Chris Lilly (Zap-Map)

About Chris Lilly (Zap-Map)

Toyota Proace Electric first drive

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Zap-Map verdict: “Toyota’s first production pure-EV is a van, arriving in the shape of the Proace Electric. With a pick between two battery sizes, both offer a good range on a charge, all with the benefit of a normal load area and...

Fiat 500 first drive

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Zap-Map verdict: “Fiat’s brilliant city car just got a little more brilliant. Now electric-only, the Fiat 500 adds responsive performance to agility and character in an ideal urban package.” Fiat 500: Range & charging Built on an EV platform, the Fiat 500...

MG5 EV review

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Zap-Map verdict: ”An electric estate. The only other big-booted non-SUV EV estate is the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, which costs rather more than the affordable MG5 EV.” MG5 EV: Range & charging The MG5 EV has much in common with its MG...

Renault Zoe Z.E.50 review

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Zap-Map verdict: ”A long range and excellent cabin make this compact EV a real contender in the supermini market, electric or otherwise” Renault Zoe Z.E. 50: Range & charging Renault’s Zoe is one of the few second-generation EVs available, and as such...

Mercedes Benz EQC review

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Zap-Map verdict: ”Refined, comfortable, and quick, the Mercedes Benz EQC offers an alternative approach for those looking for a premium SUV – electric or otherwise.” Mercedes Benz EQC: Range & charging A long range and ultra-rapid charging mean the Mercedes Benz EQC...

Mazda MX-30 first drive

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Zap-Map verdict: ”Stylish, efficient, and surprisingly practical, the Mazda MX-30 is an electric crossover that’s good to drive.” Mazda MX-30: Range & charging A compact battery means shorter range, but also shorter charging times and greater efficiency. The official range will put...

Kia Soul EV review

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Zap-Map verdict: ”An excellent range, surprising practicality and striking styling help make the Kia Soul EV a real contender.” Kia Soul EV: Range & charging Kia is one of the few manufacturers that has a second-generation electric vehicle on sale with the...

Fully Charged OUTSIDE 2021

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In light of recent government announcements, Fully Charged OUTSIDE will now take place at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre on the 3rd, 4th & 5th September 2021. The show will be back with more visitor attractions and more exhibits than ever before, all in...

Hyundai Ioniq Electric review

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Zap-Map verdict: “If you want an electric car, there are few more efficient than the Hyundai Ioniq Electric.” Hyundai Ioniq Electric: Range & charging Is the Hyundai Ioniq fully electric? Well, yes – Hyundai’s Ioniq family kicked off the manufacturer’s electrified vehicle...

Best Electric Vans 2021

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For many businesses, electric vans have shifted from being a niche product to a serious consideration. Combining the usual practicality you would expect from a van with extremely low running costs, the sums quickly add up for businesses both small and large....

Fully Charged Live North America 2021

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Fully Charged Live returns to North America following a successful inaugural year. Based in Austin, Texas, the event looks to build on last year’s success, taking place on 3rd and 4th April 2021. Further information will be announced closer to the event,...

Vauxhall Mokka-e first drive

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Zap-Map verdict: “Vauxhall’s Mokka-e is sure to sell in big numbers. A good range, quick recharging times, and all-round appeal will make the electric crossover a regular sight on UK roads.” Vauxhall Mokka-e: Range & charging Vauxhall is continuing to roll-out its...