Autovolt Magazine

Electric Car Magazine

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Latest issue

Autovolt Issue 33

Main features include a chat with Alejandro Agag about Extreme E, and the world of electric flying race cars with the Airspeeder. Reviews of the Hyundai IONIQ 5, Polestar 2 and Volkswagen Golf GTE plus a first look at the Kia EV6.

Autovolt Issue 32

Road tests of the latest cars, from the radical Mazda MX-30 to the inventive Citroën Ami. Kia Sorento Hybrid, Range Rover Evoque PHEV and Renault Captur PHEV. Feature focus on the hurdles and companies leading the UK’s electric car charging networks.

Autovolt Issue 31

Volkswagen ID.3 and new Fiat 500 ‘La Prima’ electric cars reviewed: ‘reinventions’ of their brand’s most famous icons. Electric car road tests aplenty from Citroën to Vauxhall. Introduction to electric car energy tariffs and a record-breaking motorbike feature.

Autovolt Issue 30

From Lexus to Jeep, every car maker is in the electric game and that’s excellent news for everyone. Supporting the transition are exciting new projects such as by Gridserve and abundant home chargers like those supplied by Pod Point. This issue has it all.

Autovolt Issue 29

We explore whether we're ready for the phasing out of combustion engine passenger cars by 2035. Delve into the exciting world of tuning electric cars. Advice on working from home and how to best store your electric car for a long time. MINI Cooper SE driven.

Autovolt Issue 28

Electrifying commercial vehicles and public transport features show the way for the future of fleet. We drive the Honda e, Volvo S60 T8 and refreshed Ford Mondeo Hybrid, plus Skoda’s first electric car, the CITIGOe iV. We also list 2020's electric cars to look forward to.

Autovolt Issue 27

Coverage of the last ever Frankfurt Motor Show. First look at the MINI Cooper SE, Honda e and Lotus Evija electric cars. Review of the latest Renault ZOE and Tesla Model 3, plus the revised Hyundai Ioniq Electric, MG ZS EV and Audi e-tron. ABB's electric plans feature.

Autovolt Issue 26

Volkswagen ID.3 takes on Tesla. Interviews with Nissan Europe’s Ken Ramirez, and Octopus Electric Vehicles' Fiona Howarth. First look at the Tesla Model Y and Zero SR/F electric motorbike. We review the Kia e-Niro. StoreDot's amazing ‘300 miles in 5 minutes’ technology.

Autovolt Issue 25

We delve into Formula E Season 5 and take a look at the Volkswagen Pikes Peak International Hill Climb winner. We review the BMW i3S and 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid, as well as the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo and Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine.

Autovolt Issue 24

We drive the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace. James Scoltock interviews Henrik Fisker. Reviews of the new Nissan LEAF, Volvo V90 T8 plug-in hybrid, smart forfour EQ, Toyota Auris Touring Sports & Lexus CT 200h hybrids, plus the first plug-in Range Rover.

Autovolt Issue 23

Exclusive drive of the Jaguar E Type ZERO electric classic car conversion. We pose the question; is it the end for the internal combustion engine? We explore what vehicle-to-grid is and cover the Geneva Motor Show plus round up the best e-bikes on the market today.

Autovolt Issue 22

New Nissan LEAF is put through its paces. Exclusive: Jaguar’s hotly anticipated I-Pace electric car prototype. We review the Volvo S90 T8 plug-in hybrid, Kia Niro Hybrid and Toyota C-HR Hybrid. Mark Gemmell, CEO, Electric GT Championship is interviewed.

Autovolt Issue 21

We drive the first plug-in hybrid MINI (Countryman PHEV) and introduce the electric ‘erod’. We talk to InstaVolt about providing free rapid chargers to fuel forecourts. We uncover the latest fully autonomous taxi and cover the Tesla Semi truck and new Roadster.

Autovolt Issue 20

Autovolt Awards: more cars, more range and more manufacturers. Interview with Lewis Black – the 21-year old founder of e-Cars Trading – about buying used EVs and an outlook on the future of EV sales. Kia Optima PHEV and Niro Hybrid are reviewed.

0019 Autovolt Jul-Aug 2017

Autovolt Issue 19

Explore the world of drone racing; perhaps a precursor to personal drones of the future? Paul Blezard goes for a ride on the BMW C evolution electric scooter. Reviews of the LEAF-beating Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Toyota Prius Plug-in and Mercedes E 350 e.

0018 Autovolt May-Jun 2017

Autovolt Issue 18

We drive Chris "Plug-in Adventures" Ramsey's Nissan LEAF ‘AT-EV’ ahead of his Mongolian adventure. Toyota Yaris Hybrid, updated Volkswagen e-Golf and Golf GTE, Tesla Model X 90D and Toyota C-HR Hybrid are all tested.

0017 Autovolt Mar-Apr 2017

Autovolt Issue 17

First drive Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid. Recently refreshed Volkswagen e-up! and Renault Zoe Z.E.40 reviewed. Plus, Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and Kia Niro Hybrid twin test. Jonny Smith rides a Motochimp electric scooter and we travel on an autonomous bus.

