Fuel prices edge towards £2-a-litre: Here are the most economical new models from each major car brand with a Mercedes top of the podium

The average price of petrol and diesel has risen again this week as motorists face rocketing fuel costsOn Tuesday, unleaded climbed to a record 189.3p a litre while diesel closed in on £2, with prices at 197.1pFor those in the market for a new motor, we've listed the most economical cars made by each motor brandFigures are based on 'official' MPG claims quoted by car makers. We explain why the economy stats for plug-on hybrid cars dominating the results need to be taken with a pinch of salt... 

With fuel prices soaring towards £2-a-litre, these are the new models on sale from each car brand that sip the least petrol and diesel

With fuel prices soaring towards £2-a-litre, these are the new models on sale from each car brand that sip the least petrol and diesel

With average petrol prices nearing £1.90-a-litre and diesel edging closer to £2 this week, motorists’ wallets and purses are being hit incredibly hard.

It means drivers now have to fork out over £100 for unleaded to fill up an average-size family motor with a 55-litre tank.

But there are some cars that will need to be brimmed with fuel less often than others, as motoring consumer title What Car? has pointed out.

It has named each major brand’s most frugal model on paper, based on their ‘official’ miles per gallon (mpg) fuel economy figures.

Most of these are plug-in hybrid models with astronomical fuel efficiency figures. However, these need to be taken with a pinch of salt, as we’ll explain later.

Scroll down to see the top performer for each mainstream brand listed below.

To see the full list of most-economical cars in every manufacturer’s existing range (including the likes of Ferrari, McLaren and Rolls-Royce) – as well as how much these models cost to finance, how much you should aim to haggle off the list price and a star rating for each model – then read What Car?’s full guide.

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These are the models that are said to be the most economical in order of fuel efficiency claims for the standout performers for each brand. All are plug-in hybrid (PHEV) cars, but the figures quoted for these vehicles need to be taken with a pinch of salt...

These are the models that are said to be the most economical in order of fuel efficiency claims for the standout performers for each brand. All are plug-in hybrid (PHEV) cars, but the figures quoted for these vehicles need to be taken with a pinch of salt…

Alfa Romeo

Most fuel efficient model: Tonale 1.5 Hybrid 160 (petrol-electric hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 49.5mpg

Price: from £35,000 (est)

This is Alfa's newest model, the Tonale. The conventional hybrid is claimed to return almost 50mpg, though a plug-in hybrid version due later this year and will likely have improved fuel economy figures

This is Alfa’s newest model, the Tonale. The conventional hybrid is claimed to return almost 50mpg, though a plug-in hybrid version due later this year and will likely have improved fuel economy figures

The Tonale is Alfa Romeo’s new compact SUV it hopes will kickstart the brand’s popularity across Europe. The most frugal version is the conventional hybrid combo of a 1.5-litre petrol engine supplemented by a small battery and electric motor to return a claimed 49.5mpg.

A plug-in hybrid version is due to be confirmed later this year, which will likely become the most frugal car in the Alfa Romeo arsenal.

Audi 

Most fuel efficient model: A3 Sportback 40 TFSIe Sport (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 256.8mpg

Price: from £35,240

The most fuel efficient Audi on the market right now is the Audi A3 Sportback plug-in hybrid, which is said to return over 256mpg - though take that claim with a pinch of salt

The most fuel efficient Audi on the market right now is the Audi A3 Sportback plug-in hybrid, which is said to return over 256mpg – though take that claim with a pinch of salt

Audi’s five-door hatchback is among its most popular models, and the 40 TFSIe Sport plug-in hybrid is the best of both worlds.

Official WLTP (which stands for Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) fuel economy figures say it will return 256.8mpg.

However, that’s based on the car only being used in optimum circumstances, such as completing short journeys where most of the work is done by the electric motor.

BMW

Most fuel efficient model: X5 xDrive45e M Sport (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 235.4mpg

Price: from £74,425

The plug-in hybrid version of BMW's X5 can drive for 54 miles using electric power only. This is why it has a claimed fuel economy of 235.4mpg

The plug-in hybrid version of BMW’s X5 can drive for 54 miles using electric power only. This is why it has a claimed fuel economy of 235.4mpg


If you’ve got £75,000 to spend on a hulking SUV, then BMW’s X5 is the most frugal car the German manufacturer currently produces.

