Next month sees introduction of the Kia Sportage PHEV model, the latest in the new Sportage line-up.
Its pure electric driving range is 43 miles, enough for the average daily commute without using its 265ps 1.6 litre petrol engine, and that gives it a 25gkm emissions figure attracting just 8% BIK while it’s priced from £38,395 for its four trim levels.
Petrol and diesel continues its upward trend this week, said the RAC.
Diesel has eased over 176ppl, super unleaded is nudging 177ppl and regular unleaded is approaching 165ppl and the motoring body has suggested big savings can be made if using supermarket forecourts.
Audi is the first automobile manufacturer in the world to bring virtual-reality entertainment from holoride into series production.
Beginning this summer, back seat passengers can put on virtual reality glasses and immerse themselves in various media formats such as games, films and interactive content with the latests MIB technology.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is piloting a nationwide internship programme providing practical experience to college graduates at Van Centres.
The scheme, launched in partnership with Autotech Academy, gives newly qualified automotive students a route into full-time employment and has started with ten places but will have another 20 in the near future.
The BVRLA has welcomed today’s announcement that availability of the Plug in Van Grant has been confirmed for an additional two years, until 2024/5.
Commenting on the news, BVRLA Director of Corporate Affairs, Toby Poston said, “This good news comes at the perfect time for the fleet industry as it struggles with rising operating costs and global shortage of electric vans. The two-year extension on the grant will enable van operators to plan their fleet upgrades with greater confidence.”
A driving competition for drivers aged 10-16 launches this week – and it’s all about safety rather than speed.
The Young Driver Challenge 2022 encourages youngsters from just 10 years old to compete to be crowned Britain’s Best Young Driver – and anyone old enough to have an official driving license isn’t allowed and more details are available at www.youngdriver.com or download the Young Driver App.