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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

Further research into graduated driver licensing

By |2019-07-18T15:15:48+00:00July 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Further research into graduated driver licensing The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced today (18 July) that it will explore if graduated driver licensing - or a similar scheme - should be introduced in England. The scheme could put restrictions on new drivers, such as a minimum learning period, not driving at night, or not

New Mini Electric revealed as affordable Brit-built EV

By |2019-07-11T12:55:02+00:00July 11th, 2019|Car News|

www.autocar.co.uk New Mini Electric revealed as affordable Brit-built EV Mini’s long-awaited first attempt at a mass production electric car has been revealed, mating the brand’s classic three-door hatchback with an electric powertrain offering Cooper S performance in a package claimed to be more affordable than every rival. It has been dubbed the Mini Cooper S E in markets

Huge new motorway driving law comes into force in less than a month

By |2019-05-27T08:37:30+00:00May 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|

www.express.co.uk Huge new motorway driving law comes into force in less than a month A new motorway law is being introduced into the UK which could see drivers land a fine for ignoring. From June 10th motorists that are caught ignoring lane closures on smart motorways will automatically be handed a £100 fine and three

Electric car myths busted

By |2019-05-16T07:44:58+00:00May 9th, 2019|Car News|

Electric car myths busted - Things you’ve been getting wrong about EVs Motorists are making a number of mistakes about electric cars (Image: GETTY) Electric cars are growing in popularity but still occupy just a small proportion of the market on the roads in Britain. While the number of electric cars registered over the next few

London has now launched their ultra-low emissions zone-

By |2019-04-10T07:00:46+00:00April 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

London has now launched their ultra-low emissions zone -  London launched the ULEZ this week, but how will this affect commuters? On 8th April, London launched their ultra-low emission zone. It will now cost £12.50 a day to enter this zone, depending on the type of vehicle you’re driving. As reported by the Guardian “It

Electric car battery breakthrough

By |2019-04-04T07:08:35+00:00April 4th, 2019|Car News|

A new development in electric cars could see vehicles be recharged in as little time as it takes to refuel a petrol or diesel vehicle One of the biggest obstacles EV drivers face is the issue of charging. However, as reported by the Express, new research could change that. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts

Self-driving cars: Is the autonomous dream slipping away?

By |2019-03-21T09:27:09+00:00March 21st, 2019|Car News|

Self-driving cars: Is the autonomous dream slipping away from us? The coming of the robot car has been screamed loud from every headline and tech blog for the past decade, but increasingly car makers are being more cautious about handing over control to the microchips. Carlos Tavares, the head of PSA Group and its multitude