Author: Alex Lowe

Weekends with the interface – Best stories of the week

Another week has gone by and its time, once again to go over the best stories we covered here on the interface. This week, Elon Musk revealed that Twitter will soon roll out new colours for the verification badges, including gold and grey, in addition to the current blue one. By August 2023, the entirety of London will be under the ULEZ rules, to help combat the emissions in the capital and […]

BMW boss says we should buy less new cars and use old ones for longer

Earlier this week, BMW’s head of sustainability has told the press that buyers shouldn’t purchase as many new cars as we do. Monika Dernai spoke to an audience in London and said that purchasing less new cars would help reduce waste across the entire automotive industry. Dernai also mentioned that there still is a need for car ownership, especially in the US, but he UK as well as public transport […]

Tesla recalls 30,000 Model X units, due to faulty airbags

Tesla has recently recalled 29,348 Model X vehicles due to a software issue that could affect the functionality of the airbag. This recall affects vehicles in the US and ones that were manufactured between 2021 2022. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a PDF outlining the specifics. According to the NHTSA, this issue could cause the airbag to deploy in some low-speed collisions when it wasn’t needed. The […]

Twitter will revamp the verified process and offer new coloured checkmarks, says Musk

Elon Musk has shared today that the Twitter verified process is to be revamped and will launch, all going to plan on Friday next week. He has said the authentication process will be a purely manual process but just how that will work with limited staff, remains to be seen. As for the checkmarks, there is going to be new colours, with gold for companies, grey for government accounts and […]

The new London ULEZ zone will cover the entire city

Today, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed that starting in August 2023, every single area of London, in every borough will be considered a part of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The only area that wont be affected by this, will be the M25 motorway and will be affecting all areas within the North and South Circular Roads. So, what does ULEZ mean? Well, the zone has been […]

Creator Spotlight #8 – Andrew Till – Mr EV, electric charging woes, video editing and much more!

In the eighth episode of Creator Spotlight, I was joined by Andrew Till, from the Mr EV YouTube channel. Andrew has been running the channel as a hobby for the few years and is a brilliant resource for everything related to charging, new EVs and for added comedic affect, his wife’s opinions on new cars! In this episode, we talk about video editing, the latest EVs that are coming out and […]

India could force Apple to make a USB-C iPhone, just like the EU

The EU has recently passed a new law which will force all manufacturers of smartphones, tablets, and laptops to use USB-C as a universal charging standard. For a lot of companies, this won’t be an issue because they are already doing it and so is Apple pretty much, with all the iPad models now using USB-C, all new MacBooks too, but one major omission is the iPhone, which is the […]

Toyota has revealed the all new, fifth generation Prius

A few days ago, Toyota revealed the all new fifth generation Prius which will be available in 2023. At the moment, we have access to some specs which Toyota has released so far, with more detailed charging specs to be revealed at a separate event on the 5th December. However, for the first time since the car was introduced over 20 years ago, Toyota won’t be putting it on sale […]

All electric Abarth 500e announced with more power and new sound generator

Today, Abarth has announced a new performance version of the Fiat 500 Electric. Fiat and Abarth have been working together for a very long time, producing loud, performance oriented versions of existing Fiat models, including the Fiat 124, Fiat Punto and most famously, the Fiat 500. However, now that Stellantis (the parent company behind Vauxhall, Fiat, Abarth and many more companies) is going all in on electric vehicles, Abarth has […]

Ford reveals all electric Ford E-Tourneo Custom MPV

Earlier today, Ford has revealed an all new electric E-Tourneo Custom, a multipurpose vehicle for transporting people, for families or shuttle companies. While Ford has offered a Tourneo version of the Transit Custom and the Transit Connect, this is the first time that the company is moving it to a fully electric vehicle. The Tourneo models take the commercial van of which it is based and make it more sutuibale […]