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April 18, 2018

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Explained

A DPF is a filter fitted in the exhaust system of a diesel vehicle. This filters particulate matter or “soot” from entering the atmosphere which causes health issues. The DPF catches pollution created by the engine before it can enter the air.

January 17, 2019

Electric cars. They cause blackouts!

The switch to electric cars will increase demand on our electricity infrastructure. Which leads some people to ask whether it will be ok to charge our cars and boil the kettle at the same time, without causing a blackout.

February 13, 2018

Long distance in an EV

One of the biggest concerns regarding electric vehicles is perceived range. We are so used to covering hundreds of kms out of habit in our petrol and diesel powered cars. While battery technology is ever evolving and the mass production of EVs is bringing the purchase price down, how viable is an EV to cover long distance driving?

February 5, 2018

How turbochargers work

A turbocharger is essentially an air pump. The purpose of the turbo is deliver more air into the engine cylinders. When the additional air is pumped into the engine more fuel is added by the fuel injectors. When the extra fuel and compressed air combust, more power is created in the cylinder.

September 12, 2017

Eco vignette in France: compulsory from 1st July

The French Vignette Crit'Air is compulsory from 1st july 2017 in several major cities, and will be introduced nationally in the next few years. Each city will have certain environmental zones. In these so-called 'zones à circulation restreinte' (ZCR) you are only allowed with a Vignette Crit'Air. Current participating cities: Paris, Lyon, Grenoble and Lille.

September 7, 2017

Electric cars. Will they cause blackouts?

The switch to electric cars will increase demand on our electricity infrastructure. Which leads some people to ask whether it will be ok to charge our cars and boil the kettle at the same time, without causing a blackout.

February 6, 2017

LeasePlan Review - Skoda Superb SportLine 2.0 TDI

The Skoda Superb was introduced in 2001 offering unrivalled value for money and interior space. From then the Skoda brand went through a revolution of being the butt of many jokes to being renowned as one of the best value for money manufacturers in the business.

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