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Tristan Shale-Hester

Tristan began his career in motoring journalism at the age of just 18 and has written automotive content for numerous publications, including the Press Association, Car Dealer Magazine, and AOL among others. His role as consumer reporter at Auto Express allows him to write news and features on matters of importance to motorists. Tristan also curates the Inbox and Q&A sections of Auto Express, sharing opinions and answering questions from the readers of Britain’s favourite weekly car magazine.

Drivers could pay £50 more a year for insurance because of e-scooters
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Drivers could pay £50 more a year for insurance because of e-scooters

Motor Insurers’ Bureau says it may have to pay up to £2 billion a year extra in compensation for accidents involving e-scooters
12 Aug 2020
Number of public rapid EV chargers up 363% in five years
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Number of public rapid EV chargers up 363% in five years

UK rapid EV charger numbers grow to meet increased demand of electric cars
11 Aug 2020
Over a quarter of drivers are late for their MoT
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Over a quarter of drivers are late for their MoT

Motorists who drive a car without a valid MoT certificate risk a fine of up to £1,000
7 Aug 2020
Midday on Mondays is most popular time to buy a car
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Midday on Mondays is most popular time to buy a car

Data from BuyaCar shows that people like to buy cars between late morning and mid-afternoon on Mondays
6 Aug 2020
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New car registrations surge 11% in July due to pent-up demand
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New car registrations surge 11% in July due to pent-up demand

New car sales start to bounce back with dealerships across the UK having fully reopened, although year-to-date registrations are still down 42 per cen…
5 Aug 2020
UK petrol and diesel prices: fuel costs rise 3p per litre in July
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UK petrol and diesel prices: fuel costs rise 3p per litre in July

Petrol and diesel prices both rose by around 3p per litre in July, increasing the price of an average fill-up by roughly £2
3 Aug 2020
Electric cars vs petrol cars vs hybrid cars : which engine choice is right for you?
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Electric cars vs petrol cars vs hybrid cars : which engine choice is right for you?

Petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric cars each have their merits but picking the right one can be tricky. Luckily our guide is here to help
31 Jul 2020

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UK car production down 42.8% in first half of 2020
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UK car production down 42.8% in first half of 2020

UK car manufacturing sees weakest six months since 1954, with just 381,357 cars rolling off production lines so far this year
29 Jul 2020
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City councils rake in millions from bus lane fines
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City councils rake in millions from bus lane fines

Outside London, Manchester City Council took the most revenue from bus lanes in 2018/19 at nearly £8.4 million
28 Jul 2020
Treasury loses £2.4bn of fuel duty due to lockdown
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Treasury loses £2.4bn of fuel duty due to lockdown

Revenue from tax on diesel sales were worst-affected, falling 49 per cent year-on-year in April and May
27 Jul 2020
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Speed limit through motorway roadworks to rise to 60mph
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Speed limit through motorway roadworks to rise to 60mph

Motorists will be able to drive at 60mph rather than just 50mph on sections of motorway undergoing roadworks
27 Jul 2020
One in three towns in UK to get default 20mph speed limit
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One in three towns in UK to get default 20mph speed limit

Towns and cities across the UK are replacing 30mph speed limits with 20mph ones, with significant police enforcement
27 Jul 2020
Drivers have become more patient with cyclists since lockdown
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Drivers have become more patient with cyclists since lockdown

A third of drivers say they now show more patience with cyclists, and a third of cyclists have noticed drivers being more respectful
24 Jul 2020
Number of road deaths remain virtually unchanged since 2012
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Number of road deaths remain virtually unchanged since 2012

The latest provisional figures suggest road deaths have remained virtually unchanged for years, prompting criticism from motoring groups
20 Jul 2020
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Moto roadside service stations to trial fuel price cut on M1, M5 and M6
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Moto roadside service stations to trial fuel price cut on M1, M5 and M6

UK’s largest motorway services provider trials 8p-per-litre fuel price cut at five forecourts, with view to expanding it nationwide
20 Jul 2020
Councils face legal action for closing roads to cars
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Councils face legal action for closing roads to cars

