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EVs may be less flexible, but can your petrol car power a camping trip?
New cars

Will electric cars ever be able to go truly off grid?

Prior riffs on batteries, camping in an EV, and the man sending 24 ambulances to Ukraine

21 July 2024
Will electric cars ever be able to go truly off grid?
polestar 5 prototype 2023 front left quarter static
Polestar will soon release its own Taycan competitor in the form of the snouty 5
New cars

Is Polestar about to out-Lotus Lotus?

Unlike the new Emeya, the upcoming Polestar 5 has the engineering hallmarks of an old-school Lotus

18 July 2024
Is Polestar about to out-Lotus Lotus?
Matt prior opinion
Fisker finally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June
New cars

How can you fix a car when its maker goes out of business?

Prior riffs on the demise of Fisker and how maintaining software is now a manufacturer’s ongoing responsibility

13 July 2024
How can you fix a car when its maker goes out of business?
MG Cyberster plinth Goodwood FoS 2024
MG's centenary celebrations included taking over the Festival of Speed's central feature
Electric vehicles

Editor's letter: Chinese brands make a splash at Goodwood

The 2024 Festival of Speed will be remembered for the Chinese presence, with MG taking centre stage

12 July 2024
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Editor's letter: Chinese brands make a splash at Goodwood
Tesla Model Y opinion Matt Prior
An 'SUV' today is the acceptable face of the Citroën Xsara Picasso
New cars

Why the Tesla Model Y isn't really an SUV, but a trendy MPV

SUVs accounted for nearly half of all car sales globally last year – or did they?

22 June 2024
Why the Tesla Model Y isn't really an SUV, but a trendy MPV
New cars

Is McLaren's overlapping model range hindering its success?

McLaren has not been without ongoing problems, having lost £873 million last year

8 June 2024
Is McLaren's overlapping model range hindering its success?
Matt prior opinion
The EV9 is a cracking car on the whole, but ADAS tarnishes its character
New cars

When automated driver assistance systems go badly wrong

Prior has braking difficulties in a Kia EV9, causing him to question the reliability of software

1 June 2024
When automated driver assistance systems go badly wrong
Matt Prior testers notes autonomous commute
A commute like this will remain the stuff of dreams – for now, at least...
New cars

Self-driving isn't dead, but the autonomous car might be

Various car makers have recently pulled investment from autonomous cars, favouring buses and taxis instead

25 May 2024
Self-driving isn't dead, but the autonomous car might be
New cars

It's harder than ever to know what car makers will do next

From JLR re-adopting its ancient 5.0-litre V8 to Rimac ditching EVs, the headlines seem to be changing fast

18 May 2024
It's harder than ever to know what car makers will do next
Matt Prior opinion
The Picanto is tired of being picked on so it’s taken some design steroids
New cars

When will cars stop looking so angry?

Prior talks design characteristics making cars more aggressive, and wonders if it's all just a fad

11 May 2024
When will cars stop looking so angry?
Caterham drift day
You’ll have fun in a Seven, whichever way you’re going
New cars

Why the return of Caterham's Drift Experience is a good thing

Prior riffs on Caterham's drift experience, and explains what it's like to go sideways in a jacked-up 360R

4 May 2024
Why the return of Caterham's Drift Experience is a good thing
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Even April showers can’t dampen our feelings about the Clio 1.0 TCe
New cars

The best cars in life are free... of pointless options

Prior drives a standard Renault Clio, which ends up being better than the market's most expensive machines

27 April 2024
The best cars in life are free... of pointless options

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Aston Martin Valkyrie LMH test front quarter
The Valkyrie will be the only V12-powered Le Mans Hypercar
Motorsport

First pictures: Aston Martin tests Le Mans Valkyrie

22 July 2024
First pictures: Aston Martin tests Le Mans Valkyrie