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Inflatable sofa for ultimate glamping comfort this summer

What better way to enjoy the fleeting sunshine this spring than an inflatable sofa that seats two and packs small enough to fit in a shoe bag? The lightweight inflatable sofa takes only seconds to fill – you simply swing it through the air – and its durable fabric means you can use it year after year. Whether you’re a enjoying a day out…

Do you match the mode of travel to your trip?

How flexible are you about how you travel? What mode of transport would you choose for a trip to the local shops? The commute to work? A holiday in France? An expedition to Senegal? The appetite for large 4×4 cars is as keen as ever. However, while these cars are sold on the promise of adventure, how often do they…

Our roads were built for bicycles

How many miles of road would you guess crisscross this little island of ours? 100,000? 200,000? According to the Department for Transport there are 245,000 miles of roads in Britain; a distance equivalent to circumnavigating the earth 10 times. Even more surprising than the size of our road network is the relatively tiny proportion of it that was designed and…

Why your next car will need a 48-volt battery

Electric car technology is evolving quickly, but don’t expect the internal combustion engine to go down without a fight. By the 1950s most cars had ditched 6-volt batteries in favour of the 12-volt variety. The larger capacity was better suited to cold starts and the increasing number of powered gizmos being used to tempt drivers. Almost 70 years later at…

Back to the future: Retro electric scooters, bicycles and mopeds

The original ČZ Čezeta scooter was powered by a 175cc two-stroke single and its distinctive snout-like fairing earned it the nickname ‘pig’. Now, 54 years after production of the pig came to an end, scooter fanatic Neil Eamonn Smith has revived the bike as a battery powered replica. The new Čezeta is powered by an 11 kW electric motor that can…