Will my EV battery deteriorate like the one in my smartphone does?

Next to driving range, the life of an EV’s battery pack is often one of the biggest worries cited by prospective electric car buyers. It’s hardly a surprise, given that we’ve all experienced the reduction in battery life of smartphones and other technology after just a few years use, which often then become disposable items. […]

Bright Spark

One of the most frequent grumbles about electric cars in the early years was that the choice was very limited. The main options were the Renault Zoe, the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model S. These cars have all proven themselves and are still with us on the new car market a decade or so […]

Are EVs grounded before they start?

Hi Doc, An unusual request that perhaps could be included in future road tests. Some five years ago, a new neighbour very heavily grounded his new BMW 3 Series between the driveway and pavement. As I was cutting the lawn and heard the noise, I went over to help. Armed with two trolley jacks and […]


Eighth Report A tight schedule, hundred of miles to travel and a brace of electric cars in for test has meant that my long-term Kuga has been even more precious than ever. Two trips, one to Warwickshire and another to Worcestershire meant that the electric vehicles I had on test would have been pushed to the […]

SsangYong Musso Rhino LWB Automatic

Tenth Report A stay of execution means this is not the final goodbye for the SsangYong, retirement having been pushed back so we can dovetail (or is that mid-air refuel?) my eventual migration to different wheels for this page. The extra month is great news, though I am a bit jittery about the editor prising […]