Wednesday, July 06, 2022

NAWA Technologies - Ultra Fast Carbon Batteries

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Its fair to say one of the biggest limitations when it comes to the electric car is the batteries. Things might be about to change! Pioneering France-based company NAWA Technologies have devolved the new generation of ultra-capacitors, in other words a ultra fast carbon battery. The new technology has made a real impact at The Business Booster in Amsterdam.
 
The Business Booster conference gathers 150 start-ups, with more than 3,000 attendees over two days with 43 countries attending, the result is new sustainable clean energy solutions.
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The new Bentley Continental GT 2018 has arrived

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Wednesday the 8th of November 2017 saw the official launch of the 2018 Bentley Continental GT. Hosted by the Jack Barclay Bentley Showroom in Mayfair. An opulent event, showcasing the latest GT Continental.

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MG3 Form Sport Review

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Micra 2017

MG3 Form Sport 


As you probably gather we do like where MG is heading, having already experienced the GS and thoroughly put it through it's paces, we thought it was time to grab the MG3 and head off on an adventure. That being the journey to Goodwood Revival, we received the aptly named Form Sport in bright yellow with black gloss and promptly started our 1000 mile round trip, your maybe thinking this a long stretch for a supermini, in a word no, this car performed admirably through on this adventure and a half.
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Driverless cars to be on UK roads 'by 2021'

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Autonomous vehicles were nothing more than a dreamt-up idea, a far reach from reality… Well that was 10 years ago. Driverless cars are amongst us as we speak, now with almost every manufacturer offering some form of autonomy in just about every model of car offered. This year we have tested a range of cars everything from the humble hatchbacks such as the Nissan Micra to the compact executive Volvo V40 both of them having aids such as adaptive cruise control and autonomous braking.
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MG ZS First Drive and Preview

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2017 MG ZS

Last week we were invited to the MG ZS launch at Whittlebury Hall on the doorstep of Silverstone race circuit, we we were met by the meet and greet team, registered then we had time to peruse the MG XS models on display and grab a snadwich or cup of coffee.

A short presentation from Matthew Cheyne followed, explaining about the model, concept, design, markets etc.

Then we were escorted to our ZS models, we were given a few hours to experience the cross over SUV which comes with 2 petrol engines, and a 7 year 80,000 mile warranty.

Here's what we thought:-

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McLaren 570s Spider review

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McLaren 570s Spider

The McLaren 570s Spider

The first thing you'll notice about the McLaren 570s is its striking style and ground hugging pose, add that to the range of vibrant colours offered, like Vega Blue and aptly the named McLaren Orange, and you have the making of the perfect sports car. If you're wondering if it's beauty is just skin deep, let me assure you, it can perform too, and when I say that I mean 0-124 in 9.6 seconds. Interested? Read on.

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The McLaren Vista and Halloween festivities

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570s McLaren

We awoke to the symphonious burble of a 570s, what a start to the morning, the reason I recognised this, is earlier the day before, this was the car we'd experienced on the roads of the Cotswolds, and what an experience.

After the night before's festivities, which included pre dinner drinks, a range of fine wines and soft drinks, even tea.

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2017 Volvo V40 D3 Inscription review

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Volvo V40 D3 Inscription


Volvo have been synonymous with safety for many years, building boxy but good cars in the 70's, 80's and 90's, vehicles like the 240 and the 850, however their latest cars hark back to the early years of Swedish manufacturer Volvo's, pretty cars. These were the times when the P1800 and P1900 were the real lookers, with a look as well as a style.
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A New ERA... MG ZS

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Today is the beginning of the new era for MG, with the announcement of the new MG ZS; the compact crossover taking on the likes of the Nissan Juke, Renualt Kajar and Mazda CX5.

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Michael Eastwell next race and new website

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Michael Eastwell Racing

Michael Eastwell racing is certainly gathering steam, with the launch of there new website which now shows Michael's next race and a countdown till launch time.

The website details Eastwells career as well showing lots of pictures and video of the racers climb to fame. 

If your wanting to see the young drivers next race Castle Combe Championship Round 8 in his Formula Ford 1600 you've just under 12 hours till the race starts - find out more at Michael Eastwell Racing

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StreetDrone launches the autonomous One 2017

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StreetDrone One
Ex-F1 engineers produce testbed for autonomous technologies in aid to unify and reduce the cost of driverless testing.
The British based business StreetDrone has officially launched its affordable autonomous and unique vehicle – the StreetDrone ONE– From the Munich NVIDIA GPU conference in Munich yesterday.
The vehicle has been designed as an autonomous technology with a purpose of addressing divergence, and the growing costs and siloed research for businesses across
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Jethro Bovingdon Interview: MotorTrend onDemand

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Earlier this month we spoke to Jethro Bovingdon about his new shows coming to Motor Trend, this petrol head is starring in Head to Head and Ignition. Jethro Started back in May 2001 as a road tester at EVO magazine, he then went on to work for Drive Tribe, CAR Magazine amongst others. He has now moved on to Motor Trend! 

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