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Nissan launches combined PCP finance deal for electric car and charger
Nissan Leaf
Nissan

Nissan launches combined PCP finance deal for electric car and charger

The unusual new offer is available on the Nissan Leaf and e-NV200 van – and it includes the cost of installing the wallbox charger at your home
13 Oct 2021
Apple CarPlay update to offer air-con and seat control
Apple Carplay
News

Apple CarPlay update to offer air-con and seat control

Tech giant Apple has plans to further its phone integration with control over more of your car’s features, including air-conditioning and seat adjustm…
11 Oct 2021
The disabled driving force behind Evtec's automotive parts
Disabled Evtec workers
Features

The disabled driving force behind Evtec's automotive parts

Evtec produces millions of automotive parts and a third of its employees are people with disabilities
10 Oct 2021
Volvo to ditch leather in all cars by 2030
Volvo interior
Volvo

Volvo to ditch leather in all cars by 2030

New C40 Recharge will be first Volvo to be offered without the option of leather upholstery
23 Sep 2021
'I'm not asking to scrap the ICE ban, just delay it a little'
Opinion 2030
Opinion

'I'm not asking to scrap the ICE ban, just delay it a little'

Mike Rutherford calls on the Prime Minister to push back the 2030 ban
19 Sep 2021
Sinclair C5: the history of Sir Clive Sinclair’s electric car
Sinclair C5
News

Sinclair C5: the history of Sir Clive Sinclair’s electric car

Sir Clive Sinclair’s electric runabout was a spectacular failure, but the C5 was ahead of its time
17 Sep 2021
Plans for 1,500 new electric car chargers in four years at new Osprey Charging hubs
EV charging
News

Plans for 1,500 new electric car chargers in four years at new Osprey Charging hubs

The £75m scheme will see high-powered chargers rolled out at 150 Osprey Charging locations near A-roads and motorways
16 Sep 2021

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Lane keep assist
Tips & advice

What is lane-keeping assist?

Most new cars feature lane-keeping technology of some kind, but what is it, and how does it work?
14 Sep 2021
Volkswagen ID. models to get over-the-air software updates
Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen

Volkswagen ID. models to get over-the-air software updates

Volkswagen shifts towards a software-based business model, with improved safety and additional features enabled through updates
13 Sep 2021
'The latest infotainment systems in some VWs aren’t fit for purpose'
Infotainment screen
Opinion

'The latest infotainment systems in some VWs aren’t fit for purpose'

Some infotainment systems are a mess and potentially dangerous, says Mike Rutherford
22 Aug 2021
Humanoid 'Tesla Bot' to launch in 2022 says Elon Musk
Tesla Bot
Tesla

Humanoid 'Tesla Bot' to launch in 2022 says Elon Musk

US electric car-maker Tesla is to follow in Honda's tracks by branching out into robotics
20 Aug 2021
Toyota to cut car production by 40% due to microchip shortage
Toyota factory - engineering
Toyota

Toyota to cut car production by 40% due to microchip shortage

Factory shutdowns are confirmed in Japan, but Toyota’s UK production lines remain fully operational
19 Aug 2021
'Autonomous car tech can help you enjoy driving even more'
Opinion car tech
Opinion

'Autonomous car tech can help you enjoy driving even more'

Motorists are naturally suspicious but Steve Fowler thinks autonomous car tech can help take the stress out of driving
13 Aug 2021
Electric car charging in the UK
Mk1 Nissan Leaf Charging
Electric cars

Electric car charging in the UK

The UK’s electric car charging infrastructure has changed substantially in the past 12 months but can it make an EV suit your lifestyle?
4 Aug 2021
Drivers could face three penalty points for not wearing seatbelt
Seatbelt warning light
News

Drivers could face three penalty points for not wearing seatbelt

Law change in the offing as meaningful proportion of those killed in cars without belts remains high
28 Jul 2021
Bentley launches new steering wheel for both real and sim racers
Bentley Fanatec wheel
News

Bentley launches new steering wheel for both real and sim racers

The wheel was designed for the Bentley Continental Pikes Peak GT3 racer, but also works with Fanatec sim racing hardware
21 Jun 2021
Volvo teams up with Northvolt for new European gigafactory
Northvolt
Volvo

Volvo teams up with Northvolt for new European gigafactory

The new factory will produce the batteries to power the next-generation pure-electric Volvo XC60, which is due to be unveiled in 2024
21 Jun 2021
Porsche unveils next-generation PCM infotainment system with Android Auto 
Porsche Communication Management 6.0 911
Porsche

