Leafing the way – the Nissan Leaf is the OG EV

It’s hard to think of EVs without mentioning the Nissan Leaf. It was many people’s first experience with Zero Emission motoring, mine included: the very same month I moved to a place where charging overnight was not an issue, I landed myself a Gen 2 (enthusiast-specific naming that still refers to the first shape cars), […]

Comfort takes charge – Citroën ë-C4

Citroën is a brand I have a soft spot for – their willingness to try ideas out of the beaten path is something I appreciate very much. Over the years, it led to some memorable models and a legion of fans. My ride for the last week sported the French logo with the two chevrons, […]

A Star is Born – Opel Astra GSe

If you’ve been reading my pieces for some time, you might have seen me defending PHEVs in a few occasions, saying I think they are an excellent step towards electrification for those that want to make do with one car or just can’t be bothered with the charging infrastructure woes (an ever growing group, mind […]

Charged up and ready for business – Peugeot e-Expert

There’s something to be said about a good work vehicle. They often get little attention, see heaps of hard work and have to deal with a substantial amount of abuse. So, as a very enthusiastic van evaluator, you get to accompany me as I try out the e-Expert, another offering from Peugeot in that segment […]

We’re past Base Camp – Ford Everest Wildtrak review

I live in a house with a very narrow driveway that is not the most friendly to long or wide cars. So, after having a roster of cars that fit one or two of these categories, I thought the next one up would be an exception to that rule. I was quickly shown otherwise when […]

Shut the Barn Door! – Toyota Hiace ZR Barn Door

It is very hard for a carmaker to have a proper grip on the market without having competitive offerings in the work vehicle segment, and the Hiace has been one of those for years running. Now with the new barn door layout, it should make for an easier more versatile work vehicle, despite the generous […]

The MG ZS EV is a driver’s car

Calling a front wheel drive electric SUV is a driver’s car might read like a stretch to some, but hang with me while I make my case. I had the MG ZS EV Long Range for a while to help answer the question of whether or not there was a number to end range anxiety […]

Good things come in threes – Amarok PanAmericana Review

“Another Amarok write-up?”, you might be asking? That’s right! In a happy coincidence, Dave, Matt and myself each got the opportunity to try out one of the trim levels of the New Amarok. Dave got to try out the Style, Matt checked out the Aventura (and I even jumped in for that review with him), […]

Riding the Niue Wave – Pt. 2

This post picks up from where we left off in my previous story from Niue and, if you haven’t read it yet, you can find it here.  We kicked off day 5 with by revisiting of the beaches we had been to before: Hio Beach. The other time, however, we only had lunch at the […]