The plug-in hybrid xDrive45e is claimed to return 235.4mpg, with the fully-charged battery pack able to drive the 4X4 for 54 miles using only electric power.

Citroen

Most fuel efficient model: C5 X 1.6 Plug-in Hybrid (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 236.2mpg

Price: from £35,650

Citroen's recently-revealed C5 X is a stylish family SUV with a plush interior and silky-smooth ride. And the PHEV version is also said to be uber-economical, returning over 236mpg

Citroen’s recently-revealed C5 X is a stylish family SUV with a plush interior and silky-smooth ride. And the PHEV version is also said to be uber-economical, returning over 236mpg


Another high-riding, large-size SUV, with impressive fuel economy is Citroen’s new C5 X. It ticks all the usual boxes for cars produced by the French brand, with quirky looks and a super-luxurious interior and wafting ride comfort.

With a plug-in hybrid drivetrain underpinning it, the C5 X is said to return over 236mpg – that’s better than any other Citroen in showrooms today.

Cupra

Most fuel efficient model: Formentor 1.4 eHybrid 204 V1 (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 235.4mpg

Price: from £37,770

You might not have heard of Cupra before but it is the spin-off arm of Spanish (well, VW owned) Seat. The PHEV Formentor SUV is its most economical model, official figures suggest

You might not have heard of Cupra before but it is the spin-off arm of Spanish (well, VW owned) Seat. The PHEV Formentor SUV is its most economical model, official figures suggest

Cupra is the new spin-off brand of Spanish car maker, Seat. It will generally focus on electrified models that are aimed at the youngest licence-holding audience.

It’s Formentor is a powerful family SUV. Fitted with the plug-in hybrid eHybrid 204 drivetrain, it is said to return 235.4mpg – though will be quite a bit less in the real world.

Dacia

Most fuel efficient model: Duster 1.5 Blue dCi Comfort 2WD (diesel)

Official fuel economy: 57.6mpg

Price: from £18.195

Dacia's diesel Duster is the brand's most economical car, offering up to 57.6mpg, according to official figures. Not bad for a family car costing just over £18,000

Dacia’s diesel Duster is the brand’s most economical car, offering up to 57.6mpg, according to official figures. Not bad for a family car costing just over £18,000


The first non-hybrid car to make this list comes from Dacia – which is one of the last brands to begin electrifying variants of its budget-friendly cars.

The diesel Duster SUV – in the front-wheel-drive guise – has a claimed return of 57.6mpg, stretching out the highest cost of the fuel at the moment.

Fiat

Most fuel efficient model: 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop (petrol)

Official fuel economy: 61.4mpg

Price: from £14,245

Fiat has launched an all-new 500 city car that's exclusively powered by batteries only. But the older model is still on sale with petrol engines under the bonnet - and this one will do over 60mph, says the Italian marque

Fiat has launched an all-new 500 city car that’s exclusively powered by batteries only. But the older model is still on sale with petrol engines under the bonnet – and this one will do over 60mph, says the Italian marque

With 500 introducing an all-new 500 with that’s exclusively sold with electric drivetrains, the previous-generation car remains on sale with petrol – and mild-hybrid petrol – engines.

This Pop variant will return a claimed 61.4mpg, which is likely more achievable in the real-world than some of the PHEV figures quoted that are over four times more economical.

Ford

Most fuel efficient model: Kuga 2.5 PHEV ST-Line Edition (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 257.0mpg

Price: from £37,255

Ford's plug-in hybrid Kuga can, according to official figures, return 257mpg, though priced from £37,000 it is a premium over combustion-engined variants

Ford’s plug-in hybrid Kuga can, according to official figures, return 257mpg, though priced from £37,000 it is a premium over combustion-engined variants

You might think it would be a Fiesta that would top the list of the most fuel-efficient Fords, but that’s not the case.

Instead, it is the bigger Kuga SUV with the 2.5 PHEV setup. Ford says it will cover up to 39 miles using its battery and electric motor only, though with the two combined is said to return 257mpg.

