Can a big SUV really manage 148mpg? Thanks to hybrid technology, Mitsubishi thinks so. We take the keys and find out…

Mitsubishi has long promised that the Outlander PHEV, or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, will be a game-changer, telling us back in March 2013 that the pricing will be spectacular. They were right. Launched today, the Outlander PHEV will attract a huge amount of attention, not just for its smart looksContinue Reading

“Welcome to Checkpoint Charlie” our chauffeur jokes when we arrive at BMW’s test facility in the South of France. At the gate stickers are placed on the lenses of our phones. Yes, they’re being very secretive, but today is the day we’re going to drive a car that isn’t comingContinue Reading

The London Congestion Charge is less about making the roads more free flowing and more about reducing pollution, allowing cars in free if they produce less than 100g/km of CO2. However, as manufacturers make ever more efficient motors, that limit has had to drop. From today, therefore, you’ll need toContinue Reading

The Toyota Prius has been the clear leader in hybrid cars for some time, with many assuming it’s got a monopoly on the technology, so good has the Toyota PR machine been. However, with new technologies and improved battery performance there’s now some big name competitors. The Vauxhall Ampera’s 50Continue Reading

The most economical cars on the road, at least according to official economy figures, are almost invariably diesel powered superminis. However, petrol engines are getting ever more efficient, cost less to fuel and quieter, and they’re generally less bad for the environment in an urban setting than diesels. So whatContinue Reading