From the sound of a 1950s UFO movie to the noise of a piece of cardboard stuck in a bike wheel, researchers are creating a range of sounds to stop electric cars approaching silently along streets. What would you choose?
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As the electric car market begins to gather steam (or should that be amperes?), it presents a lot of new choices for drivers – not least, how to pay for one of these expensive eco cars. Is battery leasing the answer?
The Plug-In Car Grant, a scheme offering £5k off the cost of ultra-low CO2 and electric cars, attracted just over 500 people in its first three months. So should the scheme be chucked on the scrap heap?
Electric cars are grabbing headlines at the moment, with several new launches from major manufacturers like Nissan and Mitsubishi. But their claims of ‘zero emissions’ simply don’t stack up.
BMW revealed earlier this week that it is to set up a new sub-brand specifically for electric and hybrid cars. But are these new awkward eco names really necessary?
You may not have thought about this before, but is there a difference between a crash involving a conventional car and a crash with an electric car? There’s more to it than you might think.
From January 1st you’ll be able to get a hefty £5,000 discount on certain low-CO2 cars thanks to a new Government grant. So, will it be enough to entice you to buy an electric car in 2011?
The Nissan Leaf has just been voted 2011’s Car of the Year, but it isn’t even on sale yet. How can a car be given such an accolade when real drivers haven’t even seen it yet, let alone driven it?
Electric cars are the future. At least, that’s what manufacturers are leading us to believe with cars like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. But are there better options, like hydrogen, that should be explored more?
Everyone’s talking about it – ‘save the planet, drive a hybrid’ or ‘electric cars, they’ll stop global warming.’ But surely the focus is in the wrong place, since none of these cars are actually green.