Honda

Most fuel efficient model: Jazz 1.5 i-MMD Hybrid SR (petrol-electric hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 62.8mpg

Price: from £21,935

Honda's Jazz has always been a popular small car in Britain. The current generation car has a hybrid drivetrain that will return well over 50mpg in the real world

Honda’s Jazz has always been a popular small car in Britain. The current generation car has a hybrid drivetrain that will return well over 50mpg in the real world

The Honda-e isn’t the only electrified model in the Japanese company’s UK showrooms – it also has a hybrid version of the Jazz.

The spacious little motor – which has been a popular choice among Britons for years – has a claimed range of 62.8mpg, though What Car? says the reality is around 56mpg, based on its own tests.

Hyundai 

Most fuel efficient model: Ioniq 1.6 GDi Plug-in Hybrid Premium (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 256.8mpg

Price: from £30,800

Hyundai's Ioniq is ending its production cycle, but the PHEV version of the car is still its most frugal model on sale today

Hyundai’s Ioniq is ending its production cycle, but the PHEV version of the car is still its most frugal model on sale today

Hyundai’s Ioniq is a pretty interesting model in the Korean brand’s line-up – it has been available since 2017 with the choice of three drivetrains: fully electric; plug-in hybrid; and conventional hybrid,

The middle one of the three is what tops the charts in terms of using petrol the most efficiently, returning a claimed 256.8mpg, according to official records.

Jaguar

Most fuel efficient model: E-Pace 1.5 1.5 P300e R-Dynamic S (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 201.8mpg

Price: from £47,520

Jaguar is set to become an all-electric premium car brand by 2025. Before then, the E-Pace is the petrol-electric hybrid with the best claimed fuel economy figures

Jaguar is set to become an all-electric premium car brand by 2025. Before then, the E-Pace is the petrol-electric hybrid with the best claimed fuel economy figures


Jaguar isn’t a brand you would historically associate with making fuel-sipping motors. However, that will all change soon enough with the British marque promising to be an electric-only premium car maker from 2025.

While it is still making models with petrol and diesel engines, the plug-in hybrid E-Pace – its smallest SUV – has the best claimed return of 201.8mpg.

Kia

Most fuel efficient model: Sportage 1.6 T-GDi Plug-in Hybrid 3 (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 252.0mpg

Price: from £39.595

Kia's new Sportage compact SUV comes with the option of a PHEV powertrain that is claimed to return a massive 252mpg

Kia’s new Sportage compact SUV comes with the option of a PHEV powertrain that is claimed to return a massive 252mpg

Kia has only recently brought to market a new Sportage, with the nameplate a popular model among Britons since it was first introduced to the UK market.

With a claimed 252mpg, the latest PHEV version promises lots of fuel economy – though won’t quite deliver on that figure in the real world. Kia adds that it will cover 43 miles in fully-electric mode.

Land Rover

Most fuel efficient model: Range Rover Sport 3.0 P440e SE (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 341.2mpg

Price: from £83,330

A new Range Rover Sport is on the way this year and the PHEV variant is Land Rover's most fuel efficient car in its existing range

A new Range Rover Sport is on the way this year and the PHEV variant is Land Rover’s most fuel efficient car in its existing range


When you hear the name Land Rover, you think hulking gas-guzzling 4X4s that regularly need to visit a filling station forecourt.

But Land Rover does offer hybrid versions of most of its cars these days, meaning some added fuel economy. The most efficient is said to be the Range Rover Sport P440e, which returns an official 341.2mpg.

Lexus 

Most fuel efficient model: NX 450h+ F-Sport (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 313.9mpg

Price: from £58,200

Lexus has been selling hybrid cars for years, but it is a relative newcomer to the plug-in hybrid market. The compact NX 450h+ can go for up to 45 miles in electric-only mode and returns a claimed 314mpg

Lexus has been selling hybrid cars for years, but it is a relative newcomer to the plug-in hybrid market. The compact NX 450h+ can go for up to 45 miles in electric-only mode and returns a claimed 314mpg

There are some brands that are synonymous with excelling in hybrid vehicles, and that includes Lexus.

