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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
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
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
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
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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
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
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

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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
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VW to pay customer £25,000 following new Dieselgate ruling
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VW to pay customer £25,000 following new Dieselgate ruling

Volkswagen has lost a landmark court case in Germany and must now pay significant compensation
26 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
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Ford’s European car factories to restart production on 4 May
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Ford’s European car factories to restart production on 4 May

Production will resume at Ford’s engine plants in Dagenham and Bridgend on 18 May, the company has announced
13 May 2020
Bentley resumes production at Crewe headquarters
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Bentley resumes production at Crewe headquarters

Bentley begins phased return to production with up to 1,700 employees returning to work
11 May 2020
Kia says July car sales could be back to normal
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Kia says July car sales could be back to normal

Kia Europe boss Emilio Herrera also calls for government support to boost sales
7 May 2020
Tesla Model 3 tops UK new car registrations for April
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Tesla Model 3 tops UK new car registrations for April

There were 658 Tesla Model 3s registered in April – making it more popular than the Jaguar I-Pace and Vauxhall Corsa combined
5 May 2020
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Nissan Sunderland aims to resume production in early June
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Nissan Sunderland aims to resume production in early June

Production at Nissan’s Sunderland plant will remain suspended throughout May, with production resuming in June on a phased basis
30 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: support for car finance customers announced
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Coronavirus: support for car finance customers announced

Financial Conduct Authority announces measures to help car finance customers struggling to meet payments during coronavirus crisis
24 Apr 2020
Renault Zoe vs MINI Electric
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Renault Zoe vs MINI Electric

Fresh second-generation Renault Zoe takes on all-new MINI Electric in a showdown of the EV superminis
22 Apr 2020
Can I get a refund on my car insurance because of coronavirus?
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Can I get a refund on my car insurance because of coronavirus?

With the coronavirus lockdown impacting car use, many drivers may be able to claim a partial refund on their insurance premiums.
22 Apr 2020
Admiral to issue £25 refund on all car insurance premiums
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Admiral to issue £25 refund on all car insurance premiums

The insurer is passing on the savings it’s making as a result of less claims being made during the coronavirus lockdown
22 Apr 2020
Sunday drivers contribute to high death rates on country roads
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Sunday drivers contribute to high death rates on country roads

New research suggests rural areas have higher fatal accident rates than urban areas, with Sunday drivers a contributing factor
16 Apr 2020
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Daily car journeys fell to lowest level yet on Easter Sunday
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Daily car journeys fell to lowest level yet on Easter Sunday

Car journeys were at 20 per cent of their usual levels on Easter Sunday, the lowest point yet according to new data
14 Apr 2020
Things to do with kids who like cars during the lockdown
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Things to do with kids who like cars during the lockdown

Stuck for something that your car-loving kids can sink their teeth into? We’ve rounded up some of the best car-related activities, games and fun thing…
31 Mar 2020
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Car industry to build ventilators for NHS in coronavirus crisis
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Car industry to build ventilators for NHS in coronavirus crisis

Ford and seven F1 teams have signed up to the Ventilator Challenge UK Consortium, while UK motor industry body also pledges support
30 Mar 2020
2020 Geneva Motor Show officially cancelled over coronavirus fears
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2020 Geneva Motor Show officially cancelled over coronavirus fears

The 2020 Geneva Motor Show has been called off after the Swiss government announces ban on public gatherings of more than 1,000 people
28 Mar 2020
Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall close all European factories due to coronavirus
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Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall close all European factories due to coronavirus

All Groupe PSA plants to shut down until March 27 in bid to contain the spread of coronavirus
27 Mar 2020
Toyota latest car maker to suspend production over coronavirus
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Toyota latest car maker to suspend production over coronavirus

In a bid to help contain coronavirus, Toyota has closed factories across Europe
27 Mar 2020
Porsche sets sales record and huge profit in spite of new dieselgate fine
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Porsche sets sales record and huge profit in spite of new dieselgate fine

Porsche has sold in excess for 280,000 cars worldwide for the first time
20 Mar 2020
72 per cent of motorists support fines for idling drivers
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72 per cent of motorists support fines for idling drivers

Seven in 10 motorists think drivers who leave their engines idling while parked should be fined
7 Oct 2019
AIR Index car emissions system launches
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AIR Index car emissions system launches

AIR Index promises easy-to-understand, real-world NOx levels for buyers and policymakers. High NOx readings have been found for some models
28 Feb 2019
Volkswagen to reduce model count and increase vehicle costs
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Volkswagen to reduce model count and increase vehicle costs

Volkswagen has announced that savings of 3 billion euros will be made by the end of 2020, while vehicle prices will rise
6 Dec 2018
EU Commissioner says diesel cars “are finished”
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EU Commissioner says diesel cars “are finished”

Brussels official calls diesels “technology of the past”, and predicts they will “completely disappear” from European roads
29 May 2018
Audi accused of of emissions cheating
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Audi accused of of emissions cheating

The Audi emissions recall covers the Audi A4, A5, A6, A7, Q5 and Q7 with the majority of vehicles said to be in Germany
22 Jan 2018
Greenpeace VW protest: car ship boarded at Sheerness
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Greenpeace VW protest: car ship boarded at Sheerness

A ship carrying Volkswagen cars was boarded by Greenpeace protesters at Sheerness, Kent with more entering the port itself
22 Sep 2017
BMW, Mercedes and VW agree on emissions update for 5.3m cars
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BMW, Mercedes and VW agree on emissions update for 5.3m cars

The move agreed with German authorities includes an incentive scheme for owners to trade in their old car for a new, less polluting vehicle
3 Aug 2017