Can we talk about Electric Vehicles?

Can we talk about Electric Vehicles?

Read a “car crash” of an exchange on LinkedIn this morning between an advocate of EV and someone worried about the supply of Lithium (and presumably other materials) for batteries. It was all there, disagreement yes, but conflicting data presented as facts, emotion...
Innovation in Electric Car Design

Innovation in Electric Car Design

I took this photo at the Geneva Motor-show a couple of years back. It’s the all electric Microbus that VW have been threatening to make for a couple of years now. We need cars like this. There’s something a little sad about EVs built to look like current petrols and...
Why 25% saving is better than none at all

Why 25% saving is better than none at all

I commented yesterday on a post by Volkswagen AG announcing their new car transport ship which is LNG powered and will emit around 25% less CO2 than a conventional ship. According to VW “carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by up to 25 percent, nitrogen oxide by up to...
Why we don’t need a scrappage scheme to encourage EV take-up

Why we don’t need a scrappage scheme to encourage EV take-up

I have read a couple of posts from people today welcoming the news that we may be about to see a scrappage scheme to encourage take up of EVs, worth up to £6,000. You won’t find a bigger fan of EVs than us, but I have to ask again, are they struggling to sell EVs...
Mercedes best car? It may be a PHEV…

Mercedes best car? It may be a PHEV…

We think PHEVs have a key role to play in the future of the car. We think HMG are fundamentally wrong to talk about banning them in as little as 12 years’ time. Why? Let’s look at three Merc SUVs; the GLE 3.0d and the GLE 350de & the EQC. The first is a diesel the...