The NX 450h+ is a plug-in hybrid that offers an electric-only range of up to 45 miles – granted it is fully charged. This helps to contribute to the cars incredible 313.9mpg claims, which will ultimately be difficult to achieve on the road.

Mazda

Most fuel efficient model: CX-60 2.5 PHEV Exclusive-Line (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 188.0mpg

Price: from £43,950

The whopping CX-60 is Mazda's debut PHEV model. The official WLTP test cycle results say it can do up to 188mpg and run for 39 miles without the petrol engine being needed

The whopping CX-60 is Mazda’s debut PHEV model. The official WLTP test cycle results say it can do up to 188mpg and run for 39 miles without the petrol engine being needed

If it wasn’t for the CX-60, Mazda’s most economical model would have a combustion engine. But this is the brand’s first plug-in hybrid.

It’s capable of being driven for up to 39 miles in pure-electric mode, while the overall fuel economy figure produced in the official WLTP tests suggest it will be able to do 188mpg.

Mercedes-Benz

Most fuel efficient model: C-Class C300e AMG Line (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 470.8mpg

Price: from £46,310

Of all the cars in this list, the Mercedes C300e PHEV is - on paper - the most fuel efficient of them all. The junior executive saloon is said to be able to return 470mpg

Of all the cars in this list, the Mercedes C300e PHEV is – on paper – the most fuel efficient of them all. The junior executive saloon is said to be able to return 470mpg

This is the most fuel-efficient new car on the market right now, if you base the rankings on the claimed fuel economy figures.

The C300e PHEV is claimed to return over 470mpg – an astounding level of efficiency that will certainly be difficult [if not impossible] to replicate in the real world. Helping the car reach this stratospheric figure is its larger battery, which means it can run for up to 62 miles in electric mode before the petrol engine needs to kick in.

MG

Most fuel efficient model: HS 1.5 T-GDI PHEV Excite (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 155.8mpg

Price: from £31,095

MG is already selling electric cars that offer relatively good value for money against other expensive EVs. However, it is still making combustion engine models, with this HS PHEV returning bold claimed mpg figures

MG is already selling electric cars that offer relatively good value for money against other expensive EVs. However, it is still making combustion engine models, with this HS PHEV returning bold claimed mpg figures

MG has solidified its position in the UK market with impressive pure-electric models, but it also sells a range of combustion-engine, and hybrid, cars.

The HS PHEV is the most frugal of all the vehicles in its range, which is claimed to be able to return 156.9mpg – based on the laboratory test results.

Mini 

Most fuel efficient model: Countryman 1.5 Cooper S E All4 Classic (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 156.9mpg

Price: from £34,500

Mini's Countryman is sold with the option of a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Pay the premium for it and the BMW-owned brand says it will do 156.9mpg

Mini’s Countryman is sold with the option of a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Pay the premium for it and the BMW-owned brand says it will do 156.9mpg

Mini has the all-electric version of its popular hatchback, but it’s not the smallest model in its range that offers the most economy from a petrol or diesel engine.

That accolade is currently held by the plug-in hybrid Countryman with a claimed return of 156.9mpg.

Nissan 

Most fuel efficient model: Qashqai e-Power (petrol-electric hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 53.3mpg

Price: from £34,000

Nissan's new Qashqai is set to be a big seller, with the Sunderland-produced SUV a big favourite among Britons for over a decade. There's an e-Power hybrid version that's more frugal on paper than any other Nissan model

Nissan’s new Qashqai is set to be a big seller, with the Sunderland-produced SUV a big favourite among Britons for over a decade. There’s an e-Power hybrid version that’s more frugal on paper than any other Nissan model


Nissan does have electric cars in its line-up, but not any plug-in hybrids…yet.

That means the most economical model in the current range is the e-Power hybrid Qashqai, which is produced in Sunderland. It has a fuel economy claim of 53.3mpg from the petrol-electric combo.

