1. G

    Apprentices building Electro-A2

    Hi everyone Just come across this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmUsb_LGtWF3PqK4Cpwdqtw?&ab_channel=KfzBBSGuT In a german college, this years apprentices have chosen to convert an A2 to fully electric for their project.
  2. Alan_uk

    VW to show electric vehicle at Paris Motor Show

    BBC article mainly about some big names (e.g. Ford) will not be at the Paris Motor Show; reason cost. Article goes on to say VW will show an electric car based on the Golf. Doesn't define "show", e.g. pictures, mock-ups, pre-production. There is a sketch showing sliding rear doors. I think...
  3. Alan_uk

    BBC Website: VW plans huge investment to become electric cars leader

    VW plans huge investment to become electric cars leader http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36548893 Catch up? Repentance? Words are easier that action! Volkswagen (VW) shares fell as much as 4.3 percent after the announcement http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-volkswagen-strategy-idUKKCN0Z214F
  4. Alan_uk

    CES 2016: Volkswagen Keynote

    CES 2016: Volkswagen Keynote (6 Jan 2016) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJd89yQ001Y 45 mins long. First 5 mins all apologies re the emissions scandal. Then on to the future. Its: - affordable electric - fully connected to the cloud - automated driving - new user experience (makes you...
  5. Alan_uk

    Quirky BMW i£ Advert

    Stumbled across this quirky You Tube advert for a BMW i3. Cars were fitted with a dash cam filming people from different countries trying out the car. They all seemed to particularly enjoy the almost orgasmic super acceleration ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIIN9x33O7Q
  6. Alan_uk

    Video of making the BMW 3i - it's glued together!

    I've just watched a youtube video of the making of the BMW 3i - in 4 parts, it must be an hour long. In parts fascinating but equally frustrating to watch. There is some commentary in the first few minutes at the US plant where they make the fibre. But then it switches to Germany and there is...
  7. mrmosky

    Renault Twizy

    Had a go in a Twizy this afternoon at work. It seems like it would be a lot of fun to own one. My commute is a bit long for the Twizy, but I can see it being successful as an alternative to a scooter for shorter journeys. It's quite nippy, but with a top speed of 50 mph, you would be a bit...