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Six caravans that will change your mind about caravanning

We British have a love/hate relationship with the caravan. Even those who hate them, love to hate them. It’s not altogether clear why caravans polarize opinion in this way, but their image problem isn’t helped by anodyne styling and paint schemes – a design trait that prompted Ray Mears to brand them ‘mobile bread bins’.

The changing face of transport in London

We were asked this week to share our views on the changing face of transport in London. Here’s what we said. One of Transport for London’s environmental goals is to decrease the emissions to the air from traffic. What do you see is being currently done to improve London’s transportation system from a sustainable perspective and in relation to this…

Mobility scooters are getting bigger

Mobility scooters are getting bigger. We buy up to 80,000 a year in Britain alone and the models themselves are becoming larger, better equipped and more sociable. The latest designs even offer the option of two seats. Tandem mobility scooters are no different from a conventional driver-only model, other than their stretched chassis and additional seat. Mobility scooter insurance providers, the ETA,…

Battery boost for BMW i3 electric car

Electric cars are often dismissed as novelty vehicles, but for most drivers, a spin in the BMW i3 will be a revelation. The BMW i-range represents only 1 per cent of the company’s global sales at present, but the car maker predicts that EVs and hybrids will surpass internal combustion engine vehicle sales by 2040. If more drivers could get behind the wheel of the i3,…

Car sharing: twice the fun, half the emissions

National Liftshare Week is a time for celebrating and promoting the idea of car sharing to cut carbon emissions, reduce traffic congestion and increase social cohesion. Recently popularised by James Corden and a host of tuneful celebrities, car pooling, ride sharing or lift sharing is a simple concept: get people together who make the same trips, and, where possible, allow…