Peugeot

Most fuel efficient model: 308 1.6 Hybrid 180 Allure (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 281.1mpg

Price: from £33,670

Peugeot's 308 is a more affordable alternative to premium-branded family hatches like the Audi A3 and VW Golf. There's a PHEV variant too with impressive - claimed - fuel economy returns

Peugeot’s 308 is a more affordable alternative to premium-branded family hatches like the Audi A3 and VW Golf. There’s a PHEV variant too with impressive – claimed – fuel economy returns

Peugeot’s most fuel-efficient car is the plug-in hybrid variant of its popular 308 family hatchback. While it might not be able to match sales of the more premium Mercedes-Benz A-Class and VW Golf, it’s a very good option if you have a slightly smaller budget to spend – and is well-equipped too.

Returning a claimed 281mpg, visits to a petrol station should be relatively infrequent.

Porsche

Most fuel efficient model: Panamera 4 E-Hybrid (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 141.2mpg

Price: from £85,375

Porsche is brand you relate to speed over efficiency, but it has already started to dabble in the world of electrification. It's PHEV Panamera is claimed to return 141.2mpg - some achievement for a high-performance four-door family wagon

Porsche is brand you relate to speed over efficiency, but it has already started to dabble in the world of electrification. It’s PHEV Panamera is claimed to return 141.2mpg – some achievement for a high-performance four-door family wagon


Another brand you wouldn’t necessarily think of when you’re discussing frugality is Porsche. However, the German sports car giant has already entered the 100 per cent electric market with the Taycan and also offers hybrid versions of its bigger models.

That includes the plug-in hybrid variants of the Panamera, and in this case the 4 E-Hybrid, which is said to return 141.2mpg.

Renault

Most fuel efficient model: Captur 1.5 E-Tech Techno (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 188.3mpg

Price: from £31,295

The Renault that sips fuel slowest of all is the Captur E-Tech plug-in hybrid. Think of it as a super-green Clio on stilts

The Renault that sips fuel slowest of all is the Captur E-Tech plug-in hybrid. Think of it as a super-green Clio on stilts

When it comes to having to avoid pulling into a fuel station and filling up, Renault’s best answer is the Captur E-Tech plug-in hybrid.

The compact SUV – which is a jacked-up Clio supermini – is said to return 188.3mpg with the support of the small onboard battery and electric motor.

Seat

Most fuel efficient model: Leon 1.4 eHybrid (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 235.4mpg

Price: from £34,305

Seat's Leon has always been a volume-selling family hatchback in Britain. The latest variant comes with the option of a eHybrid powertrain with big claims about how economical it is

Seat’s Leon has always been a volume-selling family hatchback in Britain. The latest variant comes with the option of a eHybrid powertrain with big claims about how economical it is

The Seat Leon is a highly-rated family hatchback. Underneath, it is essentially the same as an Audi A3 or VW Golf, though priced lower than its premium-badged siblings.

The eHybrid is the most fuel efficient model in the line-up – and the entire Seat range. The ongoing chip shortage means new orders are currently on hold, but once they re-open customers will be able to get a car with a claimed economy of 235.4mpg.

Skoda

Most fuel efficient model: Octavia 1.4 TSI iV SE Technology (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 282.5mpg

Price: from £32,850

Skoda's Octavia is mechanically very similar to the Seat listed above, though with slightly higher fuel efficiency claims. It blows the rest of the Skoda range out of the water

Skoda’s Octavia is mechanically very similar to the Seat listed above, though with slightly higher fuel efficiency claims. It blows the rest of the Skoda range out of the water

Fittingly, Skoda comes after Seat in our list – as the Octavia TSI iV is the sister car to the Leon eHybrid, using the same combination of 1.4-litre petrol engine, small battery and electric motor.

While it might be mechanically similar to the Seat, it returns a better fuel economy – according to the claims – of 282.5mpg.

Suzuki

Most fuel efficient model: Across 2.5 PHEV E-Four (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 282.4mpg

Price: from £46,629

This might look like a Toyota, but it is actually a Suzuki. It's called the Across SUV and, with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, is the Japanese marque's most frugal car

This might look like a Toyota, but it is actually a Suzuki. It’s called the Across SUV and, with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, is the Japanese marque’s most frugal car

You might not think the Japanese marque Suzuki qualifies as one of the major car manufacturers, but the brand has so far in 2022 outsold big name makers including Porsche, Jaguar and Lexus.

