Sean Carson

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BMW i8 Roadster (2018-2020) reliability & safety

The i8 Roadster mixes its advanced engineering to deliver strong reliability and safety with conventional technology where possible

BMW i8 Roadster (2018-2020) interior & comfort

The BMW i8 Roadster reflects its advanced approach with a good level of standard equipment, yet comfort isn’t compromised too much

BMW i8 Roadster (2018-2020) engines, drive & performance

The BMW i8 Roadster only uses a small petrol engine but it delivers sports car performance with (relatively) low running costs

BMW i8 Roadster (2018-2020) running costs

The i8 Roadster is on the pricey side, but the low running costs for a convertible sports car mean it should be affordable to keep on the road

Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 hybrid review

The Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 is a plug-in hybrid with decent performance, seven-seat practicality and around 30 miles' electric running

BMW i8 Roadster (2018-2020) range, MPG, CO2 & charging

With a respectable electric-only range, the BMW i8 Roadster gives flexibility most other convertible sports cars could only dream of

BMW i8 Roadster (2018-2020) review

The BMW i8 Roadster adds open-top thrills to the Coupe's advanced technology, performance and efficiency

Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 hybrid reliability & safety

The XC90 Recharge T8 combines the dependability of a regular XC90 with Volvo’s traditional focus on safety, so it makes for reassuring transport

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Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 hybrid practicality & boot space

The XC90 Recharge T8’s huge boot and versatile seven-seat layout is one of the most practical you'll find in any plug-in hybrid

Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 hybrid interior & comfort

The XC90 Recharge T8’s interior is nicely trimmed and offers individuality alongside quality, technology, comfort and seven-seat practicality

Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 hybrid engines, drive and performance

The Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 delivers strong performance and comfort, putting it up there with the best in class

Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 hybrid running costs

The XC90 Recharge isn't cheap by any stretch, but for such a powerful luxury SUV it promises fairly low running costs

Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 hybrid range, MPG, CO2 & charging

The Volvo XC90 Recharge offers useable electric range and therefore strong efficiency. Charging is simple, too.

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Volvo XC60 Recharge hybrid practicality & boot space

Volvo XC60 Recharge isn’t quite as practical as regular models, but there’s still enough space and versatility here for most families

Volvo XC60 Recharge hybrid interior & comfort

The XC60 Recharge's interior is nicely trimmed and feels different to rivals', offering individuality alongside quality, technology and comfort

Volvo XC60 Recharge hybrid reliability & safety

The Volvo XC60 Recharge combines dependability of regular XC60 with Volvo’s traditional focus on safety. Crash protection is impressive

Toyota Prius Plug-In review

The Toyota Prius Plug-In offers genuine zero-emissions range in a plug-in hybrid package that delivers strong efficiency

Toyota Prius Plug-In range, MPG, CO2 & charging

The Toyota Prius Plug-in offers a competitive electric range and easy charging. The petrol engine reduces range anxiety for longer journeys, too

Toyota Prius running costs

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius offers exceedingly low running costs with a hybrid powertrain that maximises efficiency

BMW i8 Coupe (2014-2020) review

The BMW i8 was arguably the original hybrid sports car, delivering striking looks and a thrilling drive