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Revealed: UK’s most EV friendly motorways

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New research has found that the M74 in Scotland is the most electric vehicle-friendly motorway overall, with the shortest average distance between charging point locations. Yet, the nearby M8 which connects Glasgow to Edinburgh, is the least prepared for the EV revolution, with just one service station and no charging …

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Milestone as 500,000th Nissan Leaf is manufactured

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Nissan is celebrating World EV Day – and the production of the 500,000th Leaf, the world’s first mass-market 100% electric car. The milestone was achieved at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, almost a decade after the model first went on sale. The factory has built more than 175,000 Leaf cars since …

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Salon Privé to host new Rolls-Royce Ghost UK public debut

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The all-new Rolls-Royce Ghost will headline the luxury car maker’s presence at this year’s Salon Privé (Blenheim Palace, 23-25 September). It will be joined by two of the most coveted cars from Rolls-Royce’s illustrious history in the Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance, presented by AXA. The historic pair are a 1911 …

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Game-changing universal EV charging payment system

Zap-Pay - new Zap-Map universal EV charging payment service

Zap-Pay, a new app which will allow electric vehicle owners to search, plan and pay all in one app across different charging networks, has been launched. EV drivers currently need to use multiple apps and cards to pay to charge on different networks. Zap-Pay will allow drivers to seamlessly pay …

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Why drivers put the brakes on going electric

Electric car charging bays - motorway services

New research has revealed the biggest three factors holding buyers back from switching to electric cars. Higher purchase prices (52%), lack of local charging points (44%) and fear of being caught short on longer journeys (38%) were the top reasons, according to the research by The Society of Motor Manufacturers …

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Covid-19 triggers school run battleground

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More parents say they’ll drive their kids to school because of coronavirus concerns, new research has revealed. Nearly one in 10 (8%) say they will be taking their children off public transport and instead driving them or making them walk or cycle to school. Car dealer Swansway Group commissioned a …

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Bentley Flying Spur’s production milestone

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Bentley Motors has handcrafted the 40,000th example of the Flying Spur – the “most successful luxury sports sedan in the world”. Now in its all-new third generation, it was originally launched in 2005 as the Continental Flying Spur and has evolved to further distinguish itself from the Continental GT. Designed, …

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Five filthiest areas of your car’s interior

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New research has revealed the parts of cars harbouring disturbing amounts of dirt, with the radio unveiled as the area containing the most bacteria. A car stereo can be nearly four times (371%) dirtier than a toilet seat, closely followed by the gear stick (331%), claims the study. In the …

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