It’s most fuel economical model at the moment is the Across SUV, which is the sister car to Toyota’s RAV4, with a fuel return of 282.4mpg, according to the sales pitch.

Toyota 

Most fuel efficient model: RAV4 2.5 PHEV Design (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 282.4mpg

Price: from £42,575

Look familiar? The Suzuki Across listed above is the sister car to this - the Toyota RAV4. In fact, they share the same PHEV drivetrain - and quoted fuel economy stats

Look familiar? The Suzuki Across listed above is the sister car to this – the Toyota RAV4. In fact, they share the same PHEV drivetrain – and quoted fuel economy stats

When you think of ultra-frugal hybrid cars, you will most picture a Toyota Prius – the petrol-electric car that’s so economical that Uber drivers are hugely reliant on them.

But that isn’t the most fuel efficient motor the Japanese brand sells. That award goes to the RAV4 (which we’ve just mentioned), which is now sold as a PHEV returning 282.4mpg claimed. What Car? says with the battery depleted and running on the petrol engine alone, it can return an impressive 50mpg.

Vauxhall

Most fuel efficient model: Astra 1.6 Hybrid GS Line (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 256.8mpg

Price: from £32,700

This is Vauxhall's handsome new Astra. While the Astra-e 100% electric model is the one that will grab the headlines, there's a plug-in hybrid option too that is said to sip petrol at a slow rate

This is Vauxhall’s handsome new Astra. While the Astra-e 100% electric model is the one that will grab the headlines, there’s a plug-in hybrid option too that is said to sip petrol at a slow rate

Vauxhall has a new Astra out, and it comes with plug-in hybrid power – and soon an Astra-e all-electric model.

Until then, the PHEV is the greenest variant as well as its most economical when it comes to fuel use. It is claimed to return 256.8mpg, but at over £32,000 is a steep premium over conventional combustion-engine options.

Volkswagen

Most fuel efficient model: Golf 1.4 TSI eHybrid Style (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 313.9mpg

Price: from £35,315

Volkswagen's Golf eHybrid is the brand's most fuel economical model in showrooms at the present time

Volkswagen’s Golf eHybrid is the brand’s most fuel economical model in showrooms at the present time

Following the 2015 emission cheating scandal, for which VW is now synonymous, the German brand set out big targets to repair its reputation and put in place a clear direction for it to go green.

While it has already launched a range of fully-electric cars under its ‘ID’ banner, it also continues to offer hybrid and plug-in hybrid options across the line-up. This includes a PHEV Golf, which is said to return over 300mpg.

Volvo 

Most fuel efficient model: S60 2.0 T8 Recharge Plus (petrol-electric plug-in hybrid)

Official fuel economy: 403.0mpg

Price: from £51,780

Volvo is already electrifying its car range and won't sell you a diesel engine at all. The S60 T8 Recharge Plus pictured is the most economical model it has with a petrol engine in it, returning a claimed 403mpg

Volvo is already electrifying its car range and won’t sell you a diesel engine at all. The S60 T8 Recharge Plus pictured is the most economical model it has with a petrol engine in it, returning a claimed 403mpg

Volvo is another brand setting out clear targets to become greener, having already ditched diesel engines from its line-up and having electrified – both 100 per cent battery and hybrid – options for every model it sells.

The most economical of its cars with a combustion engine present is the S60 T8 Recharge Plus – a PHEV that can cover up to 55 miles in pure electric mode and is claimed to return 403mpg on average.

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Researchers made robotic fireflies with artificial muscles that glow as they flyZinc particles light up green, orange, blue and even multicolouredThe light allows them to be tracked using low-cost smartphone cameras They could be used to find survivors and signal for help in a collapsed building Read more »

Touching moment Elvis fan, 74, with Alzheimer's comes 'back to life' when he hears his favourite songs

Eddie O'Brien, 74, from Warrington, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2019Daughter Rebecca, 30, bought him headphones and plays his favourite tunesThe 74-year-old comes back to life when listens to music and bust crazy moves  Read more »

Britain ditches alcohol in cost of living crisis: Top 100 booze brands slump by £1.5billion and gin boom ends while vodka is on the up

The survey studied sales in supermarkets, off-licences  and petrol stationsThe figures suggest that Britain's 'Gin Boom' is at an end with declining salesIn total, off sales have declined by some £1.5bn  Read more »

What can I do with leftover paint?

