It’s official: combustion engine passenger cars’ days are numbered. That’s the message from the latest government 2035 proposal (which, if ratified, will replace the prior 2040 announcement). Alex Grant asked the experts, are we ready?
We also delve into the growing world of electric vehicle tuning and find out what attracted the pioneers to the exciting prospects and potential of tuning EVs.
Richard Gooding navigates us through the latest EV news and takes an historical look at the 1971 Opel GT Elektro, while Jonathan Musk takes a first look at the new Fiat 500; now reborn electric. Tim Barnes-Clay drives the first full-electric MINI Cooper SE, and we test the latest EVs from DS, Volkswagen and the Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 Plug-in Hybrid too.
Of course, we can’t ignore the on-going coronavirus pandemic and so we provide some useful resources in this issue to aid working from home, guidance on what the government is doing to help and how to look after your EV while it’s not being used. Our thoughts go out to all those affected and we hope you enjoy the magazine.