Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Contributing Writer

Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield is a self-confessed petrol head. She grew up in a carless family but was able at a very early age to name cars passing her on the street while other girls her age were more interested in Barbie Dolls. Although she trained as a classical musician she’s now a full-time broadcaster and journalist, covering green fuels and tech. After passing her driving test she’s owned a wide selection of cars, including a 1962 Morris Minor Woodie Hotrod; a single seat electric bubble car; a ’92 Honda Prelude; a ’91 Volvo 240; a ’04 Toyota Prius Plug in Hybrid (which she converted herself); an ’85 VW electric factory built rabbit; and a ’09 Smart ForTwo CDI Nikki specializes in electric vehicles, but also enjoys clandestine gas-guzzling, working on the rule that the larger and noisier the better. She is also loves riding motorcycles, but currently doesn't own one. Nikki also hosts the TransportEvolved podcast. She lives in Bristol UK with her wife, their two daughters and their Border Collie.

Articles

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid: Is It The Ideal Modern Family Car?

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid: Is It The Ideal Modern Family Car?

If you’re a parent, the chances are you’ve had to make the painful choice between everyday practicality and gas mileage when looking at new cars. In fact, if your family consists of the archetypal two kids, two adults, a dog, and a whole lot of luggage, the chances are you’ve...

October 26, 2012
 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

Want To Get A 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV? Here's How

It might be a compliance car, built by Toyota for the sole purpose of meeting California’s regulations for zero-emission vehicles, but the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is one of... read more October 25, 2012


 
2012 Nissan Leaf winter test

Polite Reminder: As It Gets Colder, Your Plug-in’s Range May Drop

The nights are getting longer, children are starting to get ready for Halloween, and in certain states, you’ll have already had the first fall frost. If you’re... read more October 24, 2012


 
Southern California traffic - by flickr user David R. Blume

Want Better Gas Mileage? Rethink Your Daily Commute

If you live in a large city, work in a 9-5 job, and drive to the office, it’s probable that you end up spending at least some of your daily commute stuck in traffic... read more October 24, 2012


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid

2013 Ford C-Max Energi, Fusion Energi Join California HOV Lane

Californians wanting to gain single-occupancy access to the state’s high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes now have twice as many eligible cars to choose from when buying... read more October 24, 2012


 
Ottawa resident Ricardo Borba takes delivery of the first consumer Nissan LEAF in Canada

Congratulations! You’ve Bought Your Electric Car: Now What?

Like an increasingly large number of Americans, you’ve decided that paying nearly $5 for gasoline isn’t your idea of a good time. So, with all the due care and... read more October 23, 2012


 
Kepler Motion Hybrid Supercar

Kepler Hybrid Supercar Does 0-60 MPH in 2.5 Secs (Video)

What does a hybrid car need to be sexy? Speed? Good looks? Impressive gas mileage? Kepler Motors thinks its first supercar, the Motion Hybrid, has it all. Announced back in... read more October 23, 2012


 

 
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