Road Tests

Volkswagen ID 3

The Volkswagen ID 3 arrived with a fanfare in 2020, as the company's first bespoke electric car. Recently revised, Richard Gooding discovers the latest version of VW's electric hatchback is usefully improved. 

First Drive: Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo

The ID Buzz is Volkswagen’s first commercial vehicle built on its Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) platform which underpins the ID passenger car family, and Richard Gooding discovers style, range and refinement to match.

First Drive: BYD Dolphin

Fleet EV enthusiasts may recall the BYD name from the little-seen e6 of a decade ago, but with a new family of electric cars, the company is serious about cracking the UK market. Richard Gooding drives the Dolphin and finds an impressive small EV which is focused on value, design and on-board technology.

Kia Soul EV

Among the first ‘modern’ EVs to win fans with UK fleet drivers, the Soul EV heralded Kia’s electric vehicle ambitions. Richard Gooding finds the second-generation model blends the distinctive style of that first car with added practicality, and perhaps most importantly, range

Citroën E-C4 X

Citroën is drawing on its idiosyncratic and comfort-orientated past for its new e-C4 X. Richard Gooding sees if the niche-busting and all-electric French newcomer can combine appealing qualities of both the past and the present

Nissan Ariya

Following the huge success of the Leaf, Nissan’s newest EV, the Ariya has a tough act to follow. Richard Gooding discovers if the all-electric crossover impresses

First Drive: Iveco eDaily

The Iveco eDaily has been reborn with a new modular battery set-up and a vast array of configurations. Richard Gooding sees if the large van delivers

Kia Niro EV

The Niro is Kia’s second most popular car, and its original hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric model format made the first generation popular and appealing to fleet drivers. Richard Gooding finds that Kia has wisely built on the strengths of that original car to create a new version, updated with new looks and technology

BMW iX5 Hydrogen

Over the past decade, BMW has firmly established itself as a significant manufacturer of electric vehicles, but with an eye on the needs of an evolving zero-emission transport landscape, has developed a hydrogen-powered version of its popular X5 SUV. Richard Gooding discovers that the highly developed prototype offers much to fleets, providing the fuelling infrastructure is in place

Renault Pro+ Kangoo E-Tech Electric

Building on its rich electric light commercial vehicle heritage, Renault Pro+ has introduced an all-new zero-emission version of the Kangoo. Richard Gooding discovers a more accommodating and more powerful vehicle with much fleet appeal

MG5 EV

With its practicality and long range capability, the MG5 EV has been a favourite with fleet drivers since it first appeared in 2020. Now, there’s an updated model with a new look and on-board technological innovations. Richard Gooding finds out if these new features affect the core of what made the old model popular

Genesis GV60

Premium car maker Genesis has arrived in Europe and sets out its ground-up electric vehicle stall with the GV60. Richard Gooding finds the newcomer offers convincing comfort, luxury and technology

Toyota Professional Proace Electric

Building on the success of its ICE-engined light commercial family, Richard Gooding finds that Toyota’s addition of a proven, all-electric powertrain and platform boosts the Proace’s practical appeal

BMW iX

 

As witnessed by the i3, BMW has history in blazing EV trails, and Richard Gooding finds that the iX all-electric SUV is another important car for the brand