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Long Termers: Volkswagen Passat Estate GTE

6 months ago / 0 comments

So the Passat has been regularly and dutifully plugged in (once I worked how how to get the fiddly grille flap open) and batteries replenished often. This gives about 20 miles of battery-only operation … Read More »

Long Termers: Volkswagen Passat Estate GTE

6 months ago / 0 comments

Now that Volkswagen is going crazy for electric, it seemed rude not to try one out for a while, so we will be testing a Passat Estate GTE for the next few months.

Long-Termers: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX4hS

3 years ago / 0 comments

In its time on our fleet, this plug-in hybrid SUV has proved a remarkably good big car at going the distance on electric. For once, the makers’ claims can be backed up by action. … Read More »

Long Termers: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GH4hS

4 years ago / 0 comments

So my advice would be to get a wallbox installed so you don’t end up with a draughty house. Some other interesting behavioural changes: even when on petrol I now drive ridiculously slowly. It’s … Read More »

First Drive: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

4 years ago / 0 comments

Thing is, with electric cars, we’ve heard all of this before. Every single one seems to be launched with the claim it is a ‘game changer’. The problem is it’s a game not many … Read More »

Long Termers: Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid SE Estate

4 years ago / 0 comments

With dog and kids to cart about, downsizing just isn’t an option for me, and even previous long term cars such as the 5 Series Touring and Q5 have on occasion felt a bit … Read More »

Long Termers: Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid SE Estate

4 years ago / 0 comments

However, I now have six months with Mercedes-Benz’s E-Class diesel hybrid, and even in the first couple of weeks things are looking up. What is initially striking is how much time it spends running … Read More »

First Drive: Renault ZOE

5 years ago / 0 comments

Now having been launched and with sales underway, it certainly it looks the part, with cute styling and a very well designed, high quality airy cabin. But the aesthetics are barely half the story, … Read More »