICG
The German plug-in electric car (PEV) market grew 23% in June, to 5,709 registrations, with plug-in hybrids (+25%) and fully electric cars (+21%) growing at a similar pace. In 2018, all-electrics are reaching 1% share, while plug-in hybrids have also grown their share to 1%, resulting in a total PEV share of 2%. But the
BY 2040, if the government gets its way, drivers looking for a new car will have a simple choice: buy an electric car or a hybrid car. The Volkswagen e-Golf and BMW i3 REX give a taste of things to come. The former is Britain’s best-known family hatchback first, and a pure-electric car second. It