First-ever plug-in hybrid SUV promises to save owners thousands of pounds Verdict: SUV owners – and company car users in particular – can save serious cash with the Outlander PHEV, especially if they don’t drive mega miles. That’ll make rival plug-in hybrid manufacturers sit up, take notice and, hopefully, react. There’s plenty of space and
[An Australian perspective] A new study has found that it no longer makes economic sense for new houses or existing houses without a gas connection to bother with connecting to the gas pipeline network. It also found that even houses already connected to gas should steadily withdraw from using gas for space heating in favour
A 350 mile test drive in the all new Kia Soul EV. Kia claim that their battery density of 200 watt hours per kilogram is the highest of any electric car on the road. It has an 81.4 kilowatt motor producing 285 Newton meters of torque. Oh yes, and it’s very nice to drive.
It’s here at last: Top Gear magazine’s massive, shiny Awards issue, in which we crown the very best cars of 2014. And there have been some crackers from which to choose. From the ludicrous LaFerrari and revolutionary BMW i8 changing the face of hybrid, through Merc’s AMG GT S and Lamborghini Huracan pushing fast in
The Hamsters are back, and they’re performing a science experiment that resulted in this: the 2015 Kia Soul EV. It’s one of the newest electric cars on the market, but what’s it like to use? Let’s start with what makes the Soul EV different from any other Kia Soul to date: the powertrain. It’s driven
Today begins the UNFCCC’s COP20 which, since the failure of the Copenhagen Accord, will build on the Durban Platform which follows the Bali Roadmap and the Warsaw Outcomes to replace the Kyoto Protocol. Overwhelmed? Fair enough. Confused? Don’t be. The world of international climate politics seems almost indulgently complex. Yet the negotiations that are about
The German brand has used some radical new ideas for its new electric car. He The future is here! BMW has launched its long-awaited i3 electric city car in Australia. It’s certainly unlike any previous BMW, with its electric motors, carbon fibre reinforced plastic structure and cutting edge looks. What was your first impression, Daisy?
MITSUBISHI believes it’s a game-changing SUV, but does the part electric Outlander spark our interest? On the road THIS particular Outlander may look like any other 4×4 from the outside, but it’s much more than that on the inside. And while the name might not exactly trip off the tongue, the technology under the skin