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Electric Cars August 25, 2015 posted by

VW Golf GTE Hybrid – part oil, part electric family machine [Review]

The march of the hybrid car continues as more and more manufacturers stake their eco claim by introducing vehicles powered by part fossil fuel and part electricity. The new VW Golf GTE is one such car, and it combines the typical practicality of a conventional Golf family car with the exotic performance and frugality of a hybrid. The result is rather pleasing. We tested one out for a period to see what it was like to live with.


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VW Golf GTE Hybrid – part oil, part electric family machine [Review]
Eco Friendly July 29, 2015 posted by

Youxia – the world’s first Android electric supercar?

So move over Tesla, there’s a new clone in town. The newcomer offers all the exotic all-electric power and style of the American supercar, but with a lower price and a few different features. The Youxia (pronounced Yo-sha) is due to hit the streets next year sometime, although we’ve not seen any confirmed images of a factory floor or anything which resembles an assembly plant yet.


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Youxia – the world’s first Android electric supercar?
Eco Friendly July 20, 2015 posted by

2015 VW Passat GTE – first drive of the ultimate 149 mpg company fleet car [Review]

If anyone needs proof that the world is slowly changing, look no further than the major car manufacturers. These lumbering dinosaurs are being forced, kicking and screaming, into the eco driven future to the extent that they’re even converting their major sellers into green machines. The latest example is this Volkswagen Passat GTE, a plugin hybrid (PHEV) which boasts ‘official’ consumption figures of 149 mpg and 31 miles of all electric range. And at a price which is very nearly…


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2015 VW Passat GTE – first drive of the ultimate 149 mpg company fleet car [Review]
Electric Cars May 6, 2015 posted by

KSPG Range Extender – the EV car battery charger that fits in the spare wheel slot

Anyone who’s ever driven a fully electric car will tell you how amazing they are. Silent, smooth and brisk. The only real drawback is that pesky battery range, and while it’s steadily improving, the fact that most of these EVs can only do around 80 miles per charge is still a major hurdle in gaining public acceptance. But perhaps there’s a way to combine the best of both worlds, using a petrol motor to keep the batteries charged for longer…


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KSPG Range Extender – the EV car battery charger that fits in the spare wheel slot
Eco Friendly August 28, 2014 posted by

Peel Electric Micro Car – smallest electric car in the world?

We’re thinking that this is probably the smallest proper electric car in the world (or the whole universe, what do we know?), and if it isn’t we would definitely like to meet the elves who’ve built one smaller. Petrol heads will, of course, recognize the distinctive Peel micro car shape, but instead of a conventional petrol engine, this puppy comes with a full electric drivetrain. Wow-eee.


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Peel Electric Micro Car – smallest electric car in the world?
Eco Friendly August 8, 2014 posted by

VW e-Golf – we test out the latest all-electric car from the masters, and it’s very nice indeed [Review]

There’s no question that electric cars are now starting to take off in greater numbers, and the proof is the fact that the major manufacturers are launching more ‘mainstream’ models onto the market. The latest offering comes from German powerhaus VW, with the all new VW e-Golf. We got a chance to take it for a spin the other day to see just how practical the vehicle is, and whether traditional Golf lovers should consider it as a possible purchase…


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VW e-Golf – we test out the latest all-electric car from the masters, and it’s very nice indeed [Review]
Awesome July 24, 2014 posted by

BMW i8 – 155mph, 134.5 mpg, is this the most amazing car ever made? [Review]

If hype could be measured in money, then the new BMW i8 would be an instant lottery winner millionaire. Ever since the concept car was unveiled in Frankfurt in 2009, fans have been waiting to see if the company could actually deliver on its vision of a high speed, frugal supercar to match the best the world has to offer. We’re happy to report that they succeeded. And how.


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BMW i8 – 155mph, 134.5 mpg, is this the most amazing car ever made? [Review]
cool tech June 23, 2014 posted by

Nissan Leaf To Home – your electric car can now also double up as an emergency home generator and even earn you money?

Electric cars are developing at a rapid speed nowadays, alongside improvements in battery technology and charging infrastructure. But it looks as though there may be even more to come in the future, if this new technology from Nissan takes hold.


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Nissan Leaf To Home – your electric car can now also double up as an emergency home generator and even earn you money?
cool tech June 19, 2014 posted by

Nissan e-NV200 – superb all electric workhorse may change small business transport for ever [Review]

And boom, before you could catch your breath, the future hit us square in the face. Nissan Motors, purveyors of fine electric vehicles to the environmentally friendly has taken the bold and perhaps prescient step of launching an all-electric van and people carrier, aiming EV technology smack at the center of the white van man culture.


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Nissan e-NV200 – superb all electric workhorse may change small business transport for ever [Review]
Eco Friendly April 1, 2014 posted by

Rimac Electric Concept One – this 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, 373 mile range, 1 hour rapid charge supercar is no April Fool…or is it?

We thought it might be fitting to feature another product today which sounds like it should be foolish, but actually might see the light of day as a proper product for sale. The Rimac Electric Concept One car is a stylish electric supercar from a young Croatian entrepreneur Mate Rimac, which promises some fantastic specifications.


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Rimac Electric Concept One – this 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, 373 mile range, 1 hour rapid charge supercar is no April Fool…or is it?
Eco Friendly January 27, 2014 posted by

Volkswagen e-up! – first look at the new electric car which proves that small can indeed be beautiful…and silent [Review]

There’s no question that the electric car momentum has now well and truly started gathering pace, with the latest entrant to the market coming from the German giant with two letters as a logo. The Volkswagen e-up! (don’t forget the exclamation mark, Mark!) is nowhere near as revolutionary as the one we were expecting, but it’s still pretty cool, and actually breaks new ground in at least one specific piece of tech.


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Volkswagen e-up! – first look at the new electric car which proves that small can indeed be beautiful…and silent [Review]
Electric Cars January 24, 2014 posted by

Ford Focus EV – stylish all electric joins the fray [Review]

Slowly but surely all the major manufacturers are rolling out their EV (electric vehicle) models, spurred by the requirement to deliver evidence of forward thinking and the need to meet emission targets set up by various governments. The latest is the mighty Ford, with the launch of the Ford Focus EV, which we recently spent some time with as part of a longer term evaluation.


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Ford Focus EV – stylish all electric joins the fray [Review]
Electric Cars January 7, 2014 posted by

2013/14 Nissan Leaf – living with the world’s best selling electric car [Review]

The funny thing about electric cars is you wait around for one for years and years, and then all of a sudden a bunch turn up at once. It’s weird. What’s even more strange is the fact that one of the world’s most popular electric cars, the Nissan Leaf, can look so ordinary on the outside, and yet actually turn out to be such fun to drive.


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2013/14 Nissan Leaf – living with the world’s best selling electric car [Review]
Eco Friendly December 16, 2013 posted by

BMW i3 Electric Car – our first test drive of this cool all electric urban rocket [Video]

The new BMW i3 all electric car has been causing a bit of a stir recently, which is not surprising since it’s the first totally electric car to emerge from the German giant. The big surprise is that rather than produce a predictable luxury electric vehicle which you’d expect from the marque, the designers have gone for an eminently practical city runabout, but with an edge.


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BMW i3 Electric Car – our first test drive of this cool all electric urban rocket [Video]
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