Author: Alex Lowe

Charging Status – September 2023

SquadShot Show Notes Alex and Jim are back for a new episode and we’re in video for the first time! This month, we discuss the new BP Pulse charging station at the NEC, the new Tesla Model 3, some EV bargains on Autotrader and much more. Halfway through the episode, Alex interviews Nate from Freewire Technology about how their chargers work in the US and also the expansion of NACS. […]

First look at Bedfordshire’s new Caffeine and Machine

This week, we had the opportunity to visit the new Caffeine & Machine location in Bedfordshire before it opens up to the public on Thursday 14th September. This is now the second location from the team and after the success of the first one, which is situated near Ettington in Warwickshire. The new venue is located in Bedfordshire, just outside of Houghton Conquest. The new location takes inspiration from the […]

Ford reveals new Mustang Mach-E Rally with 480bhp

Ford has revealed an all-new rally inspired Mustang Mach-E, with 480bhp and four wheel drive. The car was shown off in person at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July but under camouflage. The new car will go on sale in the UK in early 2024 with no information about the pricing or whether or not it’ll only be available as a limited edition model. Compared to the standard Mustang […]

Apple releases iOS 16.6.1, iPadOS 16.6.1, watchOS 9.6.2 and macOS 13.5.2

Apple has released updates for pretty much every single one of its platforms, excluding tvOS. macOS 13.5.2, iOS 16.6.1, iPadOS 16.6.1, and watchOS 9.6.2 contain bug fixes that have been unspecified as well as security vulnerabilities that have also been addressed. For example, within iOS, macOS and iPadOS there was a vulnerability which could allow a hacker to gain access to the operating system with a maliciously crafted image. Apple […]

BP opens “UK’s largest electric car charging hub” in Birmingham

BP has opened what it claims to be the largest charging hub in the UK. The new location is at the Birmingham NEC and is called a ‘Gigahub’ with capacity for up to 180 vehicles in total, with 30 being superfast 300kW DC chargers and a further 150 with 7kW AC chargers. This is now the third large location that BP has opened recently, one at Gatwick airport and another […]

Seat to no longer produce cars later this decade

CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Thomas Schäfer has today revealed that later this decade, the Seat brand will no longer produce cars and no new models would be developed going forward. The Seat brand won’t go away and it’ll be used for other forms of mobility, most of which are yet to be announced. The company already has the MÓ 125 electric motorbike and this expansion could mean very small […]

Dacia is set to reposition itself as a rival for Jeep

Dacia has revealed that it is looking to become more of an off-road brand, akin to the likes of Jeep. The brand in the UK and other markets is more associated with the budget end of the market, in the past the Sandero hatchback was the cheapest new car on sale in the UK. However, recently the design chief of the Renault Group, Laurens van den Acker spoke to Autocar […]

Apple announces ‘Wonderlust’ event for 12th September, iPhone 15 expected

Apple has announced a new upcoming event, where the company is expected to announce the all new iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro and Apple Watch Series 9. The event will take place on 12th September at 10am Pacific Time (6pm BST) and it’ll have some people in physical attendance from the media. However, the event is expected to be prerecorded. September has been the time where Apple unveils the latest […]

All-new Volkswagen Passat revealed with more space

This week, Volkswagen has revealed the all-new Passat, now in its ninth generation and at the 50th anniversary of the car. The new car offers more space and new plug-in hybrid options. The new Passat is going to be sold only has an estate car and for now, it is an ICE alternative to the upcoming ID.7 electric car, itself also going to be offered as an estate. The new […]