The M4 is one of the best motorways to use if you have a pure electric car, according to analysis of charging points by CarGurus.
It has 21 charging units spread over its 189-miles, and motorists only have to cover 17.2 miles between power-points, while worst is the M8 Scotland without any ev hook-ups over 60 miles.
Europe’s car registrations dropped in July and August but not as steeply as previous months, industry data showed yesterday.
Registrations in July dropped by 3.7% year-on-year to 1,281,740 vehicles in the European Union, Britain and the European Free Trade Association countries, reported the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association.
Cardiff drivers’ top annoyances are tailgating, lack of indication, cyclists / motorbikes, cutting in and dangerous driving, they told pollsters for Formula One Autocentres.
Some 60% of drivers said they had been victims of road rage by other motorists or road users.
Volkswagen is reportedly in talks to sell its supercar brand Bugatti to Croatian electric powertrain entrepreneur Mate Rimac, Manager Magazin said yesterday.
The sale to Mate Rimac will be discussed by Volkswagen later this year, said Manager Magazin but Bugatti, Mate Rimac and Volkswagen declined to comment.
Research shows that colour can dramatically lighten your mood, so Jeep is offering free paint upgrades to anyone who chooses a vibrant colour when purchasing a Wrangler before the end of September to help positively lift drivers’ spirits.
The offer applies to a range of Wrangler colours including Firecracker red, Punk’n metallic orange, HellaYella yellow and Bikini metallic blue.
London commuters have saved about 62 hours and £484 in fuel when they stayed home during the spring lockdown.
Traffic fell to just 8% of regular flow immediately the epidemic struck but it has now recovered to 17% according to data gathered for Vanarama.
Britain’s car parc is older than ever before despite the efforts of policymakers and environmentalists to get us behind the wheel of modern, fuel-efficient models and zero-emissions vehicles, according to the DVLA and Department for Transport, and gathered the new online web resource that celebrates modern classic cars, Retro Motor.
It shows that in 2019 there were 6.086 million cars over 13 years old in the UK, approximately one-in-five of all vehicles on the road while 25 years earlier there were only 1.329 million cars of a similar age.
The Hagerty UK Classic Index, which monitors the top 50 cars most indicative of the UK market, reveals that the classic car market has proved remarkably resilient during a period of unprecedented uncertainty.
Since the last report in May 2020, average values of 50 landmark models have shown an overall rise of 0.85%; nine cars fell in value, six rose and 35 remained static.
Students at Imperial College London and Royal College of Art have invented a system to catch the majority of minute rubber particles thrown off tyres as they roll along the road.
The project has won them the James Dyson Award and the students now want to protect their design and bring it to production as they believe rubber emissions may rise with the introduction of heavier electric cars.
The Finance & Leasing Association and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants will co-host a roundtable event today to discuss with Paul Scully MP, Minister for Small Business, the practical measures that need to be included in the Comprehensive Spending Review to kickstart the economy.
Speaking ahead of the event, Stephen Haddrill, Director General of the FLA said, “Business confidence remains fragile and will be dented further if the Government turns off the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) just as we enter what could be a very uncertain autumn and winter period. There should be parity with Term Funding, which continues until April 2021. “
Motorpoint staff have travelled 83,000 miles or more than three times round the world since April delivering cars to customers’ homes.
The UK’s leading independent car retailer launched a dedicated free Home Delivery Service during lockdown and teams from across Motorpoint have been busy working not only preparing the vehicles in line with the latest guidance from Public Health England but also taking to the roads to deliver thousands of cars and commercial vehicles to customers across England, Scotland and Wales.