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

VW Unveils High-Mileage Diesel Golf In Paris That The U.S. Won’t Get

VW Unveils High-Mileage Diesel Golf In Paris That The U.S. Won’t Get

As today marks the start of the 2012 Paris Auto Show, we’re likely to see lots of interesting green cars over the next few days that we’ll never see in the U.S. Among them, the all-new 2014 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion diesel, capable of a claimed 88.3 mpg imperial, or 73.5 mpg U.S...

September 27, 2012
 
2012 Nissan Leaf 4-door HB SL Instrument Cluster

Leaf Owners Ratchet Up Attack On Nissan Handling Of Battery Loss

It’s been six days since results of an independent test were published showing that Nissan Leaf electric cars in hot climates were suffering from premature range loss... read more September 26, 2012


 
ECOtality Blink charging station for electric & plug-in cars

Electric-Car Charging Etiquette: Battery Electrics Better Than Plug-in Hybrids?

Thanks to an increasing number of public charging stations, finding a place to recharge your electric car or plug-in hybrid is easier than ever before. With recharging of a... read more September 26, 2012


 
2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

U.S. Car Buyers Like Hybrids, Europeans Go For Diesels; Why?

If you’re a car buyer in the U.S. looking for a high gas-mileage car, the chances are you’re going to choose a hybrid car for your next vehicle. In Europe... read more September 26, 2012


 
2013 Chevrolet Sonic

2013 Chevrolet Sonic Recalled For Faulty Turn Signals

At the end of last week, Chevrolet posted an official recall notice for all 2013 Sonic cars after it discovered a fault in the system responsible for detecting a blown turn... read more September 25, 2012


 
Nissan's electric-powered e-NV200 concept.

Nissan To Sell All-Electric Seven-Seat Minivan In Europe

Except for the 2012 Tesla Model S, there are no seven-seat all-electric vehicles for sale on the market today. Earlier this week, however, Nissan confirmed that it plans to... read more September 25, 2012


 
GM Production Facility, Fairfax

GM’s Aluminum Welding Process Means Lighter Cars, Better Gas Mileage

As long as the auto industry has existed, various automated and non-automated processes have been developed to bond two or more pieces of metal together through the art of... read more September 25, 2012


 

 
© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Stock photography by izmostock. Read our Cookie Policy.