Shiny Shiny daily round up: Is VW planning to launch convertible ID3?

VW is using social media to gauge interest in its electric ID 3 range, particularly the possible launch of a convertible ID.3 electric vehicle (like the one pictured above). Posting on LinkedIn, Volkswagen CEO Ralf Brandstätter suggested that an open-roof version of the brand’s electric hatchback “could provide an entirely new, extraordinary feeling of freedom”. He…

Top 40 Winter Bugbears – Short Days tops the list

Scraping ice off the car, having to dry clothes indoors and constantly having sore, cracked lips are among the most annoying winter bugbears. A study of 2,000 adults found that shorter days and having less sunshine are Brits’ top bugbears in the winter months, along with rising heating bills and always feeling cold. And despite…

Hive introduces Warm Welcome Home Plan with Amazon Echo Dot voice control

Hive has launched the latest addition to its smart home package. Called the Hive Warm Welcome Home Plan, it brings together a family of Hive devices and an Amazon Echo Dot to help users create their smart home and control it using their voice.  The package features Hive Active Heating with the option to have it professionally installed by a British Gas engineer, plus Hive Lights,…