First Drive: Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X
Oct04

First Drive: Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X

Can Mazda offer a new future for petrol and diesel engines asks Geraldine Herbert What’s new? At a time when most carmakers are ditching the development of new internal combustion engines (ICE), Mazda are saying yes to investing in petrol and diesel engines and are launching a new take on the lean concept with their revolutionary Skyactiv-X engine. So could this new technology help prolong petrol and even the much-maligned diesel...

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Electric power to people…
Sep30

Electric power to people…

Electric models dominated Frankfurt, but SUVs will still play a crucial role for carmakers, writes Geraldine Herbert The doors opened last week in Frankfurt to one of the biggest motor shows in the world. Once a feast of polished new metal spread across countless halls, the biennial show this year was a more muted affair […]

Electric models dominated Frankfurt, but SUVs will still play a crucial role for carmakers, writes Geraldine Herbert The doors opened last week in Frankfurt to one of the biggest motor shows in the world. Once a feast of polished new metal spread across countless halls, the biennial show this year was a more muted affair with more than 19 major car brands skipping the event. The remaining manufacturers, including Mercedes, BMW and VW,...

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European Day Without A Road Death #ProjectEDWARD
Sep25

European Day Without A Road Death #ProjectEDWARD

Tomorrow is European Day Without A Road Death #ProjectEDWARD and the aim is to have a day without fatalities on Europe’s roads. Here are 7 things you can do to make our roads safer for you and all road users writes Geraldine Herbert   Keep your eyes on the road Distracted drivers are one of […]

Tomorrow is European Day Without A Road Death #ProjectEDWARD and the aim is to have a day without fatalities on Europe’s roads. Here are 7 things you can do to make our roads safer for you and all road users writes Geraldine Herbert   Keep your eyes on the road Distracted drivers are one of the main causes of car accidents so avoid anything that takes your eyes off the road and that includes not only talking on your mobile but...

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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
Sep18

5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea

  We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea Save lives- Most children hit by a car at less than 20mph are likely to make a full recovery, whereas most hit at 40mphwill be killed or face a lifetime of disability. Save Fuel –Increasing your speed from 55mph to 75mph  can raise fuel consumption as much as 20% Save […]

  We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea Save lives- Most children hit by a car at less than 20mph are likely to make a full recovery, whereas most hit at 40mphwill be killed or face a lifetime of disability. Save Fuel –Increasing your speed from 55mph to 75mph  can raise fuel consumption as much as 20% Save on Maintenance – Lower speeds should also reduce vehicle wear and tear. Save Stress – Driving can actually be a...

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First Drive: Mercedes EQC
Aug30

First Drive: Mercedes EQC

Looking for an eco-SUV option to ferry the family around asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? Based on the current GLC model the new EQC is the first of a host of electric vehicles (EVs) coming from Mercedes over the next few years that will be launched under its EQ sub-brand. And if you are wondering […]

Looking for an eco-SUV option to ferry the family around asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? Based on the current GLC model the new EQC is the first of a host of electric vehicles (EVs) coming from Mercedes over the next few years that will be launched under its EQ sub-brand. And if you are wondering what EQ stands for  it is “Electric Intelligence”. Is it a looker? It’s not the most stylish EV on the market and even as an SUV the...

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