Neil Briscoe

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IBM claims that it has developed a newbattery, with an entirely new chemistry, which does away with the need for rare substances such as lithium and cobalt

The fact that we need to move to battery power for our transport needs has never been clearer. In spite of the gnashing and wailing of the climate cha(...)

Mazda 3: the saloon certainly looks the part but its engine tech lets it down

It’s not just a case that the jury is out, it’s more a case that the judge has called a recess and the courtroom staff have left the building. The del(...)

Frank Stephenson: ‘There has always been a trend to go safer and safer, and that’s not going to change.’

We are at a huge inflexion point in the history of transport and travel. The car, as we know it is, arguably, slowly dying and will eventually be repl(...)

Go to Rally School Ireland in Monaghan to sample sideways action in classic Escorts, Subarus and even a Nissan 350Z police car.

It used to be said that the best present to buy someone you didn’t like was a €10 voucher for a Bentley. . . Well, we can do substantially better than(...)

“The ideal solution is an immediate transition to petrol and diesel hybrids, with a further decade spent refining the technology, infrastructure and battery supply chain to allow the adoption of BEVs.”

Responding to a crisis is never easy. The very nature of a crisis demands swift, decisive, action. Then again, action that’s swift and decisive but is(...)

We may have to reframe our mental picture of Captain James T Kirk. Thus far, we’ve imagined the human entrusted with carrying our exploratory hopes an(...)

Skoda Superb’s 62km electric range means for anyone with a county-to-city commute,  you could conceivably get from Monday morning to Friday evening without a single millilitre of petrol being burned

The thing is that the Skoda Superb’s petrol engine is so quiet these days, that it actually becomes pretty difficult to tell when this iV plugin-hybri(...)

With yellow and orange rain warnings in place across the country right now, you might be wondering which cars are the best ones to drive through deep,(...)

There is something of a perception of BMW having to play catch-up as it opens its new battery competence centre, just a few kilometres down the road from its Munich headquarters. Even then, the very title – battery competence centre – will have the critics circling

It all started out so well. A decade ago, BMW seemed to steal a major march on its rivals by breaking early into the electric car sphere. First off, i(...)

It may have leaked last week, but here at long last is the official gen on Ford’s first-ever all-electrci crossover, the supposedly-Mustang based Must(...)

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