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European Ambivalence Undermines Impressive Plug-in Hybrid Case

European Ambivalence Undermines Impressive Plug-in Hybrid Case. “The PHEV issue is another example of how bad politics can ruin an industry” The plug-in hybrid seems the perfect answer to the electric car dilemma; battery power for all your local needs and a traditional motor for long distances.  European politicians though don’t like the idea and […]

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Mazda CX-60 Exclusive

Mazda CX-60 Exclusive AWD PHEV review

Mazda CX-60 Exclusive AWD PHEV review. For – fast, classy looks, well-priced, sumptuous interiors, impressive quality. Against – electric range lags.PHEV **** £43,950 Competition – BMW X3 Mercedes GLC Audi Q5 Volvo XC60 Hyundai Santa Fe Toyota RAV-4 Mazda’s launched its new top-of-the-range CX-60 SUV with a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) version and its […]

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DS4 E-Tense review

DS4 Cross Rivoli E-Tense 225 PHEV review

DS4 Cross Rivoli E-Tense 225 PHEV review. For – looks terrific, memorable interior, lively performance, easy cruiser. Against – memorable interior might be gimmicky to some, pricey, not German. **** £42,200 Competition – Audi A3, Seat Cupra Formentor, Peugeot 308, Vauxhall Astra, Mercedes A250e, Kia Ceed “Sadly, the price isn’t much of an incentive to […]

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Suzuki Across Hybrid

Plug-In Hybrids Win By Eliminating Range Anxiety, But Hurdles Build

Plug-In Hybrids Win By Eliminating Range Anxiety, But Hurdles Build. “PHEVs are wolves-in-sheep’s clothing. They seem environmentally friendly, but false claims of lower emissions are a ploy to carry on making SUVs and ICE engines” Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are slugging it out with pure battery cars and SUVs to lead the great electric […]

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Suzuki ACROSS

Suzuki Across PHEV review

Suzuki Across PHEV review. For – an EV without range anxiety, luxurious, high quality, excellent performance. Against – pricey. ***** £45,599 “because of insane, dogmatic regulations fed by grandstanding politicians eager to pose as green prophets, PHEVs will only have a momentary time in the sun” In a sane world, PHEVs like this Suzuki Across […]

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The new Volkswagen Golf eHybrid

PHEVs Under Fire For Lacking Green Purity; “Geofencing” To The Rescue

PHEVs Under Fire For Lacking Green Purity; “Geofencing” To The Rescue. “PHEVs offer a practical, flexible alternative to diesel, making them ideal as general-purpose vehicles for work in and around cities” Plug-in hybrids, once seen as an affordable, practical and long-range-capable stepping-stone from traditionally powered cars to pricey, range-anxiety afflicted electric ones, have run foul […]

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Optima Hybrid saloon

Kia Optima PHEV review

Kia Optima PHEV review For – handsome, high quality, high-tech, frugal. Against – but not that frugal. **** £31,495 MUNICH, Germany – Kia is pushing electric technology to the front of its sales campaign and the Optima plug-in hybrid (PHEV) saloon now joins the recently launched hybrid Niro SUV. Just to make sure you understand […]

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