RM Sotheby’s has successfully conducted its biggest ever Villa Erba sale, grossing a remarkable €52,953,100 in front of a packed salesroom on the shores of Lake Como.
The undeniable star attraction of the sale was the no reserve Aurora Collection, which sold for an astonishing cumulative value of €25,288,500 after hotly contested bidding throughout with a number of collectors in the room, on the telephones, and via the internet. © Image by Neil Fraser
Automobili Lamborghini is supporting the people affected by the flooding in Emilia-Romagna, with a donation of a million Euros.
The luxury sports car maker wants the donation to assist recovery and welfare of people who have faced a year’s rain in a few days across the region.
Gridserve research revealed that the Tesla Model 3 received the most searches globally, with nearly 20 million views.
The Model 3 was also the top choice in 41 US states by search volume and racked up nearly 6 million searches in the United Kingdom alone, while second most popular vehicle is the all-electric family car, the Kia EV6, coming in with nearly 16 million and in third place is the best-selling electric vehicle, the Tesla Model Y with over 13 million searches.
Six out of ten (57%) drivers purchased their cars outright with cash or debit card says a new Opinium survey of 2,000 UK drivers, commissioned by InsuretheGap.
This varies widely with age from 38% amongst 18 – 34s, rising to 70% for the over 65s while amongst all car buyers, 10% were financed by PCP, 8% hire purchase, 7% loan from bank, 5% long term lease agreement, 4% flexible all-inclusive subscription, 3% given as a gift, 3% private vehicle financing and 2% loan from family or friends.
Almost one in five motorists (17%) who drive less than 4,000 miles per year could save up to £168 on average by swapping to a pay-by-mile policy instead of an annual comprehensive car insurance policy, according to new research from Compare the Market.
Pay-by-mile policies typically use a telematics device to ensure motorists only pay for insurance for the miles they drive.
A specialist business has urged drivers with private registration plates to check their value after a recent £73,000 auction sale.
A number plate that read 5 PS was sold for an eye-watering £73,010 on Wednesday 17 May 17 after registration 4 PS sold for £5,100 in April 1993 and 6 PS sold for £5,800 in July 1993, said Jon Kirkbright, sales director at PlateHunter.
Wrightbus,which manufactures the world’s most efficient electric double deck bus, has hit another green milestone after its single deck BEV was classed as the most efficient on the UK’s roads.
Official assessments undertaken at Millbrook proving ground, using the ZEMO-accredited Zero Emission Bus test showed that the GB Kite Electroliner achieved a result of 0.66 kWh/km.