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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: MG ZS EV

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MG invited Zap_map to London for the launch of its new ZS EV – a car that has the potential to be both hugely important and a very popular model for the firm. Packing a 44.5 kWh battery, 105 kW electric motor,...

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...

Renault Zoe R110 long-term test

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Zap-Map is keeping up to date with running a Renault Zoe as an every day car, with all aspects of EV ownership covered in this long-term review – from purchase to day-to-day life. Not a press car, but bought and run by...

Audi e-tron first drive

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Zap-Map was invited up to the UK launch of the Audi e-tron in sunny Yorkshire, the first chance we’ve had to get behind the wheel of the manufacturers’ first electric car. The pure-EV SUV is set to compete against the Jaguar I-Pace,...

Kia Soul EV European launch drive

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We’ve driven the new Kia Soul EV at its European launch in Frankfurt, to get an early impression as to how the pure-electric crossover will do when it arrives on UK shores later this year. The out-going Kia Soul EV has been...

Tesla previews Model 3 around the UK

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Tesla invited Next Green Car along to its Bristol showroom to take a look around the new Model 3, allowing us to see what the forthcoming entry-level model from the American manufacturer is like in the metal. There were no driving opportunities...

Nissan Leaf long-term review

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Zap-Map has got its hands on a Nissan Leaf 40 kWh for three months, with us able to test the EV until the end of March 2019. This extended time with the popular model will let us get to grips with its...

Top 10 EVs due in 2019

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There’s a distinct possibility that 2019 could become “the year of the EV”. The number of important new models due out in the coming 12 months is huge, and will provide a real stride forward for the plug-in car industry. Below, we...
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