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

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

Second report: French trip shows off efficiency of Volvo XC40’s petrol engine
29 Sep 2020
UK car production almost halved in August
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UK car production almost halved in August

Car manufacturing plummeted 44.6 per cent due to continuing Covid-19 crisis and stalling consumer demand
25 Sep 2020
New MINI Electric Level 2: long-term test review
MINI Electric

New MINI Electric Level 2: long-term test review

Second report: The MINI Electric supermini is a winner on and off the track
23 Sep 2020
Morning rush hour is back: traffic hits pre-lockdown levels
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Morning rush hour is back: traffic hits pre-lockdown levels

As many cars are taking to the road between 8am and 9am on weekdays now as they were back in January
20 Sep 2020
New car registrations down 5.8% in August
Ford Fiesta
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New car registrations down 5.8% in August

July's 11% rebound couldn't be replicated last month, though private sales in August were down just 699 units over 2019
4 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

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Frequency of speeding incidents tripled during lockdown
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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
UK petrol and diesel prices: fuel costs rise 3p per litre in July
Kia Niro long-term - petrol station
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UK petrol and diesel prices: fuel costs rise 3p per litre in July

Petrol and diesel prices both rose by around 3p per litre in July, increasing the price of an average fill-up by roughly £2
3 Aug 2020
Six-month MoT extension ends on Saturday
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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
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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
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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
Vauxhall to resume production at Ellesmere Port site on 17 August
Vauxhall

Vauxhall to resume production at Ellesmere Port site on 17 August

Over 100 new safety measures will see production line at Astra facility restart next month
15 Jul 2020
How to buy a car post lockdown: the car retail response to coronavirus
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How to buy a car post lockdown: the car retail response to coronavirus

We find out how car dealerships are adapting to lockdown and helping to keep new car buyers safe
15 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
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...
22 Jun 2020
2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival officially cancelled 
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2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival officially cancelled 

The 2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed will be pushed back towards the end of summer amid COVID-19 emergency
16 Jun 2020
Jaguar Land Rover confirms 4,500 job cuts
Jaguar

Jaguar Land Rover confirms 4,500 job cuts

British carmaker JLR sees £501 million pre-tax profit loss in fourth quarter of 2019/20 financial year due to coronavirus pandemic
15 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
Public transport restrictions will put a million more cars on the road at rush hour
Waiting for the bus
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Public transport restrictions will put a million more cars on the road at rush hour

Climate campaigners call for public authorities to intervene and prevent UK towns and cities from being overloaded with traffic
10 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
‘0% finance deals will not be enough to sell cars’
Opinion

‘0% finance deals will not be enough to sell cars’

With car showrooms reopening, Mike Rutherford thinks dealers now have to be more ambitions and creative to move metal
7 Jun 2020
Car insurance claims spike as rusty drivers return to roads
Car insurance

Car insurance claims spike as rusty drivers return to roads

The easing of lockdown in England saw a jump in claims, with the biggest leap occurring in south-central England
5 Jun 2020
New Ford tech kills coronavirus by heating cars to 56 degrees Celsius 
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New Ford tech kills coronavirus by heating cars to 56 degrees Celsius 

Ford’s “heated software enhancement” system designed for American police cars is said to reduce viral concentration “by greater than 99 percent”.
27 May 2020
MoT tests: 750,000 took place in April despite six-month extension
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MoT tests: 750,000 took place in April despite six-month extension

The number of MoT tests in Britain fell 80 per cent between March and April, but over a quarter of a million tests still took place
27 May 2020
'Government incentives could kick-start car sales'
Opinion

'Government incentives could kick-start car sales'

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler asks company bosses if incentives are needed to encourage car buyers into showrooms
27 May 2020
Car Product Awards 2020: the winners
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Car Product Awards 2020: the winners

We pick 20 of the best products, including those that will help you get moving again
27 May 2020
Coronavirus: what does it mean for cars and motorists?
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Coronavirus: what does it mean for cars and motorists?

The global Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on life in the UK. Here’s everything you need to know about how it affects cars, motorists and the…
27 May 2020
McLaren cuts a quarter of its workforce
McLaren 650S Spider static
McLaren

McLaren cuts a quarter of its workforce

Supercar maker announces 1,200 redundancies in light of motorsport cancellations and wider coronavirus impact
26 May 2020
‘In the big debate on the future of cars we must remember that perpetual motion does not exist’
Opinion

‘In the big debate on the future of cars we must remember that perpetual motion does not exist’

Our consumer editor thinks that in debates about what our vehicles run on, the simple laws of physics have been forgotten
25 May 2020
“The PM and the Government have given you the okay to drive”
Opinion

“The PM and the Government have given you the okay to drive”

It’s okay to drive to the shops, workplace and locations that are important to you. It’s allowed. Boris, your Leader, says so
24 May 2020