Category Archives: Hybrid

driverless cars, autonomous cars, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

Driverless Cars – “You Won’t Get Me Into One Of Those Things”

A postprandial sojourn on the sofa is part of any man’s life. The other day, after just such a nap, I awoke to find I had a bit of a sore throat. Well, you can imagine the rest. By the end of the day I had a full-blown man-cold and, as a result, I have fallen behind on the work. Therefore I can’t now report the latest news on driverless cars so much as just comment upon it. Continue reading

Speeding, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Should Older Car Journalists Be Humanely Put Down?

Life moves on. Time and tide wait for no man. Science advances, but like the grizzled denizens of the automotive jungle that they are, perhaps some car scribes have been left behind by the technology of the motor car. Before you cry foul, it is with great misgivings that I guess I’ll have to class myself in the ‘older journalist’ bracket so I know of what I speak, yet I must remain impartial. Continue reading

Jaguar XE, DriveWrite Automotive

The Unsung Automotive Heroes

On a chilly, wet and windy morning that heralded the onset of this freezing spell we are currently enduring, the Jaguar XE R-Sport (that will be reviewed tomorrow) was delivered straight to my domicile. How good is that? Not only are motor manufacturers prepared to lend the likes of me their wares (although it is in their interests obviously) but they actually deliver and collect them. It’s all very civilised. Continue reading

Diesel, emissions, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, car, blog

Diesel Bad, Diesel Good

Unless you have been orbiting Pluto with a broken smartphone you will have heard of the Volkswagen diesel ‘furore’ and the ripple effect it is having throughout the European car industry. Enough said about that; but how much do you care one way or the other? Continue reading

Audi Driver International Track Day 2015

Audi RS3, Audi driver MagazineLast week I had the pleasure of the company of the astonishing 362bhp Audi RS3 Sportback for one whole week; a week that seemed to rush by in more ways than one. Although it doesn’t seem appropriate to use the term ‘hot hatch’ for a car that costs the thick end of fifty grand it is in fact so, given that it is one of the fastest and most dynamic of its type on our roads today. Continue reading

Shattered Dream Or No Surprise?

If you are British and have half a brain you will know full well that, one way or another, we are right royally ripped off from all sides all of the time. For example, some while ago the Utilities were ordered by toothless paper tigers (or ‘watchdogs’ as they are known) to simplify their power tariffs. What they actually did was change them. Make them different. Continue reading

A History Of BMW From Cargiant

Cargiant, BMWBMW, one of the world’s biggest multinational automotive manufacturing companies, has an illustrious history; of that there is no doubt. Did you know however that the German brand has been, and is, responsible for a lot more than just prestige motors? Now, thanks to our friends at Cargiant, there’s no need to trawl the internet for more factoids because it is all here in this handy infographic: Continue reading

Motoring: While I’ve Been Away…

Discovery Sport…things have happened and, as ever, blame can be laid squarely at the door of our political masters both local and national. For example; I went to Dorchester. This once historic town with its many fine old buildings is, like so many other towns, not looking its best these days with empty shops and unsympathetic development. Continue reading

Our Alternative Fuel Motoring Future

MotorparksThe national brand Motorparks have produced this interesting infographic about automotive alternative fuel choices which are going from strength to strength.  I’m happy to share as Motorparks have sold me my last two cars and provided me with good service, so credit where it’s due. Check it out here: Continue reading

If Your Name Is Jones You Can Feel Superior.

EV, hybrid, low-emissionYou know surveys? These are things whereby an organisation allegedly asks people around the country certain questions and then bends and manipulates the resulting statistics to suit their aims. We see it all the time and yet I have never, ever been asked to undertake a survey (except by telephone cold callers) about anything. Well, here’s the latest thing: Continue reading