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Take the Driver Power survey today: £100 prize every month

Tell us about your car in the Driver Power survey, you’ll be entered into a prize draw where we give away a £100 Amazon voucher every month.
21 Jun 2024
What is a Low Traffic Neighbourhood? LTN plans, penalties and controversy explained
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What is a Low Traffic Neighbourhood? LTN plans, penalties and controversy explained

What is a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN), why do they exist and how are they made? Find out the answers here…
19 Jun 2024
Driving test wait times up another 20% as DVSA plan is failing
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Driving test wait times up another 20% as DVSA plan is failing

The promise that DVSA is ‘taking all measures it can to reduce waiting times’ rings hollow as waits increase by 20 per cent
17 Jun 2024
Labour to restore 2030 ICE ban, but fuel duty hike on the cards
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Labour to restore 2030 ICE ban, but fuel duty hike on the cards

The Labour Party’s manifesto promises support for the EV manufacturing industry and used electric car buyers, as well as an investigation into high in…
13 Jun 2024
EU threatens Chinese electric car tariffs of almost 50 per cent
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EU threatens Chinese electric car tariffs of almost 50 per cent

New tariffs would be imposed on top of pre-existing duties in an aim to override “unfair” subsidies by the Chinese government
12 Jun 2024
Labour to fix one million potholes per year under new ‘Plan for Drivers’
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Labour to fix one million potholes per year under new ‘Plan for Drivers’

Labour’s bid for the motorists’ vote includes funding for potholes, an investigation into unfair car insurance practices and a reform for road buildin…
12 Jun 2024
Jaguar Land Rover pledges £1 million for UK police to battle car thefts
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Jaguar Land Rover pledges £1 million for UK police to battle car thefts

The British automotive giant has donated even more cash to help police forces tackle the UK’s rise in car theft crime
11 Jun 2024

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Best cars to own: Driver Power 2024 results
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Best cars to own: Driver Power 2024 results

The best new cars to own in the UK right now according to the people who already do. It’s the 2024 Driver Power results!
11 Jun 2024
Reinstate EV grant and cut VAT on public charging, say Lib Dems
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Reinstate EV grant and cut VAT on public charging, say Lib Dems

A £600 million investment proposed in the Liberal Democrat manifesto aims to bolster EV charging network and reduce the cost of charging, fuel and ins…
10 Jun 2024
‘Car cannibalism’ on the rise: criminals strip cars for parts in public, confident police won’t show
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‘Car cannibalism’ on the rise: criminals strip cars for parts in public, confident police won’t show

Cars parked on the street are increasingly being targeted for hard to find parts, as police response proves ineffectual
10 Jun 2024
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New EV battery passport reveals environmental impact of electric cars
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New EV battery passport reveals environmental impact of electric cars

Battery passports will become a legal requirement on all EVs in 2027, providing a breakdown of what impact manufacturing the car has had on the enviro…
7 Jun 2024
Best-selling cars 2024: the UK’s top 10 most popular models
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Best-selling cars 2024: the UK’s top 10 most popular models

These are the country’s most popular cars of the year so far, but which is in pole position?
5 Jun 2024
Big electric car discounts are “unsustainable” as private sales fall again
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Big electric car discounts are “unsustainable” as private sales fall again

The car industry pushes for VAT reductions on EV sales and charging after the general election, to help meet ZEV Mandate requirements
5 Jun 2024
Lower UK energy price cap brings cheaper EV charging
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Lower UK energy price cap brings cheaper EV charging

Energy regulator Ofgem has announced the energy price cap which shall stay in place until September, unlocking lower home charging prices for EV owner…
24 May 2024
Late May bank holiday to bring pre-COVID levels of traffic chaos
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Late May bank holiday to bring pre-COVID levels of traffic chaos

The RAC believes as many as 20 million trips will be made by car in the UK over the course of four days
20 May 2024
Car finance explained: a simple guide to paying for your new car
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Car finance explained: a simple guide to paying for your new car

A comprehensive guide to hire purchase, PCP, contract hire and more, for anyone buying a new car on finance
20 May 2024
UK faces “epidemic” of young uninsured drivers
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UK faces “epidemic” of young uninsured drivers

The number of young people convicted of driving without insurance has tripled since 2021, due to sky-rocketing premiums
17 May 2024
Young drivers “priced off the roads” as car insurance for 17-year-olds hits £3,500
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Young drivers “priced off the roads” as car insurance for 17-year-olds hits £3,500

