Shock to the System: Electric Cars and the Future of the Automotive Industry

Shock to the System: Electric Cars and the Future of the Automotive Industry

Thomas Edison once proclaimed that “we will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles”. With exception to the Amish community, Edison’s prophecy came true for most households across the world. If only car manufacturers found it so easy. Tesla, arguably the world’s most famous electric car...

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MoT changes could make roads more dangerous

MoT changes could make roads more dangerous

Campaigners have criticised government planned changes to the MOT test, which they say will make our roads more dangerous. Due to improvements in reliability and safety in modern cars, the government has planned to extend the annual roadworthiness test from three to four years. This plan is currently undergoing a...

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Iconic London black cab goes green

Iconic London black cab goes green

Geely is a Chinese company that you might have never heard of. But you have seen some of its products on the road, and will soon ride in them. Not only does it own Volvo, which it acquired from Ford in 2010, but it also owns The London Taxi Company....

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Hamilton Vs. Vettel : F1 mid-season review & Belgian GP preview

Hamilton Vs. Vettel : F1 mid-season review & Belgian GP preview

The verdict on F1 so far in 2017? Pretty positive. There’s genuine competition between teams for race wins and the drivers’ championship, which there hasn’t been in some time. The new-for-2017 regulations have delivered monstrously fast and mean-looking cars that look spectacular on track, but struggle to overtake one another,...

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Volvo hopping mad at kangaroos

Volvo hopping mad at kangaroos

One of the companies at the forefront of autonomous cars is Volvo. The Swedish firm has been developing systems that can detect animals as well as pedestrians, but has recently found a flaw. While the so called “Large Animal Detection system” can spot and avoid deer, elk, and caribou, it...

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Rolls Royce unveil new Phantom as part of retrospective – VIDEO

Rolls Royce unveil new Phantom as part of retrospective – VIDEO

  The Rolls Royce Phantom has been the longest lasting nameplate in Rolls Royce’s and in automotive history, having been around for 92 years. So to celebrate the unveiling of the newest generation, Rolls Royce is paying tribute to eight of the greatest Phantoms. At ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ exhibition...

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Le Mans 2017

Le Mans 2017

By Maitland Cook. Photos by David Wright Hotel de France, La Chartre sur le Loir, Sunday 18th June 2017. Sitting on the terrace at the Hotel  enjoying a glass of crisp chilled Jasnieres after another momentous edition of the Le Mans 24 Hour race……………. In many ways this year was as exciting as...

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Ford Mustang designers look to the dark side for inspiration

Ford Mustang designers look to the dark side for inspiration

The facelifted version of Ford’s sixth generation Mustang will arrive on our shores in 2018. The new car will come with either a 2.3-litre turbo four or a 5.0-litre V8. Ford has revealed where inspiration for the new car has come from. “When we were designing the new 2018 Mustang,”...

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Lotus simplifies and adds lightness to the Elise with the Cup 250

Lotus simplifies and adds lightness to the Elise with the Cup 250

Lotus has taken the wraps of a new supercharged version of the Elise. The Elise Cup 250 will accelerate from 0-60mph in just 3.9 seconds thanks to 243hp from the Toyota sourced 1.8 litre, four-cylinder engine and weight cut down to just 860kg. A six-speed manual gearbox takes the power...

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Classic Car Auction

Classic Car Auction

May 13 The Aston Martin Sale, Bonhams From early Lagondas to late model Vantages Newport Pagnell +44 20 7468 5801 bonhams.com   May 17 Leominster Classic & Vintage Range of classic Fords and various British brands. Easters Court, Leominster HR6 0DE brightwells.com   May 18 Christie’s Ford Thunderbird, award winning...

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