Chris Lilly (Zap-Map)

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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...

Kia EV6 first drive

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Zap-Map verdict: ”Stylish, practical, good to drive, plus featuring a long range and short charging times, the Kia EV6 is a first class SUV – electric or otherwise.” Kia EV6: Range & charging There are two power outputs and one battery capacity...

BP pulse picks LEVC to electrify fleet

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LEVC has agreed to supply 30 new VN5 electric vans to bp pulse, for use by the EV charging network’s electricians when installing charge points across the UK. The range-extended electric van uses the same platform and powertrain as the popular TX5...

Wireless EV charging trials start in Marlow

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A project testing the effectiveness of wireless EV charging has kicked-off in Marlow, with Char.gy induction pads installed into the road surface for a new e-car club. Involving Char.gy, hiyacar, Milton Keynes Council, Buckinghamshire Council, the Open University, IPT Technology, and the...

Price drop for electric Citroen Dispatch

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Citroen has updated the pricing of its e-Dispatch all-electric van by £1,000 across all trim levels. The move comes as part of the French brand’s ‘Fair Pricing’ policy amid model year 2022 updates. Available in three body lengths – XS, M, and...

Audi Q4 e-tron 40 review

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Zap-Map verdict: “With strong performances across the board, the Audi Q4 e-tron doesn’t lead in any area, but there are no real weaknesses either. An ideal ‘switch to EV’ model.” Audi Q4 e-tron 40: Range & charging There are various battery and...