Polestar 3 – Why 3 is Polestar’s magic number.

From AutoEV. Since Polestar stood on its own two feet as a electric car company, the brand has really just relied on one car, the Polestar 2. But now things start to change, and so here we have the next pillar in the Swedish company’s arsenal, the hotly-anticipated Polestar 3. It is, of course, a…

Audi SQ8 e-tron – Shame on you Audi…..

From AutoEV. Audi’s original e-tron was one of the very first EVs from Germany’s Big Three. It combined what most people wanted back then, a premium badge, SUV styling and of course, the electrified drivetrain that made it stand apart. A couple of years later, the e-tron S was added as the sporting member of…

My new daily driver – this might shock you…..

From AutoEV. At the end of 2023, Bryan took delivery of his new long term test car, the Renault Megane E-Tech. The Megane had previously won our Car of the Year Award, as well well as the Viewer’s Choice and Best Compact EV, so it was a universally liked car. And of course, running one…

2024 Peugeot E208 – So close, and yet…….

From AutoEV. We first drove the Peugeot E208 when it was launched 4 years ago. Now a revised model has been launched with improved specifications, more power, a bigger battery and more range. So does it impress as much in 2024 as it did originally? Well, as you will see, it has a lot going…

BYD ATTO 3 v’s Skoda Enyaq – The honeymoon is over.

From AutoEV. BYD made quite an impact on the UK car market in 2023 with three new model launches. And it all started with this, the ATTO 3, a small/medium-sized crossover that seems to now be the de facto family car genre. However, whilst the next two cars, the Dolphin hatchback and Seal saloon, traded…

BMW iX2 – Better than it looks?

From AutoEV. The new BMW X2 is now here, and it is a lot different to the old model. There’s an electric variant for a start. But does BMW’s smallest SUV Coupe really have what it takes to justify its existence, price and your attention? It’s design might not be to everyone’s taste, but then…

Sneak Peek – Polestar 4. Game changed.

From AutoEV. Whilst many have seen Polestar as just an offshoot of Volvo, their constant push at the boundaries of design shows the all-electric Swedish brand to be very much master of their own destiny. Perhaps more so now with the launch of the new Polestar 4, a premium, D-Segment SUV Coupe. Not only is…

Volkswagen ID.7 – Have Wolfsburg finally cracked it?

From AutoEV. The new Volkswagen ID.7 has a lot to prove. The Wolfsburg car maker hasn’t exactly set our pulses racing with their electric offering so far, save for the fairly niche ID.Buzz. A drop in quality, lacklustre style and technology that felt way off the pace of it’s rivals has sent them back to…

Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV – Reassuringly expensive.

From AutoEV. No-one has ever said that a Mercedes-Benz was cheap, but the new EQE SUV is a lot of money. But is it actually the best electric Mercedes-Benz yet? And is a better bet than the larger, even more expensive EQS SUV? In our first road test review of 2024, Bryan puts the new…

AutoEV Awards 2023

From AutoEV. It’s that time of year again folks where we crown the winners, and the losers, of the EV world in the AutoEV Awards 2023. This is our third year of these awards and as always, all the cars we tested in 2023 have come under close scrutiny to be in with a chance…

Tesla Model 3 – Changed. But for the better?

From AutoEV. Its no exaggeration to say that the Tesla Model 3 changed the EV world significantly when it was first introduced back in 2019. Here was an electric car that could stand comparison with the very best ICE cars in the same class and be justifiably bought as an alternative with little compromises. But…

Vauxhall Corsa Electric – Best selling, but is it the best?

From AutoEV. The Vauxhall Corsa Electric has always been a likeable little electric car, and for that reason, it is easy to see why it is Britain’s best-selling supermini. But over the years, the price has crept up, and despite some small incremental improvements, we’ve found it starting to really lag behind other cars in…

BYD Seal – The best yet?

From AutoEV. BYD has been busy this year having already launched two new cars into the UK with the ATTO 3 and the Dolphin so far. And here is the third, an all electric compact sports saloon that is taking on some very established, and very talented competition. Say hello to the new BYD Seal.…

BMW i5 M60 – Close to perfect?

