Chris Rosamond

e-mail: chris_rosamond@autovia.co.uk

Tory no-show at ‘fair fuel prices’ debate sparked by 102k-signature petition
News

Tory no-show at ‘fair fuel prices’ debate sparked by 102k-signature petition

As the public calls for action, the treasury points to ‘savings’ from a 2010 fuel price escalator freeze
24 May 2022
DVSA appeal: don’t tow without training
Towing hitch
News

DVSA appeal: don’t tow without training

Drivers are being urged to get training for safety reasons - after the government scrapped compulsory trailer towing tests
20 May 2022
Speeding to be recorded as a cause of many more car accidents
Police car on scene at accident
News

Speeding to be recorded as a cause of many more car accidents

New police guidance for reporting will see a big rise in speeding recorded as a cause of car crashes
17 May 2022
Bugs Away! Number plate spatter-count reveals shocking insect decline
Bugs Matter
News

Bugs Away! Number plate spatter-count reveals shocking insect decline

Bugs Matter project shows flying insect numbers have fallen by almost 60 per cent in 20 years
5 May 2022
UK new car sales down 15.8 per cent in April
Corsa-e
News

UK new car sales down 15.8 per cent in April

Fleet registrations down by a third, as manufacturers with limited stocks target higher-paying private buyers
5 May 2022
​​Draft electric car charger accessibility standard fails real-world test
Electric car hooked up to chargepoint
News

​​Draft electric car charger accessibility standard fails real-world test

We call for changes to make the government-backed BSI chargepoint guidelines fit for purpose
4 May 2022
Apple CarPlay: everything you need to know
Apple Carplay
Tips & advice

Apple CarPlay: everything you need to know

Apple CarPlay allows users to safely use many of the features of their iPhone while driving – this is our guide to the technology.
4 May 2022

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New Green NCAP emissions ratings cast doubt on electric cars’ green credentials
Ford Mustang Mach-E - front
News

New Green NCAP emissions ratings cast doubt on electric cars’ green credentials

New ratings comparing whole life car emissions show little difference between many electric and internal combustion engined cars
21 Apr 2022
Want to watch TV in the car? Highway Code changes proposed for self-driving cars
Autonomous car
News

Want to watch TV in the car? Highway Code changes proposed for self-driving cars

New rules for self-driving cars will allow you to watch movies, but you still can’t use your mobile phone
20 Apr 2022
What is ESP, and ESC on a car?
What is ESP or ESC
Tips & advice

What is ESP, and ESC on a car?

Since 2014, every new car in Europe has been fitted with Electronic Stability Control – but what is ESC, and what is ESP for that matter?
19 Apr 2022
New electric car charger answers call for accessibility
Duku electric car charger - header
News

New electric car charger answers call for accessibility

‘Barrier-free’ charger design offers hope for less-able drivers who want to switch to electric cars
6 Apr 2022
Company car tax guide 2022/2023: everything you need to know
Hyundai Ioniq 5 RWD - front
Consumer news

Company car tax guide 2022/2023: everything you need to know

Company car tax is bound up in a complex net of emissions, salaries and a car's value; we explain how the system looks for the 2022/23 Financial Year
4 Apr 2022
Protesters block UK fuel terminals
Just Stop Oil protestors
News

Protesters block UK fuel terminals

Tankers have been blocked at 10 UK sites by Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil protest groups
1 Apr 2022
2022 Highway Code changes: 7 million drivers unaware of new rules for cars, cyclists and HGVs
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2022 Highway Code changes: 7 million drivers unaware of new rules for cars, cyclists and HGVs

Research suggests 20 percent of motorists risk endangering other road users and pedestrians by not knowing rule changes
31 Mar 2022
Renault Captur E-Tech: long-term test review
Renault Captur E-Tech next to deer warning sign
Renault Captur SUV

Renault Captur E-Tech: long-term test review

Third report: Oh deer, what can the matter be?
28 Mar 2022
New UK electric car charging plan promises 300,000 public chargers by 2030
Public charging
News

New UK electric car charging plan promises 300,000 public chargers by 2030

The DfT plan passes the EV charger rollout challenge to local councils, bypassing calls for a national strategy
25 Mar 2022
Is driving an electric car really child's play?
EV parent vs child challenge - header
Features

Is driving an electric car really child's play?

