Finally, an electric car for the real world?

Schäfer stresses that this was no hypermiling exercise, in which professional economy drivers eke out the last drop of petrol or watt of power. “The car had lights on in the morning,” he says, “with windscreen wipers and driving in... Read more

Ask the expert: ‘Can you explain the daft French ‘priorité à droite’ rule?’

Alex Robbins is contributing editor at Telegraph Cars where, as well as responding to readers’ queries, he also contributes reviews of new and used cars, together with articles on buying and selling.  His knowledge of the used car market informs... Read more

Ask the expert: ‘Can I force a dealer to refund me for a dodgy car?’

Alex Robbins is contributing editor at Telegraph Cars where, as well as responding to readers’ queries, he also contributes reviews of new and used cars, together with articles on buying and selling.  His knowledge of the used car market informs... Read more

Ask the expert: ‘Should my new Land Rover’s battery be going flat?’

Alex Robbins is contributing editor at Telegraph Cars where, as well as responding to readers’ queries, he also contributes reviews of new and used cars, together with articles on buying and selling.  His knowledge of the used car market informs... Read more

Citroen C3 review: chic looks aren’t enough for the French to recapture their talent for small cars

The C2 and C3, which took over from the three- and five-door Saxo respectively, were bigger, safer and ostensibly better. Yet rivals had grown up, too – and next to the excellent Renault Clio, Vauxhall Corsa and Volkswagen Polo, the... Read more

Jeep Compass 4xe review: this famous name seems to have lost its sense of direction

This transition is not particularly finessed, and because the petrol engine is quite laggy, there’s still not very much grunt, so you find yourself prodding the accelerator pedal even harder. This spurs the gearbox into a rather sudden downchange, bringing... Read more

The Coventry centre helping to drive Britain’s electric car dreams

Envision is targeting 11 gigawatt hours in 2024, rising eventually to 38. Britishvolt is targeting 30 gigawatt-hours by the end of the decade.  AMTE, which also has a smaller commercial battery plant in Thurso, Scotland, has identified three potential sites... Read more

Ask the expert: ‘How much can I haggle off the price of a new car?’

Alex Robbins is contributing editor at Telegraph Cars where, as well as responding to readers’ queries, he also contributes reviews of new and used cars, together with articles on buying and selling.  His knowledge of the used car market informs... Read more

Fiat’s fabulous ‘cathedral of car production’ at Lingotto celebrated

While the system was very different to that employed in other car factories it was in fact entirely logical, with raw materials entering the factory on the ground floor before being sent to the separate areas that were responsible for... Read more

Aston Martin DBX707 review: the monstrous 193mph super SUV that the greens will love to hate

Acceleration is now a 0-60mph time in 3.1sec (0-62mph in 3.3sec), with 0-100mph in 7.4sec, a top speed of 193mph, with 19.1mpg in the Combined WLTP cycle and CO2 emissions of 323g/km. They’ve speeded up the rear axle, reworked the... Read more

BMW i4 eDrive40 review: the electric car better than the Tesla Model 3 – and for a good reason

The BMW is significantly down on power versus the Tesla, however; 335bhp plays 434bhp. That said, with a 0-62mph time of 5.7 seconds, the i4 in this form could hardly be called slow; indeed, it’s plenty fast enough to allow... Read more

Freelander: the car that made Land Rover what it is today

The original idea was to create a more car-like replacement for the long-running Defender but, perhaps revealing an early grasp of environmental challenges, a lightweight and more C02-efficient vehicle was chosen instead. The clever part was making sure that it... Read more

BMW i4 eDrive40 review: the electric car more popular than the Tesla Model 3 – and for a good reason

The BMW is significantly down on power versus the Tesla, however; 335bhp plays 434bhp. That said, with a 0-62mph time of 5.7 seconds, the i4 in this form could hardly be called slow; indeed, it’s plenty fast enough to allow... Read more

Ask the expert: ‘Is diesel particulate filter additive worth the money?’

Alex Robbins is contributing editor at Telegraph Cars where, as well as responding to readers’ queries, he also contributes reviews of new and used cars, together with articles on buying and selling.  His knowledge of the used car market informs... Read more

Ask the expert: ‘Which ULEZ-compliant luxury car should I buy on an £11,000 budget?’

Alex Robbins is contributing editor at Telegraph Cars where, as well as responding to readers’ queries, he also contributes reviews of new and used cars, together with articles on buying and selling.  His knowledge of the used car market informs... Read more

Ask the expert: ‘Should I trade my used car for a new one to take advantage of high values?’

Alex Robbins is contributing editor at Telegraph Cars where, as well as responding to readers’ queries, he also contributes reviews of new and used cars, together with articles on buying and selling.  His knowledge of the used car market informs... Read more

Why the affordable family car is an endangered species

Car makers’ shift to more profitable models amid higher costs, a crippling shortage of parts and the push for electric vehicles is threatening the death of the budget family car.  Volkswagen, the German pioneer of the people’s car, is slashing... Read more

One in two news cars must be electric by 2028

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said that new rules “must encourage consumers to purchase, not just compel manufacturers to produce”. SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said: “The danger is that consumers will lack the incentive to purchase these... Read more

The 10 essential questions you need to ask before changing your car this year

The bad news from oil industry experts is that prices could continue rising, possibly passing £2 per litre for petrol, with diesel going even higher. Dr Amrita Sen from Energy Aspects told the Commons Treasury Committee: “If you do it... Read more

The 10 essential questions you need to ask before buying a car this year

The bad news from oil industry experts is that prices could continue rising, possibly passing £2 per litre for petrol, with diesel going even higher. Dr Amrita Sen from Energy Aspects told the Commons Treasury Committee: “If you do it... Read more

Ask the expert: ‘Can you use an electric car to tow a caravan yet?’

Alex Robbins is contributing editor at Telegraph Cars where, as well as responding to readers’ queries, he also contributes reviews of new and used cars, together with articles on buying and selling.  His knowledge of the used car market informs... Read more

Ask the expert: ‘Which EV should I buy to replace my unreliable Jaguar I-pace?’

Alex Robbins is contributing editor at Telegraph Cars where, as well as responding to readers’ queries, he also contributes reviews of new and used cars, together with articles on buying and selling.  His knowledge of the used car market informs... Read more

Ask the expert: ‘Should I buy my next car outright or take out finance?’

Alex Robbins is contributing editor at Telegraph Cars where, as well as responding to readers’ queries, he also contributes reviews of new and used cars, together with articles on buying and selling.  His knowledge of the used car market informs... Read more

Ask the expert: ‘Which electric car should I buy for an occasional cross-country trip?’

Alex Robbins is contributing editor at Telegraph Cars where, as well as responding to readers’ queries, he also contributes reviews of new and used cars, together with articles on buying and selling.  His knowledge of the used car market informs... Read more

‘I feel guilty about my gas-guzzling SUV, but I’m not going to stop driving it’

No one tell Greta Thunberg, but most of those sales don’t seem to be from people in rural communities who need SUVs to traverse difficult terrain either. A 2021 report from the New Weather Institute and climate action charity Possible... Read more