Most Liveable Cities in the World
Posted on 30th September 2019
Looking for an overseas adventure? Perhaps a transfer within the same company or a complete change in career? If you don’t have a destination locked in yet then you’ll want to check out the top ten most livable cities according to Lonely Planet. Canada and Australia feature heavily on the list but Vienna stays in the top position for the second year in a row.
Car of the Year 2019 Finalists
Posted on May 22, 2019
Kia, Mercedes Benz, Peugeot, Ford, Citroen and Alpine were all finalists at 2019’s Car of the Year, but it was the Jaguar I-Pace that took out the top spot on the eve of Geneva’s Motor Show in March of this year.
These cars were selected from 60 jurors across Europe, as part of the oldest and most celebrated car award there is. It is a combination of test-driving and voting for a new release.
Part of the reason this is such a widely held is the fact that you won’t just see elite, expensive sports cars in the running. Hatchbacks and family cars that are new to the market hold equal chances at a crack at the title. Jurors make a very personal judgement based on what they consider to be the most important elements of a car, such as, safety, carbon use, technical innovation, reliability and price.
Because the Jaguar I-Pace is an electric car shows just how far the sophistication and reliability of electric cars has come in the past few years. This is the first time an electric car has won the award, however, it certainly won’t be the last as research expects the majority of cars on the roads will be electric in the next 20-30 years, if not sooner. While the upfront prices for electric vehicles can be higher than petrol cars, the fuel and maintenance savings offset is considerable, making electric vehicles, (or EV’s) a sensible long-term option.
Jurors wrote comments such as “I-Pace as the first BEV (battery electric vehicle) which showed us what an electric car can really do” and “The low centre of gravity point and the powerful electric engines make the I-Pace better to drive than most traditional cars.” However, there is still move for improvement when some voters pointed out an insufficient charging network together with a hefty price tag.
See what the Jaguar I-Pace was up against at this year’s Car of the Year Awards.
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Exploring New Zealand's South Island in a Motorhome
Posted on 22nd August 2019
Seasoned kiwi travellers, Neil and Renee decided to ‘fly the nest’ after the kids had, and share their experiences and favourite destinations via their Youtube channel. They travel the world by plane, train and campervan. In one of their latest videos, Neil and Renee explore New Zealand’s Winter Wonderland – the incredibly beautiful South Island.
Getting Smart about Smart Cars
Posted on 16th July 2019
Smart cars offer a multitude of features which were once considered ‘a bit fancy but not necessary’. But consumer demand has pressured car manufacturers into installing additional features such as lane departure warning and emergency braking - or risk being left off the consumer’s car-buying list. Technology that helps a driver’s attention is also big news. Is this a result of overly busy lifestyles and trying to cram every minute of our day with tasks? We think so. As drivers, we’re all gu
Shipping a Motorhome Across the World
Posted on 11th June 2019
Packing it all in, the job, the house, the routine, and travelling abroad for 8 months. No, it isn’t a pipe dream for Kiwi travellers, Neil and Renee. After the children had flown the nest Neil and Renee saw no reason why they shouldn’t too. Follow the couple and their experiences of buying, travelling and the nuts and bolts of transporting a motorhome across the world with the help of McCullough Limited.
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