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Groovy and green: electric VW Camper for hire

The iconic VW Camper van is the archetypal vehicle for the roaming motorist, with a design sturdy enough for traversing country roads in comfort and style. But what if it could be made greener? One company based in North Yorkshire is looking to the past to inspire a more eco-friendly camping future. Electric vehicle hire and conversion specialists eDub Trips have taken…

NodPod promises best ever sleep while travelling

If you’ve ever managed to sleep on a flight, there’s a good chance you’ve woken up with a sore neck. We’ve tried to solve this problem with posable head restraints, bunched up jumpers and overpriced neck pillows bought last minute from duty free, and all have fallen short of the mark. Here to save our necks is the NodPod: a new…

Travel blog: I built my own electric Brompton

I have just read your newsletter and with reference to the Tern Elektron and eagerly awaited Brompton electric folding bicycle, I thought you may be interested in the two bikes I have built. To my mind, Tern have lost out; both ours fold considerably smaller than the Elektron. One is a highly modified Brompton, which folds in the same way as the standard…

Actibump: High-tech traffic calming

As a rule of thumb, lowering a speed limit by 10 km/h results in an actual reduction of only 2.5 km/h, a problem that makes reducing road danger challenging Swedish engineers think they have the answer in the form of Actibump – a traffic calming device that penalises only those travelling above the speed limit. Unlike a traditional speed bump,…

Tern Elektron steals a march on electric Brompton

Tern has stolen a march on Brompton by launching the Elektron – a bicycle described as the smallest, most powerful folding e-bike ever. The long-awaited electric Brompton has been in development for over five years and remains months away from launch. According to Cycling Industry News, the electric Brompton advanced prototype tips the scales at 16.5 kg and retains the company’s…