Autovolt Magazine

Autovolt magazine issue 28

Issue 28 focuses on the future of electric transport with two features on electrifying commercial vehicles and public transport. Latest reviews include the hotly anticipated Honda e, which Tim Barnes-Clay heads to Valencia, Spain, to test. Meanwhile, the potent Volvo S60 T8 is put through its paces by Alex Grant and the refreshed Ford Mondeo …

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Update 9: Number Crunching

Just over a year ago, many motoring pundits were gloomily predicting that the plug-in hybrid might be about to lose its shine. Prematurely, perhaps, the £2,500 grant funding available for these cars was withdrawn with almost no warning – to plenty of criticism. A full calendar year forward, I’m not convinced this technology has had …

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Morris JE

Morris Commercial delivers retro-styled electric JE van

Seventy years after the debut of the original Morris J-Type van at the Earls Court motor show, the new all-electric Morris JE has been launched. Unveiled at an event at the Design Museum on Wednesday 13 November, the retro-styled light commercial updates the ‘big little van’ for the 21st century. Striking in appearance, the prototype …

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Update 8: Not Just Hot Air

October has landed and, with it, some familiar routines. The Outlander has become filthy almost overnight, an iOS update has wreaked havoc with my CarPlay apps (Waze!) and I’m finding cabin pre-heating is a must-have feature. I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir here, but there are plenty of reasons why Joe and Jo Public …

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Autovolt magazine issue 27

Issue 27 covers all the latest electric and hybrid news, kicking things off with coverage of the recent Frankfurt Motor Show that saw car makers the world over demonstrate their new, forthcoming and concept electric vehicles. We’ve first looks at the stylish Mini Cooper SE Electric and cute Honda e production-ready cars, while in review …

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Update 7: More ‘EV’ than ‘Evo’?

‘Race on Sunday, sell on Monday’ might be an ageing automotive mantra but, as a teenager in the late 1990s, motorsport had a transformative effect on Mitsubishi’s image and desirability. The red and white RalliArt war paint of the Lancer Evolution and the tunability of its roadgoing counterparts quickly made the company synonymous with performance …

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Update 6: A Design for Life

SUVs have become the automotive industry’s Swiss Army knife, merging estate car load space, MPV visibility and that rugged kerb appeal drivers seem to have an unending appetite for. Europeans bought a record 29.8 million of them last year, according to JATO Dynamics, and some manufacturers are dropping other products to make way for an …

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Update 5: Getting Connected

When historians reflect on the early part of the 21st century, it might well be the smartphone that gets recognised as one of this era’s most transformative technologies. Whether it’s live streaming events before reporters, fuelling the growth of social media, or the ability to remotely check and control your central heating and lights, that …

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Update 4: Part of the family

It’s funny how your priorities change as life throws new commitments your way. Ten years ago I’d probably have been enthusing about the Outlander PHEV’s electrically-boosted 223hp and Lancer Evolution X platform sharing. These days, with a need to transport three kids aged five or less, I’m enjoying some very different qualities. When even leaving …

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SEAT Mii electric

SEAT kickstarts its electric offensive with Mii electric

SEAT’s electric offensive has begun with the Mii electric – a Volkswagen e-up! based car – with a WLTP stated range of 161.5 miles (260km) per charge from its 36.8kWh lithium-ion battery. Putting money where its mouth is, with the launch of the five-door Mii electric, SEAT says it will end production of internal combustion-powered …

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