EV reviews

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...

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...

Renault Zoe Z.E.50 review

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Zap-Map verdict: “Regularly developed over the years, the Renault Zoe enters its second generation with a strong hand. Improvements to range, power, and the cabin help make the Zoe a cracking little car, and it has enough about it to sway many...

Mini Electric review

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Zap-Map verdict: “An electric Mini has always had the potential to prove a great car – and so it proves. Having put an electric powertrain into the famous hatchback, instant response and classic agile handling combine to create a great supermini.” Range...

Renault Zoe Z.E.50 first drive

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As popular EVs go, Renault’s Zoe is right up there with the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3. It’s got a big following in the UK and Europe, as buyers fall for the charms of the pure-electric supermini. There’s now a new one,...

First drive: Nissan Leaf e+

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Nissan has launched a new, longer range version of its popular Leaf, with the latest revisions adding a more powerful motor at the same time. Zap-Map was invited on the launch on the south coast to try out the new Nissan Leaf...
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