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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The pioneering Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the golden goose that keeps on giving for the Japanese brand. When it was originally launched in 2014 it was perfectly timed to benefit from the boom in SUVs, the switch to greener cars and the incentives offered for plug-in hybrids, including exemption from …

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Bentley unveils “world’s first luxury hybrid”

World’s first luxury hybrid model, the Bentayga Hybrid

Bentley has taken the wraps off what’s claimed to be the world’s first luxury hybrid car, the Bentayga Hybrid. In Bentley’s first step towards full electrification, the plug-in hybrid model combines an advanced electric motor with a powerful and efficient V6 petrol engine. The Bentayga Hybrid will be the company’s …

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Heavens above! Range Rover Sport PHEV’s world first

Range Rover Sport PHEV Dragon Challenge

The new plug-in hybrid version of the Range Rover Sport has become the first vehicle to climb the stairs to one of China’s most famous landmarks – Heaven’s Gate. Driven by Le Mans class-winner and Panasonic Jaguar Racing reserve and test driver Ho-Pin Tung, it took a dizzying 99 turns …

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hits 100,000 milestone

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi’s game-changing Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid) has raced to 100,000 sales in Europe, just four years after its launch. Despite increasing competition in the plug-in segment, the SUV was the best-selling PHEV in Europe during 2015, 2016 and 2017, retaining the overall No 1 spot in the United Kingdom, Norway and …

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Volvo’s bold plan to go all electric

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

Every Volvo launched from 2019 will have an electric motor, it’s been announced. Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive of Volvo Cars, made the historic pledge, placing electrification at the core of the Chinese-owned company’s future business. For Volvo, it marks the end of an era of cars that have …

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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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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – review

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is rightly being billed as a “game-changer” because it’s no ordinary plug-in hybrid. This big five-seater SUV is a very clever bit of kit – in the right conditions it’s capable of 148mpg+, it’s a genuine 4×4 and it’s keenly priced. It may not seem special …

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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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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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