Volkswagen Golf GTE
To begin with, I’m going to talk about the GTI. It’s a car that needs no introduction and has forever been entombed in glory in the mind of any car nut. They’re a fantastic car because they offer a superb compromise between do-it-all hatchback and sports car performance. Traditionally, they were the go to choice for those wanting something for the weekday and weekend in one car.
The winding and narrow roads of Majorca might not seem the ideal location to test drive a new electric car, but in actual fact it is. The small island means there’s virtually no road trip too far, especially as the new e-Golf is equipped with a usable 35.2kWh battery, up from the previous car’s 24 kWh and offering 50% more range.
Toyota Yaris Hybrid
Recent updates for the Yaris family have progressed the regular petrol variants, particularly as the fresh 1.5-litre Toyota is simpler to drive than the withdrawing 1.3-litre.
Mark Preston, Formula E Team Principal and founder of Street Drone, explains how his company, PrestonEV is helping address the growing STEM skills gap.
Robert Llewellyn is a serial electric car addict and enthusiast. Perhaps best known as Kryten from BBC’s Red Dwarf or for presenting Scrap Heap Challenge for more than a decade, Robert is a talented actor, comedian, author and firm advocate of electric vehicles.
nissan 2 futures
by 2050, autonomous vehicles are expected to have contributed a total of €17tn to gdp.
university solar challenge!
the biennial world solar challenge (wsc) is a daunting 3,000 kilometre drive across deserted outback australia, from darwin in the northern territories to adelaide in south australia. each participating electric car is powered by nothing more than the sun and a healthy dose of team grit, spirit and determination. autovolt caught up with some of the team at cuer (cambridge university eco racing).
renault zoe z.e.40
is the zoe z.e.40 a game changer? yes, because even if the zoe isn’t your cup of tea, renault’s endeavours to bring electric range to the small ev category will likely spur others into action.
robert llewellyn is a serial electric car addict and enthusiast. perhaps best known as kryten from bbc’s red dwarf or for presenting scrap heap challenge for more than a decade, robert is a talented actor, comedian, author and firm advocate of electric vehicles.
Electric Cars Are Fun...?
When we think about electric cars, we don’t necessarily imagine them to be all that much fun. Yes, there’s plenty of talk about emissions, economy and efficiency but never much chat about cornering, speed or performance. There are exceptions, including the obvious Tesla cars and a few other electric exotica, but the mainstay electric car isn’t what most would call exciting.
BMW i3 94Ah Electric Car
One of the great things about electric cars is their technological development is occurring faster than any other historical automotive improvement. New tech means ever faster electric cars, more efficiency and range.
BMW 330e Plug-in Hybrid
BMW is on a bit of a mission. They were one of the first companies to actively back electrification of their vehicles with the creation of sub brand BMW i. The i3 and i8 were then released to a world not necessarily ready for the impact and stir they would cause.
Electric Classic Cars
I’m in a classic Volkswagen Beetle and it’s raining… in Wales.
Tesla And The Autopilot
Autonomous vehicles are the future. Or are they? Tesla’s Autopilot system is as close as one can currently get to experiencing true autonomous capability. It’s impressive and frightening in equal measure, as we found out.