Mercedes has launched the latest generation of C-Class saloons and estates. Since the introduction of the still-current generation in 2014, over 2.5 million saloon and estate models have been sold. All in all, over 10.5 million Mercedes-Benz cars in this category have been delivered to customers since 1982.
When Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) arrived on the UK market, people were obviously attracted by the government purchase grants, but also low company car Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) taxation, and also their impressively low CO2 emissions figures and lofty official fuel consumption statistics. Many company car users jumped on the PHEV bandwagon, reaping the benefits of that low […]
SEAT’s range of electrified vehicles continues to expand as the SEAT Tarraco e-HYBRID enters production this week. The plug-in hybrid version of the brand’s flagship SUV will deliver a maximum power of 242 bhp.
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Regenerative braking is now a commonly encountered technology, and increasingly so as plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEV) significantly depend on it for their efficiency, and to achieve maximum battery range. But it’s also been used for quite some years on fossil fuel cars, by drawing on the available kinetic energy when a […]
Skoda is continuing its electrification programme with the addition of a new iV plug-in hybrid model to its award-winning Octavia range. Using the same petrol/electric drivetrain technology seen in the Superb iV and the Octavia vRS iV, the new Octavia iV is priced from £30,795 and is available in hatch and estate forms. Thanks to […]
SEAT’s debut plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Leon e-HYBRID, is now available to order, priced from £30,970. The e-HYBRID drivetrain combines a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine with an electric motor and six-speed DSG transmission, resulting in a total power output of 201 bhp and a 0-62mph time of 7.5 seconds.
The updated Jaguar F-Pace gets an updated exterior, an all-new interior, the latest generation Pivi Pro infotainment and the choice of in-line four and six-cylinder engines including PHEV and MHEV technology. The four-cylinder, 398bhp PHEV has an all-electric range of up to 33 miles.
Kia Motors has revealed the all-new Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid, an ultra-low emissions version of the brand’s flagship SUV. The Sorento Plug-in Hybrid is the second electrified model in the all-new Sorento line-up, and sits alongside the low-emissions Sorento Hybrid. The new variant combines a turbocharged petrol engine with a high capacity battery pack and high output electric motor, giving drivers the ability to complete shorter drives on all-electric, zero-emissions power.
Audi has a new solution for executive class drivers who have financial and environmental considerations increasingly at front of mind. The new Audi A6 50 TFSI e plug-in hybrid supplies 295 bhp via quattro drive from a 2.0 TFSI petrol engine and 105kW electric motor. The new variant is available to order in the UK now in Saloon form, with an Avant version to follow later.