In October our family visited the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. Although we have a general interest in motorhoming, and have taken a number of holidays by motorhome, I had a particular aim to see the new all-electric Dalbury campervan being launched by Hillside Leisure. It is claimed to
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reports on October 2014 registrations: Rising demand for alternatively-fuelled vehicles continues, with market up more than 50% in both month and year-to-date. 2014 has seen a significant rise in registrations of alternatively-fuelled vehicles (AFVs). With two months still remaining in the year, registrations are already 12,000 ahead of
Munich. With the Green Car of the Year Award 2015, the BMW i3 has added a further trophy to an impressive raft of honours in its first year on the market. It was chosen for this award, presented by Green Car Journal at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2014, as the first dedicated all-electric vehicle
A brief description of the highlight features of the all-electric BMW i3.
Best cars and options explored The future of driving appears to be electric, with Formula E in full effect, supercars adopting hybrid drive systems and range getting further all the time. Fuel powered engines may have their days numbered. But is it time to make the change to electric? Now that the big car manufacturers
The politics of selfishness was embraced enthusiastically last week by Sen. Mitch McConnell. In dismissing President Obama’s deal with China to reduce carbon emissions, the incoming Senate majority leader said “carbon emission regulations are creating havoc in my state and other states around the country” by undermining economic interests. For McConnell (Ky.) and other GOP
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.