electric car

An electric car is a vehicle propelled by one or more electric motors, using electrical energy stored in rechargeable batteries.

What is the future of diesel cars in the UK?

The Volkswagen Affair has cast a spotlight on diesel cars and their pollution, and led to calls for diesels to be banned. But what's it really all about?

Audi A3 e-tron review

What is it? Plug-in hybrid version of Audi's A3 Sportback. Key features: Electric powertrain, low running costs, strong performance.

Green technologies in new cars

With more car makers producing green vehicles, expect to see more hybrids, renewable energy and some potentially game-changing technology.

Nissan’s 1 billion km race for LEAF owners

Since its launch in 2010, Nissan has been recording the total distance covered by every one of its LEAF models on the road. The LEAF is Nissan's first 100% electric car and the mission is to reach 1 billion kilometres driven by the owners of their cars (sponsored post).

How the electric car has progressed through the years

Most people do not realise that the electric car actually pre-dates the petrol car. And as oil prices keep going up and EV technology improves, electric cars could once again outsell petrol and diesel cars, just like they did a hundred years ago.

The top five electric vehicles in the United Kingdom

Electric vehicles are big talk at the moment. Whether the decision to go electric is to lower your environmental impact (debatable), or reduce expenditure on fuel and running costs, electric vehicles are gradually becoming a mainstream consideration.

Can the BMW i3 save the electric car industry?

Electric car sales have been shocking, but can the new BMW i3 turn things around for the industry? The Car Expert looks at the challenges it faces.

Owning an electric vehicle in London: the pros and cons

An electric vehicle has many advantages in London, but there are a few issues as well. Milania Franko looks at some of the pros and cons involved in electric car ownership.

The electric car is finally here, but is it worth it?

The electric car is finally starting to hit the road, but how does it compare with a regular hybrid, and what's a plug-in hybrid? The Car Expert explains.

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