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Toyota Mirai review

Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car

We test the Toyota Mirai – a pioneering zero-emission car of the future… that’s here now. Toyota led the march of the hybrids when it launched the first generation Prius in 1997. It took until 2000 before it went on sale in the UK and the rest is history. Hybrids, …

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Switch to electric and save

Renault ZOE home charging

How you could save £750 per year in tax and fuel by ditching your petrol or diesel car and switching to an electric vehicle… British motorists are missing out on savings of almost £24.5 billion every year by not taking advantage of ultra low emission motoring, according to new research. …

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Toyota’s 50-year UK milestone

Toyota's 50th anniversary

Japanese car giant Toyota celebrates half a century in the UK. Toyota has sold almost three million vehicles in Britain – a far cry from its modest entry to the UK car market way back in 1965. The Corona wasn’t big, it wasn’t flashy, but it was the first Toyota …

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First drive – Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi adds a touch of class to the fast-growing PHEV sector with the launch of the A3 e-tron. It may not look it, but rarely has a new Audi lived up to the company’s “Vorsprung durch Technik” (Advancement through Technology) slogan as the new A3 Sportback e-tron. Audi’s first ever …

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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron - Audi's first plug-in hybrid

Meet Audi’s first plug-in hybrid, capable of 176mpg – and 137mph. A hybrid version of Audi’s 2014 World Car of the Year will be available to order from August, priced from £34,950. First UK customer deliveries of the long-awaited five-door hatchback are expected in January 2015. The e-tron combines a …

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“New” Cayenne debuts

2014 Porsche Cayenne

Spot the difference – Porsche releases the first pictures of the refreshed new Cayenne. Meet the new Cayenne – a car that’s evolving in true Porsche style. And it needs all the help it can get because it’s competing against the Audi Q7, Range Rover Sport, BMW X5 and X6. …

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Prius in Nürburgring record

Toyota Prius sets Nürburgring record

Toyota’s best-selling Prius hybrid sets 698 mpg fuel economy bechmark at 12.9-mile speed track. Most manufacturers head to Germany’s famed Nürburgring to set speed records – Toyota decided to do it their way… Toyota turned tradition on its head when they took their Prius Plug-in hybrid to the track, setting …

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Stars ‘love’ Porsche 918 Spyder

Maria Sharapova and Mark Webber with a Porsche 918 Spyder

Racing driver Mark Webber chauffeurs tennis icon Maria Sharapova to top tennis party. Mark Webber and Maria Sharapova arrived in style for the glamorous Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Pre-Wimbledon Party in London. The works Porsche Le Mans driver drove Sharapova in a 918 Spyder – the most powerful Porsche road …

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Toyota’s hybrid milestone

Toyota Auris Hybrid Touring Sports

Japanese car giant Toyota celebrates sales of 100,000 hybrids in the UK. It’s hard to believe, but Toyota launched its first generation Prius on October 19, 2000. Now, 14 years on, 100,000 Toyota hybrids have been sold in the UK. So it’s fitting that the landmark car was a British-built …

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VW Golf GTE plug-in hybrid revealed

Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid

Volkswagen has taken the wraps off its new hot hatch hybrid. VW claim the GTE will combine “the benefits of electric mobility with the dynamics of a Golf GTI”. The new Golf is now available in five drive types – petrol, diesel, electric, hybrid and natural gas (not in the …

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