How many partially used tins of paint have you got gathering dust in your loft, garage or shed? Just under three quarters of us in the UK say we have ... Read more »

At least 26 killed in attack in South-West Cameroon - medical officer

By Amindeh Blaise Atabong YAOUNDE (Reuters) – At least 26 villagers were killed in an attack on Saturday in the Akwaya district of Cameroon’s South-West region, where separatist insurgencies have ... Read more »

Trust Sienna Miller to elevate the claw clip comeback

As with many Nineties trends, the claw clip is a divisive one, but seeing Sienna Miller’s up-do hairstyle secured by the humble hair accessory only serves to maximise its 2022 ... Read more »

Could astronauts grow tomatoes on MARS? Scientists find a new way to grow plants in complete darkness using 'artificial photosynthesis'

Scientists have created a new way to grow plants using artificial photosynthesis Could lead to innovative methods of growing food on Earth and possibly on MarsPhotosynthesis enables plants to convert sunlight and CO2 into chemical energyBut experts say only 1 per cent of the energy found in sunlight ends up in plant Read more »

Chelsea consider Richarlison bid | Spurs keen on Everton forward

© PA Everton’s Richarlison in action against Chelsea this season – could he sign for the Blues? Chelsea are considering rivalling Tottenham for Everton’s Richarlison. The Blues are interested in ... Read more »

Arnold Palmer: What I've Learned

It seemed like the guys that were really good always had a neat style for dressing. Hogan, Demaret, Nelson: They were the sharp dressers. My father was an Immaculate dresser. ... Read more »

The Wisest Quotes Of 2016

Each month, Esquire sits down with a different cultural icon and attempts to drain them of all their worldly wisdom. Which makes it sound very violent, but really we just ... Read more »

New first-time buyer scheme opens for applications today - everything you need to know

A new first-time buyer scheme designed for people who want to build their own home has opened for applications today. Help to Build allows successful candidates to build or commission ... Read more »

Why do barristers wear wigs and how much is the average salary?

Wigs have been worn in British courts for centuries (Picture: Getty) The court system is at the heart of the UK – but, over the coming weeks, it’s being ground ... Read more »

Being told I was dyslexic aged 18 changed my life

Had I been told that I would go on to read speeches on live TV I wouldn’t have believed you (Picture: PA Video/PA Wire) Many of you will know me ... Read more »

Pregnant hedgehog badly hurt after it was kicked and hit with stones

The poor hog had to have a cast put on her broken leg (Picture: Herts Police) A pregnant hedgehog was seriously injured after a group of boys kicked her and ... Read more »

Ex-movie actor is now a heavily-tattooed drink and drug addict who burgled house because he had missed last bus home while drunk 35 years after he landed role in major film

Jason Hoganson, 52, was a rising film actor after starring in 1987's Empire StateA court heard he was 'unable to deal with success' and spiralled out of control Now with 103 convictions, Hoganson, of Wallsend, was caught burgling a homeHe was jailed for eight months after admitting the crime in Newcastle city centre  Read more »

Ashley Roberts channels the 1980s in a striking two-tone pink and red dress with oversized shoulder pads as she leaves Heart FM

She’s long been known for her stylish looks while appearing on the radio airwaves. And Ashley Roberts put on yet another stylish display in a 1980s inspired dress as she headed home ... Read more »

Fat-shaming paramedic who branded his female colleague a 'fat porker' and questioned her diet is suspended for bullying... after claiming his insults were actually meant to be 'HELPFUL'

Paul Winfield  fat-shamed a colleague and offered to buy her bigger trousersHe said his remarks were 'banter' and accused NHS bosses of a 'conspiracy' The paramedic claimed free speech but he has now been suspended for a year Read more »

Labour frontbenchers who defied Keir Starmer by joining rail strike picket lines escape with a slap on the wrist after showing their support for RMT workers who brought Britain to a halt

