Joaquim Oliveira

Joaquim Oliveira

European Car of the Year Jury Member

The year of the SUV, the decade of the electric, the century of China

The year of the SUV, the decade of the electric, the century of China



The (peaceful?) robot invasion, with and without wheels

The (peaceful?) robot invasion, with and without wheels



Driving through organized chaos

Driving through organized chaos

Holidays are just around the corner with the promise of a much deserved relaxation time by the beach, in the mountains or just relaxing in your hometown. All sure to recharge your batteries (and this time I don´t mean it literally). But if you are venturing into some unknown territory on a more daring trip to a foreign country be advised that strange things are likely to occur.
Especially if you decide to fly to an exotic touristic destination where...


Steering column: The Midas touch

Steering column: The Midas touch


Shortcuts that lead to short-circuits

Shortcuts that lead to short-circuits


Dare to succeed

Dare to succeed


Old School and New School

Old School and New School


Endangered Species

Endangered Species

Last month, I drove the first ever BMW PHEV vehicle, and the first ever Mercedes-Benz SUV PHEV, in two consecutive days.
This was no coincidence. The Germans, who dominate the European automotive industry and set the pace in two of the most relevant categories, are recognized globally for technology and quality, and are embracing electricity with a tidal wave of PHEV vehicles. This trend will both cause, and benefit from, the price decrease in battery...


Time for EVs liberation

Time for EVs liberation


Famous and infamous

Famous and infamous


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