James Howe

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Mazda MX-30
Mazda MX-30 electric motor, drive & performance

It's far from being the most powerful electric car around, but the Mazda MX-30 does handle quite well

Mazda MX-30
Mazda MX-30 interior & comfort

Mazda's penchant for cool interiors continues, with great materials, decent infotainment and a modern feel inside the MX-30

Mazda MX-30
Mazda MX-30 practicality & boot space

With practicality hampered by stylish doors, the Mazda MX-30 isn't exactly the most flexible SUV around

Mazda MX-30
Mazda MX-30 reliability & safety

There's no Euro NCAP crash-test rating yet, but the MX-30 should still be safe – and reliable

Mazda MX-30 review

Taking a slightly different approach to many electric cars, the MX-30 focuses on low weight, a modest range and an engaging driving experience

Mazda MX-30
Mazda MX-30 range, battery & charging

Mazda cites environmental reasons for the MX-30's combination of short range and speedy charging

Mazda MX-30
Mazda MX-30 running costs

Like all electric cars, the MX-30 should be cheap to run – but there are still a few unknowns at time of writing

What is Euro NCAP?

The European car crash-testing system explained

BMW iX3
BMW iX3 review

Refined and spacious, the BMW iX3 makes sense as an electric family SUV – but some rivals feel more special

Polestar 2 recall: over 4,500 models recalled due to power failure issue

Polestar's first electric car has been recalled over potential power failures, with 360 UK cars affected

Ford Kuga Plug-In Hybrid
Ford Kuga Plug-In Hybrid recall: the latest details

Ford has recalled a number of its Kuga plug-in hybrids over safety concerns. Here's everything you need to know

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid gets technology refresh and new battery

Revised Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid gets improved electric range of up to 27 miles

Jaguar E-Pace PHEV
Jaguar E-Pace P300e plug-in hybrid: specification and on-sale date

Jaguar E-Pace SUV gets plug-in hybrid power as part of a comprehensive facelift; P300e gets 305bhp and 34-mile electric range

Nissan Leaf gets spec upgrades and lower pricing

Nissan has chopped the price of its best-selling Leaf electric car, with improved specification across the board

Honda e
Honda e vs MINI Electric: space and practicality

Neither car is especially practical, but the Honda's extra set of doors helps counter its smaller boot

MINI Electric
Honda e vs MINI Electric: interior and infotainment

The Honda is leagues ahead of the MINI in this department; both are well built, however

Honda e vs MINI Electric
Honda e vs MINI Electric: running costs and warranty

The Honda is slightly more efficient than the MINI; both will be cheap to run, however

Honda e vs MINI Electric
Honda e vs MINI Electric: safety and reliability

The Honda is the better choice for safety kit and owner satisfaction history; both should be reliable

Honda e vs MINI Electric
Honda e vs MINI Electric: verdict and specifications

The impressive Honda e can't match the MINI Electric for sportiness, but it's the better car overall

Honda e vs MINI Electric
Honda e vs MINI Electric: performance and handling

The MINI is faster and more fun to drive, but the Honda still impresses and is comfortable, too