technology

Top green energy company on a hat-trick at Wales renewables awards

A top North Wales ‘green’ energy company are in the running for a hat-trick of national awards. Hafod Renewables, from Denbigh, have been short-listed in three categories at the Wales Energy Efficiency Awards at Cardiff’s Marriott Hotel this month. It follows their success last year when they were voted Wales’s top Renewable Heating Installer and […]

Alfa Romeo Stelvio road test by Steve Rogers

MENTION Alfa Romeo and I go all weak at the knees. Bit OTT for a grown man I suppose but it is the one car badge that really excites me, and I know all about its colourful history. I have driven some dodgy Alfas, albeit a couple of decades or more ago, loose trim, awful […]

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV road test by Steve Rogers

It looks like the car industry is in for another bumpy ride. If last year wasn’t hard enough with companies grappling with tougher emissions standards and falling sales 2019 is going to be even more turbulent with lots of big decisions to be made on the future of the industry. Ford and Jaguar Land Rover […]

Trailer maker helps steer F1 star to success in Arctic rally 

Europe’s top trailer maker is toasting success after supporting a daring rally run by F1 star Valteri Bottas in one of the most challenging rally races in the world. The legendary F1 star made his rally debut for M-Sport, braving snow and ice-laden roads in his native Finland for the Arctic Lapland Rally – an […]

Kia ProCeed launch report by Steve Rogers

KIA has opened its 2019 campaign with a real bobby dazzler. Meet the new ProCeed, the range topper that has taken Ceed in a whole new direction with a bold shooting brake design. Until now ProCeed, yes it still has the silly name, has been a three-door hatch. That market is virtually dead but rather […]

Iconic Welsh trailer firm keeps Bruce “on the ground” in tropical St Helena

A transport boss is flying the flag of Europe’s leading trailer firm on one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands. Business has been booming for Bruce Salt since he shipped his first Ifor Williams TT105 tipper trailer to Saint Helena Island in the South Atlantic Ocean in 2008 after launching a transport business. His growing […]

Seat Leon ST road test by Steve Rogers

ESTATE cars aren’t meant to be fun…or are they? The days of rattley old boxes bought by people who needed to haul tea chests and sideboards – think they were mainly antique dealers – have been confined to history, in fact I can pinpoint the very year the estate car market was turned on its […]

Vauxhall report by Steve Rogers

THE Vauxhall brand is safe in the hands of its new French owners. That was the upbeat message from Vauxhall’s Customer Experience Director Peter Hope to motoring journalists gathered at Vauxhall’s Luton base to drive some of the company’s newest and oldest cars. Hope said PSA boss Carlos Tavares wants to develop Vauxhall’s ‘Britishness’ and […]

Peugeot Traveller road test by Steve Rogers

NOT so long ago no family was complete without a people carrier. They were born in the eighties, the brainchild of Renault whose innovative Espace brought a whole new meaning to big family motoring. With seven comfy individual seats it was a bit like taking a trip in a miniature luxury coach. The French company […]