Road Tests

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Showcasing an all-new platform and high power technologies, Richard Gooding discovers the Ioniq 5 redefines Hyundai as a very serious maker of electric cars that combine bold style and impressive substance

BMW i4 eDrive40 M Sport

The i3 and the iX may feature most in BMW electric car headlines, but with more conventional looks and an undeniably driver-focused powertrain, Richard Gooding finds that the i4 could be one of the best and understated electric cars on the market

Kia EV6 GT-Line

Featuring a high-tech platform with ultra-rapid charging capabilities usually reserved for more expensive cars, as well as long ranges, the Kia EV6 brings with it the dawn of a new era for the South Korean company. Richard Gooding samples the newcomer which ushers in Kia’s bold, and brave, new age

First Drive: Porsche Taycan

The Taycan is Porsche’s first all-electric production model, and Richard Gooding finds that it sets a high bar for cars offering a blend of luxurious comfort with an engaging driving experience

First Drive: Toyota Proace City Electric

Building on the strengths of the diesel-engined Proace City, Toyota has launched an electric version of its compact LCV. Using a proven powertrain and platform, Richard Gooding finds its practicality, refinement and good on-road manners mean it’s ready for business

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Launching its EV ambitions with a model which plays on a heritage nameplate is a bold move, but, as Richard Gooding discovers, the Mustang Mach-E has little in common with Fords of yesterday, and it heralds an adventurous new era for the company

Peugeot e-2008 GT Premium

 

Sharing much of its technology with the 2021 GreenFleet Vehicle of the Year, the Peugeot e-2008 adds more practicality to the same efficiency and long range mix, Richard Gooding discovers

Vauxhall Vivaro-e Elite 3100 75kWh

Winner of the GreenFleet 2021 LCV Manufacturer of the Year award, Vauxhall has completed its family of electric light commercial vehicles. Based on the popular Vivaro, Richard Gooding finds out how the zero-emission Vivaro-e stacks up

First Drive: Volkswagen ID 4 Pro Performance 77kWh

 

The ID 4 is the first ‘global’ electric Volkswagen. Expected to play a starring role in VW’s new electric era, Richard Gooding finds it to be a car with spacious appeal
 
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Renault Captur E-Tech Plug-in Hybrid

 

New looks, a more upmarket feel and hybrid technology update Renault’s popular small crossover. Richard Gooding discovers if they make the French SUV worth plugging in to

Fiat 500e La Prima

 

Evolution rather than revolution is often the name of the game, but Fiat has reinvented its 500 for the electric age. Richard Gooding finds that the Italian city car is perfect for such a re-birth

First Drive: Citroën e-C4

 

Citroën's first mainstream electric model brings a new take to the family hatchback sector. Richard Gooding finds a car with a distinctive, different and comfortable character

Lexus UX 300e

 

A leader in electrification for the past 15 years, Lexus has put its first all-electric foot forward with the UX 300e. Richard Gooding finds that the company has developed a highly usable premium compact SUV

First Drive: Vauxhall Mokka-e

 

The Mokka is Vauxhall's latest model to undergo an all-electric transformation. Using a proven powertrain, Richard Gooding discovers its ground-up reinvention is much more than skin deep