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Can I drive my car during the Covid-19 lockdown?
Speed limit to be cut to 60mph on M1
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Can I drive my car during the Covid-19 lockdown?

England is coming out of its third lockdown, with the rest of the UK in a similar position - what does this mean for drivers?
6 Apr 2021
Covid-19: what it means for motorists and the car industry
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Covid-19: what it means for motorists and the car industry

Everything you need to know about how Covid-19 affects cars, motorists and the car industry in the UK
6 Apr 2021
Can I buy a car during the Covid-19 lockdown? Dealers to reopen on 12 April
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Coronavirus

Can I buy a car during the Covid-19 lockdown? Dealers to reopen on 12 April

National lockdowns have kept dealers closed but the reopening is in sight. Here’s how you can still buy a new or used car in all parts of the UK
6 Apr 2021
New car registrations remain 37% below pre-Covid average despite Spring bounce
Ford Fiesta
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New car registrations remain 37% below pre-Covid average despite Spring bounce

March 2021 saw an 11.5 per cent year-on-year increase as the UK marked the first anniversary of Covid-19 restrictions
6 Apr 2021
UK car production falls 14% in worst February since 2010
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UK car production falls 14% in worst February since 2010

Just 105,008 cars were built in the UK in February 2021, marking the 18th consecutive month of decline
26 Mar 2021
New MINI Electric Level 2: long-term test review
MINI Electric
MINI Electric

New MINI Electric Level 2: long-term test review

Final report: Did a limited range mar life with the MINI Electric?
2 Mar 2021
Scottish car buyers can enter showrooms under appointment system
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Scottish car buyers can enter showrooms under appointment system

Scottish Government confirms dealers can allow customers into their showrooms to conclude the purchasing of a vehicle
23 Feb 2021

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Jaguar Land Rover confirms plans to cut 2,000 jobs
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Jaguar

Jaguar Land Rover confirms plans to cut 2,000 jobs

JLR will trim its workforce over the next year – but company executives have confirmed that the changes won’t affect factory workers
18 Feb 2021
Car sales will surge when lockdown ends
Uk car sales
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Car sales will surge when lockdown ends

Easing of lockdown restrictions will cause car sales boom thanks to pent-up demand and desire to avoid public transport
17 Feb 2021
Councils get £500m to fill 10 million potholes in 2021
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Consumer news

Councils get £500m to fill 10 million potholes in 2021

The new pothole repair funding is part of a £2.5 billion Potholes Fund that was announced in the 2020 Budget to cover 2020/21 to 2024/25
15 Feb 2021
Inside a Covid car launch
Covid car launch with Toyota
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Inside a Covid car launch

Toyota reveals how car makers are getting writers behind the wheel during lockdown
9 Feb 2021
Current car usage at similar levels to May 2020 despite lockdown
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Current car usage at similar levels to May 2020 despite lockdown

New data suggests 10 per cent more cars are being used in the UK now than during the first lockdown in March 2020
13 Jan 2021
Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 R-Design: long-term test review
Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 long termer - final report header
Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 R-Design: long-term test review

Final report: Our plug-in Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 has proved a useful step on the way to full electrification
13 Jan 2021
MG and Tesla were the only car makers to increase sales last year
Tesla Model 3 - Front Tracking
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MG and Tesla were the only car makers to increase sales last year

New-car registrations hit a 30-year low in 2020, but two manufacturers managed to buck the trend
6 Jan 2021
London Congestion Charge explained
Congestion Charge
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London Congestion Charge explained

All the facts about the £15 charge for driving into central London including a map, how to pay and how to check if you need to...
16 Dec 2020
New £3.50 charge to drive into Greater London considered
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New £3.50 charge to drive into Greater London considered

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan looks for ways to raise extra £500 million a year amid Transport for London’s financial woes
14 Dec 2020
Drivers planning 13m Christmas journeys despite Covid-19
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Drivers planning 13m Christmas journeys despite Covid-19

Millions of UK drivers will still visit friends and family during the Christmas travel window, although a fifth won’t due to Covid-19
11 Dec 2020
Goodwood Festival of Speed, Revival, and Members’ Meeting to go ahead in 2021
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Goodwood Festival of Speed, Revival, and Members’ Meeting to go ahead in 2021

