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Richard Berry

Richard Berry

Senior Journalist

Richard had wanted to be an astrophysicist since he was a small child. He was so determined that he made it through two years of a physics degree, despite zero mathematical ability. Unable to build a laser in an exam and failing to solve the theoretical challenge of keeping a satellite in orbit, his professor noted the success Richard was enjoying in the drama and writing courses he had been doing on the side.

Even though Richard couldn’t see how a degree in story-telling and pretending would ever get him a job, he completed one anyway. Richard has since been a best-selling author and a journalist for 20 years, writing about science, music, finance, cars, TV, art, film, cars, theatre, architecture, food, and cars. He also really likes cars, and has owned an HQ ute, Citroen 2CV, XW Falcon, CV8 Monaro and currently, a 1951 Ford Tudor.

A husband and dad, Richard’s hobbies also include astronomy.

“CHARGING COMPLETE!” announced the robotic voice triumphantly and probably a bit too loudly. But loudly was good because it woke me up and saved me from sleeping through and being locked in the shopping centre car park… See, I’ve taken to charging our Kia EV9 long-term test car at night using the...Read more
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Congratulations Kia, you win at cars. Because frankly, your EV9 is possibly the best car made since it all started in 1886. Well, that’s my opinion. It’s could be the best car I’ve driven in the almost 15 years I’ve been testing vehicles. And it’s not like I’ve made a rash, uninformed decision. I’...Read more

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