Maintaining an electric car costs an average of 23 per cent less than maintaining a car with a petrol engine, according to CAP HPI. Electric cars may still cost more to buy than the equivalent diesel or petrol car, but, for now at least, they do cost a chunk less to run. The headline for […]
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The Mercedes GLC F-Cell – a hydrogen-powered Mercedes GLC with plug-in charging – is now available to lease in Germany, but not in the UK. Hydrogen power for cars – and for anything, really – has plenty of naysayers, but despite arguments about its overall efficiency, lack of infrastructure and cost, we have to take […]
New GTS versions of the Porsche Panamera and Panamera Sport Turismo revealed as a sportier take on the Panamera to sit beneath the Panamera Turbo. We’ve had a driver-focused Porsche Panamera GTS before, but this time round, now the Panamera has a good-looking estate version too, we get two versions – the Panamera GTS and […]
The Skoda Scala is the name for a new Skoda to replace the Rapid – and previewed by the Vision RS – as Skoda moves upmarket to take on the VW Golf. Last week we had a tease from Skoda of the car which will replace the Rapid in its line-up later this year, and […]
Kia is to extend its hybrid offerings with the launch of the Kia Ceed Sportswagon plug-in hybrid in the second half of 2019. Average CO2 emissions are driving more and more car makers down the hybrid and plug-in hybrid route, and Kia is planning to take powertrain from the Niro Plug-in and transplant it in […]
The new BMW X7 – a new range-topping SUV from BMW – is teased with a single front photo ahead of a debut later this month. It did look like the new BMW X7 would make its debut at the Paris Motor Show, but now we know it will debut later this month instead, ahead […]
Lexus is to get in to the car ‘subscription’ model with the new Lexus UX Compact SUV, offering an all-encompassing single monthly payment option. In a car landscape which is changing faster than at any time in history, with autonomous cars and electrification threatening to overturn the current status quo, car makers are looking for […]
The McLaren Speedtail – McLaren’s production name for the 3-seat BP23 – reveals its rear ahead of a debut scheduled for 26 October 2018. The McLaren Speedtail is the car we got used to calling the BP23 as McLaren develop a car which is the true successor to the 1990s McLaren F1. And it will […]
The Cupra Ateca, the first car from SEAT’s new standalone Cupra Performance Brand, costs from £35,900 for the 296bhp mainstream performance SUV. When SEAT announced that Cupra was to become a standalone performance brand, it seemed likely they would kick things off with a hot hatch. But they didn’t. Instead, SEAT delivered the Cupra Ateca, […]
Jaguar has developed an Audible Vehicle Alert System for the I-Pace electric SUV to ensure safety in towns and cities for visually impaired pedestrians. You might have hoped that the arrival of electric vehicles would make our towns and cities a much quieter place; no more revving cars, noisy lorries and clattering taxis to pollute […]