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What’s different about the Nissan Juke’s hybrid motor?

The Nissan Juke has finally gained a hybrid option, but this efficient drivetrain is anything but a typical hybrid.

Tyre markings explained

Buying tyres can seem like trying to understand a foreign language. Our helpful tyre guide explains all the key markings you need to know.

To key or not to key?

It’s a popular feature on many new cars, but is keyless car technology opening up security problems for owners? (sponsored)

Driver assistance systems explained

Don’t know you ACC from your LKAS? We’ve got you covered with our guide to driver assistance systems.

How accurate is your car speedometer?

Have you noticed that your car speedometer sometimes reads faster than your satnav says? It's very common. Find out why this happens.

Over-the-air software updates: how do they work?

With more and more car manufacturers introducing over-the-air (OTA) software updates, we break down what these updates are and how they work.

Preparing to go electric? You’ll need an app or two

Are you considering buying an EV? From intuitive apps to supplier subscriptions, we show you how to make the most of your new all-electric purchase.

Proof positive from Tusker

Salary sacrifice provider Tusker has been carbon neutral for 11 years, but has now jumped forward into ‘positive’ territory.

Charge for a charge: Where can I power up my EV?

Keeping your electric car topped up and ready for the road is best done at home, but if you’re out and about, what are your options?

Which car company will be the first to hit 1 million EV sales?

Together with Moneyshake, we reveal the top ten brands racing to 1 million EV sales – who will win and who is falling behind? (sponsored)

Still a place for petrol engines, says Mazda

Mazda believes petrol and diesel engines still have a future role alongside EVs, especially if they are powered by renewable fuels.

When is a 4×4 not a 4×4?

What is the difference between 4x4, 4WD and AWD? What is a 'faux-by-four'? And how good will your SUV really be in the snow?

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