Family Life

There’s no reason to think that you can’t go a greener and still cope perfectly well with family life, although we’re still waiting for a fully-electric and reasonably-priced estate car to hit the market. Until then, there are loads of cars capable of dealing with multiple people, too much luggage and not enough time. Seven-seat EVs are a little thin on the ground - unless you can afford a Tesla Model X or want to wait for the Model Y - but there are multiple plug-in hybrids that can happily cope with the average daily grind. The key here is to work out how you use your car, and what for, and then see what you can afford. The new Volkswagen iD3 offers Golf-sized practicality, a variety of battery options (and therefore prices), and you can walk up the size scale from there. Taller? Kia eNiro for full on electric, or maybe a BMW X5 hybrid? Motorway and luggage without the charging? A VW Passat GTE or Skoda iV 1.4 TSi PHEV estate might do the trick. Whatever your needs, here's out pick of the electric and hybrid family cars that may work best for you.

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BMW i4 Review

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Mercedes GLE Plug-in Hybrid Review

Hyundai IONIQ 5 Review

2 Skoda Octavia vRS iV PHEV electric car city

Skoda Octavia vRS iV PHEV Review

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Mercedes EQS Review

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SKODA Enyaq iV Review

Mercedes C Class plug in hybrid vehicle exterior black

Mercedes C-Class PHEV Review

Range Rover Velar p400e PHEV charging

Range Rover Velar PHEV Review

Audi Q4 e-tron front static shot, on gravel in countryside, blue/silver car, RHD, UK plates

Audi Q4 e-tron Review

Jaguar F Pace PHEV driving in countryside

Jaguar F-Pace PHEV Review

Audi RS e-tron GT electric exterior front

Audi e-tron GT Review

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo driving in countryside

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Review

Vauxhall Mokka e electric car charging on driveway

Vauxhall Mokka Review


Mercedes EQA Review

Peugeot e2008 Review

Ford Mustang mach e gt exterior front

Ford Mustang Mach-E Review

citroen e-c4 electric car

Citroen e-C4 Review

Toyota Mirai Review

BMW iX3 Review

Mercedes S-Class

Mercedes S-Class PHEV Review

Citroen c5 aircross hybrid car

Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV Review

Lexus UX300e electric car

Lexus UX300e Review

MG 5 ev estate

MG 5 EV Review

Mercedes EQV electric van

Mercedes EQV Review

Honda Jazz Hybrid car

Honda Jazz Review

VW ID.4 1st edition exterior front

Volkswagen ID.4 Review

Renault Captur E Tech

Renault Captur E-Tech PHEV Review

Volvo XC90 T8 Recharge Review

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Review

BMW 330e Review

Audi Q5 Hybrid

Audi Q5 55 TFSI e PHEV Review

Peugeot 508 Hybrid Review

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Volvo XC40 Recharge PHEV Review

Ford Kuga PHEV Review

Vauxhall Grandland Hybrid

Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid Review

Volkswagen Passat GTE Review

Polestar 2 Review

Mercedes E320

Mercedes E-Class Hybrid Review


MG ZS EV Review

Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y Review

Skoda Superb

Skoda Superb iV PHEV Review

Bentley Bentayga Hybrid s

Bentley Bentayga Hybrid Review

Range Rover Sport P400e Review

BMW X5 Hybrid

BMW X5 45e Hybrid Review

Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review

Toyota Prius Review

Volvo V40 Recharge

Volvo XC40 Recharge Review

Hyundai Ioniq Electric Review

Peugeot e208 Review

Mercedes EQC Review

Tesla Model S Review

Kia Soul EV Review

Jaguar I-Pace Review

Audi e-tron Review

Tesla Model X Review

Vauxhall Corsa-e Review

Nissan e-NV200 Review

Volkswagen ID.3 Review

Hyundai Kona Electric car exterior front and side

Hyundai Kona Electric Review

Nissan Leaf Review

Porsche Taycan Review

Tesla Model 3 Review

Kia eNiro Review

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