Nissan Ariya EV Evolve​
Jan13

Nissan Ariya EV Evolve​

Nissan invented the crossover and was an electric car pioneer so can its eagerly awaited all-electric incarnation, the Ariya, live up to expectations writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? More than 15 years ago, the carmaker Nissan replaced its humble Almera hatchback with the Qashqai, a car that would prove to be a phenomenal sales success and spawn a host of rivals. Research by Nissan had revealed how motorists didn’t like the poor...

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Renault Mégane E-Tech EV60
Nov16

Renault Mégane E-Tech EV60

Renault’s new electric car is a tempting, eye-catching car with lots of clever tech features — and a touch of Gallic flair writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? This week’s test car, the Renault Mégane E-Tech, caused quite a stir and it seemed no age group was immune to its charm. Everyone from random passersby to teenage girls had something to say about the striking exterior Is it a looker? With concept-car looks and a very...

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Mercedes-Benz EQE 350+
Nov16

Mercedes-Benz EQE 350+

The EQE is a fine scaled-down EQS with a smaller price tag but the cost might be a stretch too far for E-Class owners wishing to embrace eco-friendly motoring writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? In April 2016, the US comedy TV show Saturday Night Live featured a parody advertisement for a new Mercedes-Benz  “AA-Class”. Revealed by Julia Louis-Dreyfus of Seinfeld and Veep fame, it was the first fully electric luxury saloon powered...

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Polestar 2
Nov08

Polestar 2

The Swedish art of balanced living is perfectly expressed by the new Polestar 2 writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Television may portray Sweden as a bleak nation in perpetual darkness but, from Abba to Ikea, we can’t get enough of all things Swedish. Eager to be added to the illustrious list of Swedish success stories is Polestar, an all-electric performance car maker. Spawned from Volvo and the Chinese company Geely, the...

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 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+
Aug27

 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+

Driving the sublime Mercedes-Benz EQS is a joy but with a price tag of up to €180,000 is the maker’s flagship all-electric car really worth it? What is it? Something unusual happens when you drive the new Mercedes Benz EQS: complete strangers want to peer inside it, passers-by swarm you with mobile phones and the curiosity around it is unmatched by anything I have tested lately. The EQS is Mercedes’ new flagship...

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Hyundai IONIQ 5
Feb24

Hyundai IONIQ 5

Suzanne Keane gets behind the wheel of Hyundai’s  sharply styled all-electric IONIQ5 Why you will like it? Family-sized crossover E.V. that has a range of up to 481km. Is it a looker? The IONIQ 5 is certainly futuristic looking. Hyundai say it celebrates clean lines and minimalistic structures and there really isn’t anything unnecessary on the exterior. On first impressions, it appeared to look like an “Electric Car” from a Lego...

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