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

Have Hybrid Cars Finally Moved Beyond Stereotypes?

Have Hybrid Cars Finally Moved Beyond Stereotypes?

There was a time when anyone who drove a hybrid car--especially a Toyota Prius--was viewed with distain by the majority of other road users. They were seen as aloof, over-privileged, and perhaps, thanks to a certain episode of South Park, smug about their car buying decision. But with more hybrids...

October 18, 2012
 
BMW M3 M Performance exhaust

Even Better Gas Mileage For Plug-In Hybrids? Look To Heat Recovery

When compared with traditional gasoline cars, plug-in hybrids, like the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid and the 2013 Chevrolet Volt are already capable of astonishing gas... read more October 17, 2012


 
A123 Systems Prismatic Cell

A123 Electric Car Battery Plants Saved From Bankruptcy By Auto-Parts Maker

Despite filing for bankruptcy protection yesterday, lithium-ion battery firm A123 Systems has said the factories where it makes electric car battery cells will be saved... read more October 17, 2012


 
2012 Nissan Leaf 4-door HB SL Headlight

Californians: Here Are Your Clean Vehicle Choices!

Few states in the U.S. can match California’s generosity when it comes to clean vehicle rebate programs. In fact, back in September, the California Air Resources Board... read more October 17, 2012


 
2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Gets EPA Rated At 45 MPG All-Round

At one time, if you wanted a green, luxury sedan with great gas mileage, you only had a handful of cars to choose from from automakers like Lexus, Infiniti, BMW, and... read more October 16, 2012


 
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J-1772 "combo" electric-car charging plug

SAE Finalizes New Electric Car Fast Charging “Combo Connector”

After months of planning, the next-generation J1772 electric car charging standard has been approved by the Society of Automotive Engineers. As expected, it is based on the... read more October 16, 2012


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

2013 Toyota Prius, Prius V, Prius Plug-in Hybrid Pricing Announced

The 2013 Toyota Prius Liftback and 2013 Prius V wagon will cost buyers between $100 and $200 more than comparable 2012 models, Toyota announced yesterday. The pricing... read more October 16, 2012


 

 
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