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Electric Cars October 28, 2016 posted by

EV Wilderness – turn your tiny gas guzzler into an electric wonder

So you’ve got a little VW slug bug that you love and although it’s been running for like 40 years, you know that gas guzzling engine isn’t great for the environment. Good news eco-friendly, old car lover. EV Wilderness sells conversion kits to turn your car electric, provided you aren’t worried about going very fast.


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EV Wilderness – turn your tiny gas guzzler into an electric wonder

Scion – the solar car that doubles as a mobile battery

Electric cars are becoming more and more popular and even if you can’t afford one, you at least know about them. Although they are better for the environment than our current gas guzzlers, they could be even less harmful. The Sion is an electric car that runs completely on solar power.


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Eco Friendly February 1, 2016 posted by

Mo Solar Car – is this open source electric vehicle just what our cities need? [Video First Look]

There’s no question we’re in a race against time as far as city transportation goes. The more people we cram into these urban spaces, the more pollution and congestion builds up. And it’s getting to a ridiculous state right now. Just take a look at Milan, Beijing or any other major city, where private transport has caused problems. You travel through London at an average speed of 10 mph or something at the moment. Which is why this new little…


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Mo Solar Car – is this open source electric vehicle just what our cities need? [Video First Look]
Electric Cars October 29, 2015 posted by

2016 Nissan Leaf Extended Range – new electric gives 155 miles range, oilmen fret [Review]

Sales of electric cars continue to grow as people discover the appeal of petrol free motoring, and the Nissan Leaf continues to lead the pack in terms of global sales. So it’s interesting to see how the EV manufacturers are steadily ramping up battery range in order to entice more customers and destroy the terrors of ‘range anxiety’. The new Nissan Leaf Flex (U.S.) (or 30kWh or Extended Range) model is an example of just that goal, with a 25%…


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2016 Nissan Leaf Extended Range – new electric gives 155 miles range, oilmen fret [Review]
Electric Cars September 30, 2015 posted by

2015 Audi A3 Sportback eTron – hybrid motoring done with style and effect [Review]

The recent furore over the Volkswagen group diesel fraud hasn’t removed the fact that the German group has been doing some solid work on hybrid and low MPG technology in general, as we’ve seen from our reviews of recent Golf products. The cars we’ve looked at, including the all electric and hybrid Golfs, provide practical efficient motoring at a reasonable price, and so it is with this new hybrid from Audi.


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2015 Audi A3 Sportback eTron – hybrid motoring done with style and effect [Review]
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]