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Scotland Plans to Phase Out Petrol and Diesel Vehicles by 2032

The news that the government planned to scrap new diesel and petrol cars by the year 2040 came as a major shock to UK drivers. However, for Scottish drivers this change could come sooner than they think. Continue reading

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2040: Yes, But Have They Thought It Through?

Following the government’s announcement that the sale of petrol and diesel cars must stop after 2040 a taxi driver was interviewed by some television Johnny. He was broadly in agreement with the idea but wondered how taxi drivers – for example – would manage given the EV range issue as it stands today. Continue reading

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2017 Top Electric Cars

Have you been thinking about switching your standard car for a more eco-friendlier, electric auto? If so, you’ve probably been wondering which electric car is really worth it. We’ve done some research and have come up with this list of 2017’s top electric cars. Don’t forget your charger! Continue reading

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Still Not Electrified By Electric Cars?

As time progresses, electric cars are going to become more and more ubiquitous on our roads. They present a much more environmentally friendly way to travel. And, once you have one, they’re usually cheaper to run. Not a lot of people are convinced by electric cars, though. From low temperatures hurting battery life to full-on explosions; there seem to be loads to be worried about. Continue reading

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The Case For Public Transport. Or Not.

I sat down over Christmas and actually did something that might be considered to be akin to proper work. I did some calculations and considered the ramifications of travelling from my place of residence in glorious, rainswept Wiltshire to beyond Castle Black and The Wall and on to Edinburgh. The choice: Car or public transport. Continue reading

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Tesla Model X Marks The Spot

When you are born with a name like Elon Musk – which is open to anagram activity and Spoonerisms – it pays to quickly gain credibility amongst your peers by becoming successful. It helps that by reaching back in time to the founding fathers of electricity, you name your company Tesla and become a cutting edge, worldwide automotive brand. Getting in on the burgeoning SUV market, Tesla Motors now offer the remarkable Tesla Model X. Continue reading

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… And Somewhere A Prius Dies.

Recently I was asked to write an overview of the Tesla Model X. It’s very smart, both aesthetically and technologically, and is very much a clean, green electric machine. I was impressed with it – on paper at least – but my problem is that it does not run on petrol. Continue reading

Tesla S85 – Short Drive Review

Tesla, EVColin Hubbard continues his series of road tests. This time he turns a gimlet eye on the Tesla S85:
When the Toyota Prius was launched in the late 90’s I saw it as an ungainly looking car with a pointless hybrid power train that used more of the earth’s resources to manufacture then ship across the world than a sensible diesel saloon over its lifetime. It lacked sparkle, low down turbodiesel shove and more importantly, charisma. Continue reading