RAC insurance is launching a pay-per-mile policy in response to the dramatically lower distances being covered at the moment.
The scheme is aimed at those who cover under 6,000 miles annually and if they find circumstances change they can leave the on-line and mobile phone policy scheme.
Stellantis announced a partnership with Kiri Technologies to reward drivers of the New 500.
The basic concept behind the project consists of rewarding New 500 customers for driving style by awarding them a cryptocurrency known as KiriCoins in a unique and innovative model for the automotive industry and the agreement with Kiri enables Stellantis to achieve three world firsts in the automotive industry; the ability to collect a cryptocurrency simply by driving; second, giving access to an exclusive marketplace and finally, providing extra rewards for the highest eco:Scores.
Potholes have caused damage to nearly a third of cars in the UK – with the average repair bill setting drivers back more than £140 – according to the latest research by Citroën UK.
In a study of 2,000 UK drivers, 32% said their car had been damaged after hitting a pothole and the average repair cost for the damage was £141.95, although 11% of the drivers surveyed said they had spent more than £251 on getting their car back on the road and the survey showed Welsh councils paid £330,000 in road compensation, of which 57% were pothole related.
A recent survey carried out by the National Association of Motor Auctions revealed that there is growing confidence that 1st time conversion rates and auction volumes will increase as the UK comes out of lockdown.
The NAMA survey results follow a similar trend to last month’s findings, with 1st time conversion rates continuing to perform well, with 55% of respondents favouring rates to increase over the next month and 36% expecting rates to remain the same.
The Govt’s £3bn commitment to building 4,000 zero-emission buses has been welcomed by Jo Bamford, head of Wrightbus which makes the world-first hydrogen double-decker from its base in Ballymena.
He said, “It is fantastic news that the PM is moving forward with his plans to invest in 4000 UK-made zero emission buses which use world-leading manufacturing and innovation, enabling the entire union to lead a green industrial revolution and our buses are essential for improving air quality across the UK – they only emit water.”
On the return of the school run, Green Flag experienced a 20% increase in expected breakdowns throughout the first week, with an average of 16 breakdowns taking place every minute.
It advises motorists to check batteries and tyres in particular and now the weather is changing to milder mornings, beware of hay fever, bright sunlight and many more road users walking, cycling or driving.
MotorGuard has looked at EV registrations across Europe and come up with a few surprises.
The most popular and best seller is the Tesla Model 3, but the Renault Zoe is next and outsells the Porsche Taycan and Norway has the greater number of registered EVs in its drive to be the greenest country for low emission cars.