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Commuting on Nigeria’s Enugu-PH expressway

Commuting on Nigeria’s Enugu-PH expressway

Odimegwu Onwumere writes from Rivers State, Nigeria. As the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway gets messier in traffic gridlock due to the dilapidated nature of the road between Oyigbo in Rivers State and Asa, in Abia State, where I shuttle most time, I resorted to riding my own ‘Okada’ to work. Any […]

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19/09/2015 at 00:03Auto Life&Liberty Travel

Autonomous Braking – vehicle safety technology that can save lives

Autonomous Braking – vehicle safety technology that can save lives

Autonomous braking or autonomous emergency braking – vehicle safety technology that underpins the future driverless car.

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01/07/2015 at 16:45Auto EU_Business

MotoRetroWieze – Belgian retro bike show draws wide audience

MotoRetroWieze – Belgian retro bike show draws wide audience

MotoRetroWieze, one of Belgium’s leading classic and custom bike shows, takes place over two days at the small town of Wieze, just north of Brussels. And if you live this side of the Channel and are trying to keep a vintage or veteran bike running, then attending this bi-annual event […]

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20/02/2015 at 00:25Auto EU_Business Share the vibe Travel

New EU regulations to boost alternative fuels for vehicles coming into force

New EU regulations to boost alternative fuels for vehicles coming into force

New EU regulations are coming into force on 29th September 2014 to boost the viability of alternative fuels for vehicles across Europe. EU member states will require national action plans to show how they are building refuelling and recharging points (electricity, natural gas and hydrogen).

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25/09/2014 at 22:50Auto Climate EU EU_Energy

Hydrogen cars delayed only by cost and fuelling infrastructure

Hydrogen cars delayed only by cost and fuelling infrastructure

Hydrogen-powered vehicles are available and suitable for everyday use right now – this was the key message I took away from the hydrogen fuel-cell stand at the European Innovation Convention in Brussels 10-11 March 2014. The stand – presented by the European (and rather awkwardly named) Fuel Cells and Hydrogen […]

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12/03/2014 at 18:53Auto EU EU_Business EU_Energy

Ultra-efficient hybrid engine runs on natural gas and diesel

Ultra-efficient hybrid engine runs on natural gas and diesel

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed an internal-combustion engine that emits less than half the CO2 compared to a regular vehicle engine without compromising performance. This corresponds to fuel consumption of less than 2.4 l per 100 km. Starting from a VW Golf diesel engine, this natural-gas/diesel hybrid makes use […]

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19/09/2013 at 12:39Auto Climate EU_Energy

Paying tribute to the fallen – on two wheels

Paying tribute to the fallen – on two wheels

On Saturday 2nd October I rode to the wall. Not Hadrian’s Wall, nor even Pink Floyd’s. But the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas,

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13/10/2010 at 16:51Auto Life&Liberty

BBC Electric Ride – 4000 mile electric tour Europe

BBC Electric Ride – 4000 mile electric tour Europe

BBC Electric Ride – 4000 miles round Europe in an electric car in June 2010.

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02/06/2010 at 19:08Auto Climate EU_Energy Travel

Can-Am Spyder – a trike for bikers

Can-Am Spyder – a trike for bikers

Mention a motor-tricycle to most people and they will think of some kind of novel disabled person’s vehicle. The Can-Am Spyder, however, is nothing like that. A high-performance “recreational vehicle” that you can drive with a car licence, the Spyder is built along the same lines as the old Morgan […]

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20/08/2009 at 12:10Auto Share the vibe