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Learner drivers park manual cars in shift to automatic

By |2020-09-09T08:20:58+00:00September 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Learner drivers in Britain are increasingly turning to automatic vehicles instead of vehicles with manual gears, official data shows. Figures from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) show the number of driving tests conducted in automatic cars has risen annually since 2012. Overall, the vast majority of people are still learning to drive in

Driving lessons to restart in England

By |2020-06-29T16:45:35+00:00June 29th, 2020|Industry news|

Driving lessons, theory tests and driving tests to restart in England The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced that learners can resume driving lessons and motorcycle training in England from Saturday 4 July 2020. The rule applies to all types of driver and motorcycle training in England, including private practice with someone you

Electric vehicle charge points at supermarkets double in two years

By |2020-03-05T07:56:43+00:00March 5th, 2020|Industry news|

The number of electric vehicle (EV) charge points at supermarkets has doubled in the last two years, according to data analysed by Zap-Map and the RAC Some 542 EV charger units were installed by supermarkets from the end of October 2017 to the end of 2019, taking the total on their sites to 1,115 –

Theory Test Changes from 14th April 2020

By |2020-02-25T08:13:08+00:00February 25th, 2020|Industry news|

From 14 April 2020, the car theory test will include 3 multiple-choice questions based on a short video the applicant will watch The way the theory test works in England, Scotland and Wales will change from 14 April 2020. The same changes will apply in Northern Ireland. The change will make the theory test more accessible,

Used electric cars appreciating in value, as demand increases-

By |2019-12-03T10:42:08+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Car News|

Used electric cars are bucking industry trends by appreciating — rather than depreciating — in value, according to exclusive research from automotive shopping site, CarGuru Popular electric cars have appreciated in value during 2019, bucking industry trends, according to new CarGurus research Renault Zoe is the standout EV, with some versions increasing in value by

DVSA rolls out digital driving tests

By |2019-10-17T07:05:15+00:00October 17th, 2019|Industry news|

Successful learners will receive their full driving licences quicker as driving examiners start marking the car driving test digitally, DVSA has announced Driving examiners are using tablets to mark driving tests digitally as part of a phased roll out. A specially developed app is replacing the clipboard and pen that millions will remember from their

New Vauxhall Corsa-e official pics of electric hatch

By |2019-10-16T06:59:27+00:00October 16th, 2019|Car News|

Vauxhall has revealed the new full electric Corsa-e supermini, which will kickstart the brand’s electrification programme when it goes on sale next March with 134bhp and a 211-mile range. The unveiling of official pictures and details of the EV version of the Corsa – which will also be offered with petrol and diesel powertrains – has been

Diesel cars are set to be banned in three major European cites in a bid to clamp down on emissions.

By |2019-08-23T09:50:11+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Diesel cars are set to be banned in three major European cities in a bid to clampdown on emissions Madrid, Paris, and Brussels now have the power to ban diesel cars from their roads. It follows a decision by the European Court to relax EU emissions limits. Now, any car that does not comply with

Government doubles funding for on-street electric car charging

By |2019-08-14T06:36:26+00:00August 14th, 2019|Car News|

Government doubles funding for on-street electric car charging - Additional £2.5 million for chargepoints on residential streets Transport Secretary announces extra £2.5 million for chargepoints on residential streets Extra funding means people who don’t have their own off-street parking will have better access to charging infrastructure near home Investment in charging infrastructure will support UK’s

DVSA response to decade-low driving test pass rate

By |2019-07-25T06:47:21+00:00July 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

DVSA response to media reports about decade-low driving test pass rate The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has rebutted claims that the driving test pass rate is at a decade-low because of a 'dangerous' manoeuvre. Published 22 July 2019 From: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Reports in the media on 20 and 21 July