EV drivers who charge mostly from home will see a small rise in electricity costs from 28p to 34p per kWh as part of the Government’s October Energy Price Cap.
The price cap will remain in place until 2024 so it’s a good news story for those who are able to charge at home, especially as domestic electricity prices were set to rise to 52p per kWh from October 2022 with further price increases anticipated in 2023, said Vanrama.
The average price of the UK’s most popular used cars rose by 9.2% on an annual basis in the third quarter of 2022, according to AA Cars’ Used Car Index.
The average price of the top 20 most searched-for cars on the AA Cars site was £15,460 in Q3 this year, compared to £14,152 during the same three-month period in 2021, the Ford Fiesta was the most popular model of all, receiving the highest number of searches from prospective buyers in July, August and September, closely followed by the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf while the Fiesta saw its average price rise by 9.7%, from £9,906 in 2021 to £10,867 this year.
Almost two thirds of learner drivers are abused or intimidated at roundabouts, according to research.
The startling report by learner driver insurers, Marmalade, found abuse towards learners is on the rise with 29% being brought to tears due to the actions of other drivers., while a whopping 99% of driving instructors have witnessed abuse directed at their pupils, with more than half (59%) reporting the most incidents at roundabouts.
OPEC fuel producers have agreed to cut oil output and now the RAC is warning this will see a steep price rise in coming weeks.
The motoring organisation said it will be monitoring how much filling stations increase their pump prices over the normal amount expected after incidents last month of the forecourts taking a higher margin that usual.
A survey of motorists’ opinions on increasing the MoT test to every other year has raised concerns, says Group1 Automotive.
About 60% told pollsters they would still get an annual safety check for their peace of mind and to prevent small problems escalating into major expensive repairs.
It is positive to see the first increase in van registrations this year, although taking into consideration September 2021 registrations were the lowest since 2009.
“Deliveries of new LCVs are still affected by component shortages, some of September’s registrations that were in stock were held back by customers who desired the new updated number plate,” said Sue Robinson, Chief Executive of the National Franchised Dealers Association.