While drivers of all ages are suffering from spiralling premiums, data shows the youngest are being hit hardest
16 May 2024
Cyclists to face ‘dangerous riding’ penalties like those for dangerous driving motorists
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Cyclists to face ‘dangerous riding’ penalties like those for dangerous driving motorists

New laws will target dangerous cyclists who seriously injure or kill, Government says
16 May 2024
M25 shut again this weekend: all the details to avoid ‘carmageddon’
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M25 shut again this weekend: all the details to avoid ‘carmageddon’

The M25 will be closed from 9pm on Friday until 6am Monday morning, with National Highways predicting “long delays”
10 May 2024
'It's OK to drive high', young drivers express relaxed view on drug driving
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'It's OK to drive high', young drivers express relaxed view on drug driving

22 per cent of young drivers think it's ok to drive high, while almost one-third of motorists believe that driving after taking prescription drugs pos…
10 May 2024
New graduated driving licence bill aims to tackle “overconfident young motorists”
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New graduated driving licence bill aims to tackle “overconfident young motorists”

Labour MP, Kim Leadbeater has introduced a new law to Parliament which could impose restrictions on new drivers
9 May 2024
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Driving in Europe: what are the rules for UK motorists?
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Driving in Europe: what are the rules for UK motorists?

Everything you need to know about taking your car to Europe
9 May 2024
Last chance: have your say on ‘unfair’ PCNs and traffic fines before government consultation ends
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Last chance: have your say on ‘unfair’ PCNs and traffic fines before government consultation ends

Motorists can submit their concerns and evidence via the gov.uk website as part of the DfT’s investigation into councils profiteering from fines
8 May 2024
Urgent action needed to “re-enthuse” private EV buyers, say car makers
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Urgent action needed to “re-enthuse” private EV buyers, say car makers

The proportion of EVs sold to private buyers in April slumped 22 per cent compared to April 2023, as EV fleet sales motor ahead
7 May 2024
AI drives major rise in car insurance fraud as criminals fake evidence
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AI drives major rise in car insurance fraud as criminals fake evidence

Finance firm, Allianz, has found that the number of fraudulent insurance cases regarding doctored photos and video has trebled in the last year
3 May 2024
Should you sell a car on Facebook Marketplace?
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Should you sell a car on Facebook Marketplace?

Sceptical about selling your car on Facebook? We go over everything you need to know about the Facebook Marketplace?
3 May 2024
More 20mph speed limits in Glasgow despite UK Government’s ‘Plan for Drivers’
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More 20mph speed limits in Glasgow despite UK Government’s ‘Plan for Drivers’

Almost 4,000 additional streets in Glasgow will get a 20mph speed limit, with introductions set to be phased
2 May 2024
UK new car buyers love a Mercedes-Benz but Ford is favourite when used
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UK new car buyers love a Mercedes-Benz but Ford is favourite when used

Data from YouGov’s BrandIndex shows that Mercedes-Benz is a top choice with new car buyers, with used buyers favouring Ford
2 May 2024
On-street Electric Vehicle charging slips off the political agenda for 2 May polls
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On-street Electric Vehicle charging slips off the political agenda for 2 May polls

Voters rate council support for EV owners poorly, but election candidates aren’t addressing the issue
1 May 2024
UK diesel car market to be “decimated” in 4 years, due to EV laws
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UK diesel car market to be “decimated” in 4 years, due to EV laws

Diesel car market share will fall to as little as three per cent in the next four years due to the “legislative direction” around zero-emissions vehic…
29 Apr 2024
Stable charging costs make EVs look cheaper as petrol prices rise
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Stable charging costs make EVs look cheaper as petrol prices rise

The cost of EV charging has remained consistent in the last month, despite surging prices of petrol and diesel.
29 Apr 2024
New Private Parking Code of Practice to enforce grace period for parking fines
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New Private Parking Code of Practice to enforce grace period for parking fines

The British Parking Association has announced that it will implement a new Code of Practice for private car parks later this year, with changes to boo…
26 Apr 2024
UK petrol and diesel prices: latest fuel costs explained
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UK petrol and diesel prices: latest fuel costs explained

Petrol prices have risen on average by 8 pence since the start of 2024. We explain why fuel prices are going up again
23 Apr 2024