Reviews First Drives

First Drives

First impressions & drives of electric vehicles by the editors of TotallyEV

BMW iX review

BMW iX first drive: The best electric luxury SUV?

The BMW iNext concept car was revealed at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, where it raised quite a few eyebrows with its oversized kidney grilles and radically...
Nissan Ariya review

Nissan Ariya first drive: The best looking electric SUV

The Nissan Ariya is the automaker's second consumer-led fully electric vehicle. It follows on from the success of the Leaf, which at the time of writing, has...
Renault Megane E-Tech

Renault Megane E-Tech first drive: A £30,685 plug-in hybrid estate

Earlier this year, Renault announced its new Megane E-Tech, a hybrid estate – the Sport Touring. At launch, the estate comes in two different models: the 'Iconic'...
Nissan Qashqai e-Power review

Nissan Qashqai e-Power first drive: A new hybrid SUV

The Nissan Qashqai has seen worldwide success following its introduction to the market in 2006. Now in its third generation, the compact crossover SUV is being sold...
Renault Clio E-Tech

Renault Clio E-Tech first drive: A £19,595 hybrid supermini

Renault’s new hybrid version of its popular supermini, the Clio, is here. The Clio E-Tech is expected to arrive in October and will start from £19,595. It's...
BMW i3s 120Ah review

BMW i3s 120Ah first drive (2024): A stylish all-electric city car

First launched in 2013, the all-electric BMW i3 has grown in popularity among consumers for its stylish looks and its eco-credentials – our interview with Formula E...
BMW 330e side view

BMW 330e M Sport first drive: A 292hp hybrid saloon

The BMW 330e is a 3 Series plug-in hybrid saloon that not only delivers better performance over the pure petrol or diesel variant, but also significantly lowers...
BMW 330e M Sport Touring

BMW 330e M Sport Touring first drive (2024): The ultimate hybrid estate?

The BMW 330e M Sport Touring is a plug-in hybrid estate that shares the same DNA as its saloon-sized sibling. From the vehicle's sporty design to its...
BMW X5 xDrive45e side

BMW X5 xDrive45e M Sport first drive: A 394hp plug-in hybrid SUV

A Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), or as BMW coins it a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), combines the best elements of an off-road and road vehicle into one...
BMW i4 review

BMW i4 first drive: The best electric BMW?

The BMW i4 is the first saloon and M-badged electric vehicle from the manufacturer. It marks a new era for the German automaker that's progressively electrifying its...