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Events : RAC Future Car Challenge 2012

Events : RAC Future Car Challenge 2012

Words and Photographs: Mike Humble Well, it all started a few weeks ago when Keith Adams emailed me asking if I would like to grab a steer or a ride in this year’s RAC-sponsored Future Car Challenge from Brighton to London. After mulling it over for a couple of days I decided, why not? There […]

By 4 November 2012 8 Comments Read More →
Blog : Lexus – The new thinking man’s posh car?

Blog : Lexus – The new thinking man’s posh car?

Keith Adams Or: Can anyone beat the Germans? The past month of Lexus CT200h stewardship has been a satisfying one. I’ve already said my piece on the hybrid drivetrain, and we can debate the pros and cons of it ’til we’re blue in the face. In the CT200h, it enables the driver to enjoy a […]

Blog : Nissan Leaf and the weekend’s pottering

Blog : Nissan Leaf and the weekend’s pottering

Keith Adams The Nissan Leaf goes back tomorrow, so I’d see how it performs as a weekend car, as well as my usual commuting chariot. As you know from my last blog, the car suits me down to the ground in a workplace situation – my commute is less than 30 miles a day of […]

Blog : my week with an electric car

Blog : my week with an electric car

Keith Adams On Monday morning, I took delivery of a Nissan Leaf. It was probably the result of a chance drive at Gaydon and then a subsequent blog about how owning one of these could well fit in with my life. I’m not going to get involved with the ‘long cable’ emissions argument, and neither […]

I drove an electric car… and I liked it

I drove an electric car… and I liked it

Robert Leitch The whispers had gone beyond audibility, to a constant rumble of anticipation. My dear employers had purchased a fleet of electric cars, soon to be rolled out in a blaze of corporate publicity. Already charging points were appearing around our rambling ‘multi-node’ campus, but a veil of secrecy remained. Unexpectedly, this morning, I became involved […]

Driving the TESLA

Driving the TESLA

Keith Adams Yesterday was one of those weird kind of days. There’s a bit of an end-of-term feeling in the office, thanks to having just finished another issue of Octane, and – well, Christmas is coming and, finally, I’m beginning to get into the swing of things… There was another reason for the odd mood […]

By 16 December 2008 3 Comments Read More →