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EV Futures: Electric dreams – from nightmare to nirvana

With electric super car ‘halo’ models entering the fray, environmentally-friendly cars are about to become a lot more desirable. So, what’s the catch?

The competitive landscape for electric vehicles will change forever in 2013, not because of a deluge of sensible, affordable city cars from China, but because the biggest most aspirational car brands will begin a land grab of our heart and minds with a mind-boggling array of super sports cars.

How fast will a Volvo Truck go when boosted by a hybrid motor?

In building the ideal record breaking vehicle we probably wouldn’t start with a truck. Neither would we choose a Volvo. Or fit it with a hybrid powerplant. But when we hear it’s called ‘Mean Green’, perhaps we need to take a closer look at its performance credentials and find out what it can do.

F1 politics continue to surround the Bahrain GP

Earlier today, Bahrain International Circuit rebutted ‘media speculation’ about the race by stating that a number of ‘neutral interested parties’ (isn’t that an Oxymoron?) including two representatives from Lotus F1 Team had visited Bahrain recently and sent their report to all the F1 Team principals last week (5 April).

MINI brings together past and present at Monte Carlo

MINI is back in Monte Carlo and this time it’s the iconic version that won the famous rally in the sixties meeting up with the latest MINI WRC that sees the brand back on the world rally stage. Rauno Aaltonen (FI) was driving the 1960s version when he was greeted at the end of the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique in the early hours of the 2nd February by Kris Meeke (GB) and Dani Sordo (ES), the drivers who will revive the brand’s rallying tradition this year with the MINI Countryman-based WRC contender.

MINI WRC Team announce Dani Sordo for 2011

Spanish driver Dani Sordo has been chosen for the new MINI WRC Team in the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship. He will team up with Kris Meeke (GB) when MINI makes its return to rallying with the MINI WRC this coming season.