It’s the 20th anniversary of MINI being assembled in Plant Oxford by BMW Group.
In early 2001, production began for MINI body parts in Swindon and on the 26 April the first new MINI rolled off the line in Oxford which has since built over 5 million cars and currently makes MINI 3-Door Hatch, MINI 5-Door Hatch, MINI Clubman and the MINI Electric, all on the same production line.
A post mortem has confirmed that the chairman of the Welsh Automotive Forum Richard Parry-Jones died as a result of a heart attack while on his family farm in North Wales on 16 April.
At first it was thought he had been killed in an accident involving his tractor but this has now been ruled out by the medical examination.
More than half (54%) of British drivers confess that they would not pass their theory test again if re-taken at short notice, according to new research.
According to a new survey commissioned by Rooster Insurance, a staggering 70% of drivers incorrectly answered basic questions from the Highway Code
Around 87% of car owners have a car which was hardly used during the last year, with 14% thinking of getting rid of a car because of the pandemic.
The decision to sell a car might be easier for urban car owners who use their car for six hours or less a week, as iCarhireinsurance.com found they could save around £800 a year if they switched to a Car Club; and for those driving only four hours per week, a saving of over £1,700 a year could be made.
It’s Think Bike week and riders and drivers are being urged to be extra vigilant as more return to the roads.
This coming Bank Holiday is expected to see many more people using the road and its important after the layoffs and winter that tyres are checked, correctly inflated, legal and safe for any journeys.
Fleet drivers could find themselves more than £1,000 a year out of pocket on energy bills if they don’t hunt down the best electricity tariff for both home and vehicle charging.
Energy prices in the UK increased on 01 April 2021 , so many households – including those with drivers who charge company vehicles at home – will now have larger electricity utility bills to pay, according to vehicle home charger and energy comparison site Rightcharge.co.uk.
The Vauxhall Zafira and Astra are involved in more accidents than other models, according to the Department of Transport, said Rivervale Leasing.
The Vauxhall Corsa come fourth but the safest brand is Audi.