Who killed the electric car? And who’s reviving it today

15 November 2017

Eleven years ago a movie called ‘Who killed the electric car’ came out chronicling how General Motors developed and introduced an all electric car back in the mid 1990s – the EV1 – and how the project failed and was ultimately cancelled. The movie doesn’t explicitly state why, but suggests that established interests in the […]

Thinking of buying your first jetski?

30 October 2017

Jetskis have been around since the mid 60s when an Australian called Clayton Jacobsen II (who lived in Byron Bay) was looking for a sports activity as fun as his (then) sport of motocross, but with less chance of getting hurt when you fell off. He based his original design on smaller personal water craft […]

Bathurst will be different next year

16 October 2017

This year marks the end of an era for supercar racing in Australia – it’s not that the Bathurst 1000 (also known as the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000) is finishing – it’s not, and plans are already underway for the 2018 race. No, it’s more to do with the cars that will be racing. As […]

A scooter or a motorbike – which is the best bet?

30 September 2017

Back in the 70s your answer to this question determined which tribe you belonged to – the Mods, represented by the scooter riding Sting in the film Quadrophenia, or the Rockers, who, if they had to choose a two wheeled conveyance, would pick a motorbike every time. Even though a small tribal element in this […]

Which car should you buy if you’re a budding Uber driver?

25 September 2017

Drive around any Australian city and you’ll see quite a few cars with that little circular black sticker with a small white square in the middle in the back window. This indicates that the car is an Uber car and – as long as you have the Uber app on your phone, you can book […]

Need a home loan for a house you can build for $14K?

3 August 2017

Amid all the talk of house prices and affordability, the cost of the actual buildings themselves might be about to take a tumble, if tech developments in 3D printing and automated bricklaying – to name just two – become commonplace in the building industry. Earlier this year a Russian company called Apis Cor demonstrated that […]

Running on the smell of an oily rag

20 July 2017

This is one saying that may not make any sense at all to drivers (if the term ‘drivers’ even means anything) in 25 years time. ‘Well, that was back when transportation devices needed to be topped up with fuel, son.’ might be the response from the dad of the future. But since it does still […]

What your choice of car colour says about you

6 July 2017

Metallic purple. A strange choice for favourite colour perhaps, but inspired by a particularly spectacular Lamborghini Murcielago coming round Hyde Park Corner on a rainy late afternoon in London just as it was getting dark. And it looked a million dollars, especially from a vantage point in a long bus queue. Your choice in car […]

Why now might be the time to install solar at your business

29 June 2017

You know when Senator Cory Bernardi installs solar in his home, it’s time to start taking it seriously. This month it was reported that arch climate sceptic Bernardi had installed a 12kw system on the roof of his home in Adelaide, but gave his reasoning as not wanting to be hostage to the vagaries of […]

Truck loans or drone loans?

29 May 2017

It’s fair to say that truck technology has not progressed at lightning speed over the last 30 years. Trucks – whether small ones or ‘big rigs’ – don’t look very different today than thirty years ago. And notwithstanding some improvements in handling (if you haven’t seen the Jean Claude Van Damme Volvo commercial you should […]

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Who killed the electric car? And who’s reviving it today

15 November 2017

Eleven years ago a movie called ‘Who killed the electric car’ came out chronicling how General Motors developed and introduced an all electric car back in the mid 1990s – the EV1 – and how the project failed and was ultimately cancelled. The movie doesn’t explicitly state why, but suggests that established interests in the […]

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Thinking of buying your first jetski?

30 October 2017

Jetskis have been around since the mid 60s when an Australian called Clayton Jacobsen II (who lived in Byron Bay) was looking for a sports activity as fun as his (then) sport of motocross, but with less chance of getting hurt when you fell off. He based his original design on smaller personal water craft […]

Read More

Bathurst will be different next year

16 October 2017

This year marks the end of an era for supercar racing in Australia – it’s not that the Bathurst 1000 (also known as the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000) is finishing – it’s not, and plans are already underway for the 2018 race. No, it’s more to do with the cars that will be racing. As […]

Read More

A scooter or a motorbike – which is the best bet?

30 September 2017

Back in the 70s your answer to this question determined which tribe you belonged to – the Mods, represented by the scooter riding Sting in the film Quadrophenia, or the Rockers, who, if they had to choose a two wheeled conveyance, would pick a motorbike every time. Even though a small tribal element in this […]

Read More

Which car should you buy if you’re a budding Uber driver?

25 September 2017

Drive around any Australian city and you’ll see quite a few cars with that little circular black sticker with a small white square in the middle in the back window. This indicates that the car is an Uber car and – as long as you have the Uber app on your phone, you can book […]

Read More

Need a home loan for a house you can build for $14K?

3 August 2017

Amid all the talk of house prices and affordability, the cost of the actual buildings themselves might be about to take a tumble, if tech developments in 3D printing and automated bricklaying – to name just two – become commonplace in the building industry. Earlier this year a Russian company called Apis Cor demonstrated that […]

Read More

Running on the smell of an oily rag

20 July 2017

This is one saying that may not make any sense at all to drivers (if the term ‘drivers’ even means anything) in 25 years time. ‘Well, that was back when transportation devices needed to be topped up with fuel, son.’ might be the response from the dad of the future. But since it does still […]

Read More

What your choice of car colour says about you

6 July 2017

Metallic purple. A strange choice for favourite colour perhaps, but inspired by a particularly spectacular Lamborghini Murcielago coming round Hyde Park Corner on a rainy late afternoon in London just as it was getting dark. And it looked a million dollars, especially from a vantage point in a long bus queue. Your choice in car […]

Read More

Why now might be the time to install solar at your business

29 June 2017

You know when Senator Cory Bernardi installs solar in his home, it’s time to start taking it seriously. This month it was reported that arch climate sceptic Bernardi had installed a 12kw system on the roof of his home in Adelaide, but gave his reasoning as not wanting to be hostage to the vagaries of […]

Read More

Truck loans or drone loans?

29 May 2017

It’s fair to say that truck technology has not progressed at lightning speed over the last 30 years. Trucks – whether small ones or ‘big rigs’ – don’t look very different today than thirty years ago. And notwithstanding some improvements in handling (if you haven’t seen the Jean Claude Van Damme Volvo commercial you should […]

Read More