High voltage: all Volvos will be hybrid or pure-electric from 2019


Volvo says all the cars it launches from 2019 will be hybrid or electric, with the phasing out of vehicles powered solely by combustion engines.
Car market surges as private buyers plug in

Car market surges as private buyers plug in


Private buyers are continuing to fuel a surge in new car sales. After a record year for new registrations in 2016 when sales rose by 2.3 per cent
First Drive Review: 2017 Toyota Prius Plug-in

First Drive Review: 2017 Toyota Prius Plug-in


Toyota has been watching the recent commotion around diesel, which we now all know is the fuel of the devil, with some interest, not least
Hyundai Ioniq hybrid first drive review by The Sunday Times Driving

First Drive review: Hyundai Ioniq hybrid


If you can hear a faint whining and whistling in the background, don’t start Googling tinnitus and resist the urge to waggle your fingers in your...

Extended test: Audi and BMW plug-in hybrid cars


Plug-in hybrid cars are catching on. Sales are soaring, up five times since 2014, although admittedly that’s like saying sales of ice cream in the...
Points

Letters of the week, January 24


This week: child seats, stop-start engines, plug-in hybrids, vehicle tax and clamping
BMW i8 Spyder

Car of the Week: 2017 BMW i8 Spyder


German car maker BMW has confirmed it will show a convertible version of the i8 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which takes place next month...
Mitsu

Dom Joly review: 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV


Mitsubishi. Just mentioning the name sends a curious shiver through our household...
Jean-Pierre Diernaz interview about Nissan electric cars

Interview: Nissan's electric car chief on new Leaf...


If the Frankfurt motor show is anything to go by, plug-in cars are still very much part of car makers' plans for the near future. In fact, after Tesla...
What is a plug-in hybrid

Driving Green: What are plug-in hybrid cars?


The problem with conventional hybrids is that they rely largely on an internal combustion engine for motive power...
News: Porsche 918 Spyder recalled

News: Porsche 918 Spyders recalled


Owners of Porsche’s hypercar received an unwelcome gift this Christmas: the company has let slip that its 918 Spyder is being recalled again. Around...
Toyota Prius buying guide

Toyota Prius (2000 to present)


So, you’re thinking about buying a Toyota Prius. Join the club. Last month, the Prius was the fastest-selling used car in Britain. It may have been...
Mitsubishi Outlander review

The Clarkson review: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX4hs...


Copious features cannot hide the fact that the Outlander is not a very good car, says Jeremy