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Volt Versus Leaf; No-Contest, But Time Will Tell

Volt Versus Leaf; No-Contest, But Time Will Tell “Wouldn’t it make more sense for battery-only vehicles to be much less ambitious – cheap and cheerful little golf-cart like vehicles used for a quick jaunt down to the shops?” “surprising thing is that battery-only projects survived after the Volt, and improved plug-in hybrids appeared I wonder […]

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Citroen C-Zero

Of course battery cars work; the Citroen C-Zero rode the Eurotunnel!

The public relations departments of car manufacturers pour out a huge amount of boring, self-serving and normally inoffensive garbage every day. Morris Canardly wins North West Scotland caravan tow car of the year, and variations on that theme, is the standard fare. But sometimes they produce publicity so nonsensical, so superficial, I feel moved to […]

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Nissan Leaf – European Car Of The Year 2011

First Winner To Be Unreliable, Probably Dangerous, Unaffordable Hybrids, Plug-Ins The Way Forward Not Batteries “only exists to please politicians who see advantages to their careers from appearing to be green without bothering to check out the facts” The Nissan Leaf, the battery-powered vehicle named European Car of the Year for 2011, is the first […]

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Vauxhall – How To Lose Friends And Alienate People

If Justice System Can Say “Life” And Not Mean It, Why Not Vauxhall? Vauxhall–Opel has turned a great marketing idea into a public relations disaster. The European subsidiary of General Motors realised that Hyundai and Kia were making huge inroads into their sales by offering fabulous guarantees. Kia’s is particularly mouth-watering – 7 years or […]

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Nissan Leaf review

Only Governments Believe In Nissan Leaf

Battery-only Technology Flawed, Prices Sky High Make Sure You Order World Class Road Rescue If You Buy One If You Demand Green, Extended Range Electric Wins Hands Down Some Labour party backbench hack from the north east congratulated Prime Minister Gordon Brown for bribing Nissan with our money to build the Leaf battery-only car at […]

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Peugeot, Citroen Lose The Plot With “Hors-Serie”, “DS”

Mass Car Makers Can’t Compete With BMW, Mercedes, Audi. Peugeot, Ignoring History, Thinks It Can. Meanwhile Citroen Cynically Trashes DS Heritage Peugeot, ignoring conclusive evidence to the contrary, thinks it can make Audi-like margins by moving its cars into upmarket territory. Meanwhile its Citroen subsidiary is trying a variation on the theme and infuriating purists […]

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