Ed Wiseman

16 Flips | 1 Magazine | 6 Likes | @Edhfg78 | Assistant Editor on the Telegraph motoring desk, flipping about new cars, old cars, and the future of sustainable mobility.

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale 1600

This 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale 1600 was sold new to Performance Cars, Inc. in Pompano Beach, Florida and was acquired by the seller in …

Boeing just drew an enormous aeroplane in the sky

A Boeing 787-8 has taken off on a 17-hour flight above the USA, starting and finishing in Seattle. Its flight path? A massive outline of itself.<p>Flight BOE4 filed a Dreamliner-shaped flight plan before setting off at 15:38 PDT on August 2nd, PDT. It returned to Boeing Field, officially King County …

Airports

Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 – your guide to this year's event

The Frankfurt Motor Show starts on Tuesday, just a few days after we get back from the Goodwood Revival. Frankfurt is Germany's most important automotive event and is a critical time for the home teams – BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Porsche and Audi.<p>New models and outrageous concept cars are what …

Carmakers accused of 'clutching at straws' over retrofitting polluting diesels

Major car makers are being accused of clutching at straws after they agreed to fit software to 5m diesel vehicles in Germany to reduce harmful emissions by up to 30%.<p>VW, Daimler, BMW and Opel made the decision at a summit with leading politicians in Berlin. They have been under pressure since the …

Environmentalism

London’s New Subway Symbolized the Future. Then Came Brexit.

LONDON — Up an alley, beyond some hoarding, through what can feel like Harry Potter’s secret portal, the underworld of an unfinished Crossrail station sprawls beneath the traffic and commotion of Tottenham Court Road. Escalator banks descend through a sleek, silent black ticket hall where towering, …

Urban Design

Range Rover Velar 2017 review – a flawed but beautiful British classic

The world’s headlong rush into Sport Utility Vehicles gives Land Rover something of a problem. As an SUV specialist, where do you go when everyone else is parked on your lawn? Low cunning suggests that if rivals zig, you should zag, so this, the new Velar is the least SUV-like SUV Land Rover has …

Land Rover

How to keep the planet's megacities moving

There are approximately 7.5 billion people on Earth, yet few realise there were six billion fewer just over a century ago. Between 1900 and 2000 the …

Why there's a disconnect between consumers and automotive companies

Driverless cars, transport as a service, high-speed rail, supersonic flight and passenger drones. The list of travel innovations goes on. Governments …

Concours de l'Ordinaire – full roundup from the Festival of the Unexceptional 2017

When reporting on one of high points in the classic enthusiast’s calendar, it is vital to arrive in style. This year’s Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional promised to be the largest and most elaborate yet, so what better way to travel through the gracious surroundings of Stowe in Tanya Field’s …

Mission Impossible

Is 'diesel summit' the last chance for Germany's favourite engine?

Topping the agenda at the talks will be the task of reducing air pollution from diesel technology.<p>But Dudenhoeffer expects nothing but a "pretend …

Royal Mail goes electric with 100 plug-in Peugeot vans

Royal Mail will purchase 100 electric Peugeot vans and install commensurate charging infrastructure across its network, according to an announcement from the organisation today.<p>The Peugeot Partner L2 Electric vans are fully electric plug-in vehicles, and will be used by delivery offices around the …

Royal Mail

Police car makes astonishing sliding handbrake turn as it arrives at scene of brawl

Mobile phone footage appears to show a police car performing an impressive stunt as it arrives at the scene of a disturbance.<p>The video, shot on Canterbury Street in Gillingham, Kent, begins with officers attempting to calm a number of revellers. The gathered crowd then reacts with shock as a …

Electric cars are pollution shifters: we will need huge investment in generation capacity

Household vehicle charging will be the equivalent of running an electric shower for hours on end, argues Colin Read<p>There seems to be little understanding of the simple fact that electric vehicles (EV) are, in the main, pollution shifters – from tailpipe to power generation facility (Ban from 2040 …

Electric Vehicles

German carmakers deserve to be disrupted

Way back in the 1990s, my first job on the Financial Times was to cover German industry, which effectively meant the car industry. Germany in the …