Car Talk

JAGUAR’S C-X75 ON SHOW
Jaguar’s stunning C-X75 concept is on display at the Jaguar Boutique at the Berkeley Hotel, London, the first time the car has been on shown to the British public. The supercar has batteries which are charged by two mini jet turbines mounted in the rear which means that the car would have carbon dioxide emissions of just 29g/km CO2 yet still be capable of 200mph+. The car is on show until New Year’s Eve.

VW’S TAXI CONCEPT
Volkswagen has created a series of inspired taxi concepts for cities worldwide. The electric UP! has been reconceived as a taxi for Berlin, Milan and now London. The London one has just two seats, and the Union Jack flag on the roof. Powered by an electric motor with a maximum output of 115 PS, a top speed of 74 mph and a range of 155 miles, there’s no word yet on whether London cabbies would go for it.

PARIS GETS NEW AUTOLIB SCHEME
Paris is set to combat congestion with the automotive answer to its hugely successful Velib bike hire system. The Autolib service will offer 3,000 electric four-seater Bluecars designed by Italian designers Pininfarina and manufactured by Bolloré. They’ll cost €5 for the first half hour, €4 for the next and €6 thereafter and will be located at 1,000 ranks across the city. Could Boris introduce a similar scheme in London?