AutoVolt Jul-Aug 2015 Contents

Happy Anniversary to us! AutoVolt is now one year old and with this celebratory bumper edition of more than 120 pages, we’ve put our thinking caps on and created the very first AutoVolt Electric and Hybrid Awards! More than 40 pages in this issue are dedicated to the awards and they’re an educational way of congratulating the best vehicles out there.

Alongside our awards, we’ve been busy driving the latest crop of hybrid vehicles and one particularly recognisable cover car, the BMW i8. We’ve heard a lot from people who proclaim that this car doesn’t return good fuel economy and who can blame them; it’s a sports car, right? We took it on a 750 mile drive to get to the bottom of it.

We are also immensely proud to announce a new partnership between AutoVolt and renewable energy company, Ecotricity. Should you switch your energy supply over to them, you’ll receive a £25 John Lewis voucher plus a year’s subscription to AutoVolt! Ecotricity are a sensible choice of energy provider for everyone, particularly those who run an electric car. To claim this great offer, simply head over to www.ecotricity.co.uk/autovolt

Feature articles in this issue are:

  • AUTOVOLT AWARDS 2015
    Our awards are here to applaud game changing cars that deserve recognition. This is essential reading if you’re considering an EV or hybrid and if you’re not, it’s an informative and enjoyable look at the best cars out now. Covers more than 40 pages in glorious Technicolor beauty.
  • FEATURE: BMW i8
    Driving the i8 is a pure pleasure. Many have claimed it not to be as economical as the maker states. We took it on a long 750 mile drive to find out.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Electric Motors
    They are used for a huge variety of applications and are all around us, but few people really understand how they operate, despite them being quite simple.
  • FEATURE: Infiniti Q70
    There’s nothing quite like a large barge and Infiniti’s latest offering purports to offer plenty of rapid go combined with hybrid fuel savings. Is it the best of both worlds?
  • BUYING GUIDE: Honda Insight Gen.1
    The first modern hybrid, the Insight has stood the test of time and is fast becoming a collectable.
  • FEATURE: Ion Horse the KU eBike
    Ryan Duffy and Laila Guseva give their account of the fantastic yet luckless Ion Horse story; a student built electric bike, TT competitor and world record holder.

The latest EV & hybrid news, plus handy guides explaining electric and hybrid vehicles to both the beginner and enthusiast alike complement every issue.

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