Road Tests

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

First drive: Tesla Model 3 Performance

In the offing since 2003, the Model 3 is the smallest and most affordable Tesla yet. With similar range and performance hallmarks as its more expensive siblings, does it have what it takes to revolutionise the electric car market, and has the wait been worthwhile? Richard Gooding finds out

Road Test: Hyundai Nexo Premium SE


The Nexo marks the arrival of Hyundai’s second-generation fuel cell technology. Richard Gooding finds it an impressive and potentially long-range zero-emission contender

Jaguar I-PACE


Its sporty performance, zero tailpipe emissions, long range, and premium-brand style has ensured the Jaguar I-PACE has made a big impact on the zero-emission car market

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First Drive: LEVC TX Vista


The black cab is a London icon, and like all the best icons, it’s undergone a reinvention. Fresher and cleaner, Richard Gooding takes a ride in the zero-emissions capable LEVC TX