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Future for motorhomes is electric

Lockdown prompted a surge in sales of motorhomes, but with the death knell sounding for diesel vehicles what future for the pastime? German firm Dethleffs thinks it has the answer in the shape of the world’s first fully electric motorhome. The outside of the Iveco camper is plastered with  31 square metres of thin-film solar panels capable of generating up…

Bag an umbrella for the blustery conditions ahead

With blustery meteorological and economic conditions ahead, we want to show solidarity by giving away a clever design of umbrella – complete with an image of the blue skies that always lie beyond. The umbrella should be considered standard issue for any journey in Britain – however one travels and whatever the time of year. It’s a design that has…

Bicycle barometer for fair-weather cyclists

At this time of the year, having a choice of transport can be the enemy of the cycle commuter. It’s understandable why the sight of frost can have you reaching for the car keys or bus pass, but the decision to leave the bike at home is always uncomfortable to make. The bicycle barometer promises to do it on your…

LTNs and the fight for our streets

A battle is taking place on British roads. In the red corner, those who want to tackle road danger, air pollution and climate change. In the blue corner, those willing to tolerate the status quo. The current skirmish involves Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs), schemes that use bollards or planters to stop rat running and create safe spaces for walking and…

When this is over, we don’t want the cars back

Our national health emergency predates covid-19. Britain’s poisonous air causes 40,000 early deaths a year, with almost one in four of those occurring in London. Globally, air pollution kills over 4 million. Year in. Year out. However,  the covid-19 crisis is prompting the green shoots of change. New York has legalised pedelecs up to 20 mph, e-bikes up to 25…