Toyota’s second-generation plug-in hybrid Prius, unveiled at the New York International Auto Show, promises significant improvements in electric performance over its predecessor. The new car has a quoted EV-only driving range of up to 31 miles, twice that of the Mk1 version, with maximum speeds of up to 84mph in EV mode. The full battery charge time has been cut significantly to two hours 20 minut...
Apps are beginning to change the way we drive. Not only can you get navigation directions on your smartphone, but you can access the latest traffic information and even find out how economical your driving is through different apps. Luke Dodd looks at some of the best driving apps currently around.
Most people do not realise that the electric car actually pre-dates the petrol car. And as oil prices keep going up and EV technology improves, electric cars could once again outsell petrol and diesel cars, just like they did a hundred years ago.
There are lots of ways that you can help the environment by cutting your emissions. And you’ll save money in the process. This guest blog by David Petherick looks at the latest company car emissions figures before highlighting five simple ways in which you can cut your car’s fuel consumption.
Electric vehicles are big talk at the moment. Whether the decision to go electric is to lower your environmental impact (debatable), or reduce expenditure on fuel and running costs, electric vehicles are gradually becoming a mainstream consideration.
What is the difference between a diesel engine and a petrol engine? As a fuel substance, diesel is denser, slower to evaporate and easier to refine than petrol. These qualities make it cheaper, and more efficient in terms of mileage, than petrol. While petrol and diesel engines work in mostly the same way, the methods behind them differ.