For those of us who have not ventured past the petrol pump it may be surprising to see that electric vehicles are now common sight on used car sites. Not only can you save on the price of fuel – you can now bag a bargain when it comes to buying the car itself!
I have once again teamed up with the guys from AutoTrader to take a look at the Nissan LEAF and put it to the ultimate test – public opinion. If you have never considered an electric vehicle, take a look to have a few myths dispelled and to find to just how much you can save by heading down Electric Avenue…
Here is the latest film from Mercedes Benz called the ‘Perfect mile’. Torie spent some time with the Mercedes Benz E 200 in the stunning surroundings of the European financial centre in Frankfurt. Check out some of the very picturesque bridge shots…
*The figures are provided in accordance with the German regulation “PKW-EnVKV” and apply to the German market only. Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO₂ emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide “Information on the fuel consumption, CO₂ emissions and energy consumption of new cars”, which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH and at http://www.dat.de.
Over the past couple months Torie has teamed up with AutoTrader to produce a variety of films. Watch this space to see an introduction to the Brand new SUV from MG, the new Fiat Tipo and a look into the pros of joining the mere 90,000 plug in cars that are currently on our UK roads with a look at the Nissan LEAF.
Scroll down to see the first of the films that have launched; ‘How to – choose a good retailer’…
It’s been an absolute pleasure to be a part of this project since January. Being onboard and helping to develop ideas and concepts right through from Start to finish has been a total dream, not to mention working with such an amazing team.
Following the press release of the all new Mercedes Benz E-Class an informative feature length film has been released featuring Torie explaining the innovative and world class onboard technology and design.
Torie headed out to Frankfurt earlier this year to trial the car and learn about the features. Check out the official press release and film here.
Official press release;
The new E-Class, a vehicle which sets standards when it comes to safety, intelligence and design. Enjoy the highlights of this fascinating vehicle. More information about the all new E-Class on http://mb4.me/8cR7wsqf
For direct selection of a specific chapter please select below:
00:22 Exterior 02:00 MULTIBEAM LED headlights 03:10 Interior 05:56 User Experience & Connectivity 08:39 Efficiency & Driving Experience 09:09 DRIVE PILOT 12:39 Active Lane Keeping Assist 13:49 Blind Spot Assist & Active Blind Spot Assist 14:54 Active Brake Assist with Evasive Steering Assist 17:15 PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side 17:58 Car-to-X communication 18:47 Parking Pilot 19:57 Remote Parking Pilot 21:04 Digital vehicle key
You will be impressed by a clear, emotional design, an exclusive interior and an impressive array of innovations and functions. Furthermore, with Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive Mercedes-Benz has taken a major step toward autonomous and accident-free driving. Enjoy an exclusive test drive with the E-Class and learn all about this fascinating vehicle!
Torie hosted the hospitality suite for Mercedes Benz at the Formula one Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend. She analysed both the practice sessions and the, rather nail biting, qualifying session for the room and chatted to some of the leading figures from the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team including the current World Champion Nico Rosberg, Paddy Lowe, Toto Wolff and weekend winner Lewis Hamilton. Torie also got to chat to Otmar Szafnauer, chief operating officer at Sahara Force India and Susie Wolff, Mercedes Brand ambassador currently heading up the current ‘she’s Mercedes’ campaign.
Torie’s interview with Lewis Hamilton caused a bit of a twitter storm after she wasn’t going to let him off for such a close call during the nail biting qualifying session, when Lewis had his time wiped off the board after running beyond track limits, with only minutes left to claim pole position back. The current reigning World Champion said the crowd at his home track inspired him to get back out and prove why he’s a World Champion.
He was on great form both on the track and in the interview and showed his funny and relaxed side, while chatting to Torie, who’s quickly becoming known for her light-hearted and funny approach to interviewing.
On race day the current leader of the World Championship, Nico Rosberg and the ‘boss’ Toto Wolff came in. It would be fair to say Rosberg was fairly tense prior to the race ahead of him, but still managed to show his cheeky side and caused a few laughs with some light hearted responses to a few tough questions from the crowd. Toto Wolff was very open when chatting about the struggles’ of managing two very competitive team mates and said that ‘susie Wolff’ kept him very grounded and wouldn’t let him bring too much stress home 😉
The weekend was a great success with both Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg on the podium, taking a first and third (after a penalty demoted Rosberg from second to third as the result of a stewards enquiry into the radio contact between Rosberg and the garage).
…Torie got to road test the new CLA Shooting Brake, the CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake and the CLA 250 4MATIC for Mercedes Benz. Despite the freezing temperatures in Frankfurt, Torie donned her anorak and headed for the hills!