Fuel Economy

Stoking the Fuel Poverty Fire

Peter Rolton | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

Currently a home is classified as being in fuel poverty if it has to spend 10% or more of its total income on maintaining a 'satisfactory' level of heat. The new definition, however, proposes a more abstract perspective: if a household has above average fuel costs that leave them with a 'residual income below the official poverty line' they will be put in the bracket.

Is Cheap Fuel a False Economy? Honda NC700S Review

Bob Pickett | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Pickett

Honda has a real winner on its hands. It is a fun bike to ride, but does the commuter stuff well. And you might want to take a photo of your local petrol station... you won't be visiting them too often in the future.

A Match Made In... Er... Sweden?

Nancy Atkinson-Turner | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nancy Atkinson-Turner

The point of this event wasn't my hosts incredible evening's entertainment, it was to understand WHY Michelins latest tyre, the Energy Saver+, is rumored to be one of the most efficient and energy saving tyres on the market.

A Motoring Gadget I'd Love to See / Live Fast, Die Faster? / CBF600N Review / Next Month

Bob Pickett | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Tech
Bob Pickett

While writing my last column on the revamped Gadget Show, it got me thinking about available tech and how it could improve motoring. Obviously, I w...

Squeezed Mums Abandon Their Cars

Daniel Drage | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK
Daniel Drage

Increased fuel expenses, soaring car insurance premiums and a disproportionate cost of living has left mums with little option but to take shorter journeys - or leave the car in the garage altogether and walk.


Karl Muth | Posted 25.07.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Karl Muth

If you're willing to pay more to drive a vehicle that is, in many ways, inferior to ordinary automobiles and arguably more harmful to the environment for the sake of making a fashion statement, buy a hybrid.