Are EVs grounded before they start?

Hi Doc, An unusual request that perhaps could be included in future road tests. Some five years ago, a new neighbour very heavily grounded his new BMW 3 Series between the driveway and pavement. As I was cutting the lawn and heard the noise, I went over to help. Armed with two trolley jacks and […]

HYDROGEN AND ELECTRIC: CAN WE BE FRIENDS?

Hi Doc, Now that we’ve resolved the political disagreement I had with Ian, I’m back, and we can discuss the equally contentious subject of motoring. I’m now a bit slow, but I wanted to comment on the battery wish-list you used to answer the question from Les in January. Before Diesel Car magazine even existed, […]

IT’S NOT ALL ROVER FOR MODERN DASHBOARDS

Hello Doc/Editor, Excellent mag with a noticeable lack of hyperbole (aka BS). I have been following the various bits of correspondence about touchscreens in cars. I am not a fan and trying to remember the approximate position of the relevant heater button is not conducive to safe driving. I thought that I would add something […]

Touchscreens: over-hyped and over here?

Dear Doc, I have just read the letter from Eddie Minford in your February issue. I too have a car from the Volkswagen Group: a 2018 Skoda Octavia. I totally agree with him and with your response to him about the increasing use of touchscreens. These are dangerous. If travelling with my wife, I ask […]

Reservoir gone to the dogs

Dear Doc, I have a five-year-old Citroën C4 1.6HDi. On Christmas Eve, while on the motorway, a whole host of warning lights on the dashboard manifested themselves, and to cut a long story short, I have ended up having to have a new AdBlue reservoir fitted. The cost of this repair would have been over […]