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Cost-of-living crisis: ‘Electric cars are still cheaper to run’

Despite the soaring electricity prices, research shows you’ll still save money running an EV ‒ plus top tips from the experts on how to save even more

Sep 23, 2022
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Think you know about electric cars? Think again

Writer Stephen Armstrong busts some commonly believed myths about EVs. Turns out, you can charge them in the rain

Aug 25, 2022
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‘I met my therapist doing Uber’

What’s it really like driving an electric car? We quiz real London drivers on what they love (and don’t love) about their EVs

Aug 19, 2022
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Is there such a thing as an affordable EV?

Yes! There is. We profile the best 10 cars for those who want to drive green, but also keep some in their pocket

Jul 22, 2022
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How can we stop electric vehicles being just ‘middle-class cars’?

We caught up with Connected Kerb CEO Chris Pateman-Jones to find out how his start-up is looking to solve London’s charge inequality problem

Jul 18, 2022
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Do androids dream of electric cars?

Hollywood sci-fi movies have featured some seriously cool electric vehicles ‒ but could we ever drive something similar? We pit fantasy against reality

Jul 14, 2022
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Killing the roar: electric vehicles can calm us down

Dr Duncan Williams explains how electric cars’ quieter engines can help to reduce the stress of modern life – but only if we want them to

Jul 11, 2022
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Best electric cars to buy 2022

As car companies aim to outdo each other on range, power and gadgets, the choice of EVs can be overwhelming. We’ve wrapped up the best of those launching this year

Jul 8, 2022
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Thomas Heatherwick: ‘My electric car actually cleans the air’

The man behind London’s new Routemaster buses has designed an electric vehicle featuring Star Trek-style doors, passengers sitting around a table and air-cleaning technology. Stephen Armstrong meets him

Jul 5, 2022
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The ultimate electric car jargon buster

Do you know the difference between an EREV, an FCEV and a HEV (hint: they’re all types of electric vehicle)? Never fear, our A-Z glossary is here to help

Jun 29, 2022
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I don’t want to get stranded! 10 ways to avoid EV range anxiety

Running out of battery is the biggest worry for drivers considering buying an electric car ‒ but how likely is it really?

Jun 21, 2022
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Beyond petrol: what will London be like in 20 years?

Sales of purely combustion cars will stop in the UK in 2030. We asked some of the architects, planners and drone-fleet captains shaping the green future of the city what to expect

Jun 16, 2022
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How to choose the perfect electric car

Whether you’re a boy racer or a school-run parent, our expert guide will reveal the EV of your dreams

Jun 16, 2022
ES Magazine

How the BBC is changing the TV drama landscape

Stephen Armstrong investigates the movers, shakers and moneymakers of this brave new world

Oct 10, 2018
Lifestyle

Amy Winehouse documentary: why capturing the life of a star on screen

With millions to be made, Oscars to be won and a ready-made audience of superfans desperate to see their hero portrayed on the big screen, films based on true stories are having a moment. But as the controversial Amy opens in cinemas, capturing the life of a star on screen is fraught with family dramas and legal wranglings, finds Stephen Armstrong

Jul 2, 2015
TV

Empire: Lee Daniels and Taraji P Henson interview - 'Cookie walks in

The star and creator of TV's hottest new show talk hip-hop, homophobia, and Harrods

May 7, 2015
Health & Fitness

Genes in a bottle: why DNA testing is the new frontier in health and

As well as informing the latest developments in face creams, diets and exercise regimes, DNA testing can also save lives with early diagnoses of terminal illness. But with advanced knowledge of the body comes complicated moral dilemmas. Stephen Armstrong investigates

Apr 23, 2015
London Life

Farewell, generation overshare: how privacy became the next hip thing

With celebrities’ nude selfies plastered across the internet, and teenagers’ ‘deleted’ snaps reappearing online, privacy is a hot topic. Stephen Armstrong bids farewell to generation overshare

Mar 25, 2015
ES Magazine

Rachel Khoo: 'Some chefs have a few issues with my image...'

From her unassuming Little Paris Kitchen, Rachel Khoo has become a global cooking sensation, charming everyone from French fishermen to besotted viewers along the way. Watch out Gordon, she’s prettier than you and a lot more seductive, says Stephen Armstrong

Mar 11, 2015
ES Magazine

Sweet Charity: give it like Bob Geldof

Festive philanthropy has never been so fashionable, says Stephen Armstrong

Nov 27, 2014
ES Magazine

Meet the medicine men: Chris and Xander van Tulleken

How do twin doctors with the brains of Sherlock Holmes, the features of Matt Damon, the qualifications of Gregory House and the outdoor skills of Bear Grylls wind up on TV? Well, quite! As they report on Ebola, find a cure for AIDS and debunk diet myths that have the nation in a frenzy, Stephen Armstrong meets the telegenic van Tulleken twins

Oct 16, 2014