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Now you can buy your next Ferrari with Dogecoin
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Now you can buy your next Ferrari with Dogecoin

Ferrari buyers can use Dogecoin, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to purchase a supercar in the UK
24 Jul 2024
Car washes targeted by Rwanda scheme staff reassigned to combat illegal workers
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Car washes targeted by Rwanda scheme staff reassigned to combat illegal workers

As many as 1,000 Immigration Enforcement staff will now focus on tackling businesses exploiting illegal foreign labour
22 Jul 2024
M25 closures 2024: No full weekend closures until 2025 but motorway to shut through autumn
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M25 closures 2024: No full weekend closures until 2025 but motorway to shut through autumn

The M25 is open after a series of three full weekend closures this year, but drivers should prepare for more disruption as more shorter closures are s…
20 Jul 2024
1 in 5 new cars sold globally is a Chinese EV but Europe’s electric car appetite is questioned
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1 in 5 new cars sold globally is a Chinese EV but Europe’s electric car appetite is questioned

New data shows that EV market share in Europe fell by 0.3 per cent in the first half of this year, despite the car market heading towards pre-pandemic…
19 Jul 2024
Ghost charging? Cable spaghetti? Half of EV drivers admit to poor etiquette at charge points
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Ghost charging? Cable spaghetti? Half of EV drivers admit to poor etiquette at charge points

“Ghost charging” is named as biggest bugbear as EV drivers show a lack of consideration for others
18 Jul 2024
New EU worn tyre rules could save 400m tyres and £5.9 billion a year
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New EU worn tyre rules could save 400m tyres and £5.9 billion a year

Tyres at the 1.6mm legal minimum tread depth must still meet same performance standards as new tyres, says the EU
18 Jul 2024
“Urgent measures” needed as 2030 petrol and diesel ban absent from King’s Speech
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“Urgent measures” needed as 2030 petrol and diesel ban absent from King’s Speech

A new survey says just 43 per cent of drivers are considering an EV, with only eight per cent planning to do so before 2035
17 Jul 2024

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Didn’t see that coming! The single-car crash culprit drivers hit more than any other
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Didn’t see that coming! The single-car crash culprit drivers hit more than any other

A new study reveals that one in ten single-car crashes involve hitting a wall, according to the latest data from the AA
15 Jul 2024
New EU checks mean drivers must brace for two-hour queues at Port of Dover this summer
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New EU checks mean drivers must brace for two-hour queues at Port of Dover this summer

Ferry passengers should expect the port to be “exceptionally busy” over the next few months as essential upgrades coincide with the Olympic Games in P…
12 Jul 2024
New AI cameras clamp down on drivers using mobile phones at the wheel
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New AI cameras clamp down on drivers using mobile phones at the wheel

A trial using AI cameras to catch those using their phone while driving has been extended after number of convictions almost doubled
11 Jul 2024
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Supercar driving licences: why you could soon need a special licence to drive a Ferrari
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Supercar driving licences: why you could soon need a special licence to drive a Ferrari

New Ultra-High Performance licence will mean Australian drivers will have to attend a course in order to get behind the wheel of the fastest cars
9 Jul 2024
CO2 emissions from UK car production have halved since 1999
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CO2 emissions from UK car production have halved since 1999

The ‘per vehicle’ figures for energy and water use, plus C02 emissions, all show dramatic falls as the UK car industry cleans up its act
9 Jul 2024
How’s my driving? New Renault Safety Coach tech to rate drivers out of 100
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How’s my driving? New Renault Safety Coach tech to rate drivers out of 100

Ultimate back seat driver or useful safety feature? Renault safety scores are coming to UK cars this summer
9 Jul 2024
Big tariffs on Chinese EVs as Europe clamps down on cheap car imports
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Big tariffs on Chinese EVs as Europe clamps down on cheap car imports

New import duties in place from July 4 2024 will see big price hikes on Chinese cars if Europe and China fail to agree terms
5 Jul 2024
One million cars sold in first half of 2024, but private sales fall as EV uptake falters
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One million cars sold in first half of 2024, but private sales fall as EV uptake falters

The car industry wants the next government to support consumers with tax-funded new car subsidies
4 Jul 2024
Graduated driving licence bill backed by AA in bid to stop “needless deaths of young drivers”
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Graduated driving licence bill backed by AA in bid to stop “needless deaths of young drivers”

Labour MP, Kim Leadbeater has introduced a new law to Parliament which could impose restrictions on new drivers
30 Jun 2024
Faulty car tyres are four times more dangerous than drunk driving
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Faulty car tyres are four times more dangerous than drunk driving

Faulty tyres contribute to an estimated 7,500 deaths or serious injuries on our roads, according to a new Halfords survey
27 Jun 2024
ULEZ, electric car road tax and public transport: what motorists can expect under a Labour government
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ULEZ, electric car road tax and public transport: what motorists can expect under a Labour government

Labour’s manifesto is short on pledges regarding motoring. We explore the policies left-of-centre think-tanks and lobbyists will be pushing for, if th…
27 Jun 2024
Election 2024 exclusive: Labour and Conservatives map out their plans for cars and motorists
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Election 2024 exclusive: Labour and Conservatives map out their plans for cars and motorists

Parties go head-to-head as their representatives for roads and transport policy respond to our top-10 motoring challenges
27 Jun 2024
Vauxhall could stop UK EV production due to ZEV mandate
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Vauxhall could stop UK EV production due to ZEV mandate

Vauxhall’s parent company warns of “consequences” due to the UK’s tough ZEV mandate quotas, while the SMMT boss says car makers “have the stick, we ju…
25 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
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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
What are the Tories going to do for us? Pay-per-mile road tax ban in 2024 Conservative manifesto
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What are the Tories going to do for us? Pay-per-mile road tax ban in 2024 Conservative manifesto

Conservative Party election manifesto pledges to address multiple issues facing drivers, including rules surrounding tax and the standard of our roads
11 Jun 2024
Voluntary accessibility standard for electric car chargers is failing, new data shows
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Voluntary accessibility standard for electric car chargers is failing, new data shows

According to data from Vauxhall, only 2.3 per cent of on-street EV chargers accommodate disabled drivers
10 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
Tories pledge to scrap ULEZ extension and ban pay-per-mile taxes for drivers
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Tories pledge to scrap ULEZ extension and ban pay-per-mile taxes for drivers

The Conservatives’ ‘Backing Drivers Bill’ will ban road pricing, force local referendums on 20mph schemes, and scrap ULEZ extension
10 Jun 2024
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
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
Illegal car parkers beware: the wheel clamp has evolved… into the Barnacle
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Illegal car parkers beware: the wheel clamp has evolved… into the Barnacle

New device could replace the old fashioned wheel clamp… unless you have a Ferrari Monza SP1
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
When is a pothole not a pothole? Inconsistent council repair policies make bad situation worse
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When is a pothole not a pothole? Inconsistent council repair policies make bad situation worse

A new TV documentary shows how different councils operate on different parameters when it comes to deciding whether to fix a pothole
22 May 2024
UK self-driving car “revolution” incoming: new law allows autonomous vehicles by 2026
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UK self-driving car “revolution” incoming: new law allows autonomous vehicles by 2026

A new law is set to bring self-driving cars to UK roads in two years and puts responsibility in the hands of manufacturers if there is an accident
20 May 2024