Mar 14, 2023 - 02:45 pm
Ora Funky Cat first drive: Where the wildcat wants to roam
Chinese carmaker Great Wall has launched a premium electric compact car called Funky Cat in Europe from its EV brand Ora. The Funky Cat’s more modern Beetle look puts it in line with retro models like the Mini or Fiat 500. Can an electric car from China win European hearts? We took the Funky Cat […]
Mar 2, 2023 - 03:03 pm
Renault Kangoo Rapid E-Tech ‘Open Sesame’: Not cheap, but good
Renault has launched the second generation of its electric panel van, the Kangoo Rapid. It is more efficient than its competitors from Stellantis, which means lower operating costs. For those looking at the Kangoo Rapid E-Tech for fleets, cost or load capacity are just two of many decisive factors.
Feb 23, 2023 - 03:30 pm
How does the long-awaited MG5 Electric measure up?
Station wagons stubbornly remain in manufacturers’ portfolios, from which electric variants only tentatively emerge. MG Motor is one of the few manufacturers to offer an electric station wagon with the MG5 Electric. Our driving report looks into whether an outwardly outdated electric vehicle can score with inner values.
Feb 14, 2023 - 02:00 pm
Kia Sorento PHEV: Lots of space and high consumption
Until the market launch of the all-electric EV9, Kia’s flagship SUV is still the Sorento, and the plug-in hybrid is this model’s top motor. Although the hybrid offers ample space, our driving report shows that this space also has drawbacks.
Feb 7, 2023 - 02:44 pm
Ford E-Transit review: Opening up new routes
Electric vans are only suitable for inner-city deliveries. Too little range, too little payload, at least, that is the general credo. Our drive review will show whether the Ford E-Transit can dispel this prejudice and stand for a new generation of zero-emission vans.
Jan 23, 2023 - 02:05 pm
Review Nissan Ariya: Well meant but not always well done
The Nissan Leaf was once among the e-mobility pioneers but fell behind in recent times. The long-announced Ariya was supposed to help Nissan catch up again and target the growing majority of EV adopters. Yet, the new platform and concept do not deliver throughout, as our driving test shows.
Dec 19, 2022 - 12:36 pm
VW ID. Buzz Pro review: Is it enough to become iconic, again?
VW Commercial Vehicles is launching into a new era with the ID. Buzz as the electric motor replaces the diesel forever. How well does it work? And what has the latest software inside the EV got to offer? Christoph M. Schwarzer tested the ID. Buzz extensively, and here is his assessment.
Dec 12, 2022 - 05:14 pm
BMW iX review: How efficient is the BMW eSUV in real life?
BMW primarily converts combustion engines into EVs, take the iX3, i4, iX1, i7, the list is long. Only the BMW iX stands out as it utilises an EV-only platform. The i4 convinced with the drive’s efficiency but can BMW also make a five-metre SUV efficient? We took it to the test.
Nov 17, 2022 - 12:07 pm
First drive MG4 Electric
We took the MG4 Electric for a ride around Munich on a day much too warm for November, with 17 degrees. The MG platform is inspired by Volkswagen’s modular electric vehicle (MEB) architecture known from the ID.3 but is significantly cheaper. So how technically solid is this potential bang for the buck?
Aug 2, 2022 - 11:58 am
MG ZS EV review: It’s truly long range and a bargain
440 km of range for less than €30,000 after subsidies – that’s the MG ZS EV Long Range in a nutshell. The same applies in the UK: 273 miles in WLTP for less than 30k. No Volkswagen or any other European manufacturer has such a car in its portfolio but MG. Yet does it deliver […]
Jun 9, 2022 - 05:28 pm
Renault Megane E-Tech Electric EV60: Comfortable ID.3 competitor
There are plenty of electric SUVs, but the range of compact models in the Golf class has been underserved apart from the VW ID.3 – and now Renault with its first model on the new CMF EV platform. The Renault Megane E-Tech is superior to the ID.3 in terms of software and material quality. The […]
Apr 9, 2022 - 03:58 pm
Kia EV6 GT: On the road inside Korea’s answer to Porsche’s Taycan
With 430 kW system power, the Kia EV6 GT is in a completely different league than anyone would have considered any Kia to be a few years ago. Instead of Seat or Skoda, the EV6’s most powerful offshoot compares with Porsche on paper. But does the comparison hold up in real life?
Feb 19, 2022 - 06:27 pm
Mercedes EQS review: A new benchmark in luxury
With the Mercedes EQS, Daimler is redefining automotive luxury – regardless of the drive. But to be convincing all around, the EQS has to offer more than high driving comfort, high-quality materials and a few assistants. We ask the question: What can the sedan do as an electric car?
Jan 23, 2022 - 03:57 pm
Tesla Model Y review: Dynamic E-SUV for two target groups
No segment is more popular worldwide than compact SUVs, and the model range is correspondingly large. Can the Tesla Model Y stand out from the competition? Here is our drive review, including riding the Tesla at high speeds on the German “Autobahn”.
Aug 7, 2021 - 04:28 pm
Honda e Test: Stylish city car that fits a niche
Meet the Honda e, the chic small car which the company packed full of hi-tech before bringing it to market. Last year, the electric car made a convincing first drive, considering the concept’s specifications. But what does the Honda e deliver in everyday use today?
May 7, 2021 - 01:32 pm
New 500 drive review: The little e-car that could mark 300km
The design is vintage, the electric drive contemporary: The New 500 is Fiat’s farewell to the dogma that small cars must have an internal combustion engine. Our author Christoph M. Schwarzer considers the new Cinquecento far ahead of the electric car competition.
Sep 20, 2020 - 04:00 pm
First drive review: Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro-e & Zafira-e-Life
Opel, known as Vauxhall in the UK, will electrify all light commercial vehicles by 2021. Enough for us to take a look at the all-electric van Vivaro-e and its passenger car variant, the Zafira-e. Our editor had a short test drive with both vehicles in Germany.
Sep 12, 2020 - 02:17 pm
A friend of short trips: Citroën Ami electric car review
Less is more. That’s the Citroën Ami in a nutshell. The all-electric four-wheeler with its 75-kilometre-range targets a young, urban group of buyers who simply want to get from A to B. We tested it and wondered whether the little friend is also suitable for fleet use.
Jul 2, 2019 - 11:57 pm
Honda e: first test drives and more detail (video)
Honda’s original Urban EV, now only known as ‘e’ has been a firm favourite of the public and the press from the start. In the meantime, the first driving impressions, a video and further technical data have become available.
Mar 26, 2019 - 04:21 pm
Audi e-tron test report – the electric spacecraft
Is the Audi e-tron truly a Tesla fighter? Electrive.net editor-in-chief Peter Schwierz tested the first serial generation from Ingolstadt for a weekend in the city of Berlin and the surrounding county of Brandenburg and thus reviewed what Audi does do differently.
Feb 13, 2018 - 01:23 pm
Clarkson reviews Tesla under laywer supervision
Ex-Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson has tested a Model X for Amazon and this time round, his bottom line is pretty positive. Maybe also because he claimed to have six lawyers with him in the car to avoid a legal battle such as the one that ensued the last time Clarkson tried to come to terms […]