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EV spotlight

As we approach the 2030 deadline for petrol and diesel new cars, The Car Expert has all the latest news, advice and analysis on EVs

Like it or not, you won’t be able to buy a new petrol, diesel or regular hybrid car after 2030 in the UK. Your choice will be limited to fully electric or plug-in hybrid cars until 2035 – and then the plug-in hybrids will disappear from new car showrooms as well.

Here at The Car Expert, we don’t care whether your car is powered by petrol, diesel, electricity or fairy dust. We’re not going to tell you that an EV is better or worse than a petrol car, or that you should definitely buy one or definitely not buy one. What we want to do is make sure you understand the differences for buying, owning and driving an electric car so you can make the best decision for your needs.

Electric cars have improved enormously over the last few years, and many of the criticisms of EVs are no longer valid. But they’re not perfect – they just have different problems to petrol cars. There’s also a learning curve involved when you switch to an EV, regardless of how easy that salesperson makes it all sound. We’re here to help, with useful, practical and impartial advice about everything to do with electric cars.

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Living in a flat or a house with no off-street parking can cause some issues if you a looking to charge an electric car. Here’s our advice.

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Used car values are likely to keep falling all year, with EV prices falling faster than petrol cars, particularly in the second half of the year.

Electric cars – what’s on sale and what’s coming in 2024?

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Latest EV Expert Ratings

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The electric Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV is an upmarket family car with a long battery range, excellent infotainment, and an eye-watering price tag.

MG Cyberster

The all-electric MG Cyberster is seriously fast and surprisingly practical, but it is not the driver's car reviewers were hoping it would be.

Renault Scenic E-Tech

The Renault Scenic has returned as a family-sized SUV running on electric power, but reviewers take issue with the car's rear visibility.

Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer has returned as a practical battery-powered SUV, but how will it fare in an already crowded electric SUV market?

Mini Countryman

Spacious and fun to drive - the new Mini Countryman is a well-rounded SUV that is also available with electric power for the first time.

Mini Aceman

The Mini Aceman is an electric crossover with boxy looks that is set to join the ever competitive small battery-powered SUV category.

Latest EV news and reviews

New electric Ford Capri coupé-SUV revealed

Ford has revived one of its old nameplates for a new family-sized electric SUV that shares its foundations with the similar Volkswagen ID.5.

Electric MG Cyberster sports car now on sale

The battery-powered MG Cyberster coupé is now available to order in the UK, with the first customer deliveries expected in August.

Citroën Ami range bolstered by top-spec ‘Peps’ trim

Citroën has unveiled a new 'Peps' trim for its electric Ami quadricycle, which the brand says is a "sporty version with urban ruggedness."

Polestar 3 now available with rear-wheel drive

The electric Polestar 3 SUV range has been bolstered with a new single-motor rear-wheel drive option that offers a longer battery range.

Compact Hyundai Inster EV unveiled

Hyundai has unveiled its new Inster EV, which is set to rival the likes of the Dacia Spring at the budget end of the electric car market.

Renault Scenic E-Tech

The Renault Scenic has returned as a family-sized SUV running on electric power, but reviewers take issue with the car's rear visibility.