New Car Owners Have Fewer Free Paint Job Options Than a Decade Ago

If you've got your heart set on a particular colour for your new car, you're going to have to put aside a fair chunk of money to realise the dream. A new report from consumer watchdog Which? shows that car manufacturers are offering far fewer free colour options than they once did. Read More >>

ASA: Renault's Slow-Motion Bouncing Boobs Advert "Objectifies" Women

A rather artistic advert for the Renault Clio has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority, after viewers complained that its bra-wearing burlesque dancers were a bit on the sexist side and were guilty of throwing television advertising back to the 1970s. Read More >>

Oh My God, Some Guy Was Trapped in a Car Stuck at 125MPH and Somehow Didn't Die

This sounds ridiculously stressful: Frank Lecerf was driving his car adapted for the disabled in France when it got stuck at 60MPH. He tried to brake. The car accelerated. He tried to brake again. It kept getting faster. Finally, the car ended up stuck, zooming along at 125MPH, and there was no way to stop it. Lecerf drove for over an hour at 125MPH and somehow didn't even get into an accident. Read More >>

Has Israel Finally Made the Electric Car Usable With the Help of Robots?

Electric cars are pretty awesome for the most part. Like-for-like they're more powerful; putting down maximum power from the moment you hit the loud pedal. They're "green" too, I guess, but range has always been an issue. What if you could just park in a robotic garage for five minutes and get your old, depleted battery swapped for a freshly charged new one, ready to hit the road? That's what Israel's doing. Read More >>

London Gets Its First All-Electric Cab

ClimateCars has just added the electric Renault Fluence Z.E. to its line-up of eco-friendly London taxis just in time for the Olympics. Londoners will be able to zip along knowing that they’re not pumping out noxious gases while sitting in traffic, or at least their cab isn't. Read More >>


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