John Evans

John Evans
Title: Special correspondent

John is a freelance journalist and a former staff member of Autocar (1994-98). Other staff positions he has held include deputy editor of Autocar’s sister title What Car?, and editor of Practical Caravan magazine.

As a former car salesman turned consumer editor he has written extensively about the new and used car market and consumer issues. In recent years, he has contributed news and feature stories on these topics, as well as more general features on everything from how to build an ice cream van to exploring abandoned cars in front gardens. He also contributes to Autocar Business.

John is a former Guild of Motoring Writers Journalist of the Year and is the motoring editor of the RAC Club members magazine, Pell-Mell & Woodcote.

John is an expert in:

  • Used cars
  • Used car buying
  • Classic cars
  • Automotive industry

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Car review

Used BMW 5 Series 2010-2017 review

It set the benchmark for executive saloons when it launched, but does it still hold its own years later?

Used BMW 5 Series 2010-2017 review
Bradshaw EV lead
Bradshaw was founded in 1960, and makes EVs for industry
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The most important British EV maker you've never heard of

British firm Bradshaw makes tractors, water tenders, and quarry tugs with 28-mile ranges - we hear their story

The most important British EV maker you've never heard of
Electric car chargers
Many Instavolt chargers have had their cables stolen, with Gridserve also a victim
News

Electric car chargers out of action as thieves cut cables

Cables taken for precious metals across UK; Instavolt has suffered 174 thefts from 27 sites

Electric car chargers out of action as thieves cut cables
News

How much does it cost to charge an electric car?

The details of EV charging and the cost of it can seem complicated at first but this guide spells it out clearly

How much does it cost to charge an electric car?
News

How to charge your electric car at home

Wallbox or smart charger? And how do you install it? We answer common questions about home EV charging

How to charge your electric car at home
Audi dealer
Price cuts are effectively being made by most car makers on selected EV models
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Car makers slash EV prices by as much as £14,000 to boost demand

Autocar finds makers are offering contributions up to £14k as demand in private EV sector falters

Car makers slash EV prices by as much as £14,000 to boost demand
Car review

Used Ford Focus ST 2012-2018 review

The Focus ST once held its own against the Golf GTI, but does it have the edge on your second-hand shortlist?

Used Ford Focus ST 2012-2018 review
Car review

Used Volvo XC60 2008-2017 review

The XC60's usability, comfort and attractiveness make it a strong contender in the used compact SUV crowd

Used Volvo XC60 2008-2017 review
Calder valley car club
Shared cars are vital for many people in more remote areas
News

Car sharing clubs under threat as insurance costs soar

Community clubs, said to decarbonise towns, face "existential crisis" as insurance prices rise threefold

Car sharing clubs under threat as insurance costs soar
How much of a fire risk are electric vehicles?
Damage can cause lithium ion batteries to catch fire
News

How much of a fire risk are electric vehicles?

We look at why EV fires are so hard to extinguish, how fire services are handling it and how to minimise risks

How much of a fire risk are electric vehicles?
Car hacker gsr2 and cybersecurity
New regulations aim to ensure cars are safe from hackers
News

Cybersecurity regulations: Are non-compliant cars more vulnerable?

Makers have axed models due to new regulations, but what about those on sale that don't comply?

Cybersecurity regulations: Are non-compliant cars more vulnerable?

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