Driving in the Future

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Join us for what promises to be a fascinating member-exclusive event, as BBC Top Gear magazine journalist and Boundless car reviewer Paul Horrell examines some of the most important motoring questions of our age. He’ll look at emerging technologies – including electric vehicles, renewable fuels and autonomous driving – as he considers what driving is going to look like in years to come.

A freelance journalist and consultant covering cars, the car industry and energy.

I road-test all important new cars. This goes into reviews for the "Essential Six" feature in Boundless Magazine, and in BBC TopGear Magazine and the topgear.com website, as well as national newspapers. I also drive cars in my role as one the six UK jurors (there are 60 across Europe) in the Car of the Year award.

I specialise in technical explanations on cars and energy for lay audiences. This frequently covers emergent technologies particularly in the green area – including electric vehicles, renewable fuels and hydrogen – and autonomous driving.

I have two monthly columns in BBC TopGear Magazine, and also write travel features for them. I also do interviews, often of CEOs of the global car companies. I'm a major contributor to The Road Rat, an internationally renowned art quarterly magazine covering car history, culture, technology and design.

I've been a motoring journalist since 1987, having graduated from Cambridge University in Natural Sciences (experimental psychology Part II) in 1985. It's a dream job: driving the cars themselves of course, but also the fascinating processes that bring them through design and engineering and manufacture. Then I get to tell all those stories.

I've been on some amazing long-distance drives through memorable places – every corner of the UK and Europe, much of the USA, Japan, Iceland, South Africa, Brazil, UAE, the Arctic.

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