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all you need to know about evs

34 PAGE SPECIAL THERE’S never been a better time to consider switching to an electrified or pure-electric car. Gains in battery technology have increased the range and decreased the prices of EVs – and ever-tightening laws mean that they can make a real difference to your pocket, as well as the environment. Of course, switching from a regular petrol or diesel car shouldn’t be taken lightly. You need to weigh up the potential cost benefits and whether your chosen new vehicle will fit into your lifestyle. So we’ve put together the ultimate guide to EVs, with case studies from those who’ve already jumped over to electric, as well as a round-up of the cars and tech available – and useful info on what’s coming next. There’s even a chance to win a year…

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jeep grand cherokee summit @stevefowler N SUV terms, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is in its dotage. Launched the best part of seven years ago and facelifted a while back, it’s under assault from an increasing number of new challengers in a seriously competitive (and lucrative) part of the market. It faces an uphill battle to make it on to buyers’ consideration lists, in fact, as high-spec SUVs continue to blur the lines between luxury and mainstream. Yet owners love their Grand Cherokees. The car scored highly when it last appeared in our Driver Power satisfaction survey, and the brand managed an impressive third place in this year’s dealer round-up. Jeep keeps improving the Grand Cherokee, too, as this latest version of the top-spec Summit model proves. Auto Express was invited to the US to take a drive…

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win the next nissan leaf for a year

THE original Nissan Leaf was one of the first family EVs, and more than 20,000 have been sold in the UK over the years. Now there’s an all-new version on the way, packed with new technology, design and safety features, plus one-pedal and semi-autonomous driving modes. It gets a striking, edgy new look, too. The car isn’t due to be unveiled until early September, but we’ve teamed up with Nissan to offer one lucky reader one of the first examples in the UK when it arrives in dealerships next spring. Nissan will even install a home charging unit for you, if you’ve got off-road parking near a suitable electricity source, so all you need to sort is insurance and you’ll be left to enjoy a year’s worth of electric motoring. For a chance…

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HONDA CIVIC TYPE R score 3.8 Honda CONNECT Standard Key features: Nav, CarPlay, Android Auto IF you want built-in sat-nav, you’ll have to go for the GT model we’ve tested here. However, all versions of the Civic Type R get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard – and there’s an argument to use this all the time because Honda’s integrated system isn’t the slickest. So even if you opt for the base model you’ll be able to use some form of sat-nav on the car’s internal monitor. The seven-inch touchscreen’s graphics aren’t quite as responsive as the Ford’s, while the Internet radio app and browsing functions aren’t that easy to use, either. With CarPlay allowing Spotify and Android Auto offering that service and Google Play Music, they’re also not that useful. This seems to…

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car mats

PRODUCT GROUP TEST 23 | 8 | 2017 Every week, we extensively test all the latest car kit from tyres to trim cleaners. Log on to to look through our huge online test archive. IF you want to maximise the value of your car come trade-in time, a set of mats could be the answer. This simple solution can dramatically reduce wear on the pricey-to-replace fitted carpets, ensuring that they still look showroom-fresh when you’re selling your car. Fully tailored sets can be expensive, though, so we tested four semi-tailored and four universal sets, in each case two front and two rear mats. All rubber mats repel water and mud better, whereas carpet sets add an air of luxury. Some sets mix and match the two types in hybrid mats. So which…

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kia niro

CASE STUDY 2 MAGGIE SAVORY Based in Black Horse, Exeter, Maggie bought her Kia Niro 2 hybrid new last year, and covers 4,000 miles annually “Niro has saved me about 20 per cent in fuel costs” JUMPING into hybrid ownership was far from an impulse decision for Maggie Savory. She told us she spent around 18 months searching for the right car to replace her eightyear- old 1.4-litre Skoda Fabia, but when she saw the Niro her mind was made up. “My local dealer Marsh Kia in Exeter was going to have the car from 1 September, so I went and put my name down on the waiting list,” she said. The low running costs and CO2 emissions of the hybrid appealed to the former environmental worker for Natural England. “I had owned my diesel…