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Autovolt magazine issue 33

Electric power isn’t just useful for revolutionising our road network. It has far greater implications and applications. This issue features two pioneering yet very different ventures, from the extreme wilds of the world where a new electric racing series aims to highlight global environmental issues, to the skies around us that are serving as the …

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Autovolt magazine issue 32

Innovators are what makes the car industry tick, and it’s fair to say there’s a definite concentration of them working on the electric car scene. From cars and commercial vehicles, to charging and energy provision, electrification has pushed automotive into the innovation stratosphere! In this issue, Autovolt investigates the difficulties facing the companies tasked with …

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Autovolt magazine issue 31

In this issue we finally get our hands on the much-awaited Volkswagen ID.3 and the new Fiat 500 ‘La Prima’ electric cars – ‘reinventions’ of their brand’s most famous and important icons. We also have road tests covering the latest Vauxhall Corsa-e, Peugeot e-208, Citroën ë-C4, Ford Kuga PHEV and Toyota Yaris Hybrid. So that …

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Autovolt magazine issue 30

If this year has proved anything, it’s that we can all cope with change, whether we want to or not. For electric cars, things have spiralled and sales are booming. Manufacturers are pushing out evermore new models too, and the future looks exciting, clean and more sustainable in terms of the future of transport and …

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Honda CR-V Hybrid

Update 3: The hybrid economy

If you’re in the market for a new hybrid SUV, truth be told your choices are relatively limited. Extend that to plug-in hybrids and the list of choices grows enormously with the likes of the new BMW X3 xDrive30e but you’ll also end up attaching several thousand pounds to your budget. And if you’re a …

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Autovolt magazine issue 29

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 …

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How to park your EV for long periods: manufacturer guidance

Keeping your electric car’s battery in tip top condition is important at the best of times, let alone when it’s parked up idle. Aside from nationwide lockdowns, there are numerous reasons why cars are left parked for extended periods, from heading off to far flung places during happier times to only using a car (such …

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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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