Porsche unveils next-generation PCM infotainment system with Android Auto 

Porsche’s sixth-generation touchscreen will be rolled out across the firm’s line-up, adding new connectivity features and natural voice control
17 Jun 2021
Driving test update to preserve the manual gearbox
Dacia Duster gear lever
News

Driving test update to preserve the manual gearbox

With more drivers learning in autos and electric cars, the DVSA is looking to update the driving test so people can still drive manuals in future
16 Jun 2021
Volvo investigates fossil fuel-free steel for future car bodies
Volvo production
Volvo

Volvo investigates fossil fuel-free steel for future car bodies

Volvo has teamed up with the Swedish company SSAB to research a new method of steelmaking which doesn’t rely on coking coal
16 Jun 2021
Pay for parking from your car with BMW's new RingGo app integration
BMW and Ringo
BMW

Pay for parking from your car with BMW's new RingGo app integration

BMW drivers can now use their infotainment systems to pay for parking without the need for a phone or cash
15 Jun 2021
Illegal car modification hotspots revealed
Volkswagen Polo exhaust
News

Illegal car modification hotspots revealed

Gloucestershire has the highest proportion of illegal car modifications, with altered number plates the most common breach
14 Jun 2021
'The hydrogen underdog disruptor is back in town'
Toyota Mirai opinion
Opinion

'The hydrogen underdog disruptor is back in town'

Mike Rutherford says hydrogen-powered cars could still be a frequent sight on UK roads
13 Jun 2021
Renault ElectriCity: Europe’s biggest electric car production centre is born
Renault ElectricCity
Renault

Renault ElectriCity: Europe’s biggest electric car production centre is born

Renault has reorganised its French factories in preparation for the new Megane E-Tech Electric, as well as the upcoming Renault 4 and 5
9 Jun 2021
'Factories are at a standstill because they can’t get the parts to finish cars'
Car manufacturing
Opinion

'Factories are at a standstill because they can’t get the parts to finish cars'

Steve Fowler points out the fresh issues facing global car manufacturing
9 Jun 2021
Commuter Cup: Citroen Ami vs Silence Scooter vs Volkswagen up!
Commuter Cup: Citroen Ami vs Scooter vs Volkswagen up!
Features

Commuter Cup: Citroen Ami vs Silence Scooter vs Volkswagen up!

Bike, car or Citroen Ami? We find the best tool for commuting in London
9 Jun 2021
‘Our switch to electric will soon make driving manual cars a lost art'
Gearknob
Opinion

‘Our switch to electric will soon make driving manual cars a lost art'

Want to drive a manual car? You need to take your test in a manual car. So what happens once all driving-school cars are automatic EVs?
8 Jun 2021
'GM taking over Honda would be a disaster'
Honda opinion
Opinion

'GM taking over Honda would be a disaster'

Mike Rutherford is worried about Honda's future, despite its recent motorsport success
6 Jun 2021
Kia UK updates Online Booking Service feature
Kia UK servicing
News

Kia UK updates Online Booking Service feature

Korean brand enhances its one-stop app that manages car maintenance needs
1 Jun 2021
Tamiya RC cars: history, greatest models and build tips
Tamiya RC
Features

Tamiya RC cars: history, greatest models and build tips

We chat to Tamiya about how it became the go-to for RC cars, plus we build our very own Toyota GR Yaris
24 May 2021
New Airspeeder Mk3 revealed as world’s first electric flying racing car
Airspeeder Mk3 - front
News

New Airspeeder Mk3 revealed as world’s first electric flying racing car

The Airspeeder Mk3 flying racing car will compete in remotely piloted events during the second half of 2021, before pilots are dropped into the cockpi…
20 May 2021
The world’s best car stereo? Rolls-Royce Bespoke Audio tested
Rolls-Royce Bespoke Audio - Steve Fowler
Rolls-Royce

The world’s best car stereo? Rolls-Royce Bespoke Audio tested

We explore Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke Audio system and test its claims of studio-quality in-car sound
18 May 2021
'Just because impressive tech is available, it shouldn’t necessarily be installed in cars'
Opinion tech
Opinion

'Just because impressive tech is available, it shouldn’t necessarily be installed in cars'

Mike Rutherford says designers, car makers and politicians need to consult motorists more often
16 May 2021
Meet the Pothole Pro: JCB's answer to our pothole problems
JCB Pothole machine
Features

Meet the Pothole Pro: JCB's answer to our pothole problems

JCB looks to fix the UK's potholes with its innovative new machine
11 May 2021