Chris Lilly (Zap-Map)

About Chris Lilly (Zap-Map)

Polestar launches referral programme

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Polestar has rolled out a customer referral programme in a number of countries around the world, including the United Kingdom. The programme is available in certain European countries, South Korea, and North America as well, and applies to all new vehicle purchase...

BMW i4 eDrive40 first drive

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Zap-Map verdict: “A true, no-compromise version of an executive saloon. BMW pulls off the all-electric 3 Series in the shape of the i4; it’s a game-changer.” BMW i4 eDrive40: Range & charging There are two versions of the BMW i4 available for...

BMW iX xDrive40 first drive

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Zap-Map verdict: “Large, luxurious, and long range. The BMW iX is a striking showcase of the German manufacturer’s electric ambitions.” BMW iX xDrive40: Range & charging There are two versions of the BMW iX available for buyers, with a third, high-performance M60...

Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin review

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Zap-Map verdict: “A great family all-rounder, with style, practicality, a long range, and fast recharging times.” Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin: Range & charging Volvo has gone about electrifying its line-up with aplomb. Every model has one or more plug-in options, with the...

MG ZS EV 44.5 kWh review

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Zap-Map verdict: “MG focuses on value-for-money, and it does exceptionally well with the ZS EV.” MG ZS EV: Range & charging MG’s ZS EV has a range of more than 160 miles on a charge from a 44.5 kWh battery. It’s also...

Fiat 500 42 kWh review

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Zap-Map verdict: ”The Cinquecento is electric only, but all the better for it.” Fiat 500 42 kWh: Range & charging Fiat’s 500 is offered with a choice of two battery packs – the 24 kWh entry level model or this one, the...

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...