2016

EV Bake Off – Part 4 – Renault Zoe

Renault Zoe The Renault Zoe is definitely the ‘looker’ of the three cars, its cute almost feline like front end makes the car look small, actually it’s not that small, parked beside my Golf it’s actually taller and looks bigger,…


Video: Lucid Air Launch

Earlier this week Lucid took to the stage at their prototype shop in Fremont, California to unveil their first model – the Air. Apparently “designed from the inside out” the shape is a little uninspiring to me and reminds me…


Test Drive: Tesla Model S and Model X in Dublin

In our first guest post, Dr Aggelos Zacharopoulos (@energyUlster), shows us round the Tesla Model S and Model X on his recent trip to Dublin for a test drive…” A few months ago I contacted Tesla to arrange a test…


Video: NextEV’s NIO EP9 Electric Supercar

Electric cars are all wheezy and slow right? That’s still the opinions of a lot of misinformed people sadly. But serial super car owner SHMEE150 may start to change minds as he takes a look at NextEV’s NIO EP9 1360BHP…


EV Bake off – Part 3 – Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf So, the following weekend after having the BMW i3, it was time to give the Nissan Leaf a go. Now this is the elder statesman of the 3 cars I’m testing, having been released in the US and…


NIEVO First Meet: The Photo Report

Around a dozen of us got together at last night’s inaugural NIEVO Cars and Coffee Meet. We had 9 vehicles (10 if you count the Tesla passing through), including a couple of BMW i3’s, a VW e-Golf and Golf GTE,…


Tesla Model X Spotted in UK

OK cheating a bit, it’s a left hand drive version and it’s in the Tesla showroom in London, so not exactly on the road, but at least it afforded me a chance to test out the rear doors and both rows…


Jaguar I-Pace – Tesla Model X alternative ?

Here’s the new Jaguar I-Pace. It may be a concept, but indications are the production car will be released in 2018. It’s slated to have a 90kWh battery, a range of 220+miles (EPA) and a rather quick 4 second 0-60…


For Your Diary: Inaugural NIEVO Cars & Coffee Meet

The first NIEVO meet date is set for the 1st of December, details below. Date: Thursday 1st December 2016 Time: 7:30pm Location: Applegreen Templepatrick Motorway Services If you’ve got an EV, PHEV (heck, a diesel SUV) and are interested in…


Video: What a Driverless World Could Look Like

Here’s an interesting Ted Talk from last week taking a look into the future and trying to figure out what a driverless world could look like. What if we could marry the convenience of cars with the efficiency and extra…