Chris Lilly (Zap-Map)

About Chris Lilly (Zap-Map)

Mercedes Benz EQV first drive

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Zap-Map verdict: “Hugely spacious and refined, the Mercedes Benz EQV is expensive but with no direct rivals.” Range & charging Mercedes Benz has big plans for its range of EQ models – pure-electric vehicles – which started in the EQC. Second to...

New electric cars coming in 2021

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With the turn of the year, attention inevitably turns to what’s coming along in the next 12 months. But before we look forward to the many, many EVs due in 2021, let’s just put the current state of play for electric vehicles...

Top 10 electric cars 2021

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Electric car sales are booming, and it’s easy to see why. Increasingly, buyers are becoming aware of the benefits electric vehicles can bring, and seeing just how good a large number of EVs are as cars, rather than just electric ones. Only...

Top 10 EVs due in 2021

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It’s safe to say that 2020 was a tough one for most, though that’s not really the case for the electric car market. Sales have soared, and are continuing to accelerate upwards as more and more buyers switch to an EV. If...

Citroen Ami first drive

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Zap-Map verdict: “The Citroen Ami offers drivers a cheap but characterful driving experience for short trips in built up areas.” Range & charging Citroen’s electric offensive has kicked off on two fronts. The e-C4 is a family-sized EV, focusing on comfort and...

Citroen e-C4 first drive

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Zap-Map verdict: “Practical and comfortable, the e-C4 displays Citroen’s expertise in refinement, boosted by an electric powertrain.” Range & charging Citroen’s new e-C4 looks to prove there’s life in the family hatchback market yet, with the promise of a good range, quick...

DS 3 Crossback E-Tense review

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Zap-Map verdict: “Stylish and agile, the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense combines the natural strengths of compact crossovers in a premium EV package.” Range & charging The DS 3 Crossback is the first pure-electric model from the premium brand, with a range of...

Peugeot e-208 review

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Zap-Map verdict: “A key model in seeing EVs go mainstream, the Peugeot e-208 offers a good balance between range, price, and driving dynamics.” Range & charging The e-208 is Peugeot’s first proper EV – we’re not counting the iOn, which was a...

Seat Mii Electric review

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Zap-Map verdict: “Priced well and with a very useful range, the Seat Mii Electric makes a great case for those regularly driving in or around town.” Range & charging Considering how long the VW e-up! has been around, it is surprising that...

Top 10 practical EVs

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Electric cars have rapidly become a viable choice for a large number of drivers. However, there has long been an argument that there aren’t enough large, practical EVs for those that prioritise interior space. Here, we counter that argument with the top...

VW ID.3 range expands

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Volkswagen has announced UK pricing for the ID.3, following on from the limited run 1st Edition models that were delivered last month. The news sees the new ID.3 available for less than £30,000. VW’s new entry-level ID.3 – in Life trim –...

Seat Leon PHEV UK prices announced

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Seat has announced prices for the new Leon e-Hybrid PHEV, with orders open now and a starting price of £30,970. The Leon e-Hybrid features a 1.4 litre petrol engine and electric motor, with the latter driven by a 13 kWh battery. This...
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