From AutoEV. When BMW launched the i3 in 2013, they looked like they had invented the future of BMW. Yet every EV they have brought out since then has failed to innovate the way that original electric supermini did. And with the new 5 Series, they can’t afford to take any risks. After all, like…

Sneak Peek – Peugeot E3008 – The new Lion King?

From AutoEV. Peugeot once proudly proclaimed that the Lion went from strength to strength. Perhaps in the 1980s-1990s that was true, but come the ‘noughties, and the Lion was more of a lamb with a product line-up that lacked charisma, suffered from poor build quality and questionable design. But over the past few years, the…

Hyundai Ioniq 6 AWD – More power. More desirable?

From AutoEV. Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 was always going to be their difficult second album after the sensational Ioniq 5, but the signs were good. Our initial Sneak Peek of the car told us what we needed to know about the design and technology, and our first road test of the car told us how good…

Mercedes AMG EQS53 – Is this really the future of AMG?

From AutoEV. Bryan has been testing a lot of high-performance EVs of late, and many have failed to back up their crazy speeds with driving dynamics to match. But the three letters of AMG gave us some hope with their interpretation of the excellent Mercedes-Benz EQS. Over 760bhp and in excess of 1,000Nm is more…

Kia EV6 GT – Is the fastest EV6 also the best?

From AutoEV. The Kia EV6 has been one of our firm favourites since it was launched back in 2021. In fact we we liked it so much, it was our Car of the Year back then, and we even compared it to another one of our all-time favourite EVs, the Jaguar I-Pace such was our…

BYD Dolphin – out of its depth?

From AutoEV. BYD may be a new name to the British car market, but they aren’t exactly a minnow when it comes to the size of their business; or intent. We drove the ATTO 3 crossover/SUV back in March which waded straight into battle in one of the most fiercely contested market sectors. And now…

Jeep Avenger – Is the new Avenger a true Marvel?

From AutoEV. Despite their sales, SUVs still have a social stigma attached to them, especially in more urban centric areas. So how can a brand such as Jeep, who only builds SUVs, appease those of us with a social conscience? The new Avenger is the company’s first electric vehicle in their 80 year history, but…

Lexus UX300e ’24MY – Is THIS Lexus’s best EV?

From AutoEV. Despite having decades of experience with hybrids, Lexus has struggled to make an impact with us in the full EV market. Two years ago, their UX300e didn’t really cover itself in glory, and even their latest, the RZ450e, has left us disappointed. But now we have a substantially revised UX300e, and despite looking…

VW ID.3 – Is Volkswagen’s once flawed EV now a fabulous EV?

From AutoEV. When Volkswagen first launched the ID.3, the third pillar in their "People’s Car" heritage, it was good, if not quite good enough. Cabin quality and software issues blighted what should have been an absolute dead certain winner in the family EV stakes, and whilst it sold relatively well, the tales of shoddy build…

Mercedes-Benz EQC – Obsolete after just 4 years?

From AutoEV. We first tested the EQC from Mercedes-Benz when it was new just four years ago. And four years is probably only half way through that model’s gestation period, so you would think it was still fairly modern and fresh. But as we keep saying, the EV world moves fast, and competition amongst the…

Mercedes-Benz EQC – Obsolete after just 4 years?

From AutoEV. We first tested the EQC from Mercedes-Benz when it was new just four years ago. And four years is probably only half way through that model’s gestation period, so you would think it was still fairly modern and fresh. But as we keep saying, the EV world moves fast, and competition amongst the…

Sneak Peek – Polestar 3. Polestar’s next big hit?

From AutoEV. Polestar’s meteoric success can more or less be attributed to one model, the Polestar 2. And whilst it continues to be the backbone of the company, especially now in revised 2024MY guise, the Swedish brand is banking on that success to be cemented in one of the most fiercely-fought battlegrounds of them all;…

Abarth 500e – The EV with a sting in it’s tail.

From AutoEV. Making an electric car fast is relatively straight forward. But how do you make one that has character? And when it has to have the character of an Abarth, well that can be one of the greatest challenges of all. So can the new Abarth 500e be a true hot hatch full of…