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Nissan unveils incredible solar-powered mobile workshop for woodworkers

Over the years, we’ve seen thousands of unique van conversions, but Nissan has taken the van-loving world by storm with its new NV300 concept van — a mobile workshop for woodworking professionals. The amazing design, which was a collaboration between Nissan and UK-based firm Studio Hardie, is fully-functioning mobile woodworking studio that can be taken off grid, letting wood-loving artisans find inspiration anywhere they choose. What’s more, the van runs on solar power and its tools are powere...
Tags: Europe, UK, Design, Automotive, Gallery, Electric Vehicles, Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Belgium, Solar Power, Nissan, Sustainable Design, Mondrian, Hardie, Van Conversion, Brussels Motor Show


Amazon leads $700M round in electric automaker Rivian

Rivian, the electric automaker that debut its first two vehicles just three months ago, has raised $700 million in a round led by Amazon . The news follows a report earlier this week by Reuters that GM and Amazon were in talks to invest in the electric vehicle company. “We’re inspired by Rivian’s vision for the future of electric transportation,” Amazon CEO Worldwide Consumer Jeff Wilke said in a statement. “RJ has built an impressive organization, with a product portfolio and technology to ma...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Florida, UK, Tech, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Gm, San Jose, Michigan, La Auto Show, Mitsubishi, Reuters, Chrysler Corporation, Irvine California


Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 & Continental GT 650 UK deliveries commence

Royal Enfield may have suffered from negative sales for three consecutive...
Tags: UK, Autos, Continental, Royal Enfield, Royal Enfield Interceptor INT


The history of number plates

At the turn of the 20 th century, mechanical vehicles became increasingly popular in the UK, which also meant there were a lot of road traffic accidents. As a result, it was clear that there needed to be a way of identifying cars as it happened more frequently. The Motor Car Act of 1903 helped solve this problem and from January 1904 it became a legal requirement for all vehicles to have a registered number plate. The very first number plate was issued in London and simply read A...
Tags: UK, London, Autos, Birmingham, Sports Cars, AAA, It was during, Earl Russell


Now I Know Why I Can't Like The Mustang: I'm A Camaro Guy

After my first drive in a Chevrolet Camaro SS, I find myself wishing it was the Pony Car we can buy in the UK, rather than the Mustang...
Tags: UK, Autos


One of Tesla’s biggest investors upped its stake by more than $30M

Baillie Gifford  & Co., the second-biggest shareholder of Tesla stock and the , has increased its stake in the electric automaker and energy storage company. A regulator filing posted Friday shows Baillie increased its stake in Tesla from 7.64 percent at the end of the third quarter to 7.71 percent at the end of the fourth quarter. That doesn’t sound like much. But it translates into Baillie purchasing nearly 109,000 Tesla shares in the fourth quarter. That pencils out to a ballpark of $32 mi...
Tags: Elon Musk, UK, China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Cnbc, Tesla Model S, Baillie Gifford, NIO, Baillie Gifford Co, CEO Elon Musk Tesla, Baillie


The Nineties are calling: November’s Kawasaki Zephyr 750

The Kawasaki Zephyr 750 is one of those under-the-radar bikes that deserves a higher profile. It played a big part in kickstarting the retro boom in Europe in the 90s, but mysteriously fell flat in the USA—despite outclassing the Honda CB750 Nighthawk on almost every front. “The stable, no-surprises Zephyr works like a standard is supposed to,” said Cycle World at the time. “We can’t imagine why this bike isn’t selling.” The Zephyr 750 has plenty of fans amongst riders in the UK, and two o...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Usa, UK, England, US, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Customs, PAUL, Kawasaki, Bridgeport, TIG, Linda, Brembo


Tastemaker: A Scrambler built by the Editor of Meta

Ben Giese is a man of exceptional taste. As the creative director and editor-in-chief of the aesthetically superior motorcycle magazine, Meta, he has to be. But he’s also a rider, who grew up racing motocross. So when his 2017-model Triumph Scrambler went under the knife, both form and function vied for top spot. “I wanted to transform it into a true ‘scrambler‘ that could take me well beyond the paved city streets of Denver, and deep into the mountains and deserts of the Southwest,” Ben t...
Tags: UK, California, Motorcycles, Customs, Denver, Scrambler, Ben, Joshua Tree, Woody, Scandinavian, Custom Motorcycles, Triumph Bonneville, Motogadget, Shinko, Triumph motorcycles, British Customs


