Chris Lilly (Zap-Map)

About Chris Lilly (Zap-Map)

Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin review

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Zap-Map verdict: “A great family all-rounder, with style, practicality, a long range, and fast recharging times.” Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin: Range & charging Volvo has gone about electrifying its line-up with aplomb. Every model has one or more plug-in options, with the...

MG ZS EV 44.5 kWh review

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Zap-Map verdict: “MG focuses on value-for-money, and it does exceptionally well with the ZS EV.” MG ZS EV: Range & charging MG’s ZS EV has a range of more than 160 miles on a charge from a 44.5 kWh battery. It’s also...

Fiat 500 42 kWh review

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Zap-Map verdict: ”The Cinquecento is electric only, but all the better for it.” Fiat 500 42 kWh: Range & charging Fiat’s 500 is offered with a choice of two battery packs – the 24 kWh entry level model or this one, the...

Top 10 cheapest EVs

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One of the most commonly quoted reasons for not running an electric vehicle (EV) is that they cost too much. While that may be the case for some car buyers, many more drivers can access a new electric car than you might think....

The electric car market in 2022

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The world may have struggled in general in 2021, but not the UK electric car market. It’s gone from strength to strength, and we’re still towards the bottom of a very steep upward curve. It means that 2022 looks set to be...

Top 10 electric cars due in 2022

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The way 2022 is shaping up, it looks set to be a bumper year for electric cars. Low-cost or luxurious, mainstream or niche, the electric vehicles (EVs) already announced for the coming 12 months look set to get pulses racing. And that’s...

Top 10 Electric Cars 2022

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Electric car sales are soaring, and it’s easy to see why. A combination of low running costs, excellent performance, and easy driving style – plus government legislation – means that electric vehicles (EVs) are tempting ever increasing numbers of buyers. There are...

Best electric vans 2022

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Electric vans have rapidly changed, evolving from niche products for most businesses to core vehicles. Numbers are constantly on the rise, and the attributes of e-LCVs ideally suit urban deliveries, for example. Add in low running costs and tax incentives, and many...

Top 10 practical EVs

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As electric cars become increasingly mainstream, the number of practical electric vehicles (EVs) available continues to grow. Only a year or so ago, there were precious few large and spacious models available, but that certainly isn’t the case any more. Here we...

Volkswagen ID.4 Pro Performance review

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Zap-Map verdict: “A more important model than the ID.3, Volkswagen’s ID.4 combines excellent electric range and options within an SUV shape.” VW ID.4: Range & charging There are four power outputs and two battery capacities available for the ID.4 in the UK....