Chris Lilly (Zap-Map)

About Chris Lilly (Zap-Map)

Top 10 cheapest EVs

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One of the most commonly quoted reasons for not running an electric vehicle (EV) is that they cost too much. While that may be the case for some car buyers, many more drivers can access a new electric car than you might think....

The electric car market in 2022

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The world may have struggled in general in 2021, but not the UK electric car market. It’s gone from strength to strength, and we’re still towards the bottom of a very steep upward curve. It means that 2022 looks set to be...

Top 10 electric cars due in 2022

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The way 2022 is shaping up, it looks set to be a bumper year for electric cars. Low-cost or luxurious, mainstream or niche, the electric vehicles (EVs) already announced for the coming 12 months look set to get pulses racing. And that’s...

Top 10 Electric Cars 2022

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Electric car sales are soaring, and it’s easy to see why. A combination of low running costs, excellent performance, and easy driving style – plus government legislation – means that electric vehicles (EVs) are tempting ever increasing numbers of buyers. There are...

Best electric vans 2022

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Electric vans have rapidly changed, evolving from niche products for most businesses to core vehicles. Numbers are constantly on the rise, and the attributes of e-LCVs ideally suit urban deliveries, for example. Add in low running costs and tax incentives, and many...

Top 10 practical EVs

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As electric cars become increasingly mainstream, the number of practical electric vehicles (EVs) available continues to grow. Only a year or so ago, there were precious few large and spacious models available, but that certainly isn’t the case any more. Here we...

Volkswagen ID.4 Pro Performance review

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Zap-Map verdict: “A more important model than the ID.3, Volkswagen’s ID.4 combines excellent electric range and options within an SUV shape.” VW ID.4: Range & charging There are four power outputs and two battery capacities available for the ID.4 in the UK....

Porsche Taycan Turbo review

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Zap-Map verdict: ”All electric, but still a true Porsche.” Porsche Taycan Turbo: Range & charging The Porsche Taycan Turbo comes with the Performance Battery Plus pack, meaning there’s a single choice of battery and powertrain. Other Taycan models have a choice of...

Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor review

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Zap-Map verdict: ”Stylish, refined, quick, well built, and electric, the Polestar 2 is the blueprint by which the executive car market must go forward.” Polestar 2: Range & charging The Polestar 2 comes with a choice of three battery/powertrain options, and two...

Citroen e-C4 review

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Zap-Map verdict: “Comfortable and refined, the Citroen e-C4 offers an alternative driving experience from most rivals – and a welcome option for buyers.” Citroen e-C4: Range & charging The Citroen e-C4 comes with just the one powertrain and core charging set-up. Citroen...

Vauxhall Mokka-e review

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Zap-Map verdict: “Compact, affordable, and stylish, the Vauxhall Mokka-e is a good example of a compact electric crossover.” Vauxhall Mokka-e: Range & charging The Vauxhall Mokka-e comes in one powertrain configuration, with one charging set-up fitted. The Vauxhall has an 11 kW...

Skoda Enyaq iV 60 first drive

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Zap-Map verdict: ”The sensible choice in practical EVs, Skoda’s ‘Simply Clever’ ethos has easily transitioned to its electric car line-up.” Skoda Enyaq iV: Range & charging There are three power outputs and two battery capacities available for the Enyaq iV in the...