Our addiction to cars

Tom Standage take us through the beginning around 3000 BC with the wheel and moving through the era of horsepower, trains, bicycles, and the rise of the car – and the future of urban transport – into a broader historical context. Our society has been shaped by the car in innumerable ways , many of…

Last Flight to freedom

Part Lebanese, part Brazilian citizen Carlos Ghosn, made the escape of his life at 10:30pm on a cold December night in 2019, by slipping unnoticed through the streets of Tokyo, with the help of a large music equipment box to smuggled him out of Japan and the elation he felt when he landed in his…

Tesla market value

In June 2010, while Ford Motors had a valuation of  $38 billion compared to Tesla’s $1.3 billion. But 2020 swa fords  valuation down to $28 billion while Tesla’s valuation  shot up to $256 billion. Tesla  ranks sixth among companies on the U.S. stock market and is now worth almost eight times GM and nearly 13…

Future five EV cars other than Tesla in China

There five brands of Electric vehicles with 40 per cent of the global EV market with over 1.3m EV car sales in 2020.  Zeekr only launched a few days ago and they have pedigree, as the people that own then also own Volvo and their parent company Geely. Nio is China’s best-known homemade, high-end EV…

The Future of electric batteries recycling

It is predicted by 2030, there will be 20 million electric cars on European roads alone. While Electric vehicles may be carbon neutral during their working lifetime, what happens when they run out of the road. In 10 to 15 years when there are large numbers coming to the end of their life it is…

Driverless Tesla car crashes into a tree and kills two

Tesla autopilot feature can be tricked into operating without a driver according to consumer reports engineers who looked into claims that Autopilot can operate without a driver present. On Saturday two men were killed after a Tesla car crashed into a tree and caught fire in Texas. The victims found in the front passenger seat…

Unique technology for electric car motor

In 2017, an offspring from Newcastle University, Advanced Electric Machines (AEM) has developed pioneering electic car motors that do not rely on expensive rare magnets is preparing to raise $25m  and is seeking £30m over the next few months to boost UK production capacity. AEM claims to have cracked a problem with “ switched reluctance…