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Driving test bookings: huge waiting lists play into the hands of fraudsters
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Driving test bookings: huge waiting lists play into the hands of fraudsters

Crooks and chancers are making a packet out of the failing UK driving test system, and its learner drivers who are paying the price
7 Sep 2023
New car delivery times 2023: how long will you have to wait?
New car waiting times
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New car delivery times 2023: how long will you have to wait?

No one likes having to wait for their new car so we called key manufacturers to get their latest UK lead times
12 Jun 2023
London Congestion Charge: 20-year anniversary, map, times, exemptions and full details
Congestion Charge
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London Congestion Charge: 20-year anniversary, map, times, exemptions and full details

The UK’s first congestion charge has been in place for 20 years. Has it been a Success or failure? The debate rages on...
17 Feb 2023
MINI stops production in Oxford until 18 March
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MINI stops production in Oxford until 18 March

Semiconductor shortage and war in Ukraine cited as reasons for plant closure 
9 Mar 2022
Car dealer for the day: inside car sales and aftersales at a franchised showroom
Car dealer for a day - Cupra
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Car dealer for the day: inside car sales and aftersales at a franchised showroom

We play the part of car dealer and find out how dealerships have coped with Covid, the semiconductor shortage and new ways of doing business
28 Feb 2022
Bank holiday traffic expected to return to pre-Covid levels
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Bank holiday traffic expected to return to pre-Covid levels

Congestion is expected over the August bank holiday, but drivers plan on staying closer to home
24 Aug 2021
Over 5.5m cars had MoTs delayed under Covid extension
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Over 5.5m cars had MoTs delayed under Covid extension

More than a fifth of drivers took advantage of MoT extension, with motorists warned MoT bookings will be in high demand this September
8 Aug 2021

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Driving licence body faces huge backlog cases due to strikes and Covid disruption
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Driving licence body faces huge backlog cases due to strikes and Covid disruption

Some drivers have been unable to get on the road due to 1.4 million DVLA applications waiting to be processed
22 Jul 2021
Can I buy a car during the Covid-19 lockdown? Dealers reopen today
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Can I buy a car during the Covid-19 lockdown? Dealers reopen today

National lockdowns have kept dealers closed but they're back as of today. Here’s how you can buy a new or used car in all parts of the UK
12 Apr 2021
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
New MINI Electric Level 2: long-term test review
MINI Electric
Long-term tests

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
Jaguar Land Rover confirms plans to cut 2,000 jobs
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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
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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
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
Long-term tests

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
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
Driving licence validity extended for 11 months
Driving licence
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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
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
Aston Martin posts £230 million loss for first half of 2020
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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
“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
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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
“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