Epic Drives of the World
8 September 2017 | Media
I played a small part in Lonely Planet’s new Epic Drives of the World book, each chapter features a longer report on one ‘epic drive’ and three smaller features on related drives.
▲ The shattered tyre is a reminder of what can happen if you don’t take care of them ...
Cars in India, Cars in Hong Kong – Nanos & Tesla
15 October 2016 | Transport
▲ Tata Nano in Ratnagiri
The Tata Nano launched in India in 2008 with the aim of being the world’s most affordable car. The tiny two cylinder 624 cc vehicle was going to get people off their family motorcycles (typically carrying husband, wife and several children)...
Rent-a-cars – share cars
9 January 2013 | Transport
The biggest business travel story for me at the start of 2013 was the news that Avis are buying Zipcar. I’m a big fan of the car share business and although I’ve only tried it out in Melbourne (with Flexicar) I’m a card-carrying regular with Zipcar when I’m in London....
London Phone Apps & an Electric Car
11 July 2012 | Transport
◄ I’ve been getting around London with three useful smartphone apps. When I need a car in London I go to Zipcar and their phone app shows me where the cars are (the nearest one is about 100 metres from where I live in London) and altogether there are 1700 of them scat...
The Alps in a Tesla
9 June 2011 | Transport
There’s a new expression in our travel vocabulary: ‘range anxiety.’ You suffer range anxiety when you’re driving somewhere in an electric car and you worry that you may not get there before the battery runs flat.
Electric cars are still in their early days but when...