Category: hybrid

How we design

Again and again I am astonished as to how long it takes for a great idea for a design until it becomes mainstream.
It likewise amazes me how we design things on a daily basis, the things that are not the great inventions but just things like buildings and infrastructure.

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Mercedes drives from Africa to England on single tank

A new Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid posted an average consumption of just 3.8 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres is a great result, but is only a slow catch-up on already existing technology and comes with a significant price. We need more affordable hybrids.

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Old Prius going strong

While it was a bit scary last month when the electric engine all of a sudden stopped working and I just made it home, I guess that is probably something that is not necessarily unexpected for a 13 year old car with more than 250,000 km on the clock.

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