You may have heard in the UK news over the last fortnight the government’s decision to ban the sales of new diesel and petrol cars by the year 2040 and wondered what it really means. We’ll have a look at the facts and the predictions for the future of car driving by the time we reach 2040. Read more!
The Gadget Show Live (NEC in Birmingham, 9th to 13th April 2014) will showcase the new Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid for the first time in the UK (10th April 2014), after it’s world debut in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show.
The hybrid petrol/electric car has all of the strengths of a GTI but with low emissions. The car has two engines. One engine is a 1.4 litre 150 PS TSI DI petrol. The other is a 102 PS / 100bhp electric motor . Combined, these engines produce 350 Nm (258 lbs ft) torque and 204 PS. This means it’s fairly fast going from 0-62 mph in just 7.6 seconds. Maximum speed is 138 mph and you can even stretch the fuel economy up to an attractive 188 mpg. Read more!