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

IIHS: 2013 Dodge Dart Named A Top Safety Pick

IIHS: 2013 Dodge Dart Named A Top Safety Pick

In the automotive world, nothing says a car is more safe than a 5-Star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a Top Safety Pick award from the insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) While the 2013 Dodge Dart, Chrysler’s first compact...

October 5, 2012
 
2013 Zero Electric Motorcycle Lineup

2013 Zero Electric Motorcycles: Bigger, Badder, Faster

If you’re a fan of electric motorcycles, you’ll know that Californian-based Zero Motorcycles likes to update its range of all-electric motorcycles one a year... read more October 4, 2012


 
2010 Land Rover Range_e Hybrid Concept

Land Rover Confirms Production Range Rover Plug-in Hybrid

It’s almost a year ago since a Range Rover Range_e plug-in hybrid prototype was spotted innocuously charging at a shopping mall in the U.K. Now Land Rover has confirmed... read more October 3, 2012


 
2011 Nissan Leaf SL

Could Electric Car Charging Valets Solve Charging Station Rage?

At some point, especially if you live in a large city like New York, the chances are you’ve used valet parking to make life a little easier on arrival at a parking... read more October 3, 2012


 
2013 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (European model), 2012 Paris Motor Show

VW: Americans Won't Pay More For Gas-Saving Extras

Last week, at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled its all-new 2014 Golf family, including the highly-efficient VW Golf BlueMotion diesel. A car, which as Volkswagen... read more October 3, 2012


 
2013 Nissan Sentra

2013 Nissan Sentra Prices To Start At $16,770

It’s been just under a month since Nissan quietly released gas mileage figures for its all-new 2013 Sentra compact sedan. Now Nissan has announced pricing for this... read more October 2, 2012


 
Renault Fluence ZE electric cars in Israel, provided by Better Place [photo: Better Place]

Shai Agassi Out As CEO Of Better Place Electric-Car Service

Shai Agassi, founder of Better Place, which provides electric-car services to customers in Israel, is no longer CEO of the company, the firm has confirmed. In an official... read more October 2, 2012


 

 
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