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Vauxhall plans for re-opening of Ellesmere Port plant could be delayed
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Vauxhall plans for re-opening of Ellesmere Port plant could be delayed

Preparations are being made to re-open Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port factory following coronavirus shutdown but a delay beyond September is likely
8 Jul 2020
New car sales reach 145,000 in June as dealers reopen
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New car sales reach 145,000 in June as dealers reopen

New car registrations were down 34.9 per cent year-on-year in June 2020, with showrooms having reopened to customers
6 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
Lockdown traffic chaos warning: 10 million cars set to hit the roads
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Lockdown traffic chaos warning: 10 million cars set to hit the roads

One in three drivers is expected to take to the roads this weekend, as English lockdown restrictions ease on 4 July
29 Jun 2020
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Six-month MoT extension ends on 1 August
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Six-month MoT extension ends on 1 August

Department for Transport ends MoT extension on 1 August; cars due an MoT before that date still get extra six months
29 Jun 2020
London sees a 71% rise in speeding drivers during lockdown
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London sees a 71% rise in speeding drivers during lockdown

UK's largest police force, the Metropolitan Police, caught drivers travelling at speeds of up to 163mph during the UK's lockdown
29 Jun 2020
“It’s bonkers that politicians can get free travel to work when low earners can't”
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“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

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UK car production down 95.4 per cent in May
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UK car production down 95.4 per cent in May

Just 5,314 cars were manufactured in the UK in May 2020, with factories either closed or restarting with reduced capacity
25 Jun 2020
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Bentley Mulsanne production officially comes to an end
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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
Driving lessons to restart in England from 4 July
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Driving lessons to restart in England from 4 July

The DVSA will write to driving instructors to explain its plans for restarting lessons; testing will resume on a phased basis
25 Jun 2020
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London Congestion Charge explained
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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
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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”
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“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
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Public transport restrictions will put a million more cars on the road at rush hour
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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’
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‘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’
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‘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
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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
Seven-month extension for photocard driving licences
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Seven-month extension for photocard driving licences

An estimated 1.4 million drivers who would otherwise have had to renew their photocards have been granted an automatic extension
3 Jun 2020
How to buy a car: car dealers reopen
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How to buy a car: car dealers reopen

We headed to a new-car showroom, charting the first day of car dealers reopening their doors following the lockdown
1 Jun 2020
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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
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'Government incentives could kick-start car sales'
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'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
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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’
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‘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”
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“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
Calls for car dealerships to reopen as closures costs Treasury £61 million a day
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Calls for car dealerships to reopen as closures costs Treasury £61 million a day

Every day dealers remain closed costs the Treasury £20 million in lost tax revenue, and £41 million in furlough payments
21 May 2020
New MINI Electric Level 2: long-term test review
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New MINI Electric Level 2: long-term test review

First report: the MINI Electric has been handy for trips to the shops during the lockdown
20 May 2020
Easing of lockdown causes 72% spike in car breakdowns
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Easing of lockdown causes 72% spike in car breakdowns

New Government guidance encouraging people to travel to work and allowing recreational activities leads to more breakdown patrol callouts
19 May 2020
London Congestion Charge will increase to £15 and operate seven days a week
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London Congestion Charge will increase to £15 and operate seven days a week

Transport for London announces temporary price hike and extension of operating hours for the Congestion Charge
15 May 2020
Experts warn of increased risks as drivers return to the roads
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Experts warn of increased risks as drivers return to the roads

Those getting back behind the wheel after weeks of not driving are advised to “start small”, with short trips during daylight hours
13 May 2020
SORN applications more than double during lockdown
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SORN applications more than double during lockdown

Applications for statutory off-road notices more than double during first four weeks of lockdown as drivers save cash when not using their cars
13 May 2020