Autovolt 16 Jan-Feb 2017

Autovolt Issue 16

World Solar Challenge; a race across Australia in solar powered cars. Mark Preston on future technologies including autonomous vehicles. Reviews: Renault Zoe Z.E.40 and Kia Optima PHEV. Special insight into UK charging infrastructure and autonomous technology.

Autovolt 15-Nov-Dec-2016

Autovolt Issue 15

Jonny Smith looks at why an electric future is exciting. Toyota C-HR Hybrid first drive. Special feature on converting classics to electric power. Reviews of a BMW trio: BMW 330e, BMW 225xe and BMW i3 94Ah. Feature: What happens when you run out of juice?

AutoVolt September-October 2016

Autovolt Issue 14

Take your electric car on holiday and leave the ICE at home feature. Craig Wilson, MD at Williams Advanced Engineering is interviewed. Reviews of the Kia Niro Hybrid, Mercedes C 350 e, Volkswagen Passat GTE, Lexus RX 450h. We test the Kia Optima PHEV.

AutoVolt July-August 2016

Autovolt Issue 13

Over 40-pages dedicated to our prestigious 2016 Autovolt Electric & Hybrid Awards. Features include Tesla Autopilot in the real-world and our first column by renowned EV advocate Robert Llewellyn. Lem Bingley gets the lo-down on the stunning Morgan EV3.

AutoVolt May-June 2016

Autovolt Issue 12

Our first drive of the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car contrasts with the diminutive and basic Mahindra e2o electric city car. We also review the new Nissan LEAF 30kWh, and striking Lexus RC 300h coupé. We also take a closer look at the Welsh Riversimple Rasa hydrogen car.

Autovolt Issue 11

First drive of the all-new 2016 Toyota Prius, BMW X5 xDrive40e and Volvo XC90 T8 Twin-Engine, plus full reviews of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and seven-seat Nissan e-NV200 Evalia electric van. Features include our hydrogen world record attempt and a focus on wireless charging.

AutoVolt Jan-Feb 2016

Autovolt Issue 10

Travelling long range and across nations by electric car: London to Paris in a 24kWh Nissan Leaf. Exclusive: Jonny Smith’s "Flux Capacitor" electric dragster. How autonomous cars work. Reviews of the revised Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and the Toyota Prius+.

Autovolt Issue 9

Issue 9 introduces the exciting world of electric motorbikes, starting with the KTM Freeride E-XC. We uncover the "Dieselgate'' scandal and what it means. In review are the Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid, Nissan e-NV200 van, Toyota Yaris Hybrid and Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell.

Autovolt Issue 8

Issue 8 EXCLUSIVE 'holy quartet': Ferrari LaFerrari; Porsche 918 Spyder; McLaren P1; and BMW i8 hybrid stardom! Other features include Electroflight's electric planes and reviews of the Tesla Model S P85D, Solar Panels, Ford Mondeo Hybrid and Volkswagen Passat GTE.

Autovolt Issue 7

Issue 7 – Autovolt’s first ever annual awards reward the very best electrified cars. Also, we bring you the story of Kingston University’s Ion Horse electric racing motorbike project. We review the BMW i8 and Infiniti Q70 Hybrid and provide a buying guide for the Honda Insight.

Autovolt Issue 6

Issue 6 looks at past versus present – the pioneering BMW i3 and Audi A2. We interview Alex Calnan from Electric Blue, and there's a twin hybrid test of the Lexus IS 300h and Mercedes-Benz C 300 BlueTEC Hybrid. Plus a first drive in the plug-in hybrid Volkswagen Golf GTE.

Autovolt Issue 5

Issue 5 features a race between a Renault ZOE and the X5 bus from Oxford to Cambridge plus an exclusive interview with Ecotricity’s CEO, Dale Vince. We review the Lexus NX 300h, Toyota Prius Plug-in, Nissan e-NV200 Combi & Volkswagen e-up! electric car.

Autovolt Issue 4

Issue 4 twin testing the Nissan LEAF and Volkswagen e-Golf, plus we get an exclusive drive of MG interesting concept electric car. Maxine Ashford reviews the Honda’s FCX Clarity, and we explain hydrogen fuel cells. In review we have the promising Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Autovolt Issue 3

Issue 3 features an exclusive look at Harrods’ 1901 Waverley electric car. Are diesel hybrids worth a look? We explore what the Citroen DS5 Hybrid4 and the Volvo V60 PHEV have to offer. Read our first drive of the BMW i8 and the Honda CR-Z hybrid sports cars, plus much more.

Autovolt Issue 2

Issue 2 features a first drive in the game-changing and fresh-from-the-ship Tesla Model S RHD. Also, we follow the Venturi team as they attempt. We drive Metrocab’s hybrid taxi for London and look at MAHLE’s hybrid technology plus how a Stirling Engine works.

AutoVolt Magazine Issue 1, July 2014

Autovolt Issue 1

Autovolt’s first ever issue features an in-depth look at the all new Formula E electric racing series, plus an interview with Williams Advanced Engineering. In review is the BMW i3 electric car and we discover the potential of Flybrid’s mechanical flywheel ‘regen’ technology.

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