When I flew in a Red Bull Aerobatic aeroplane I suffered from 'airborne Tourettes.'
In the Tesla Model S P85D 4 wheel drive twin engined brute going from zero to 60 mph in a fraction over 3 seconds I suffered from 'roadborne Tourettes' but it's been tactfully bleeped.
'Insane mode engaged, start cussing.'
A slightly bumpy ride around the less glamorous outskirts of Paris in the recently released Nissan env200 Evalia. It's a 7 seater MPV, a mini van. Driven by Nikki Gordon Bloomfield and co-piloted by Premier Cabs (Blackpool) CEO John Cutler.
Unusually for Fully Charged I had a ride in a 5 litre supercharged Range Rover Sport. But this one was a little bit different and this technology was simple, effective and therefore close to magic
A test drive in the hydrogen fuel cell Hyundai ix35. Easy to drive, easy to re-fuel, the only thing coming out of the tiny tailpipe is water. So, where does hydrogen come from?
Plus the UPP hydrogen cell phone charger. http://www.beupp.com/
Although I've previously tested this car on Fully Charged, this time I had a little more time to think about it. And I wanted to drive it again.
The VW Golf GTE plug in hybrid is available now from all good VW outlets.
The first plug in hybrid electric supercar on Fully Charged. Not sure if that's true but it sounds good, in fact if you like that sort of thing it sounds amazing.
Over 1,000 miles of driving, average of 52 mpg. A very fast, semi economical sports car.
A quick ride in a Bosch - Traffic Jam Assist semi autonomous vehicle during CES in Las Vegas in January. The car I was a passenger in made it's way through dense, complex and very challenging traffic with only very minor errors.
A bit of musing while driving the Toyota Prius V through the mean streets of Las Vegas. Not really a car review, more a car overview.
A drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in the very refined Cadillac ELR plug-in-hybrid. I'm joined in the car by Chelsea Sexton, Californian electric car advocate who was featured in the award winning documentary 'Who Killed the Electric Car?'
Engine. 1,400cc four cylinder petrol series hybrid withe 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery
Last week I had the chance the test drive the soon to be released VolksWagen Golf GTE.
This plug in hybrid performance hatchback is very impressive, powered by two engines, a 1.4 litre 150 PS petrol engine and a 102 PS electric motor, going through a six speed DSG gearbox... which as I say in the video, 'just does stuff.'
No need to change gear although the steering wheel has paddle shifters, I never used them.
So, VW figures are as follows, 0 - 62 in 7.6 seconds
Top speed, 138 mph.
Top speed electric only, 81 mph.
Battery is 8.8 kWh, charges in 2.5 hours from domestic wall box (16 - 32 amps).
Possible 188 mpg and 35gm/km CO2
Kerb weight 1,542 kg.
Price, not been verified but around £28,000 after govt grant of £5,000.
Available to order in November 2014, deliveries March 2015.
A 500+ mile test drive in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle). A really pleasant car to drive, enormous inside, smooth, quiet and very comfortable and it costs the same as the diesel model.
A short and at times very fast first drive in the £100,000 BMW i8.
All filming done on closed roads at Millbrook proving ground.
This is a plug in hybrid supercar that is, without question, extraordinary.
A short and at times very fast first drive in the £100,000 BMW i8. All filming done on closed roads at Millbrook proving ground. This is a plug in hybrid supercar that is, without question, extraordinary.
A first drive in the wonderful electric version of the VW UP!
It's the very nicely put together VW e-UP!
Also includes some pondering on the 'Yorkshire connection' as regards the time honoured phrase 'aye -up.'
At over £88,000 the Porsche Panamera S e-Hybrid is the most expensive production car I've ever driven on Fully Charged (including the Tesla Model S) A plug in hybrid Porsche, nice.
An update on the progress for Fully Charged and a very nice drive in the Nissan e NV200, an electric van with the same drivetrain as the Nissan Leaf.