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Mercedes S 580 e plug-in hybrid
Mercedes S-Class plug-in hybrid review

A massive 62-mile electric range and a sumptuous, high-tech interior move the new 2021 Mercedes S 580 e plug-in hybrid to the front of its class

VW ID.3 vs Nissan Leaf
Twin test: Volkswagen ID.3 vs Nissan Leaf

Can Volkswagen’s electric newcomer, the ID.3, match the well established Nissan Leaf? Read our twin test to find out

Nissan Leaf
Volkswagen ID.3 vs Nissan Leaf: space and practicality

The Nissan Leaf has a bigger boot, but passengers will have more room inside the Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen ID.3 vs Nissan Leaf: interior and infotainment

Modern-feeling interior means the Volkswagen edges ahead of the Nissan despite some quality issues

Nissan Leaf charging
Volkswagen ID.3 vs Nissan Leaf: running costs and warranty

Decent efficiency and easy charging mean both of these electric cars are cheap to run

Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen ID.3 vs Nissan Leaf: safety and reliability

Reliability of new models such as the ID.3 is tough to predict, but the Leaf has a strong reputation already

VW ID.3 vs Nissan Leaf
Volkswagen ID.3 vs Nissan Leaf: verdict and specifications

The Volkswagen ID.3 feels like the next step for electric family car; the Nissan Leaf has now been left behind

VW ID.3 vs Nissan Leaf
Volkswagen ID.3 vs Nissan Leaf: range and charging

These cars have similar battery sizes, but charging the Volkswagen ID.3 is more convenient

VW ID.3 vs Nissan Leaf
Volkswagen ID.3 vs Nissan Leaf: performance and handling

Strong performance from both cars means they’re good to drive, but the Volkswagen is more grown-up

Skoda Octavia vRS iV plug-in hybrid review

Skoda's first crack at a sporty plug-in hybrid is a mixed bag, but company-car users will be happy

Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen ID.3 reliability & safety

The Volkswagen ID.3 is likely to be reliable, but there’s very little data yet. It does have a five-star safety rating, though

Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen ID.3 review

The Volkswagen ID.3 is an electric family car that's being compared to the Beetle and Golf before it – but is it a true revolution?

Volkswagen ID.3 charging
Volkswagen ID.3 range, battery & charging

The Volkswagen ID.3 is limited to one battery size for now, but it has enough range and charging capability to keep most buyers out of trouble

Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen ID.3 electric motor, drive & performance

The Volkswagen ID.3 has a powerful electric motor, so it almost feels like a hot hatch from behind the wheel

Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen ID.3 interior & comfort

The Volkswagen ID.3 feels well built, but the interior has a few too many cheap-looking plastic surfaces for our liking

Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen ID.3 practicality & boot space

The Volkswagen ID.3 has enough space for a family, but it’s not the most spacious electric car of its type

Renault ZOE vs Vauxhall Corsa-e
Twin test: Vauxhall Corsa-e vs Renault ZOE

Which of these two electric superminis makes the most sense for urban living, commuting and family life?

Vauxhall Corsa-e vs Renault ZOE: verdict and specifications

The Renault ZOE outshines the Vauxhall Corsa-e in several key areas, but it’s a fairly close result

Vauxhall Corsa-e vs Renault ZOE: safety and reliability

The Renault is slightly safer, while neither should be unreliable

Vauxhall Corsa-e vs Renault ZOE: running costs and warranty

Both of these electric superminis will cost a whole lot less to run than an equivalent petrol model