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MUSTANG MACH-E: it’s a very different pony today

I CAN’T for the life of me imagine the great Steve McQueen being over-impressed.

The man who made a habit of driving racing cars very fast, the man who put the muscley Mustang right up there among the motoring icons with his exploits in Bullit would probably be scratching his head and give the latest Ford to carry the name one of ‘those’ looks.

Not that you’ll find the blue oval anywhere on the latest all-electric Mustang.
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KIA EV6: all electric with some hidden talents

SOMETIMES when conducting a test on a car it’s the little extras that create a lasting impression.

Like the V2L system on Kia’s all electric EV6 – a car that’s been picking up plaudits and awards in equal measure. Called vehicle to load, basically it means the car can power household kit like a kettle or even a microwave from its charging port. Seriously handy in a power cut, and I wouldn’t rule them out in future if things escalate further in eastern Europe. Continue reading

AUDI e-tron SPORTBACK 55 quattro: relax with the sound of silence

ELECTRIC cars have a reputation for being quiet – but Audi’s e-tron Sportback takes it to almost funereal levels.

In a good way, of course. You are so well cocooned in the vast cockpit that the only sound you might pick up is the faint whine from the powerful electric motor working away somewhere underneath.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge: baby Volvo keeps it in the family

WHEN it’s time for a recharge, you could do a lot worse than heading to your local Volvo emporium.

The mainstay of motoring for well over a century has been the suck, squeeze, bang, blow of the internal combustion engine – we’ve had a long time to perfect it and we’re really quite good at it. But now it’s time to move on to a more planet-friendly method of propulsion.

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MINI Electric: an addictive addition

MINI circa 2020 bears little or no resemblance to the one born out of the Suez crisis in the mid 1950s and the ensuing oil shortage that hastened the demand for affordable motoring.

But with the world now facing new environmental and economic challenges, it was inevitable that MINI would ditch fossil fuels and go electric.

So does pairing up one of the world’s most iconic cars that’s small, nimble and has kart-like handling, with a powertrain that brings instant acceleration, low running costs and near silent progress, work? Continue reading