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Morgan reboot for EV3 electric car

Morgan has unveiled a special edition of the striking EV3 electric car . Only 19 examples of the 1909 Edition will be built. The ash-framed three-wheeler might at first glance look like an automotive anachronism, but beneath composite carbon panels lurks a tubular space frame chassis and a liquid cooled 46 kW motor driving the rear wheel. Weighing less than 500 kg,…

Searching for summer in world’s coolest campervan

The Nimbus campervan has eveything you need to get the best out of the muddiest British campsite this summer. Nimbus is a hybrid electric people carrier with a roof-mounted tent for conversion to campervan duties. With styling that combines elements of the iconic Airstream trailer and VW kombi van with the rugged appearance of an overland truck, the Nimbus is…

Musical roads to soothe traffic calming

Motorists could be soothed by roads that play a tune when passed over by vehicles driving within the speed limit. A road leading to Mount Fuji has been fitted with rumble strips that play a tune when driven over. The strips are paced at intervals that play a song called “Miagete goran yoru no hoshi wo” by Kyu Sakamoto. The suburu highway…

World’s most extreme mobility scooters

Of the 300,000 mobility scooters in Britain, most are surprisingly capable at tackling slopes, curbs and small steps, but a new breed laughs in the face of even the most extreme urban obstacles. World’s most powerful mobility scooter The mighty Ziesel, an off-road mobility scooter that would give a Land Rover a run for its money. Fitted with two electric…

ETA voted Britain’s most ethical insurance company 2016

The ETA has been voted the most ethical insurance company in Britain for the second year running by the Good Shopping Guide. Beating household-name insurance companies such as John Lewis and the Co-op, the ETA earned an ethical company index score of 89. The ETA was established in 1990 as an ethical provider of green, reliable travel services. Twenty six years on, it continues to…