More Labour MPs appeared with RMT militants on the picket line on SaturdayStarmer said Labour had issued a 'very clear message' to stay out of the dispute David Lammy suggested sacking frontbenchers who manned picket lines Read more »

As 'Our Graham' dies aged 90, FEMAIL reveals the famous faces who went on Blind Date looking for love (and the couple who are as smitten as EVER three decades later)

Blind Date, which ran from 1985 to 2002, featured Graham Skidmore as a regularAmanda Holden, 19, appeared in 1991 and spoke of love for Jack NicholsonPresenter Jenni Falconer was matched with 20-stone fish fryerChildren's TV presenters Mark Speight and Ortis Deley also appeared on show Read more »

'We tried our best but failed': Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan insists Gareth Bale 'really wanted' to play for his hometown club in the Championship but admits the offer from Los Angeles FC was 'too attractive to turn down'

Wales forward Gareth Bale has joined Los Angeles FC in Major League Soccer Bale had been linked with a move to Cardiff as he searches for regular actionCardiff City owner Vincent Tan said the club tried their best to sign BaleHe admitted that it was 'hard to compete' with the MLS giants for the WelshmanThe MLS season finishes a week before the World Cup in Qatar gets underway Read more »

Wyre Forest Businesses Showcase Cleantech Innovations

Businesses showcase innovations from extendable coat hangers to electricity-generating road surfaces at inaugural Bootcamp Showcase Six businesses showcased Cleantech innovations developed in Wyre Forest at a showcase event on Thursday ... Read more »

Why are criminal barristers in England and Wales striking and what will be the impact?

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian Criminal barristers in England and Wales begin a series of strikes over legal aid funding on Monday. We explain why they ... Read more »

How to support your children through the cost of living crisis

© Provided by Good Housekeeping UK How the bank of mum and dad can help the family while ensuring their own future financial stability. How to help your children during ... Read more »

Tesco petrol station selling fuel for 52.95p a litre - sadly, it's just a toy

UK motorists will wish they lived in Toy Town after a children’s plastic petrol station was spotted selling fuel for far less than grown-ups are paying in real life. The ... Read more »

Inside Bluewater's new and improved Showcase Cinema de Lux featuring reclining seats and huge screens

As the summer blockbuster season begins, movie lovers are sure to find the opening of Bluewater’s freshly remodelled cinema exciting. With an array of incredible features, the new and improved ... Read more »

Tennis-Wimbledon day one

© Reuters/TOBY MELVILLE Wimbledon LONDON (Reuters) – Highlights on day one of the Wimbledon tennis championships on Monday (all times GMT): 1008 PLAY UNDERWAY Play began under cloudy skies at ... Read more »

Should teachers be allowed to strike? Have your say

Last week saw travel disruption throughout the country as railway workers felt no other option but to strike. Talks fell short within the industry after unions demanded better pay, jobs ... Read more »

Some Interviews on Personal Matters review – offbeat Coppola-esque romcom from 1970s Tbilisi

There’s a restless, bustling nervous energy to this Georgian movie from 1978; it’s a romantic comedy of manners from director and co-writer Lana Gogoberidze with a freewheeling kind of New ... Read more »

New Hibs signing explains why he's a good fit for Scottish football

© Nohan Kenneh moved to Hibs from Leeds United earlier this summer. Picture: Getty The 19-year-old made the switch to Easter Road earlier this summer after rejecting a contract offer ... Read more »

Austin Butler kept black leather Elvis outfit

© Bang Showbiz Austin Butler kept an Elvis costume Austin Butler kept the black leather jumpsuit he wore in ‘Elvis’. The 30-year-old actor portrays the late Elvis Presley in Baz ... Read more »

'Joker' Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir Is Shaking Up The Industry

Should you wish to challenge the grand traditions of film and television soundtracks — the soaring strings, the thumping timpani, the heavenly choirs — you probably could not get much ... Read more »

It’s exactly six years since Steve McClaren produced absolute TV gold during England 1-2 Iceland

June 27, 2016, will always be remembered as one of the darkest days in the history of English football. England were the overwhelming favourites to beat Iceland in the Euro ... Read more »