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Premium petrol and premium diesel - do they work and are they worth it?

Premium diesel and petrol – do they work?

Do premium diesel and premium unleaded petrol give you extra performance and economy, and are they worth it? The Car Expert investigates.
Volkswagen Golf GTE facelift 2017 (The Car Expert)

Volkswagen Golf GTE gets more kit for less cash

Volkswagen has updated the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid hatch to bring it in line with the rest of the range. And it has increased kit while reducing the price.
Kia has unveiled two new plug-in hybrids at the Geneva Motor Show 2017: the Niro and Optima Sportswagon

Kia adds new plug-in hybrids to EV range

Kia unveiled two new additions to its hybrid family at the Geneva motor show; both the Niro and Optima Sportswagon will be available as plug-in hybrids.
Electric, hydrogen fuel cell and low emission vehicles

Will tax changes switch off electric growth?

British motorists have some 83 different low-emission cars and vans to choose – but they need more incentives to switch from petrol and diesel alternatives.
Diesel car exhaust

Has the High Court killed diesel cars in the UK?

This week's high court ruling that the government's air pollution policies are inadequate could have major ramifications for the UK automotive landscape.
Volkswagen I.D.

Paris show – I.D. sparks ‘greatest change in VW history’

Volkswagen has unveiled the I.D. at the Paris Motor Show and pledged itself to an electric future, selling one million electric cars by the year 2025.
Volkswagen e-up!

New Volkswagen electric city car charges in

The all-electric Volkswagen e-up! is now available to order in the UK, bolstering the model range of the acclaimed city car beyond the facelifted petrol versions already on sale.
London pollution will theoretically be reduced when the ULEZ arrives in 2019

How will London’s new pollution laws affect you?

The introduction of London's new Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) could be brought forward to 2019, which may affect used car buyers right now.
Tesla Model 3, due in 2018

Can Tesla really change the world?

Could the Tesla Model 3 transform the electric vehicle (EV) industry the same way that the Ford Model T transformed motoring 100 years ago?

PSA’s ‘real world’ tests reveal MPG flaws

PSA Group has fulfilled a promise to publish ‘real world’ fuel consumption tests for its cars – and revealed the glaring inaccuracy of the industry-standard tests.

How China will decide what your next car looks like

Key aspects of your next car could be the way they are because of what customers want in China. That's if you actually own a car at all.
BMW i3 and Range Extender

BMW’s i3 stretches electric range

BMW is upgrading its i3 electric car with major battery changes. Turning them from 60Ah to 94Ah units, which will boost the range by more than 50 per cent.
Tesla Model 3

Tesla unveils its electric game-changer

US-based electric manufacturer Tesla has unveiled its ‘most affordable car’ yet – the Model 3 – its ‘most affordable car’ yet.

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...
Volkswagen VW diesel TDI BlueMotion EA189 scandal 3

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?
Smartphone driving apps

Best driving apps 2014

Apps are beginning to change the way we drive. Not only can you get navigation directions on your smartphone, but you can access the latest traffic information and even find out how economical your driving is through different apps. Luke Dodd looks at some of the best driving apps currently around.
Potholes and politics - motoring in the UK (The Car Expert)

The political parties talk about motoring

Auto Express asked the 4 UK political parties for their plans to improve roads and help drivers. But they were rubbish so here's our ideas.
Petrol prices vary greatly around the world

Fuel for thought: petrol prices around the world

How do petrol prices in the UK compare with the rest of the world? We look at the cost of filling up your car around the globe. Where do you think will be the most expensive, and where will be the cheapest?
Mercedes-Benz's electric car range

How the electric car has progressed through the years

The electric car actually predates the petrol car, and it could eventually replace it as well. We explore the history of EVs - and predict their future.
BMW i8 2014 wallpaper | The Car Expert

What to expect in 2014

As we bid farewell to the year that was 2013 and look ahead to 2014, The Car Expert’s superstar guest blogger Rodney J. Pilkington presents the cars and automotive news to look out for, and his predictions for the year ahead...
The Vauxhall Ampera and Chevrolet Volt are twin electric vehicles

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.
BMW i3 in front of Tower Bridge in London

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.
Are diesel cars suitable for city driving? The Car Expert #AskTCE

Are diesel cars suitable for city driving?

One of the most frequent questions submitted to TheCarExpert.co.uk is "Are diesel cars suitable for city driving?" Well, find out here...

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Porsche Cayenne Coupe to target BMW X6

Porsche now has an answer to sporty SUV rivals with swept back body styles in its Cayenne Coupe, on the road in May at prices from £62K.