With many motorists wary of driving electric cars, Peugeot set out to show it was so easy a child could do it, and perhaps better than their parent
25 Mar 2022
Mobile phones in cars: UK law on using phones and sat-navs when driving extended to ‘any use’
Van mobile phone
Tips & advice

Mobile phones in cars: UK law on using phones and sat-navs when driving extended to ‘any use’

What are the new rules around using mobile phones when driving? We explain the laws on hands free phone use for drivers
24 Mar 2022
Spring Budget 2022: fuel duty cut by 5p a litre for a year
Budget
News

Spring Budget 2022: fuel duty cut by 5p a litre for a year

Rishi Sunak introduces the biggest UK fuel duty cut ever, but prices will remain high
23 Mar 2022
UK councils ‘swamped’ by potholes and essential road repairs
Potholes
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UK councils ‘swamped’ by potholes and essential road repairs

The Annual ALARM report says the UK faces a £13bn road repair bill - up 25 per cent from last year
22 Mar 2022
Reduced speed limits and car free Sundays mooted in plan to save fuel
Fuel gauge
Sustainability

Reduced speed limits and car free Sundays mooted in plan to save fuel

International Energy Agency launches a 10-point plan to save 2.7 million barrels of oil a day
18 Mar 2022
Electric car particulate pollution myths busted by RAC report
Electric car hooked up to chargepoint
Sustainability

Electric car particulate pollution myths busted by RAC report

A new report casts doubt on claims that EV tyres and brakes produce more particulates than those of petrol and diesel cars
18 Mar 2022
What the global semiconductor chip shortage means for UK car buyers
Semiconductor chips
News

What the global semiconductor chip shortage means for UK car buyers

Semiconductor chip shortages have taken their toll on the car market in 2020, 2021 and 2022, so prepare to wait for your new car to arrive.
3 Mar 2022
What should you do at the end of a PCP car finance deal?
Car salesperson with clients
Tips & advice

What should you do at the end of a PCP car finance deal?

Make sure you choose the right option when your PCP deal ends
25 Feb 2022
Possible payouts for new car buyers from shipping costs class action
Car shipping
News

Possible payouts for new car buyers from shipping costs class action

An estimated £150 million compensation pot would give £60 to car buyers, as lawyers take home millions
18 Feb 2022
UK road pricing plans: other solutions to the fuel duty ‘black hole’ are available
Road pricing
News

UK road pricing plans: other solutions to the fuel duty ‘black hole’ are available

GPS tracking and pay-as-you-go driving could replace fuel duty and VED, but the Transport Select Committee chairman admits it’s just one option
16 Feb 2022
How to advertise your car with a great classified car ad
online car ad
Tips & advice

How to advertise your car with a great classified car ad

Get the best price for your car and sell it quickly in the classifieds, with our guide to writing a great ad
1 Feb 2022
UK Tesla Model S recalled over bonnet latch safety
UK Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S

UK Tesla Model S recalled over bonnet latch safety

Faulty bonnet latch could cause Tesla Model S ‘frunk’ to fly open, and at least one UK customer has had a close call
28 Jan 2022
Driveway rentals net homeowners £26m in 2021
Driveway
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Driveway rentals net homeowners £26m in 2021

Astute homeowners pocketed £26million in 2021 by charging for parking
25 Jan 2022
Tax on company car parking spaces to be levied in Leicester
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Tax on company car parking spaces to be levied in Leicester

Labour council wants to hit companies with £550 annual fee for every parking space 
24 Jan 2022
37 per cent rise in public electric car chargers
Electric car charging
News

37 per cent rise in public electric car chargers

Figures for 2021 show London is well ahead, with twice as many electric car public chargers as next-best Scotland
20 Jan 2022
'Swapping traffic police for cameras has been a deadly cost saving'
Police traffic
Opinion

'Swapping traffic police for cameras has been a deadly cost saving'

Chris Rosamond says the UK's roads are becoming more dangerous due to less police traffic enforcement
17 Jan 2022
Scrap car prices at record highs, says leading recycler
Scrapyard
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Scrap car prices at record highs, says leading recycler

2021 closed with scrap cars making an average of £260 - but we’re holding onto old cars longer
11 Jan 2022
Fastest depreciating cars: top 10 worst motoring money pits 2022
Fastest depreciating cars
Best cars & vans

Fastest depreciating cars: top 10 worst motoring money pits 2022

Almost every new car depreciates, but some shed value faster than others. These are the top 10 fastest depreciating cars on sale today
1 Jan 2022