The recent news about Volkswagen cheating emissions tests has thrown the whole issue of vehicle emissions into the spotlight, but there has been much inaccurate and confusing reporting of the whole emissions issue in the media, so here’s a user-friendly guide to vehicle emissions, and what car you should choose – diesel, petrol, or something else.
The Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) 2015 event took place at Millbrook Proving Ground on 9 & 10 September 2015 and is the UK’s leading low carbon vehicle event for the automotive industry, including a conference and seminars, an exhibition, and a vehicle showcase. There was a LOT to take in, so here’s our easy to digest Top 20 Highlights of LCV2015.
Chris Evans’ CarFest North 2015 may not have majored on green cars, but the event was all about Beating Spirit’s other area of focus: cars that are fun to drive. Here are some photographic highlights from the event, ranging from Chris Evans’ amazing ‘Dirty Dozen’ collection to Paul Swift’s precision stunt driving in various fast Fords.
Can green cars also be fun? We say yes, and here are ten cars that attempt to prove that it’s possible to combine efficiency and driving enjoyment.
This weekend the final race of the first ever season of FIA Formula E took place in Battersea Park in London, with ten teams, and drivers including Nelson Piquet Junior, Bruno Senna (nephew of Ayrton) and Nicolas Prost (son of Alain).
On the eve of the first ever Formula E race in London, the focus of the LowCVP Conference 2015 was whether the electric race series could get motorists sufficiently excited to buy electric cars – and FIA Formula E’s Chief Executive, Alejandro Agag, was on hand to provide his view.
Based on its name, it’s fair to assume that the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power is all about Power. However once again this year, the cars that set the fastest times in the Supercars and Track Day Cars Class were the most efficient cars, not the most powerful.
A Beating Spirit visitor recently took Volkswagen to court for publishing that the Golf BlueMotion achieves 88.3mpg, but in real life, under simulated NEDC tests, the car consistently averaged only 61mpg.
The Future Powertrain Conference 2015 took place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull on 25th & 26th February 2015, bringing together academics and engineers from the automotive industry with the aim of jointly exploring solutions for future powertrain challenges.
Tesla barely existed ten years ago, yet the company is currently selling its amazing Model S electric super-saloon in the UK, and you can now buy one from the new Tesla store in Knutsford. If you’ve not visited a Tesla store yet, here are our top ten reasons why you should do so.