Archive for October, 2012

Fuel of the Future?

Forget electric cars and hydrogen fuel cells, liquid air could be the fuel of the future according to The Economist.

Underwater Automobiles

These amphibious cars wouldn’t be out of place in a classic Bond film, these adapted vehicles can take on any river, one even crossed the English Channel!

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10 Seconds to Steal a Car

A recent study has found that car thieves take just 10 seconds to steal the average car, which is six times faster than thieves could steal motors 10 years ago. UK thieves also take a shine to black Audis and silver BMWs.

London Cab Goes Green

BYD has just signed a deal with the second largest cab firm in the capital and will make the streets of London a cleaner, greener place. The Chinese car maker will supply the first fleet of electric cabs, much to the delight of avid cyclist and eco-enthusiast Mayor Boris Johnson.

Priciest Car Insurance Areas

A recent survey conducted by national motoring organisation, the AA, unveiled that areas like Greater Manchester and Liverpool have the highest car insurance premiums in the country.

50 Years of Bond Cars

Don’t miss tonight’s Top Gear Special showcasing 50 years of Bond and his iconic cars. Richard Hammond is in ‘double-oh-heaven’ as he drives the best Bond cars in the wake of the opening weekend of Skyfall. Don’t miss it – tonight on BBC2 at 9pm.

Lower Car Insurance for Third Quarter

Good news for car drivers, according to the AA, car insurance premiums have fell in the third quarter of this year. But this won’t last long for female drivers as they will soon face increased premiums due to the forthcoming EU ruling.

Nissan to Sell Cheaper Leaf

Japanese car maker Nissan are planning to sell a cheaper version of their signature electric car. This comes after Nissan fell well short on their target for Leaf sales.

More Car Plant Closures in Europe

Yesterday was essentially a day of reckoning for the European car industry as it was announced that yet another plant was to close. The Ford plant is the third closure this year and is set to add to the debt crisis and rising unemployment levels.

National Trust Unveil Car Collection

The National Trust doesn’t just mean gardens and historic buildings; the 4 million member charity has a pretty impressive car collection too!