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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,…

Ethical car insurance: A contradiction in terms?

How much do you know about your car insurance provider? Are they attentive – perhaps friendly? Do they entice you with offers such as free car breakdown cover? With a lucrative pool of 30 million cars requiring insurance it’s likely that they do, but have you stopped to consider how some insurers are able to keep premiums low and sales incentives…

Blue Marble 2016: environmental inspiration for a new generation

It has been over 40 years since humankind first saw pictures of our Blue Marble – arguably the most significant moment in human history. The photograph of Earth was taken 5 hours into the Apollo 17 mission, from a distance of 28,000 miles as the spacecraft left its orbit to begin its trajectory to the Moon. It was not the first time our planet…

Dover delays driver advice

Holidaymakers taking the ferry at Dover this week faced 12-mile tailbacks and waits of up to 15 hours as French authorities imposed additional security checks in the wake of terror attacks. British border force officials have now been drafted in to assist French police in Calais, but those using the port over the coming weeks should ensure they are prepared…

A century of self-defence for cyclists

In the days before the mass production of cars, self-defence for cyclists centred around the threat from dogs and brigands – or at least it did if you believed the advertising of the time. In the late nineteenth century, the manufacture of arms and bicycles shared similar metalworking techniques; both trades benefitted from improvements in engineering that allowed tube gauges to…