plug-in hybrid

A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) uses rechargeable batteries and is recharged by plugging it in to an external source of power.

MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid to launch in 2017

The first MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid will launch in 2017, part of the second-generation SUV range, which will also be offered with conventional engines.

Special edition Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Juro

Mitsubishi has launched a special edition of its big-selling Outlander PHEV called the Juro, as it celebrates a milestone in plug-in hybrid sales.

£34K price-tag for VW’s plug-in Passat

Volkswagen is launching the first plug-in hybrid version of its fleet-favourite Passat, the GTE, with a 166mpg fuel economy figure and 39g/km emissions.

Hyundai prices Ioniq electric trio from £20K

Hyundai has announced prices for its forthcoming Ioniq – the first car offered with three choices of electric-based powertrain.

Prius Plug-in gets efficiency boost

Toyota’s second-generation plug-in hybrid Prius, unveiled at the New York International Auto Show, promises significant improvements in electric performance over its predecessor. The new car has a quoted EV-only driving range of up to 31 miles, twice that of the Mk1 version, with maximum speeds of up to 84mph in EV mode. The full battery charge time has been cut significantly to two hours 20 minut...

Geneva – Kia plugs in to new markets

The global unveiling of the Optima Sportswagon leads a trio of Kia debuts at Geneva that the brand’s believes will significantly widen its market share.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2016 review

Mid-life facelift of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUV brings changes to styling and specification, along with greater refinement.

Volkswagen Golf GTE review

The Volkswagen Golf GTE is more sensible in the real world than the fully-electric e-Golf, and for company car drivers the tax savings will appeal.

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.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a plug-in hybrid SUV. It offers strong eco credentials and major tax savings for fleet users.

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.

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