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Jonathan Musk

Editor and automotive writer for AutoVolt Magazine, Jonathan is in charge of content for both AutoVolt's monthly magazine and website. Jonathan brings with him an extensive knowledge of cars, from the dawn of motoring right up to the modern day. He has written two classic car books, is an electric vehicle enthusiast and has driven hundreds of classic and modern cars.

Honda CR-V Hybrid

Update 2: Creature comforts

So what does a circa-£36k hybrid car get you for your money? The quick answer is a lot, but you’ll have to make some sacrifices for the hybrid power. Fully loaded as standard, the Honda CR-V Hybrid is a technology tour-de-force, with the Japanese firm putting its faith in the hybridisation of its flagship SUV …

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Honda CR-V Hybrid

Update 1: Going hybrid

The CR-V is Honda’s premiere family load-lugger and consequently it benefits from an array of standard design features that will be appreciated by adults and children alike. One of the elements Honda’s engineers repeatedly get right is the insistence on ‘usable details’; doors that open almost ninety degrees means wrestling a car seat into position …

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Dyson electric vehicle

Dyson seeks additional 300 automotive workforce for EV project

Dyson is looking to employ a further 300 people in “automotive” positions, as it works towards developing its first electric vehicle that the company says it has been working on for the last three years, at its Malmesbury campus. This year, the already 400-strong automotive team will move to a new state-of-the-art building at the …

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Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar reveals production ready I-Pace, price and specs

Jaguar has revealed pricing, a near-300-mile range and final production specification for its first electric vehicle; the I-Pace. The Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicle will be available to order starting today, 1st March, in S, SE and HSE derivatives alongside a First Edition priced from £63,495 OTR. Jaguar will initially only offer a liquid-cooled 90kWh lithium-ion …

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Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ

Volkswagen unveils I.D. CROZZ electric SUV concept

Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, said: “The Volkswagen Brand will be investing 6 billion euros in electric mobility over the next five years. Our task is to make modern technology available to many people. This is especially important in times of technological transformation. One thing is clear: The Golf …

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Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management Volkswagen Group

80 new electrified Volkswagen Group vehicles by 2025

The Volkswagen Group is launching what the car maker says is the most comprehensive electrification initiative in the global automotive industry, with its “Roadmap E”: Volkswagen will have electrified its entire model portfolio by 2030 at the latest. This means that, by then, there will be at least one electrified version of each of the …

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Kia Optima PHEV

Wk9. Motorway EV driving

On a particularly cold summer evening, I decided to put the electric range of the Kia Optima PHEV (Optima Prime) to the test. It has always stated 31-miles on the display, although I’ve managed to eke 32-miles with relative ease after driving carefully and at town speeds up to 30mph. In traffic or urban driving …

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