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UK car industry to face an uncertain future following Brexit

28 Jun, 2016

Carmakers are hoping the UK is able to negotiate a preferable trade agreement with the rest of the EU

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VW emissions scandal: VW Group agrees to $15bn settlement with US owners

28 Jun, 2016

The current state of play in the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal: compensation, recalls and falling sales

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Car insurance: how to get a cheap deal

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24 Jun, 2016

Car insurance premiums are a necessary evil, but cheaper car insurance quotes are out there

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The UK's best selling plug-in cars revealed

17 Jun, 2016

By March this year, there were close to 60,000 electric or plug-in hybrid cars driving in the UK

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Motorists to face a fuel duty hike following a Brexit

15 Jun, 2016

George Osborne has created an emergency budget which includes raising the fuel duty by five per cent to cover the cost of Brexit

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Death of tax disc cost the Government £223m in first six months

10 Jun, 2016

Critics warned scrapping the UK tax disc may cause confusion among motorists. It also cost a lot of money

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Women charged 13% less for car repairs than men

9 Jun, 2016

A new study finds that women pay 13 per cent less than men for identical car repairs at UK independent garages

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Diesel cars could face tax hike to cut air pollution

8 Jun, 2016

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has hinted towards a tax hike for diesel cars to curb rising pollution in city centres

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British cars among the best maintained in the world

7 Jun, 2016

A new report finds Brits spend £695 on average a year maintaining their cars

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UK supply chain to invest £225m by 2020

7 Jun, 2016

Quarter of a billion investment aimed at boosting British content of UK-built cars

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at risk of hacking

6 Jun, 2016

Security experts showed how hackers and thieves can exploit a weakness in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV's Wi-Fi system to disarm the alarm

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New car sales continue to grow in May 2016

6 Jun, 2016

Private sales continue to fall but fleet and business market create overall rise, with alternative fuel vehicles growing by double digits

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Government to introduce business charging point grant

3 Jun, 2016

Plans to introduce subsidy this July for businesses installing charging points at work premises

Drug driving shake up
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Scale of UK drug-driving problem revealed in new figures

1 Jun, 2016

How severe is the drug-driving problem in the UK? Shock new figures show nearly 8,000 arrests last year

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UK road network covered by average speed cameras has doubled in the last three years

31 May, 2016

Last year saw 12 new average speed camera systems installed, with more likely to follow in the future

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French fuel crisis: one British motorist running out of fuel every nine minutes

26 May, 2016

A quarter of France's fuel stations are running low on fuel, causing Brits traveling in the country to run on fumes

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VW invests $300m in ride-hailing taxi app Gett

25 May, 2016

The VW Group joins a growing group of carmakers investing in taxi-hailing apps to prepare for autonomous future and fight Uber

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The most and least reliable car manufacturers 2016

24 May, 2016

Which car manufacturers can you trust to build a reliable car and which ones have a reliability record that leaves something to be desired?

Fiat Doblo 2015 - steering wheel
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Fiat emissions probe: share price falls after German sales ban threat

24 May, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) cars could be withdrawn from sale in Germany after authorities found evidence of emissions test cheating

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UK Councils hike resident parking fees by 51% in 5 years

23 May, 2016

New study found councils have increased parking fees for residents by 51 per cent since 2011, raising £44million last year alone