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Top 10 green cars in Europe 2015

Peugeot-Citroën leads the top 10 green cars in Europe 2015 by becoming the lowest carbon car maker. Among the major manufacturers, Honda continues to produce the least fuel-efficient cars (133 g/km)

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’.

If the cycling cap fits, wear it

Casquettes have been worn for almost as long as there has been competitive cycling, but since helmets became compulsory for races, the humble cycling cap risks becoming little more than a fashion accessory.

How tricycles could save the world

Most of us rode tricycles when we were kids, but these humble vehicles could dramatically improve the way we travel today as adults. If we valued clean air, safe streets, health and vitality above effortless personal mobility – or if petrol became unaffordable – most would turn to bicycles and human-powered vehicles. Human-powered vehicles (HPVs) make the most of lightweight materials, a recumbent seating position and sleek bodywork to achieve speeds of up to 80 mph, but their focussed design and distinctive appearance means only the earliest of early adopters rides them.

Tunisia travel advice bulletin

Following the terrorist attacks in Tunisia, the ETA has issued the following bulletin for its travel insurance customers. For further information, please call the ETA travel insurance team on 0333 000 1234

Cyclee bicycle light projects to protect

The Cyclee bicycle light that transforms your back into an illuminated street sign, projecting a variety of warning symbols to other road users. The work of Azerbaijani designer Elnur Babayev, the Cyclee is a finalist in the Red Dot design competition and awaits commercial development.

Trunkmonkey inflatable car bicycle carrier

The Trunkmonkey inflatable car bicycle carrier promises to revolutionize the way we carry our bikes by car. The inflatable design does away with the need for steel frames that risk damaging paintwork, and collapses small enough to be carried by bicycle.

Motorcycle through Europe for free

We wanted to see if it was possible to buy a bike, motorcycle through Europe and then sell it on our return for a profit. The buy, tour, sell approach can be applied to a bike of any age, and we have customers who buy 14-plate tourers like the Kawasaki GTR1400 simply to tour and then pass on, but what if your budget doesn’t stretch that far?

Jaguar cars tackle daydreaming drivers

Jaguar Land Rover aims to reduce the number of crashes caused by daydreaming drivers behind the wheel by monitoring their brainwaves for signs of stress, fatigue and lack of concentration.