Tag Archives: electric cars

Public transport, DriveWrite Automotive

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

Tesla Model X, DriveWrite Automotive

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

Classic car, DriveWrite Automotive

… 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

Our Automotive Future – The Nissan Leaf

New Nissan LeafAs drivers we have to accept the future. Whatever we may think, change is coming so we might as well embrace it. As they say – the future’s bright; the future’s electric – which serves as a suitable introduction to our featured car – the Nissan Leaf. Continue reading

Our Battery Powered Driving Future

I may have previously mentioned that I have no interest in, nor aptitude for, any branch of science. When I first started school I thought that ‘physics’ was something to do with old-fashioned sweets that exploded in your mouth with a burst of sherbet delight. Continue reading