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.


Electric-Car Charging Stations Going In? Best Practices Guide Issued

Electric-Car Charging Stations Going In? Best Practices Guide Issued

For eco-minded commuters with electric cars, getting a place to charge their electric car while at work can effectively double their car’s daily range. Getting your employer to install a charging station can be far from easy, even if the company you work for is keen to support electric cars...

October 10, 2012
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Gas Mileage Improvements Offset By Rising Obesity: Infographic

Cars might be getting lighter and ever more efficient in an attempt to reduce emissions and improve gas mileage, but according to Allstate insurance, there’s one factor... read more October 9, 2012

Chevrolet Volt OnStar EcoHub App

New Chevy Volt Electric-Car App Shows (Low) Cost Of Home Charging

How much does it cost to charge your electric car? Do you know? That might initially sound like a simple enough question to answer, but in some homes--especially ones signed... read more October 9, 2012

The carbon fiber tub of the upcoming Ferrari F70

Ferrari Shares Chassis Secrets Of New Hybrid Supercar

In the world of high gas prices and tough gas mileage standards, even exotic supercar manufacturers are having to think about ways to make their cars leaner, meaner, and... read more October 8, 2012

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco Quick Drive and Live Photos

Active Shutter Grille Vents: How They Help Improve MPG

Over the past few years, more automakers than ever have started to promote something called active shutter grille vents. Essentially a way to boost fuel economy at higher... read more October 8, 2012

Three Nissan Leafs

Exec Stands Firm on Nissan Leaf Batteries, Previews 2013 (Video)

Ever since a handful of Nissan Leaf owners in Arizona noticed that their cars had started to suffer from premature battery aging, Nissan has been criticized for its apparent... read more October 8, 2012

Toyota Plug-in iPhone App

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With perhaps the exception of British electronic synthesizer group Add N to (X) and a certain risqué music video, the concept of plugging in an electronic gadget... read more October 5, 2012


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