Chris Bowen

Chris works at Australia's leading radio station 2GB. He's worked on three radio Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012. Deep down Chris harbours ambitions to one day sit behind the microphone himself. Aside from radio his other great passion is the motor car. Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers. Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney's North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company.
  • Nissan Teaching Cars Human Behaviour

    It was an enlightening performance today at CES in Las Vegas from Dr Melissa Cefkin who’s the Principle Researcher, Design Anthropologist for Nissan. She’s based in Silicon Valley and is the go to person when it comes to how autonomous cars of the future will operate in the real...
  • Driverless cars are decades away: Toyota the Voice of Reason on Autonomous Cars

    Another car news conference and another concept car, today it was Toyota’s turn with its Concept-i. I’ll touch on that in just a moment. BUT the big news is the concession that fully autonomous, driverless cars are not even close but in fact decades away!...
  • The Wearable Airbag: Advanced Motorcycle safety

    Do you ever feel a tad uncomfortable when you see a motorcyclist whiz pass with minimal protective gear on? Sure everyone wears a helmet, but I cringe when I see a T-shirt clad guy or even a mini-skirt wearing girl fly by seemingly oblivious to the carnage contact with asphalt can cause at...
  • Eli Zero Electric Vehicle: They might be onto something here

    CES brings many an idea, concept and even dreams to our attention. Some seem absurd others plausible. Occasionally along comes a vision that seems a bit of a pipe dream but upon further inspection you realise the inventors may be onto something. In this instance it’s the Eli Zero...
  • Artificial Intelligence The Next Industrial Revolution

    ZF is one of the leading automotive parts suppliers in the world, renowned in particular for its driveline and chassis products. However today the company announced what will be a real game changer for industries in just about every field imaginable. It’s called ZF ProAI and it’s the brains behind what...
  • Just Giving You the Heads Up… display

    Let’s face it, there is NO reason to touch your phone in just about every car these days. With Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and voice recognition and you can even ask Siri to direct you somewhere or read you a text or email. But what if you’re still hanging on to ‘old faithful’, own a classic car or like us just...
  • The Chrysler Portal – More than just an electric van

    Chrysler has today showcased the latest Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) going round known as the Portal. In concept form it’s what you’d expect and wouldn’t be out-of-place on the Jetsons. But as is the norm these days it’s the emerging technology that really sparks genuine interest. This is the...
  • Wireless charging for your electric car – that’s Ford’s plan

    Hybrids, plug-in hybrids or fully electric cars are nothing new these days. But today Ford has announced plans to introduce a combination of all across some of its most iconic brands. Of most interest to us Aussies is news of a potential Mustang Hybrid. But the real headline is...
  • BMW 330i Gran Turismo: A car you can have a stack of fun with

    As one of the world’s foremost luxury mid-sized sedans there’s obviously no doubt the BMW 3 Series has a lot to offer. But does the added coupe, Gran Turismo type look really add to the already iconic model line up? Chris Bowen has just spent a week in the...
  • Jaguar F-Pace review – Jaguar has absolutely nailed it

    I just love the fact that even Jaguar has dared to jump onto the SUV band wagon. The iconic British nameplate has always stuck to lavish, prestigious sedans and performance coupes. There would be many a traditionalist who has scoffed at the idea but after a week driving one,...
  • Life with the Nissan Navara ST-X – Week 1 Long-term review

    At EFTM you’ll find a stack of car reviews that are designed to let you know what it’s like to drive the latest and sometimes greatest cars around. But a one week test drive doesn’t always allow for some deeper insights when it actually comes to living with the...
  • “Unique Design” is an understatement : Driving the Toyota Prius i-Tech – Our Review

    The Toyota Prius has long been the butt of jokes for anyone with even the slightest hint of motoring enthusiasm. There are plenty of very unkind insults you can throw in any hybrid’s direction, but the fact remains they have a cult following and have done since arriving on...
  • Honda Civic RS – vastly improved and worth a look and test drive

    Let’s be honest, driving a Civic isn’t something many would desire, or expect much of – but after sampling a couple of models – there’s a simple summary – this is a very polished effort from Honda. They’ve produced a vastly improved version of the long-standing Civic nameplate. A car...
  • On and off the road – driving the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLS

    The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is the latest in a relatively long line of rugged 4×4’s based on their respective ute counterparts. Examples include Ford’s Everest, Toyota’s Fortuner and Holden’s Colorado 7. Of course the nameplate “Pajero” conjures up images of Mitsubishi’s long standing 4X4 icon, but as Chris Bowen...
  • Citroen C4 Cactus – EFTM Quick Fix

    Not since ever have I felt so awkward driving a car, especially when it happens to be a yellow Cactus on wheels. (Sorry ‘Hello Yellow’). Strange, bizarre and potentially alienating this curious little offering from Citroen turns heads for good and bad. But how does this departure from the norm...
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