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Banned car number plates: naughty 74-reg number plates deemed too rude for the roads
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Banned car number plates: naughty 74-reg number plates deemed too rude for the roads

The DVLA has revealed its list of new-for-2024 number plates judged too saucy for the streets, and there are plenty of potential shockers on the banne…
10 Apr 2024
Car tax 2024: how does UK VED road tax work and how much will it cost you?
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Car tax 2024: how does UK VED road tax work and how much will it cost you?

Confused by VED road tax? Our comprehensive guide explains how much you'll pay to tax your next car in the 2024/25 financial year
9 Apr 2024
‘Greedy’ UK car insurers blamed as soaring premiums far exceed rise in payouts
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‘Greedy’ UK car insurers blamed as soaring premiums far exceed rise in payouts

Do modest price rises abroad - as low as 2 per cent in France - prove car insurance companies are ripping-off British drivers?
8 Apr 2024
New ‘24’ plate boosts UK new car sales in March after “two tough years”
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New ‘24’ plate boosts UK new car sales in March after “two tough years”

According to the SMMT, over 300,000 new cars have received the new ‘24’ registration plate so far, with new car sales up 10% year-on-year
4 Apr 2024
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How to check a car’s MoT history online in 4 easy steps
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How to check a car’s MoT history online in 4 easy steps

A car’s MoT history can give insight into how well it’s been looked after, and finding this information is easy.
3 Apr 2024
Tesla stock prices tumble as Elon Musk’s EV firm sees worst sales since 2022
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Tesla stock prices tumble as Elon Musk’s EV firm sees worst sales since 2022

Tesla has reported its first year-on-year drop in sales since 2020, with stock prices dropping as much as 5% as a result
3 Apr 2024
Government to investigate car headlight glare as drivers report being dazzled
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Government to investigate car headlight glare as drivers report being dazzled

Almost nine-in-ten drivers think car headlights are too bright and now the Government says it’s looking into the matter
2 Apr 2024

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Road tax set to rise in April: here’s how much more you’ll pay
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Road tax set to rise in April: here’s how much more you’ll pay

Drivers with newer cars will now pay £10 more per year, although the biggest gas guzzlers fare even worse
28 Mar 2024
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‘Secret’ UK courts are fast-tracking speeding fines say magistrates
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‘Secret’ UK courts are fast-tracking speeding fines say magistrates

New guidance from Magistrates’ Association calls for reform and aims to expose ‘secret’ Single Justice Procedure system
26 Mar 2024
Low on stock: Only 1-in-10 UK supermarkets offer electric car charging
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Low on stock: Only 1-in-10 UK supermarkets offer electric car charging

A survey by Zap-Map and the RAC reveals only 13% of supermarkets are equipped with EV chargers, despite a 59% increase in the past year
22 Mar 2024
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Mis-sold car finance scandal: could you be due compensation?
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Mis-sold car finance scandal: could you be due compensation?

Did you buy a car on finance between April 2007 and January 2021? You could be owed thousands!
21 Mar 2024
Hydrogen and efuel cars can help save the European auto industry, says Renault boss
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Hydrogen and efuel cars can help save the European auto industry, says Renault boss

Renault boss, Luca de Meo’s strategy to save Europe’s car industry includes a bigger role for hydrogen
21 Mar 2024
Home EV charger grant extended to those without off-street parking
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Home EV charger grant extended to those without off-street parking

The government has now extended its £350 EV charger grant to those with “adequate” on-road parking, but there remains no electric car purchase incenti…
19 Mar 2024
Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: many residents unaware of multi-million pound ‘cash cows’
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Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: many residents unaware of multi-million pound ‘cash cows’

58 per cent of residents don’t know they’re in an LTN, while less than a quarter say they improve air quality or encourage cycling
19 Mar 2024
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HS2 funds can’t solve UK’s £16.3 billion pothole problem
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HS2 funds can’t solve UK’s £16.3 billion pothole problem

The Asphalt Industry Alliance’s annual report suggests UK roads are at “breaking point”, despite extra cash promised by the government
19 Mar 2024
Jaguar I-Pace owners angry as firm cuts smart charging access
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Jaguar I-Pace owners angry as firm cuts smart charging access

Surprise new security measures mean smart chargers can no longer talk to JLR cars, making smart tariffs untenable
15 Mar 2024
No full inquiry into UK car insurance costs but regulator will ‘assess state of the market’
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No full inquiry into UK car insurance costs but regulator will ‘assess state of the market’

