It doesn’t happen very often, but just occasionally a manufacturer comes along with a new car that makes you sit back and think about what prospects the future could hold. The original Range Rover created an entire new market back in the 70s, while more recently Mazda proved with theirContinue Reading

Renault Zoe 2013 665x297

I really quite like electric cars, which surprises many people as they know my preference for large capacity V8 engines that make lots of noise and use lots of petrol. However, there is something very relaxing about driving an electric car. Obviously there is the lack of noise. Some modelsContinue Reading

Renault Zoe 2013 665x297

Electric cars just aren’t taking off. Sales remain pitifully low, with both private buyers and fleet buyers put off by the same old issues that have plagues electric cars for the last 100 years – yes, they have really been around that long.

Nissan LEAF 2013 665x297

It may have had the mildest blink-and-you-miss-it facelift, but underneath the skin there have been plenty of revisions to extend not only the range of Nissan’s pure electric car, but also the appeal. I took a quick drive to find out if it’s worked.

The London Congestion Charge is less about making the roads more free flowing and more about reducing pollution, allowing cars in free if they produce less than 100g/km of CO2. However, as manufacturers make ever more efficient motors, that limit has had to drop. From today, therefore, you’ll need toContinue Reading

After teasing us with nothing more than a mysterious Renault Sport branded image and the promise of a concept to bridge the gap between Formula One and electric vehicles, Renault has finally revealed all.

I’m spending eight days with the Vauxhall Ampera, learning just what life is really like with this range extended electric car. Follow me and find out. #lifewithampera

The new Porsche 911 has been getting a bit of a hard time in the media recently. It appears to boil down to the fact that the 991 series (I’ve never got the hang of the numbering system. What’s wrong with Mk 6?) has ditched the electro-hydraulic steering system ofContinue Reading

There seems to be an obsession with manufacturers to shout about their green credentials, with electric cars generally being designed with unusual shapes and containing countless flashing dashboard additions to admonish you for pressing the throttle too hard. Not at Renault however, where the Fluence ZE is completely… normal.

The Honda FCX Clarity you see here is a very special car. It’s said to be one of just seven prototypes in the world, valued in the region of £6.5 million. And Honda let us have the keys.