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Full size remote control cars: would you take a ride?
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Full size remote control cars: would you take a ride?

Imperium Drive is aiming to shake up the ride-hailing market with its remote-driving cars. We visited the company to find out about the plan and the t…
20 May 2022
DVSA appeal: don’t tow without training
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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
Petition forces MPs to debate 40 per cent fuel duty cut
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Petition forces MPs to debate 40 per cent fuel duty cut

Government says 12 years of duty freezes mean drivers are “already saving £1,900”
19 May 2022
UK petrol and diesel prices: records broken again as prices skyrocket
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UK petrol and diesel prices: records broken again as prices skyrocket

Petrol and diesel pump prices have both reached record average highs for the second time in one week
19 May 2022
15 Tesla Supercharger sites open to non-Tesla vehicles in the UK
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Tesla

15 Tesla Supercharger sites open to non-Tesla vehicles in the UK

Pilot scheme to open up Tesla-only charging network to all electric cars lands at selected UK locations
18 May 2022
Speeding to be recorded as a cause of many more car accidents
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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
World’s car bosses fear supply chain crisis will slow electric car production
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World’s car bosses fear supply chain crisis will slow electric car production

Leading industry figures warn of looming problems at Financial Times’ Car of the Future Summit.
13 May 2022

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Privately owned e-scooters to be legalised for use on public roads
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Consumer news

Privately owned e-scooters to be legalised for use on public roads

Transport minister announces plans to create new vehicle category for e-scooters as part of upcoming Transport Bill
12 May 2022
One in five UK cars has covered 100k miles or more
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One in five UK cars has covered 100k miles or more

The average age of cars on UK roads has increased, with 80 per cent being between six and 10 years old
11 May 2022
​​Draft electric car charger accessibility standard fails real-world test
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​​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
Just Stop Oil protestors attack M25 petrol stations
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Just Stop Oil protestors attack M25 petrol stations

Service stations at Cobham and Clacket Lane damaged during rush hour attack by eco mob
28 Apr 2022
MoT changes could see tests required every two years instead of annually
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MoT changes could see tests required every two years instead of annually

A new plan to help ease the cost of living crisis would make roads “more dangerous”, critics say
27 Apr 2022
Speed limiters could be fitted to all new cars under EU ruling
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Speed limiters could be fitted to all new cars under EU ruling

Concerns over “Big Brother in your cockpit” as speeding drivers could hear alarms or see engine power reduced
19 Apr 2022
New controversial app turns smartphones into speed cameras
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New controversial app turns smartphones into speed cameras

Developers of a new controversial app called Speedcam Anywhere have hidden their identities following alleged abusive emails
12 Apr 2022
Poor mobile signal hinders public electric car charging
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Poor mobile signal hinders public electric car charging

Public electric car chargepoints requiring mobile phone apps to use are causing problems when installed in areas with poor reception
12 Apr 2022
Transport Secretary cracks down on drug-driving as offences rise
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Transport Secretary cracks down on drug-driving as offences rise

Under newly proposed law changes, drug-driving offenders will be required to undergo rehabilitation before resuming driving
4 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
Banned 22-reg number plates revealed
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Banned 22-reg number plates revealed

DVLA releases latest list of number plate combinations deemed too inappropriate to be displayed publicly
29 Mar 2022
Mobile phones in cars: UK law on using phones and sat-navs when driving extended to ‘any use’
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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
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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
Covid sparks stronger connection to our cars
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Covid sparks stronger connection to our cars

One in three people say Covid has made them appreciate more the freedom and independence cars bring
22 Mar 2022
Electric car chargers needed on every street, says Connected Kerb
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Electric car chargers needed on every street, says Connected Kerb

Charge point installer calls for a ‘step change’ in roll-out, as UK car-to-charger ratio declines
22 Mar 2022
UK councils ‘swamped’ by potholes and essential road repairs
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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
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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
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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
P&O ferry disruption - drivers told to use other services
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P&O ferry disruption - drivers told to use other services

Leading channel ferry company sacks 800 staff and cancels all sailings
17 Mar 2022
New car delivery times 2022: how long will you have to wait?
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New car delivery times 2022: how long will you have to wait?

No one likes having to wait for their new car so we called key manufacturers for to get their latest UK lead times
11 Mar 2022
'Prepare yourself for £2 a litre petrol'
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Opinion

'Prepare yourself for £2 a litre petrol'

Mike Rutherford says a litre of petrol could soon hit £2 and suggests ways motorists can fight increasing costs
6 Mar 2022
Plans to expand ULEZ London-wide by 2023 
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Plans to expand ULEZ London-wide by 2023 

Sadiq Khan has announced plans to expand the ULEZ zone to include Greater London 
4 Mar 2022
Motorists call for speed cameras to check tax, insurance and MOT details
Motorists now accept speed cameras
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Motorists call for speed cameras to check tax, insurance and MOT details

89 per cent of drivers support use of speed cameras to check insurance, MOT and road tax. 
3 Mar 2022
Car insurance premiums up £76 in first two weeks of February 
Car insurance costs fall 14 per cent
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Car insurance premiums up £76 in first two weeks of February 

Car insurance costs spike by 12 per cent in response to new FCA rules to make insurance fairer. 
3 Mar 2022
Clean Air Zones: Oxford ZEZ pilot goes live
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Clean Air Zones: Oxford ZEZ pilot goes live

Pilot scheme sees internal combustion engined vehicles charged between £2 and £10 per day to drive in Oxford city centre
2 Mar 2022
MG curbs petrol car orders due to “short-term” supply issues
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MG

MG curbs petrol car orders due to “short-term” supply issues

British brand suggests its dealers should instead encourage electric and hybrid models to prospective petrol MG buyers
2 Mar 2022
Renault Megane E-Tech Electric earns five-star rating in latest Euro NCAP safety tests
Renault Megane E-Tech Electric SUV - front static
Renault

Renault Megane E-Tech Electric earns five-star rating in latest Euro NCAP safety tests

Impressive performance comes after the electric Renault Zoe was awarded zero stars in in 2021; other new models rated in latest round of testing
2 Mar 2022