All three of Goodwood’s flagship motorsport events are set to take place next year, having been cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19
3 Dec 2020
Car industry’s final plea to prevent £55bn Brexit blow
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Car industry’s final plea to prevent £55bn Brexit blow

Auto bosses warn that UK car production will shrink by a third if no deal with the EU is reached
24 Nov 2020
“Those sealed in private cars are far less likely to become Covid-19 victims”
Opinion

“Those sealed in private cars are far less likely to become Covid-19 victims”

If there’s a more pandemic-beating travel pod than our cars, then Mike Rutherford wants to know what it is
18 Oct 2020
UK petrol and diesel prices: 5p drop due in next fortnitght
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UK petrol and diesel prices: 5p drop due in next fortnitght

Petrol and diesel prices remained steady in October, but experts say second lockdown should drive prices down soon
4 Oct 2020
Crash for cash: Insurance fraud set to rise, experts warn
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Crash for cash: Insurance fraud set to rise, experts warn

The Insurance Fraud Bureau warns the public to be prepared for increased incidences of ‘crash for cash’ scams and other forms of insurance fraud
30 Sep 2020
Driving licence validity extended for 11 months
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Driving licence validity extended for 11 months

Move follows seven-month extension announced in June; photocard licences expiring between 1 February and 31 December 2020 get automatic 11-month exten…
1 Sep 2020
Bank holiday traffic: staycations cause busiest weekend of the year
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Bank holiday traffic: staycations cause busiest weekend of the year

An estimated 18 million leisure trips will be taken during August bank holiday weekend, 1.8 million more than last year
26 Aug 2020
Frequency of speeding incidents tripled during lockdown
Britain's fastest road
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Frequency of speeding incidents tripled during lockdown

Telematics data shows drivers broke speed limits more often when they got behind the wheel during lockdown
18 Aug 2020
Six-month MoT extension ends on Saturday
Consumer news

Six-month MoT extension ends on Saturday

Department for Transport ends MoT extension on Saturday 1 August; cars due an MoT before that date still get extra six months
29 Jul 2020
Aston Martin posts £230 million loss for first half of 2020
Aston Martin

Aston Martin posts £230 million loss for first half of 2020

Aston Martin's losses have increased by 67 per cent over the same period in 2019
29 Jul 2020
Treasury loses £2.4bn of fuel duty due to lockdown
News

Treasury loses £2.4bn of fuel duty due to lockdown

Revenue from tax on diesel sales were worst-affected, falling 49 per cent year-on-year in April and May
27 Jul 2020
Driving tests to resume in England this week
Driving test

Driving tests to resume in England this week

Driving tests will resume in England from 22 July, with learners urged to check with their instructors whether they're still ready to try and pass
20 Jul 2020
Geneva Motor Show 2021 cancelled
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Geneva Motor Show 2021 cancelled

The 2021 Geneva Motor Show has been cancelled due to financial hardship and poor manufacturer response
30 Jun 2020
“It’s bonkers that politicians can get free travel to work when low earners can't”
Opinion

“It’s bonkers that politicians can get free travel to work when low earners can't”

Mike Rutherford thinks low-earning employees deserve to have their commute subsidised
27 Jun 2020
Bentley Mulsanne production officially comes to an end
Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley Mulsanne production officially comes to an end

Bentley has finally halted production of its aging flag-bearer, with a final special edition model that celebrates the saloon’s history
25 Jun 2020
“It’s exactly the right time for car showrooms to reinvent themselves”
Opinion

“It’s exactly the right time for car showrooms to reinvent themselves”

Mike Rutherford made dozens of phone calls on the day car showrooms reopened, but got a mixture of positive and negative responses
14 Jun 2020
‘The retail revolution putting car dealers in jeopardy’
Opinion

‘The retail revolution putting car dealers in jeopardy’

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks dealerships could become places to 'try' rather than 'buy' as more and more car customers turn to online purchasin…
10 Jun 2020