Letter From The UK: At The Industrial Cliff Edge

We are just a few weeks away from the 29th of March when the United Kingdom is scheduled to acrimoniously depart the European Union. Even at this eleventh hour there is still rampant uncertainty as to what is going to happen. No final decisions have been made by our weak and floundering politicians. Emotive words and phrases like ‘crisis’ and ‘crashing out’ and ‘going over the cliff’ don’t help at all. Economic Strife A crisis is a plague or famine or warfare; this is economics. If you expect ...
Tags: Usa, UK, China, Eu, European Union, Magazine, United Kingdom, Sunderland, Autos, Nissan, Nissan Juke, SMMT, Brexit, Society of Motor Manufacturers, Sunderland UK, Jaguar Land Rover Britain


UK moves toward driverless car tests without safety drivers

The U.K. government has announced it’s working on a process to support so-called “advanced trials” of autonomous vehicles — i.e. trials without human safety drivers. It also says it will be beefing up the existing Code of Practice for testing driverless cars to provide a framework to support the evolution of the tech, saying it’s on track to meet its goal of fully driverless cars being tested on public roads by 2021. Commenting in a statement, Richard Harrington, automotive minister, said: “We w...
Tags: Europe, UK, Technology, Tech, Car, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, United Kingdom, Automation, Transport, Self-driving Cars, Driverless Cars, Robotics, Emerging-technologies, Department For Transport, UK Government


UK moves towards driverless car tests without safety drivers

The UK government has announced it’s working on a process to support so-called ‘advanced trials’ of autonomous vehicles — i.e. trials without human safety drivers. It also says it will be beefing up the existing Code of Practice for testing driverless cars to provide a framework to support the evolution of the tech, saying it’s on track to meet its goal of fully driverless cars being tested on public roads by 2021. Commenting in a statement, Richard Harrington, automotive minister, said: “We wan...
Tags: Europe, UK, Technology, Tech, Car, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, United Kingdom, Automation, Transport, Self-driving Cars, Driverless Cars, Robotics, Emerging-technologies, Department For Transport, UK Government


People Just Aren't Buying Manual Jaguar F-Types

As reports emerge suggesting an end to the manual F-Type in the USA, it turns out the option isn't at all popular in the UK either
Tags: Usa, UK, Autos


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 27 January, 2019

Harley’s global dealer custom competition launches with a fusillade of very tasty European builds. We’ve also got a Kawasaki KX450 with amazing 3D printed bodywork, a custom Ducati Panigale costing $114,000, and news of Triumph’s limited edition ‘TFC’ bikes—including a Rocket… Battle Of The Kings 2019 Harley-Davidson’s dealer competition is back for 2019, and there’s a noticeable jump in quality this year—for both the bikes themselves and the standard of photography. We’re seeing a few lik...
Tags: Europe, UK, Cowboy, US, Spain, Taiwan, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Taipei, Alex, Harley-davidson, Bologna, Las Palmas, Harley, Kawasaki


Nissan's Mobile Workshop Van for Woodworking Pros, with Solar Charging for Power Tools

Nissan's creatives have been busy. In addition to their from Canada, they've turned an NV300 into a workshop on wheels. Conceived of as "a mobile workshop for creative woodworking professionals," Nissan produced the vehicle in collaboration with UK-based design/build firm Studio Hardie. The vehicle is kitted out with portable worksurfaces and tool storage, as well as a killer feature: Roof-mounted solar panels hooked up to their Energy ROAM portable powerpacks, creat...
Tags: UK, Design, Cars, Canada, Nissan, Power Tools, Tools & Craft, William Hardie


Letter From The UK: Snow Way To Carry On

In his latest Letter From The UK, Geoff Maxted examines the phenomenon (and the irony) of why we are still in disbelief every time it snows. In Europe over the last few days, very heavy snow has fallen in various countries. Mostly these are countries where it happens every year and are thus popular for winter sports, but this year there has been an extreme snowfall. In one location there was over ten feet of the white stuff being cleared from the roof of a school, for example. All Show & No Go ...
Tags: Europe, Usa, UK, Minnesota, Bbc, United States, Magazine, United Kingdom, Autos, Usa Today, Midwest, Coen Brothers, Oberhof Germany, John Bacon, Geoff Maxted, Letter From the U.K


Celebrate Mini’s 60th Birthday With A Limited Edition Cooper S

Mini has announced a special edition Cooper S hatchback just for the UK market, with only 500 of the 60 Years Edition cars to be built
Tags: UK, Autos, Cooper


