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2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ SUV Electric Art Line X296

Mercedes-Benz is in a state of transition, moving from old-world internal combustion to battery-electric vehicles. We join key engineers testing forthcoming electric vehicles, including the new EQS SUV, and discover this switch to battery power has provided fresh motivation for staff, who are fully embracing the company’s new direction.

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800bhp 2023 DS E-Tense Performance

It has 800bhp, does without brakes and is shaping future DS road and race cars. We drive the E-Tense Performance.

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2023 Cadillac Lyriq

The great reinvention. Art deco EV reimagines the glam of the 1920s for Caddy’s future

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300-Mile test: Volkswagen’s ID. Buzz explores Denmark and Sweden

Forget the disappointing ID.3 and 4 – this is a chance for VW to bring some magic to the world of EVs, by tapping into its funky history.

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Road test Electric Renault 5

Spending a day ambling through the French countryside is one of life’s great pleasures, and what more suitable tool for the job than a Renault 5? We’re on the verge of seeing a brand new electric R5 at the end of the year, and with 2022 marking the 50th anniversary of the legendary original, the company has invited Octane to its factory in Flins to drive a few examples from the back catalogue.

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2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE 350+ V295 vs. 2023 BMW i4 40 eDrive G26

The world might be going electric but you still fancy a nice German saloon. The choice remains the same: Mercedes or BMW?

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2023 Kia Niro EV UK-spec SG2

Haste disposal. Slower it may be, but the latest Kia EV is better in every way than the old one.

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Electric 2023 Ford Mustang by Charge Cars

A brand-new electric classic Mustang that’s built in the UK? Now this we have to see! We sent Zack Stiling to find out about this remarkable car that’s on sale now from Charge Cars, London.

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2023 Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ V297

Mercedes’ performance division’s first all-electric series-production car comes with great expectations

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2023 Porsche 718 GT4 ePerformance 982C - 1078bhp EV concept

1078bhp EV concept points the way to a future one-make race series, but does it deliver the on-track thrills of Porsche Motorsport’s petrol-powered products?

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2023 Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor

Another relative newcomer to the new car market is Polestar, and the company finds itself in a similar situation to the Cupra brand and its relationship with parent company SEAT.

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Going the Extra Mile BMW i3

Can you really cover big miles in an electric car? We talk to Lee Marshall about his 100k-mile i3 and discover an EV convert and his love for the electric BMW.

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2023 Tesla Model Y Long Range

It’s been a long time coming to the UK, but the 2023 Tesla Model Y is finally here. And what a great start it is off to, claiming fourth place in the February new car registration charts, and narrowly beating the Model 3 to the title of best-selling electric vehicle

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Tesla-powered 392bhp 1996 BMW 840Ci E31

Electric cars are taking over, but what does that mean for the future of classic BMWs? This E31 8 Series presents one possibility – it has ditched its original petrol V8 for a Tesla electric powertrain.

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2023 Mercedes-AMG EQS53 4MATIC+ V297

Dear child inside, I have a new toy for you. A fullsize, lavishly appointed Euro black-tie ghetto blaster which can, to individual taste, be hush-quiet or V8-raucous.

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