Black Current III: 0-60mph in 1.6s and Battery-Powered


Black Current III is a 1965 100% electric VW Beetle custom built by Sam and Olly Young from Hungerford VW Club using bits of a milk float.

Black Current III: Smoking

When I first heard about Black Current (version 1, I think) the people I was with at the time remarked that

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Planes, Trains or Automobiles? – Carbon Emissions Compared for Different Forms of Transport

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Which forms of transport have the least carbon emissions? I previously wrote about the carbon emissions of travelling from Buenos Aires to London via cargo ship vs. by flying. One of our readers suggested comparing other forms of transport so, hey presto – here’s a chart. And

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Electric Car Top Trumps: A Round up of 44 Electric Vehicles


There has been huge progress in the development of electric vehicles and we are at a point now where electric cars are a feasible alternative to petrol and diesel. The variety of electric vehicles already launched or expected to be launched soon is huge (top speeds vary from 24mph to 208mph!) and I wanted to

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Attention Grabbing Printed Textiles


I don’t own a car but if I did I would very much like it to be an original Fiat 500. What they lack in size they make up for in character and the sight of one driving past is guaranteed to bring me to a standstill. There are no shortage of original Fiat 500′s and

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Four of a Kind: Public Transport Livery, Buenos Aires Style


‘Colectivos’ are the thundering city buses that transport Porteños (inhabitants of Buenos Aires) around the city for the equivalent of 17p. The designs are generally old-school, hand-painted and fantastically varied, helping you spot the bus you need before you can read the number.  The interiors are often highly decorative and also transport you to previous decades.

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