Jeremy Clarkson: The Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid proves there are too many drawbacks to going green


Jeremy Clarkson says the plug-in Audi Q5 does nothing to change his mind about electric and hybrid cars.
Sales of new plug-in cars surge by more than a fifth in 2019

Electric car sales surged in 2019


2020 is already being heralded as a breakthrough year for electric cars, after new figures showed plug-in demand surged in the last 12 months.

Audi's big electric and plug-in hybrid push


Audi has kept most of its expansive electric car plans under wraps. Now, though, we have a clear idea of just what the car maker has on the way.

Petrol & diesel cars could be banned in UK by 2035


Transport secretary Grant Shapps has suggested the government could soon accelerate plans to ban new petrol and diesel cars in the UK.

MPs: drivers must give up cars to hit CO2 targets


UK motorists may be encouraged to stop using their cars so the UK can meet its emissions targets, cross-party MPs have suggested.
Jeremy Clarkson: the hybrid Mercedes-Benz S-Class is like a private jet with number plates

Jeremy Clarkson on the Mercedes S-Class PHEV


For his latest Sunday Times review, Jeremy Clarkson has tested a humble-by-JC-standards hybrid car: the plug-in Mercedes-Benz S-Class limousine.

Plug-in London taxi now comes as a panel van, too


The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is no longer exclusively a manufacturer of London's iconic black cab — it now makes a panel van, too.
Three quarters of electric car owners use extension leads to charge their cars

Many EV car owners charging their cars dangerously


A majority of plug-in hybrid and electric car owners are dangerously recharging their cars, an electrical safety charity has discovered.
Toyota will let you use its hybrid tech royalty-free

Toyota drops royalty fees for electric car tech


By dropping the royalties on nearly 24,000 patents, Toyota hopes other car makers can accelerate their development of new electric cars.
Electric cars could have cost parity with petrol and diesel cars by 2024

Electric cars to cost same as petrol ones by 2024


According to analysis by the advisory firm Deloitte, pure-electric cars should have price parity with petrol and diesel cars by 2024.

Plug-in hybrid subsidy scrapped from today


The government has scrapped the plug-in hybrid car grant early, after a demand spike saw the subsidised sales cap hit in just eight days.
2018 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid review

2018 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid review


WE'RE USED to “everything” politicians who promise all things to everyone. Now get ready for everything cars that offer a whole range of...
The Motor Awards 2018: Vote for the best Green Car of the Year

Motor Awards: Vote for the best Green Car


Voting is open in The Sunday Times Motor Awards 2018. Here is a rundown of the Green Car of the Year contenders.