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.


Tesla’s Supercharger Network: How It Works In The Real World

Tesla’s Supercharger Network: How It Works In The Real World

Last week, Tesla Motors [NADAQ: TSLA] officially switched on the first six of its planned network of Supercharger charging stations. Designed to offer current -- and future -- Tesla models the ability to recharge at a rate of around 150 miles in just 30 minutes, Tesla’s Superchargers are the...

October 2, 2012
2013 Nissan Altima

2013 Nissan Altima Gets Five-Star NCAP Crash-Test Rating

With all eyes turned to the 2012 Paris Auto Show, Nissan has quietly announced that its all-new 2013 Nissan Altima has been awarded a 5-star overall rating by the National... read more September 28, 2012

2012 Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid

2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Sold Out Before European Launch

Yesterday, at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, Volvo quietly announced that it had sold out of its first-year allocation of V60 diesel plug-in hybrid wagons, well before the... read more September 28, 2012

2013 Honda CR-Z (European spec)

2013 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Gets Better Acceleration, Boost Mode

The Honda CR-Z mild-hybrid sports coupe will get some evolutionary, not revolutionary, changes for the 2013 model year, the automaker has announced at the 2012 Paris Auto... read more September 28, 2012

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, 2012 Paris Motor Show

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Gallery: 2012 Paris Auto Show

As far as plug-in cars go, the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) has to be one of the most important vehicles making its debut this year at the Paris Auto Show... read more September 28, 2012

Steve Marsh's 2011 Nissan Leaf: 11 Months, 36,000 Miles

Nissan Buys Back Leaf Electric Cars Under Arizona Lemon Law

Yesterday, a local news station in Phoenix, Arizona, confirmed that Nissan has agreed to buy back wilting Leaf electric cars from their owners under the state’s Lemon... read more September 28, 2012

BMW Concept Active Tourer, 2012 Paris Auto Show

2012 Paris Auto Show: BMW Concept Active Tourer Gallery

For as long as we can remember, BMW has ignored the pull of front-wheel drive cars, preferring to stick with the performance-oriented rear-wheel drive setup that has served... read more September 27, 2012


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