Why Are Electric Cars Just SO Ugly?

A BMW i3 on a dealer's yard, from Wikipedia.

So let’s be honest: some electric cars are UGLY. They just look… odd. But not all do – some electric cars actually look really nice. Plus when the Tesla Cybertrunk was revealed, people were split: some people thought it was the ugliest thing created, other people loved it and said it looks amazing. So to … Read more

Do Electric Cars Need Transmission Fluid (Or Even Have A Transmission)?

Transmission/gearing mechanism from a conventional car, via FreeImages

When talking about electric cars, people sometimes ask if the transmission fluid needs changing – or even if the EV has transmission fluid or a transmission mechanism, hence this article aims to clear up this confusion. Recap of Transmissions/Transmission Fluid Before looking at EVs, we’ll briefly recap on the purpose of transmissions/gears in a conventional, gasoline-fuelled car. … Read more

All Tesla news from October 2018 – September 2019

A street shot of the Tesla Model Y

I used to write a weekly news round-up each week on the old site. I have since stopped doing this, but the below sums up all the Tesla-related news from October 2018 to September 2019: Monday 30th September: Autoblog: ‘First videos of Tesla’s new Smart Summon feature a mixed bag’. (Original news from 2019) Tuesday 1st October: Inside EVs: ‘[ Tesla sales … Read more

All Toyota news from October 2018 – September 2019

I used to write a weekly news round-up each week on the old site. I have since stopped doing this, but the below sums up all the Toyota-related news from October 2018 to September 2019: Thursday 26th September: Autoblog: ‘Toyota Mirai (hydrogen fuel cell car) second generation will break cover in 2020’. (Original news from 2019) Thursday 26th September: Autoblog: … Read more