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…


EV Bake Off – Part 2 – BMW i3

 BMW i3 So, the BMW i3, quirky, futuristic or just plain ugly?  All very subjective, but as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In my eyes, futuristic and interesting, in my wife’s eyes ugly…. just plain ugly,…


Video: Tesla Autonomous Driving with Hardware 2

Tesla have released a new video showing a Model S performing full autonomous driving, this time however they display what the car actually sees using its array of sensors. Cars with Hardware2 started rolling off the production line around mid…


Video: Chevrolet Bolt Range Test

It’s still looking like we’re unlikely to see the Bolt on sale here any time soon, which is a pity as it looks like a really capable car with a huge 60 kWh battery. Check out this video as CNET’s…


EV Bake Off – Part 1 – Introduction

Introduction So I’ve been a PHEV (Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicle) driver for nearly 2 years, a Golf GTE, a fantastic car, I’ll cover it in another review here, it really is one of the best cars I’ve ever had, but…