New Technology

Flying car with electric wings offers freedom from traffic jams 0

This sounds ominously similar to a news piece from Tomorrow’s’ World in the mid 1980s… Russian company, Hoversurf, have shown off their latest concept – a flying car with retractable wings that can fit into any parking space. Called the ‘Formula Project’, the car can seat five people, take off and land vertically (like a(…)

Shell to open electric charging points at UK petrol station 0

Petrol giants Shell is set to open a series of electric vehicle charging points at its petrol stations across the UK. This decision acts as a further indication showing the gathering momentum towards electric vehicles currently gaining traction within the automotive industry. Drivers will be able to recharge up to 80% of their battery in(…)

Electric car battery breakthrough – 200 mile range can be recharged in minutes 0

For all their obvious benefits, electric cars to date have all had an obvious achilles heel – charging – and the lengthy time it takes to do it. This has been one of the major stalling points of a widespread adoption of electric vehicles by the British public. That particular issue could potentially be a(…)

Dyson latest company to jump on the electric car bandwagon 0

When you think of ‘a dyson’, no doubt either a hi-tech carpet cleaner or state-of-the-art fan springs to mind. From 2020 however, you may be forced to revise that image, as the engineering company famed with being ahead of the curve, plans to launch its own brand of electric car. Dyson have been working on(…)

Jaguar aims to shelve ‘boring’ electric image with I-Pace 0

Jaguar Land Rover is looking to banish the “boring” label stuck on electric cars by creating a race series using its battery-powered I-Pace. The car maker announced in early September that all new vehicles it produced from 2020 onwards would have an electric option. Ralf Speth, the firm’s CEO, said that the ramifications of moving(…)

New ‘wireless’ charging development could see electric car sales overtake petrol and diesel 0

Two of the most obvious drawbacks with electric vehicles (at least in their current state) is the limited range the battery allows, and the length of time it takes to charge them. With the Government’s newly drafted legislation, which will see the sale of conventional petrol and diesel vehicles banned from 2040, electric cars are(…)

Want to know what cars will be like when you’re fifty (or older)? 0

The development of vehicle technology seems to have accelerated in recent years. Okay,  we’re yet to crack flying cars but surely it’s only a matter of time. Autonomous, self driving cars – the idea of which would have sounded ridiculous not so long ago – are already on the not so distant horizon, and a(…)

Will autonomous cars render the driving license obsolete? 0

They’re not yet a familiar sight on the nation’s roads, but the experts are predicting that it’s only a matter of time. As autonomous driving tech continues to evolve and driverless cars begin tests in areas of the UK, how far away are we from road travel being largely automated? Will we still need a(…)

Nissan prepare ‘one pedal’ electric car 0

With the news that Britain is set to ban all diesel and petrol cars from 2040, Nissan is currently preparing a new edition of its popular electric Leaf model, which utilises just one pedal for both accelerating and decelerating. The concept may sound potentially dangerous, but the next-gen Nissan Leaf will feature technology that allows(…)

REVEALED: As government plans to axe diesel, motorists look towards electric 0

Once upon a time you either bought petrol or diesel – now there’s also hybrid and electric to choose from with diesel being shown the back door. While the more traditional has been tarnished a culprit in today’s pollution problem, today the government announced it is planning to completely axe the diesel car by 2040(…)