All posts tagged: Iain Shankland

EV charging logo, Road-Test.org, Iain Shankland

If You Are Considering An EV – You Need To Stop Having Range Anxiety, Here’s Why

According to a recent study, 97% of short-range EV drivers do all of their charging at home (or work – where available). So why is there such a huge push among non-EV drivers for a larger public network? Think about this: How often do you actually use a gas station? Once a week, maybe twice if you drive more often. The odds are pretty good that you consistently use just a few stations that are close to home or work – that’s it. So you’re not really using the entire network of gas stations – why would you feel you need a huge choice to plug in an EV?

#CIAS2019, RoadTest.co, Iain Shankland

Media Day At The 2019 Canadian International AutoShow #CIAS2019

The great thing about attending the AutoShow during the Press/Media Day is the lack of people, and the ability to get some good shots of vehicles without a million people getting into the shot and ruining it. The show runs from Feb. 15-24, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North and South Buildings. You can purchase tickets online at www.autoshow.ca/tickets  Note: Tuesday, Feb. 19th is Super Tuesday and tickets are only $14 Here’s a collection of my pictures from the show…

EV, Logo, Road Test Special, Iain Shankland, 2017 Ford Energi

Road Test Special: Living With An Electric Vehicle – A Day-To-Day Comparison of Three Models (The Full-Monty, Nitty-Gritty Detailed Version)

Welcome to the Full-Monty, Nitty-Gritty Detailed Version (good choice)… Comprehensive Day-To-Day Life With An EV This is NOT a road test of each vehicle, it’s just an overview of how-they-work in relation to each other – on a day-to-day basis. Each vehicle will have its own road test in a separate article.

EV, Logo, Road Test Special, Iain Shankland, 2017 Ford Energi

Road Test Special: Living With An Electric Vehicle – A Day-To-Day Comparison of Three Models (The Twitter Version)

Welcome to the Twitter Version… This is NOT a road test of each vehicle, it’s just an overview of how-they-work in relation to each other – on a day-to-day basis. Each vehicle will have its own road test in a separate article. Squirrel!!! Just kidding let’s go….

EV, Logo, Road Test Special, Iain Shankland

Road Test Special: Living With An Electric Vehicle – A Day-To-Day Comparison of Three Models (INTRODUCTION)

Last year a lot had been said in the media about EV’s and how many we’re going to see in the very near future. This year everything regarding EV’s has kicked up another notch with many manufacturers falling over each other trying to be the first with the best offerings to the public. Various governments have also stepped up and are

2017 Ford Focus ST – Road Test

When I told my wife I’d booked a Focus ST for a week she asked me why I’d do that when we already drive our own Focus every day… was it any better? Considering its almost 100 hp more than our anaemic 2.0L engine and a whopping 124 additional lbs/ft of torque at a much lower 2,500 rpm instead of 4,600, I’d say it would be well worth taking the time to compare. After a week behind the wheel we’d agree – no it’s not any better – it’s a LOT better – with a caveat…

AM-RB 001 Hypercar, Road-Test.org, CIAS2017, Iain Shankland

Aston Martin-Red Bull AM-RB 001 Hypercar Makes Global Auto Show Debut In Toronto

The Aston Martin-Red Bull concept Hypercar AM-RB 001 will make its first appearance in North America – and global auto show debut – at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto between February 17th and 26th The unique and groundbreaking AM-RB 001, introduced in July at the Aston Martin headquarters in Gaydon, England, is an unprecedented fusion of form and function the likes of which has never before been seen in a road-legal vehicle.

2010 Mitsubishi EvolutionX MR – Road Test

Sweaty palms, shortness of breath and a racing heartbeat. I didn’t know it yet but I had fallen in love.  That was the first few seconds of my experience behind the wheel of the 2010 Evo – I hadn’t even left the parking lot yet and it was more than I had expected!!! Driving at barely faster than idle, I felt like Charlton Heston in “Ben-Hur” when he was holding the reins of those four stallions while steering a chariot. The Evo feels like it’s on a razor’s edge, but not uncomfortably so. After a day though, the feeling subsides and it’s just like every other car, albeit with tons of get up and go.