Every year children from schools from all over the UK build and race their own Electric Cars. It culminates in the Greenpower finals at Glorious Goodwood racetrack. I got access to the pit lane and the chance to talk to some of the kids about their projects. What an enthusiastic bunch they are - hopefully you'll be driving their cars in the future.
A look around the Volvo C30 all electric with one of Volvo's Producer Managers (poor bloke - spent my whole time telling him to stand here, move there..). I'm liking this car a lot. It seems to have ticked all the boxes and even comes fully loaded with those great Volvo safety features.
Its over to my 11 year old son this week. Seeing as his generation will be driving all those EV's I thought we'd get his perspective on the cars of the future. Includes the pure EV Golf blue e motion, which has not been seen much yet, and look as though it'll be as good as the Golf is now.
Happy New Year one and all! Feeling good about 2011? Feeling like its going to be the year you can actually go out and buy a mainstream EV? Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee haaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Ok, back to business. Back in November I grabbed some footage of cars arriving in London at the end of the RAC Future Car Challenge on Regent Street. I got a few words with the great Gordon Murray (as in the McLaren F1 designer) - and he is a man of few words. He's gone green and designed and built an urban city car. The...
Here's an extended test drive of the Nissan Leaf in Lisbon at the European Press launch. Thanks to Russell Bray for his invaluable contribution.