Volvo’s Polestar sports brand reveals hybrid Porsche rival


Volvo is best known for building safe family cars that are well suited to a life of lugging Labradors and luggage. But now Polestar, the Swedish
New Range Rover plug-in hybrid promises 101mpg

New Range Rover plug-in hybrid promises 101mpg


More than a decade after Greenpeace invaded its factory in Solihull, accusing Land Rover of polluting the planet with its 4x4s, the company has c
Range Rover Sport gets electric power: plug-in hybrid SUV promises 101mpg

Range Rover Sport gets electric power


The environmental performance of Land Rovers has come a long way since 2005, when protestors from Greenpeace declared the company’s Solihull fact
Top five best hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars

Top five best hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars


It doesn't seem that long ago that the Noughties rolled in and some of Hollywood's best-known A-listers tried their hand at evangelicalism, warni
High voltage: all Volvos will be electric by 2021

All Volvos will be electrified 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...
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Letters of the week, January 24


This week: child seats, stop-start engines, plug-in hybrids, vehicle tax and clamping
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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...
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Dom Joly review: 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV


Mitsubishi. Just mentioning the name sends a curious shiver through our household...
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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...