Essex County Council, in a show of uncommon common sense, has pulled out of trials for the new ‘Spy in the Sky’ road charging tax. Secret trials of a new system to charge motorists by the mile were due to roll out in Essex, Leeds, North Yorkshire, Buckinghamshire, London, and Suffolk, trialing the technology that […]
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Peugeot 3008 – the first official pictures
Peugeot has been working on the somewhat odd little 3008 for a while, and spy shots have been popping up all over the place. But ahead of its launch at the Geneva Motor Show, the first official images have surfaced. The Peugeot 3008 is, according to Peugeot, a cross between an SUV, MPV and a […]
Tesla to supply Smart City Car Electrics
Tesla didn’t make much of a splash at the Detroit Motor Show – at first. But it announced, as we reported, the launch of its Tesla Roadster S, and that it is to produce a saloon car as well. But it goes much further than that. It seems that Tesla has some very ambitious plans. […]
VW BlueSport Concept Debut
Once upon a time, when the world was a simpler place, there was a plethora of fun, nimble, economical roadsters (particularly in the UK) for our enjoyment. But times have changed, and got more complicated, and probably the only real fun, economical soft-top around is the MX-5. But that could change. Volkswagen has debuted their […]
XFR Jag the fastest ever
Car manufacturers have been very reticent about anything related to performance of late (unless it’s to tell us that the exhaust gases from their latest eco-box will save the planet) so its good to see that the boffins at Jaguar have been let out to play at the beach (well, the Bonneville Salt Flats, to […]
Toyota Prius – Next Generation arrives
Toyota has unveiled the next generation of the hybrid Toyota Prius, offering improved economy and increased power. at the Detroit Motor Show.
Lexus HS250h – the Posh Prius
Lexus HS250h Dedicated Luxury Hybrid. Well, that’s what Lexus calls it. I reckon the LS600 made a pretty good fist of being a ‘Luxury Dedicated Hybrid’, but that doesn’t count apparently because you didn’t have to have the LS as a hybrid. With the HS you have no choice – it’s a stand-alone model, which […]
Lamborghini Ad Personam in Detroit
No, it’s not a new model, Lamborghini has nothing new to offer at the moment. But at least it went to Detroit, which is more than we can say for some other high profile names! So what’s ‘Ad Personam’? Simple; Lamborghini’s personalisation programme for its cars, which it is showing to quite good effect at […]
Tesla Roadster Sport announced
Tesla Motors, which is probably now best known in the UK for its spat with Top Gear as much as for its electric sports car, has announced a new version of the Tesla, the Tesla Roadster Sport. The Tesla Roadster Sport will be available from the summer, for around €112K, and claims a 0-60 time […]
2009 Jaguar XKR is unveiled
We brought you the first undisguised pictures of Jaguar’s updated XK a few days ago, and Jaguar has now officially unveiled the XKR at the Detroit Motor Show. As we reported, the styling updates, although modest, do freshen the car up nicely and make it feel more current. A new front end with chrome-rimmed air […]