The Financial Conduct Authority maintains that the insurance market is ‘competitive’, in spite of driver fury over price hikes
14 Mar 2024
Exclusive: Some Chinese cars ‘almost uninsurable’ as parts and repair support falters
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Exclusive: Some Chinese cars ‘almost uninsurable’ as parts and repair support falters

Parts shortages and a lack of technical support are giving insurance underwriters the jitters when it comes to the new wave of Chinese cars hitting th…
8 Mar 2024
No EV incentives in 2024 budget, but fuel duty’s frozen again
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No EV incentives in 2024 budget, but fuel duty’s frozen again

The Chancellor extends the 5p fuel duty cut, but ignores industry calls for tax handouts to electric car buyers
6 Mar 2024
Touchscreen backlash? Euro NCAP says physical buttons will be “incentivised” in car safety tests
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Touchscreen backlash? Euro NCAP says physical buttons will be “incentivised” in car safety tests

Car makers have been advised not to have important car functions on touchscreens
5 Mar 2024
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New car registrations hit 20-year high in February after 19 months of growth
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New car registrations hit 20-year high in February after 19 months of growth

The UK car market sees continuous growth despite the rapid diesel decline. EV sales to private buyers are up 21% year-on-year
5 Mar 2024
UK petrol prices take biggest jump in five months as regional inequality grows
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UK petrol prices take biggest jump in five months as regional inequality grows

The rising cost of oil pushes up fuel prices, but there are big regional differences in the cost of filling up
5 Mar 2024
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Cars are becoming unaffordable in cost of living crisis, say 60% of motorists
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Cars are becoming unaffordable in cost of living crisis, say 60% of motorists

The cost of living crisis has seen drivers cut back on journeys, explore car-sharing and using public transport
4 Mar 2024
F1 ace Gerhard Berger’s £350,000 stolen Ferrari found after 30 years: Met police solve 1995 crime
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F1 ace Gerhard Berger’s £350,000 stolen Ferrari found after 30 years: Met police solve 1995 crime

Gerhard Berger’s Ferrari Testarossa has been found three decades after its theft from the Imola GP circuit
4 Mar 2024
Electric car tax cuts needed to boost sales, says SMMT
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Electric car tax cuts needed to boost sales, says SMMT

The Chancellor is under pressure to slash VAT on new EVs to provide a ‘fair tax for a fair transition’
1 Mar 2024
Plenty of UK car buyers still love a new car number plate
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Plenty of UK car buyers still love a new car number plate

Is a new number plate still the status symbol it once was? Our exclusive poll suggests that car buyers do care
24 Feb 2024
UK road maintenance work slashed by almost half in five years
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UK road maintenance work slashed by almost half in five years

Council road repairs are down by 45 per cent compared to 2017/18, the latest data shows
24 Feb 2024
6,600 arrested in police annual drug and drink driving purge
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6,600 arrested in police annual drug and drink driving purge

The Police ‘Op Limit’ campaign over xmas 2023 resulted in 6,616 arrests, with 14 per cent of over 50,000 tests showing positive results
22 Feb 2024
Don’t hand over new car deposits until you’re ready, says industry watchdog
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Don’t hand over new car deposits until you’re ready, says industry watchdog

The motor ombudsman has issued a timely warning as the new number plate sales rush looms this March
21 Feb 2024
Double-cab pick-up truck tax explained
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Double-cab pick-up truck tax explained

The inside line on HMRC’s VAT and Benefit-in-Kind tax rules for those using double-cab pick-ups as company vehicles
19 Feb 2024
Never-ending backlog predicted as 5m learner drivers fight for 1.8m driving test slots in 2024
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Never-ending backlog predicted as 5m learner drivers fight for 1.8m driving test slots in 2024

Without an increase in driving test capacity learner drivers face more long waits for test slots, and there’s no end to the delays in sight
19 Feb 2024
Car theft “essentially decriminalised” by police charge rate under 1.5%
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Car theft “essentially decriminalised” by police charge rate under 1.5%

Official stats reveal London’s Met Police have a shockingly low charge rate for car theft of just 0.69 per cent
8 Feb 2024
London ULEZ claims ‘misleading’, says UK advertising watchdog
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London ULEZ claims ‘misleading’, says UK advertising watchdog

The Advertising Standards Authority has responded to high numbers of complaints about Transport for London claims for the ULEZ
8 Feb 2024
Jaguar Land Rover pays for more police at UK ports to curb exports of stolen cars
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Jaguar Land Rover pays for more police at UK ports to curb exports of stolen cars

The Range Rover maker spends ‘several hundred thousand pounds’ in effort to thwart stolen car exports from the UK
7 Feb 2024