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Have your say on scrappage

Scrappage schemes may be popular with car makers and many motorists, but they are usually as financially questionable as they are environmentally spurious. Sustaining the capacity to produce cars that consumers are unwilling to pay for in full distorts competition and inevitably creates the need for further and prolonged state intervention. After all, these sales have not been conjured from the…

Fuel cell electric bicycles

What if you could take the most effective way of fuelling an electric motor and combine it with the world’s most efficient vehicle? The result would be a fuel cell electric-assist bicycle. The Alpha can be refilled with hydrogen in only two minutes – enough to deliver a range of 100 km on a single charge. Whereas battery-powered pedelecs are adversely…

Going The Extra Mile to avoid motorway service stations

The Extra Mile is a new guide book that steers motorists away from grim motorway services and into tasty local alternatives. It offers a hand-picked and dependable list of brilliant and independent outlets with good-quality local food (often direct from makers and growers), space for children and pets to let off steam, fascinating attractions and knock-out views. Farm shops, cosy…

What future for the electric motorcycle?

Electric cars offer an answer to the air pollution that kills 50,000 a year in Britain alone, but they remain expensive and a challenge to charge. Motorcycle manufacturers are as painfully aware of the writing on the wall for the internal combustion engine as their car making colleagues. Without exception they are investigating, if not developing, hybrid and all-electric alternatives.…

Save your money: Scientists prove cycle commute beats gym

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have found that inactive, overweight people can lose fat just as effectively by riding a bicycle to work as by paying to exercise at a gym. This is the conclusion reached by researchers from the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen in a study that has just been published in the…