British Driving Test Now Judges Eco-friendly Motoring Aptitude

The nanny state has added one more criteria to their driver licensing tests: Eco-friendly driving skills. The Telegraph reports that the new testing is being implemented to comply with EU regulations, with government officials stating that motorists practicing the eco-friendly driving techniques could see savings of… » 9/16/08 2:40pm 9/16/08 2:40pm

Four Motors, No Waiting: A 640hp Electric Mini

Our mates at Carscoop report on this Mini Cooper concept, built by engineers at the UK's PML, unveiled at the British Motor Show this week. Each wheel has its own motor — like Mitsubishi's MIEV concepts — and at the kilowatt equivalent of 160hp each, the total is a mind-warping 640 hp, with — now, there's gotta be a… » 7/21/06 3:43pm 7/21/06 3:43pm

Hanging Gardens of F1: Dissected Racer at the British Motor Show

It's not a crash scene from "Formula One: The Puppet Show," it's an F1 car done up Hanging Gardens of Babylon style at the British International Motor Show — all of its sundry parts suspended from the ceiling by cables. How bettter to imbue the sport of shikhs with properly Londonesque art-geek pretense? Right, the… » 7/19/06 12:50pm 7/19/06 12:50pm