Road Tests

First Drive: LEVC VN5


Based on the electrified plug-in TX taxi, the VN5 marks the arrival of the London Electric Vehicle Company's first commercial vehicle. Richard Gooding discovers if it delivers on efficiency and practicality

Road test: Ford Modeo Estate Vignale Hybrid

Among a barrage of SUVs, the Ford Mondeo resolutely stands its family car ground. Ahead of big electrification plans, Richard Gooding discovers that the addition of an estate body style to the Mondeo’s hybrid range expands Ford’s electrified reach a little practically further

First Drive: Volkswagen Passat GTE

Before the arrival of the new all-electric model era, Volkswagen has freshened up the plug-in hybrid version of its mid-size Passat. Richard Gooding finds that a longer all-electric range is just one of the benefits

Vauxhall Combo Cargo Sportive


Richard Gooding finds that the latest Vauxhall Combo Cargo embraces new powertrain technology and design to become more efficient, refined and practical

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Toyota Camry Excel


The Toyota Camry returns to the UK with a hybrid-only powertrain. Stately and serene, Richard Gooding finds that Toyota’s spacious saloon is a quietly understated and economical machine

Ford Transit Trend Double Cab-in-Van

Richard Gooding discovers that the re-engineered Ford Transit debuts segment-first mild-hybrid technology and has undergone a strict lightweight diet for improved efficiency

Road Test: Kia e-Niro 64kWh

Kia’s second all-electric car, the e-Niro completes the electrified Niro range of models. Richard Gooding discovers that the new arrival is an affordable and practical long-range machine

Ford Transit Custom Limited PHEV

Plug-in hybrid technology tested in real world trials has resulted in Ford’s first electrified light commercial vehicle. Richard Gooding finds out how the Transit Custom PHEV debuts segment-first plug-in tech for both maximum usability and zero-emission running