We drive the a car that’s been a long time coming ever since the first MINI E trials of 2009-10, the MINI Countryman PHEV – the brands first foray into plug-in power. Beth Lily Georgiou gets to grips with the wonderfully minimal Swiss-built electric ‘erod’, which interestingly can also be ordered in kit form. Robin Whitlock talks to InstaVolt about providing free rapid chargers to fuel forecourts. Autovolt uncovers the latest NAVYA autonomous vehicle – a fully autonomous taxi that should be in a city near you, as soon as mid-2018. We’ve a special news focus on the latest Tesla reveal – a double whammy of Semi truck and new Roadster. The stats are mind-blowing. Furthermore, we’ve our latest Kia Niro long term review update. Additionally, Robert Rango and Ben Park provide insight into the next-generation of battery technology and what it might mean for EVs once ultra-fast charging arrives. Plus, as always, there’s more electric and hybrid news inside.