Sleeper: A subtle Triumph Bonneville from 2LOUD

We’ve profiled 2LOUD’s work for almost two years now. From day one, builder ‘Max’ Yicheng has consistently delivered elegant and harmonious machines from his one-man-shop in Taipei, Taiwan. In fact, his work is so tasteful and restrained, the ‘2LOUD’ moniker borders on ironic. Those are rare traits in today’s custom world, and they’re why we keep a close eye on Max’s output. And this custom Triumph Bonneville exemplifies the 2LOUD ethos. It’s so subtle that you’d be tempted to pass it over—bu...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, UK, Fcc, Taiwan, Motorcycles, Customs, Max, Pirelli, Taipei Taiwan, Alpina, CNC, Suzuki, Bonneville, LSL, Custom Motorcycles


The Only Lexus GS F For Sale Right Now Is Rarer Than Many Supercars

Thanks to sales figures of just 73 cars in the space of three years in the UK, the excellent V8-powered GS F is a desperately rare and usually underappreciated curio
Tags: UK, Autos


Blame China: Jaguar Land Rover Layoffs Won’t Be Exclusive to Europe

On Thursday, Jaguar Land Rover was reported to be in the midst of a plan that would eventually lay off roughly 10 percent of its UK workforce — roughly 4,500 employees. Considering the company has been forced to endure waning demand for sedans and just about everything with a diesel engine, a bit of restructuring was […] The post Blame China: Jaguar Land Rover Layoffs Won’t Be Exclusive to Europe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, UK, Autos, Jaguar Land Rover, Jaguar Land Rover Layoffs Won


Ford is shutting down its Chariot shuttle service

Ford is shutting down Chariot, the shuttle startup that it purchased just two years ago that was supposed to be a part of the automaker’s fresh effort to move beyond the traditional business of buying and selling cars. Chariot will end service on commuter routes in the UK on January 25, according to a company update Thursday. Other commuter routes in New York and San Francisco by February 1. The dynamic shuttle service also had an enterprise business, which were routes with corporate and tran...
Tags: Transportation, UK, New York, San Francisco, Tech, Spokesperson, Chicago, Austin, Transit, Automotive, Ford, United Kingdom, Transport, Seattle, Detroit, Denver


Under Fire From Multiple Foes, Jaguar Land Rover to Cut 4,500 UK Workers

For now, Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover isn’t saying whether any of its British plants will close as a result of the automaker’s cost- and job-cutting spree, nor whether we’ll see a shedding of models from its portfolio. Many would argue there’s some Jags in need of cutting. With global sales falling 4.6 percent in 2018, […] The post Under Fire From Multiple Foes, Jaguar Land Rover to Cut 4,500 UK Workers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: UK, Jobs, Sales, Autos, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Tata, Jags, JLR, News Blog, Product Planning, UK Workers


Letter From The UK: Crunch Time Across The Pond

We are not quite panicking yet over the impending arrival of 29 March 2019 and the UK exit (or ‘Brexit’) from the European Union, but we’re certainly getting a bit edgy. You see, for the average member of the British public watching politicians floundering about like gasping fish on a riverbank, there is an increasing feeling of helplessness. Do we take the deal as offered by our flaccid government or do we go the full ‘No Deal,’ which effectively is like a yawning black hole of economic uncerta...
Tags: Europe, Usa, UK, Eu, European Union, Britain, Magazine, Autos, SMMT, Brexit, Society of Motor Manufacturers, Car Talk, Geoff Maxted, Letter From the U.K


Mobileye is using its sensors to create detailed maps of the UK

Mobileye, the Israeli-based automotive sensor company acquired by Intel in 2017, is leveraging the huge amounts of data it can collect to help build precise maps of the UK’s roads and infrastructure. The company announced at CES 2019 that it has reached an agreement with Ordnance Survey to help the UK mapping agency bring high-precision location data to businesses in the country. Under the agreement, Mobileye’s sensors will be retrofitted onto Ordnance’s utility fleets to collect volumes o...
Tags: TC, UK, Technology, Utilities, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Intel, Car, Britain, Telecommunications, United Kingdom, Survey, Self-driving Cars, Ordnance Survey, Mobileye


Turning the CB250 RS into a vintage-style Honda trail bike

We love seeing ugly ducklings turned into graceful swans. After all, anyone can make a Ducati SportClassic look good—but a cheap 1980s commuter bike is a completely different ball game. This ice-cool little scrambler started life as a Honda CB250 RS, a plasticky but well-made runabout that was popular in the UK and Europe. You can still find them on the secondhand market, and they’re a bargain at about US$1,500. That makes the air-cooled single perfect for a low-cost, big-value custom job—...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, US, Budapest, Hungary, Motorcycles, Ducati, Denmark, Honda, Scrambler, Suzuki, Heidenau, Honda Motorcycles, LSL, Custom Motorcycles


Building Your McLaren Speedtail: Like Savile Row With Horsepower!

