environment
IFA 2019: How Climbing Mount Everest Has Changed the Way White Goods Are Being Made

Plastic waste is everywhere and that, whether you care or not, is a big problem for all of us. It’s also a huge source of irritation and frustration, particularly for Hakan Bulgurlu. Read More >>

cars
The Irresistible Honda e is Finally Here But it’s Up Against Stiff Competition

One of the highlights of this week’s enormous Frankfurt motorshow has been the arrival of the production ready Honda e. The compact and very cool urban cruiser will come in two model variants; the 100kW version, which starts from £26,160 and the £28,660 Honda e Advance that features a beefier 113kW battery and more tech features. Read More >>

cars
Citroën Has its Sights on the White Van Man Who Overloads

Langley Park Rally School is certainly out in the sticks. So much so that even Google Maps can’t find it. Were it not for the cardboard arrows nailed to lampposts when we get close we’d probably have been rattling around the backroads of Essex, well, forever. The school sits on the site of an old WW2 airfield, and part of the course layout straddles what was the original apron where fighters would leave to take on the might of the Luftwaffe. Read More >>

cars
Skoda Reckons You Can Craftily Charge Your Kids for Their Next Lift

Ever felt like it’s you, not your kids being taken for a ride when it comes to giving them lifts? Carmaker Skoda has come up with the Parent Taxi app, which aims to draw a line in the sand when it comes to running children around, especially during the holidays. Instead of being driven from A to B with no charge, Skoda thinks its app offers up a prime opportunity for you to claw back lost time from your own life by getting payment in chores. Read More >>

cars
Electric Dream: The Red Hot Lotus Evija Hypercar That Costs a Cool £2 Million

Everything about the Lotus Evija is wild, from its outlandish styling through to its extortionate price tag. Only 130 will be built and each one will cost, er, £2,000,000 plus. That’s a lot of cash but, as you can see from the images, you get a lot of car too. Read More >>

cars
What it Really Takes to Make Renault’s F1 Cars Go Fast

It’s hardly surprising Renault gave us a high-performance Megane 220 RS model so we could rock up at the Renault F1 team headquarters in deepest Oxfordshire. The car drives like a go-kart, and takes us through the sharp countryside curves like it’s on rails before spitting us out in the car park of Enstone. Read More >>

bikes
The £90,000 Arc Vector is High-Tech and Goes Like the Wind, But it Costs Silly Money

Modern petrol-powered motorcycles are quick off the mark no doubt, but a growing number of new electric models could be set to push the boundaries further. Two-wheels and plenty of battery power, combined with a lightweight design means the instant burst of torque you get from a battery and electric motor configuration is perfect for bikes. Which is exactly why the Arc Vector is getting a lot of attention. Read More >>

cars
People Shout Abuse When You Drive a Rolls Royce, But Now You Can’t Hear Them

Driving a Rolls Royce is not for shy, retiring types. Nope, if you're a shrinking violet then the attention you’ll get behind the wheel of something like this, the Rolls Royce Phantom, will come as a shock. In the five days we had it we got the lot: there were two-fingered salutes, middle-digits right, left and centre and moonies too. Mostly though there were scowls, mainly from middle-aged women in silly little nondescript cars, closely followed by middle-aged men driving much the same. Read More >>

holidays
Even if You Hate Cruises, You’ll Probably Love the Hi-Tech Celebrity Edge

If you tend to think of cruises as being hedonistic holidays where people spend their days and nights eating and drinking while clinging on to the vague hope that they might meet the captain then it might be time to think again. Celebrity Edge is a new ship that, while not being the biggest cruise liner out there on the high seas, might be the best. Read More >>

nissan
Nissan’s xStorage Electric Ecosystem Is Helping to Power Rock & Roll on the Isle of Lewis

Peter Fletcher has taken the term working remotely to a new level. He moved himself and his family from Nottingham and set up Black Bay Studio in a former fish-processing factory overlooking Kirkibost Pier. Where’s that exactly? It’s on the island of Great Bernera, which is attached by a narrow white bridge to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. It's basically like living in the middle of nowhere. Read More >>

cars
Inside ED2: Is This the Coolest Place to Design a Car?

It’s a slightly weird feeling talking to someone like Ian Cartabiano. He is after all the man responsible for designing Toyota’s C-HR. Not just bits of it, but pretty much the whole thing, which is quite a big deal since we think the C-HR is a mighty cool looking car. Even weirder is the fact that we’re having a conversation inside ED2, which is shorthand for Toyota Europe Design and Development. It’s an advanced R&D studio that nestles high up in the hills above the Côte d'Azur that Cartabiano has been president of since the beginning of last year. Read More >>

cars
Honda’s e Prototype Does a Surprise Turn at Milan Design Week

Honda’s ePrototype is the Japanese manufacturer’s first battery electric vehicle for Europe, and ever since images of it broke ground the car has been getting a lot of love. At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show it was even possible to poke and prod the thing for real, rather than stabbing your finger at pictures if it on the internet. That's right, the Honda e Prototype does exist. Read More >>

cars
We Just Drove the Range Rover Evoque Without Looking Through the Windscreen

It seems bonkers to have a hugely popular car like the Range Rover Evoque – global sales at over 785,000 to date – equipped with so much underused off-road capability. In most cases it rarely sees a muddy verge, which is also the case for most other SUVs on our roads. Read More >>

transport
The Seat Minimó is Another Hyperconnected Vehicle With Built-in 5G Technology

Mobile World Congress 2019 made the perfect place to unveil the Seat Minimó. Like most modern cities, Barcelona has too many cars, bikes and scooters, but when the event is on the city is even more gridlocked than normal. It’s a hellish vortex of stationary traffic that centres on Fira, the venue where the tech action happens. Add on industrial action so public transport is patchy at best and Uber drivers being hounded out of town by irate taxi drivers and getting around is a time-consuming and tension-filled experience. Read More >>

cars
MWC 2019: BMW Gets Touchy-Feely With its Latest In-Car Innovations

MWC isn’t just about smartphones, it’s got cars too. Just like CES, Barcelona’s biggest tech event now attracts automotive manufacturers who want to show off their latest innovations. This year, BMW had a slick and stylish booth that featured its latest whizz; Natural Interaction. It’s a neat variation on the theme that was showcased at CES earlier in the year, but with new and improved touchy feely bits added for good measure. Read More >>