Neil Briscoe

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The Opel Vivaro-e is easy to drive, comfortable (even on long journeys), and has a usefully square, tall, loadbay (plus sliding doors on both sides, which helps). It’s also fast to charge when you need it to be.

We all, surely, now know of the phenomenon of “range anxiety”? That sweaty, prickly feeling of driving a battery-powered electric car and not being en(...)

By the midpoint of 2022, at least some of the bottleneck in semiconductor supplies should have subsided. Photograph: Getty Images

For want of a shoe a horse was lost. The old mnemonic that warns one to prepare down to the smallest details for every eventuality apparently didn’t (...)

The Kodiaq in Sportline trim is big, imposing, and impressive looking, with 20-inch alloy wheels, a mildly chunky bodykit, and some rather fetching grey paint work that does look slightly as if someone applied primer but no top coat

If these are indeed the last days of the old-school combustion engine, then Skoda is surely in line for the job of class prefect. The once-laughable C(...)

Volkswagen’s Klaus Zellmer: ‘We have a trend in society where people, younger people especially, are less willing to commit to purchasing a car.’

Klaus Zellmer wants to change the way you buy a car. In fact, he doesn’t want you to buy a car at all, if you don’t fancy it. He’d be quite happy for (...)

While VW hasn’t announced Irish prices yet, based on German prices itwould probably pitch the car at €55,000-€60,000 in Ireland

This is the moment we’ve been waiting, steadily, ever since Volkswagen announced its all-electric destiny, for the sporty models - the GTIs with batte(...)

If – and it’s a big if – e-fuel production can be ramped up, using only renewable energy, then maybe there’s something in this. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty

For more than a decade, there has been a heavy weight resting on the consciences of all car enthusiasts. That is the knowledge that for every kilometr(...)

On longer journeys  you will appreciate  the Cupra Leon’s  high-quality cabin and    high-backed bucket seats

If Cupra has a problem it’s that people kind of half-know what it means. Seat has been using Cupra as its hot-car brand for well over a decade. For a (...)

A Jordan Formula One car. “Jordan Grand Prix in 1999 was operating on a budget of $140m. That’s more money than many F1 teams run on today”

There is more to Formula One than merely racing. More than the on-track action, the behind-the-scenes political machinations, and even than the huge s(...)

When Mercedes does a luxury car, it tends not to do it by halves. However, the German giant has decided to split its large luxury four-door range in t(...)

The new Dacia Sandero has been given a mere two-stars for its safety performance in the latest round of tests by independent crash test experts at Euro NCAP

The new Dacia Sandero has been given a mere two-stars for its safety performance in the latest round of tests by independent crash test experts at Eur(...)

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