Bright Spark

Electric conversions of classic cars have been a part of the electric car scene almost from the start. The appeal is obvious. Interest in older cars is at very high levels, with classic car events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed or Germany’s Techno-Classica apparently in much better shape than the mainstream motor shows […]

Bright Spark

The modern electric car is ten years old, although thatís a matter of opinion and open to interpretation of course. Electric was a contender in the earliest days of motoring, before it lost out to gasoline-powered cars, and there have always been some niche electric vehicles such as milk floats. There have been a few […]

North of the Border

It’s really good to see Diesel Car keeping up with developments in alternative fuel in Eco Car, and I have a feeling that in a year or two there’s going to be a sudden uptake of electric vehicles ñ something that the government could easily accelerate, if they only used some money sensibly to encourage […]

Easy Rider?

I have a Ford Mondeo 1.6 TDCi, 2011 year, previous to which I had a Mondeo 2001 2.0 TDdi, which had a lovely comfortable ride over the bumps. This lighter engined one gives a hard ride over the bumps though, and I was wondering if you could suggest some softer springs? The spring thickness is […]

Living with a Twizy

Is the Twizy a serious solution to urban mobility, or could it be the modern electric automotive ‘white elephant’, like the Sinclair C5 was of the 80s? To find out we spent some time with this quirky Renault to see how it fitted into modern-day life.

Words on Wheels

Ken Rogers takes a look at some of the linguistic gems cars have contributed to our collective vocabulary over the years.

The Extra Mile

Victor Harman shares his wisdom when it comes to eking the most out out of your vehicle