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  • ‘Green’ car conference a sham

    New Zealanders shouldn’t be fooled by quick fixes to the current energy crisis, says the car buyers’ Dog & Lemon Guide.

    Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson says yesterday’s EECA Biofuels and Electric Vehicles Conference in Wellington appeared to be a thinly disguised promotion for energy wastage.

  • ‘Green’ cars are mostly a sham

    Australians shouldn’t be fooled by quick fixes to the current energy crisis, says the car buyers’ Dog & Lemon Guide.

    Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson says most ‘green’ cars are worse for the environment than the technologies they replaced.

    “If there was an easy way of powering the world’s cars on some alternative energy source, we’d be all for it. However, the current hard reality is that most of the world’s alternative energy industry is based on quick fixes to the current system, and many of them are an outright scam.”

  • ‘Green’ car conference a sham

    New Zealanders shouldn’t be fooled by quick fixes to the current energy crisis, says the car buyers’ Dog & Lemon Guide.

    Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson says yesterday’s EECA Biofuels and Electric Vehicles Conference in Wellington appeared to be a thinly disguised promotion for energy wastage.

  • ‘Green’ cars are mostly a sham

    Australians shouldn’t be fooled by quick fixes to the current energy crisis, says the car buyers’ Dog & Lemon Guide.

    Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson says most ‘green’ cars are worse for the environment than the technologies they replaced.

    “If there was an easy way of powering the world’s cars on some alternative energy source, we’d be all for it. However, the current hard reality is that most of the world’s alternative energy industry is based on quick fixes to the current system, and many of them are an outright scam.”

  • Time to seize cellphones used by drivers

    The police should have the power to seize cellphones being used by drivers while a car is in motion, says a leading road safety expert.

    Clive Matthew-Wilson, editor of the car buyer’s Dog & Lemon Guide, says that simply banning cellphones won’t work because many users are prepared to risk a fine rather than miss a call. However, says Matthew-Wilson, most cellphone users would hate to lose their cellphone and this fear would eventually modify their behaviour.

  • Time to seize cellphones used by drivers

    The police should have the power to seize cellphones being used by drivers while a car is in motion, says a leading road safety expert.

    Clive Matthew-Wilson, editor of the car buyer’s Dog & Lemon Guide, says that simply banning cellphones won’t work because many users are prepared to risk a fine rather than miss a call. However, says Matthew-Wilson, most cellphone users would hate to lose their cellphone and this fear would eventually modify their behaviour.

  • Holden urged to act over faulty handbrakes

    Holden should follow the example of its British sister company and recall the recent Vectra model because the handbrake may fail without warning, says the car buyers’ Dog & Lemon Guide and Consumer NZ.

    Dog & Lemon Guide editor Clive Matthew-Wilson said today:

    “We called on Holden to recall this car last year. They denied there was a problem. Now its clear there is a problem and something must be done about it.”

    Consumer New Zealand spokesman Hamish Wilson agrees:

  • Holden urged to act over faulty handbrakes

    Holden should follow the example of its British sister company and recall the recent Vectra model because the handbrake may fail without warning, says the car buyers’ Dog & Lemon Guide and Consumer NZ.

    Dog & Lemon Guide editor Clive Matthew-Wilson said today:

    “We called on Holden to recall this car last year. They denied there was a problem. Now its clear there is a problem and something must be done about it.”

    Consumer New Zealand spokesman Hamish Wilson agrees:

  • Experts agree on the safety value of daytime headlights

    Recent claims that daytime headlight use will not lower the road toll are completely out of tune with the best available research, says one of the country’s leading road safety experts.

    Clive Matthew-Wilson, editor of the car buyers’ Dog & Lemon Guide, says virtually all international research has shown that daytime running lights can significantly lower the road toll.

  • Experts agree on the safety value of daytime headlights

    Recent claims that daytime headlight use will not lower the road toll are completely out of tune with the best available research, says one of the country’s leading road safety experts.

    Clive Matthew-Wilson, editor of the car buyers’ Dog & Lemon Guide, says virtually all international research has shown that daytime running lights can significantly lower the road toll.

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