The McLaren Speedtail was recently revealed to future owners at a private event. The Speedtail is the first of 18 new cars under the company’s Track25 business plan. It’s the fastest car in the automaker’s history. Now it’s arguably the most personalized.  I think this all started with the McLaren F1. I remember buyers could get their name woven into the carbon fiber, if they so desired. You know, something along the lines of “This McLaren F1 made especially for Sir Manfredjinsinjin” or someth...
Tags: UK, London, Navy, James Bond, Autos, Mclaren, Interior, Bruce, TPT, Car News, McLaren Special Operations, Tony Borroz, Papaya Orange, McLaren Speedtail, Speedtail, Manfredjinsinjin


Mitsubishi Motors UK Imagines a Sanctuary for Overworked Humans

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK teams up with Golley Slater Cardiff, Fresh Films and Stone Dogs to launch a tongue-in-cheek new TVC to promote its ASX model.The film is shot in a mockumentary-style and directed by an experienced mockumentary director Sami Abusamra.The 60 and 90-second ads takes place in what looks like an animal sanctuary but is quickly revealed to be an overworked human sanctuary filled with accountants, chefs and supermarket cashiers.The tongue-in-cheek spot focuses on the rehabil...
Tags: UK, Featured, Advertising, Automotive, Mitsubishi, British Airways, ASX, Tokyo Japan, TVC, Mitsubishi Motors, Mitsubishi ASX, Fresh Films, Stone Dogs, Mitsubishi Motors UK Imagines, Golley Slater Cardiff Fresh Films and Stone Dogs, Sami Abusamra


An inside look at Rivian’s EV ambitions from AI batteries to electric jet skis

For a CEO who insists his electric vehicle startup doesn’t want to be Tesla, Rivian founder RJ Scaringe can sound a lot like Elon Musk. Just weeks before unveiling Rivian’s first vehicles — an all-electric pickup and a seven-seater SUV — at the LA Auto Show last month, Scaringe promised an impressive new battery technology and speculated about an electric jet-ski. He’s made other bold claims à la Musk, including that his company had developed an artificial intelligence charging system that “allo...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Florida, UK, California, Tech, Tesla, Nasa, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Silicon Valley, Automotive Industry, La Auto Show, Illinois, Mitsubishi, Musk


AMERICAN HUSTLE. Spencer Motowork’s ’66 Suzuki T20 Racer

Written by Martin Hodgson They say you’ll always remember your first, and exactly 350 articles ago I penned my maiden article for Pipeburn about a stunning Suzuki T500 Titan. Now the builder of that machine is finally back with another wicked Suzuki two-stroke, a 1966 T20 racer. Ralph Spencer from Southfield, Michigan, USA, clearly knows the sort of bikes that get him going and he builds brilliant Suzuki smokers for both race and road. But his latest Spencer Motoworks creation is both AHRMA G...
Tags: UK, Jay Leno, US, Motorcycles, Michigan, Avon, Classic, T20, Ralph, Suzuki, David Jenkins, Racer, Martin Hodgson, Pipeburn, Hagon, Spencer Motoworks


7 Great Gift Ideas for Motorcycle Riders

There’s a bewildering amount of gear available for riders these days—we’ve never had it so good. And with Christmas looming, the tills are starting to ring. So we’ve put together a tight selection of gear and gifts that are exceptionally popular with our readers, or likely to strike a chord with the motorcyclist in your life. We aim for quality rather than quantity when choosing which products to stock, and the gear we sell is tested by the guys who operate our London-based store. If it’s n...
Tags: Europe, Usa, UK, London, Star Trek, Motorcycles, Portugal, Poland, Exif, Barstow, ECE, Li Ion, Motorcycle Helmets, Motorcycle Gloves, Motorcycle Gear, Motorcycle jackets


Benefits of Using Airport Car Rental Services

Are you travellingto a different city on a business, family or a vocational tour? Your willcertainly need to travel around your destination location performing youractivities as you might need to. There are more than one ways available fortravelling in any city. Visitors have to find the one that suits theirparticular needs best. You can always call a cab when you only have a single or even a couple of stops to make on your entire journey. This is very convenient of course, but w...
Tags: Europe, UK, Autos, Sports Cars, USA Australia Canada, Mercedes BMW Toyota Honda Tesla, London New York Melbourne



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