Le Mans 24 hour cycle

More famous for the iconic car race, Le Mans has for the past few years played host to a cycle race over a shortened version of the circuit.  After a briefing in French (useful) our team of 4 somewhat amateur cyclists was pitched against some of the best cyclists from around the world, who […]

Metrocab Hybrid Launch at City Hall, London

The usually stoical London cabbies seemed impressed.  On 16 January, in a tent next to City Hall, on a murky wet day, the Metrocab range-extended electric cab was released to the public, and a lot of very interested cab drivers and fleet operators turned up.

Until the Mercedes Vito arrived on the scene a couple […]

Alset and Aston Martin at the Nurburgring

The Alset Aston Martin at the Ring

The Nürburgring, in the hills just south of Cologne, Germany, once called, “The Green Hell” by Jackie Stewart, is home to one of the most demanding races in the world: the ADAC 24h Rennen Nürburgring.  On Sunday and Monday the 19th and 20th May, the iconic circuit played […]

Geneva 2013

This year at Geneva there was no ’Green Pavilion’ or separate exhibition space for alternative fuel vehicles. Instead, the electric, hybrid and hydrogen-fuelled vehicles shared the floor with manufacturers’ conventional internal combustion engine cars.  Indeed, this year there was practically no OEM manufacturer which did not exhibit at least one alternative fuel vehicle in […]

Vmoto London launch

Very few cleantech companies, let alone electric vehicle companies, have made it on to the stock exchange in recent years.  That changed today, however, with the admission of Australian-listed Vmoto Limited, a manufacturer and distributor of electric scooters, to London’s AIM Market.  As part of the admission, Vmoto raised £1.6m from institutional investors through […]


The 2012 Low Carbon Vehicle event, hosted by Cenex for the fifth consecutive year, made a welcome return to Millbrook Proving Ground on 5 and 6 September.  This year’s show demonstrated the latest offerings from the vehicle manufacturers, charging solution providers and engineering consultancies, alongside some of the latest electric vehicle innovations and developments.

The […]

Geneva 2012

This year’s Geneva Motor Show, which took place in March, featured for the first time a Green Pavilion, showcasing the new and existing electric and plug-in hybrid models offered by both the large car manufacturers and smaller, niche players. There were no less than seven world premieres of electric vehicles (EVs) to be released […]

Electric Test Drive 2010

First published in Cleantech magazine, October 2010. Copyright Cleantech Investor Ltd 2010
Richard Jordan, of Hunton & Williams, tests the iMEV
Richard Jordan, a corporate lawyer at Hunton & Williams, decided to ditch the books and Blackberry for a day to try out the current crop of battery electric cars at the CENEX LCV.
It might not […]