Heeps, Graham


TractionLife, Autocar, Automotive Testing Technology International, Tire Technology International, AutoJournal, FleetDigest, Engine Technology International, autocar.co.uk, CarCare Business, AMA Insider



Experienced, knowledgeable and reliable freelance writer and editor. I am based in Calgary, AB, working on automotive, technical, motorsport and business assignments for clients in Europe and North America. I previously spent 11 years as a writer and editor for international magazines published in the UK. Fluent German speaker.


Articles récents:

  1. Engines on Test: Chevrolet Tahoe 3-liter Duramax I6 | Engine + Powertrain Technology International

    Graham Heeps

    Small diesels are all but out of the picture in North America now, consigned to history by a combination of factors including high cost, low fuel prices, Dieselgate, the sale of GM Europe and the rapid rise of electrification. GM’s 1.6 ‘Whisper Diesel’ was short-lived in the Cruze and small SUVs, but there are highRead More

  2. Engines on Test: Ford 3.5-liter V6 PowerBoost Hybrid | Engine + Powertrain Technology International

    Graham Heeps

    In the March issue ETi reported on Ford’s entry into hybrid pickups with the F-150 PowerBoost (see Pulling Power, p12).Since then, the OEM’s efforts to electrify the pickup market have gathered pace with the reveal of the all-electric F-150 Lightning and the new Maverick hybrid, both of which are due on sale as 2022 models.Read More

  3. Tech insider: GMC Hummer EV | Automotive Testing Technology International

    Graham Heeps

    Rapid development of this off-road behemoth blazes a trail for wider deployment of GM’s new Ultium propulsion system There’s no more visible symbol of GM’s drive to go all-electric than the GMC Hummer EV, which launches later this year as a 2022MY pickup. An SUV variant with a 9in shorter wheelbase will follow two yearsRead More

  4. 2021 Toyota Sienna XSE Review

    Graham Heeps

    The 2021 Toyota Sienna gains new styling, a hybrid-only powertrain, reworked interior design & tech. But how sporty is the XSE trim, really?

  5. 6) The price of energy

    Graham Heeps

    Welcome to the latest update from sunny Calgary, where there are signs that the green shoots of recovery might soon apply not just to our snow-battered flora but also to our daily lives!   Having...

  6. Sailun’s first dedicated EV tire under development

    Graham Heeps

    The new ERange EV electric tire is is expected to reach the market in 2022, providing all-electric vehicles better performance and range.

  7. Winter Tires in the Summer: A Bad Idea & Here's Why | TractionLife

    Graham Heeps

    Are winter tires during summer months really that big a deal? Do they wear quicker, lose grip, and are all-weather tires a good option?

  8. Winter Tires in the Summer: A Bad Idea & Here's Why | TractionLife

    Graham Heeps

    Are winter tires during summer months really that big a deal? Do they wear quicker, lose grip, and are all-weather tires a good option?

  9. 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD Review | TractionLife

    Graham Heeps

    Does the 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD offer the engagement at everyday speeds that you'd expect from a 'sports sedan?' Our full review.

  10. Tech deep dive: BMW Big Boxer | Engine + Powertrain Technology International

    Graham Heeps

    There’s no turbocharger, high-pressure direct-injection, Bi-VANOS valvetrain or even water cooling. Technically speaking, BMW Motorrad’s all-new boxer two-cylinder has little in common with current BMW passenger car ICEs. But the comparatively simple, air-cooled boxer engine for the new R 18 cruiser motorcycle has had just as much engineering passion lavished upon it as any ofRead More


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