Road Tests

Mini Electric Level 2


The modern Mini is renowned for its engaging driving experience and stylish appearance. Richard Gooding discovers that the all-electric model may just be the most polished and entertaining version yet

First Drive: Mazda MX-30 Sport Lux


An all-electric take on Mazda's intelligent design and enjoyable drive principles, Richard Gooding finds the company's first EV to be both appealing and impressive, if not quite a perfectly practical package

First Drive: LEVC VN5


Based on the electrified plug-in TX taxi, the VN5 marks the arrival of the London Electric Vehicle Company's first commercial vehicle. Richard Gooding discovers if it delivers on efficiency and practicality

Road test: Ford Modeo Estate Vignale Hybrid

Among a barrage of SUVs, the Ford Mondeo resolutely stands its family car ground. Ahead of big electrification plans, Richard Gooding discovers that the addition of an estate body style to the Mondeo’s hybrid range expands Ford’s electrified reach a little practically further

First Drive: Volkswagen Passat GTE

Before the arrival of the new all-electric model era, Volkswagen has freshened up the plug-in hybrid version of its mid-size Passat. Richard Gooding finds that a longer all-electric range is just one of the benefits

Vauxhall Combo Cargo Sportive


Richard Gooding finds that the latest Vauxhall Combo Cargo embraces new powertrain technology and design to become more efficient, refined and practical

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Toyota Camry Excel


The Toyota Camry returns to the UK with a hybrid-only powertrain. Stately and serene, Richard Gooding finds that Toyota’s spacious saloon is a quietly understated and economical machine

Ford Transit Trend Double Cab-in-Van

Richard Gooding discovers that the re-engineered Ford Transit debuts segment-first mild-hybrid technology and has undergone a strict lightweight diet for improved efficiency