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  1. Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors by Edward Niedermeyer, pub. BenBella BooksThose who pay close attention to Elon Musk tend to fall into one of two camps.One camp worships Musk as a modern-day hero at a time when heroes are in short supply. He is a green-energy wizard devoted to saving humanity from greenhouse gas destruction, and if that proves impossible, he wants to create colonies on Mars to save the human race from total destruction.He is a brilliant entrepreneur who can…
  2. “A massive new road complex is now being planned which will result in the whole of the New Territories eventually being encircled with a ring of modern highways,” reported the South China Morning Post on April 16, 1974. “This will replace what are at the moment, small and often inefficient roads with two-lane dual-carriageways and – in places – multi-lane highways.”The network, which would link Tsuen Wan, Castle Peak, Yuen Long, Sheung Shui, Tai Po and Sha Tin, was proposed to accom­modate an…
  3. Government schemes and policies in many places around the world, including Hong Kong, are encouraging car owners to switch to electric vehicles (EVs). Although these types of cars cannot be classed as “popular” across the Asian region, recent figures show that there are an estimated 11,857 EVs on Hong Kong roads – almost 2 per cent of the city’s more than 621,000 registered vehicles. Electric vehicles are here to stay in Hong Kong – and on the charge As a part of the city’s long-term plan to…
  4. [Sponsored article] There’s no doubt technology is the driving force of the 21st century. But all devices, be they smartphones, tablets, laptops, smartwatches or the new generation of cars, require electricity: charging stations have become critical to maintaining connectivity. As the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) in the city continues apace, Smart Charge (a joint venture formed by HKT and CLP) is bringing EV-charging solutions right to customers’ doorsteps. Charging your car at home will…
  5. Global environmental challenges and increased pressure on motoring manufacturers to help create cleaner living conditions are gradually helping to increase the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). Electric vehicles are here to stay in Hong Kong – and on the charge On an international scale, China is leading the charge in EV sales to date. Figures gathered in 2018 show Chinese buyers together bought more than 2.2 million EVs – about 7.6 per cent of all estimated commercial and passenger…
  6. [Sponsored article] Inadequate charging facilities have been troubling current and potential electric vehicle (EV) owners in Hong Kong since the introduction of EVs to the city about a decade ago. According to the Environmental Protection Department, more than 11,700 EVs were on the roads of Hong Kong up to the end of April this year. However, there were only 2,242 public charging stations available, 40 per cent of which were equipped with chargers of relatively slow charging speeds. There…
  7. Are you planning to take a road trip in rural parts of Asia that might stretch into the night? Driving along poorly lit or unlit roads in unfamiliar places can be a nerve-wrecking experience. That’s where night vision equipment, such as the Lanmodo Vast Night Vision System, comes in: a gadget for your vehicle that improves road safety by helping you see better in dark or gloomy conditions.The Lanmodo Vast is essentially a camera system that either sits on top of the dashboard or is mounted on a…
  8. [Sponsored article] The Hong Kong E-Prix delivered thrills, controversy – and a slice of history for Darryl O’Young. The 38-year-old was handed the opportunity of a lifetime to race in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY and became one of the very few Hong Kong drivers lucky enough to actually race in the city he calls home. It’s always nice to drive something new and electric is the future of racing Darryl O’Young, Hong Kong racing driver In another memorable moment, the event around the streets of…
  9. News of the opening of London’s Cumberland Hotel in December 1933 was of particular interest in the hot and steamy tropics. Claiming to be Europe’s largest hotel, it contained 1,000 guest rooms, each with its own hallway, bath and toilet. But it was something else that made headlines abroad. “PICK OWN CLIMATE AT HOTEL/London’s Latest Gives Novel Service” ran an article in The Straits Times of Singapore the following February. Guests at the hotel could, it was reported, “regulate the temperature…
  10. Bugatti unveiled – then sold what it’s claiming is the most expensive new car ever.The “La Voiture Noire”, sold for US$12.5 million after debuting this week at the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland.The buyer of the new “hyper sports car” has not been publicly revealed, but the car maker says it was sold to a “Bugatti enthusiast”.“As the black car sits, the thing is further proof that now more than ever, it’s good to be filthy, stinking rich,” Motor Trend wrote in its initial…