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

Fisker Atlantic Plug-in Sedan Delayed Until At Least Late 2014

Fisker Atlantic Plug-in Sedan Delayed Until At Least Late 2014

Less than three weeks ago, Fisker Automotive announced it has successfully closed its latest round of funding, netting a total of $100 million more in funds to develop its next plug-in hybrid car, the mid-size Atlantic Sedan. Hopes of driving one any time soon were dashed yesterday, however, when...

October 16, 2012
 
Dealer

Toyota Dealers Not Interested In Selling Electric Cars, Prefer Hybrids

Thanks to its ever-expanding range of hybrids, including the well-known Prius liftback, Toyota Toyota dealers have a wide range of green cars to sell. You may think that... read more October 15, 2012


 
LeafLink iPhone App

Nissan Leaf Gets Remote Charger Timer With Leaf Link iPhone App

Ever since Nissan launched its Leaf electric car in late 2010, it has offered owners the ability to remotely start charging, using its Carwings telematics system and... read more October 12, 2012


 
2012 Nissan Leaf 4-door HB SL Headlight

High Gas Prices, High Incentives Boost Electric Car Sales In CA

If you drive a regular gasoline car in California, you’ll know that the past week has been far from easy, with gas prices peaking at over $5 a gallon in places. But... read more October 12, 2012


 
Gas prices, San Francisco, CA

How CA Drivers Handle High Gas Prices: Hybrids, Walking, Out-Of-State Gas

While gas prices in the state of California are finally dropping following last week’s Southern California peak of more than $5 per gallon, the financial and social... read more October 11, 2012


 
2014 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover with 'Falcon Doors' open

Tesla Gets $10 Million Of California Cash To Build Model X Crossover

Yesterday, the California Energy Commission approved a $10 million grant to Tesla Motors which it said would help the electric automaker prepare for the launch of its second... read more October 11, 2012


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid

2013 Ford C-Max Energi: 100 MPGe, Beats Volt, Plug-in Prius

It’s official: the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is the most efficient plug-in hybrid to date, achieving a cool 100 miles per gallon equivalent combined in official EPA fuel... read more October 11, 2012


 

 
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