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In this issue of Autovolt : Main features in this issue are:

• Tom Curtis’ Leaf - Part two of Tom’s ownership experience with his second hand Nissan Leaf.
• LifeStyle Gear - The latest gear, tech and gadgets to complement your electrified vehicle.
• COLUMN: Robert Llewellyn - Robert discusses technology of the future that’s already here today and how the rate of change is dizzying.
• COLUMN: Mark Preston - Guest columnist Mark Preston studies whether electric cars’ trump card is autonomous driving.
• FIRST DRIVE: Renault Zoe Z.E.40 - Autovolt editor, Jonathan Musk, flies to Portugal to drive the first generation of small EVs equipped with a large battery.
• REVIEW: Kia Optima PHEV - Family and business friendly, Kia’s first UK plug-in hybrid, the Optima PHEV, is put through its paces on UK roads. Does its plug really equip it with +170mpg economy?
• FEATURE: University Solar Challenge - We explore solar car racing with the Cambridge University Eco Racing team to find out what it takes to race in the World Solar Challenge.
• INSIGHT: EV Charging. Innovation Needed? - Guest contributor Phil Sheppard questions who should do what with UK electric charge points.
• INSIGHT: Should every vehicle be autonomous? - A look at whether all vehicles should be made autonomous, or just some core utilities.
• INTERVIEW: EVA app - Tom Curtis talks to the creators of a popular Nissan Leaf app and finds out why it’s so popular despite competition from manufacturer produced apps.
• TECHNOLOGY: Nissan Futures 2 - Nissan shows the way forward with several technical revolutions including the benefits to the economy autonomous driving can bring and the usefulness of static battery storage sites.
• Rear View BY LUCY HARGRAVE - The topic this issue: Connected cars, do we need them?

To find out more info about what’s inside this issue, visit www.autovolt-magazine.com

The latest EV and hybrid news, plus handy guides explaining electric and hybrid vehicles to both the beginner and enthusiast alike complement every issue.



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