Campaigners consult with lawyers over whether closing roads to cars without public consultation is legal
20 Jul 2020
Driving tests to resume in England this week
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Driving tests to resume in England this week

Driving tests will resume in England from 22 July, with learners urged to check with their instructors whether they're still ready to try and pass
20 Jul 2020
Goodwood FoS and Revival to merge into online Speedweek event for 2020 
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Goodwood FoS and Revival to merge into online Speedweek event for 2020 

One-off event in October promises to merge elements of the Festival of Speed and Revival, both of which have been cancelled this year
17 Jul 2020
Electric cars are cheaper to own than petrol cars
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Electric cars are cheaper to own than petrol cars

Research suggests it’s more cost-effective to buy a new electric car and run it for its lifetime than it is to do so with a new petrol or diesel car
16 Jul 2020
Dads drive faster than mums, kids say
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Dads drive faster than mums, kids say

Children think their fathers are better drivers than their mothers, but say dad drives too fast and is more susceptible to road rage
15 Jul 2020
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How to buy a car post lockdown: the car retail response to coronavirus
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How to buy a car post lockdown: the car retail response to coronavirus

We find out how car dealerships are adapting to lockdown and helping to keep new car buyers safe
15 Jul 2020
New smart motorways see rise in serious collisions
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New smart motorways see rise in serious collisions

Highways England report on eight newly upgraded smart motorways shows half saw an increase in serious collisions in their first year
14 Jul 2020
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Vehicle theft in the UK surges by 56% in four years
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Vehicle theft in the UK surges by 56% in four years

More than 150,000 vehicles were stolen in Great Britain in 2018-19, up from 97,609 in 2014-15
10 Jul 2020
Deaths on UK’s major road network reach eight-year high
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Deaths on UK’s major road network reach eight-year high

Official figures reveal an increase in fatalities on Strategic Road Network, with collisions costing over £1 billion in a year
7 Jul 2020
Parking fines issued by private firms rise 24%
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Parking fines issued by private firms rise 24%

Private parking companies issued 8.4 million parking tickets in the 2019-20 financial year, up from 6.8 million in 2018-19
7 Jul 2020
VED road tax: how much does it cost?
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VED road tax: how much does it cost?

Confused by VED road tax? Our comprehensive guide explains how much you'll pay on your next car
3 Jul 2020
Car tax bands: 2020 VED bands explained
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Car tax bands: 2020 VED bands explained

Our guide to the VED road tax bands for cars registered from 1 April 2017 onwards
1 Jul 2020
Segway PT's tilt at electric transport revolution comes to an end
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Segway PT's tilt at electric transport revolution comes to an end

The two-wheeled, self-balancing vehicle promised to revolutionise transport when it launched in 2001, but the Segway never achieved its goal
24 Jun 2020
Tyre pressures and tread depths: your safety check guide
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Tyre pressures and tread depths: your safety check guide

Stay safe and save money by checking your car tyre pressures and tread wear regularly
24 Jun 2020
Apple CarKey launched in new BMWs: drivers can use their iPhone as a key
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Apple CarKey launched in new BMWs: drivers can use their iPhone as a key

BMW will be the first carmaker to allow drivers to unlock their cars using just their iPhone with new Apple CarKey technology
23 Jun 2020
Toyota gives industry a lift with free THUMS crash test software
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Toyota gives industry a lift with free THUMS crash test software

Japanese manufacturer wants any company to be able to benefit from its human crash modelling software in the interests of safety
16 Jun 2020
Jaguar Land Rover confirms 4,500 job cuts
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Jaguar Land Rover confirms 4,500 job cuts

British carmaker JLR sees £501 million pre-tax profit loss in fourth quarter of 2019/20 financial year due to coronavirus pandemic
15 Jun 2020
Average cost of replacement car keys soars to £215
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Average cost of replacement car keys soars to £215

The cost of getting a new car key after one has been lost or stolen via an insurer has risen 29 per cent since 2013
10 Jun 2020
Public transport restrictions will put a million more cars on the road at rush hour
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Public transport restrictions will put a million more cars on the road at rush hour

Climate campaigners call for public authorities to intervene and prevent UK towns and cities from being overloaded with traffic
10 Jun 2020