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Revealed: the most scrapped cars of 2021

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The Ford Focus family hatchback was the most scrapped car model in 2021, with 29,525 sent to automotive heaven, according to new internal data from the Scrap Car Comparison service. The Vauxhall Astra was revealed as the second most scrapped model (22,143 cars), with the Vauxhall Corsa following in third …

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Kia EV6 crowned ‘Car of the Year’

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The all-new Kia EV6 electric car has been crowned What Car? Car of the Year 2022. It’s the second time Kia has won the overall What Car? Car of the Year Award – and the second time it has won with a new electric car, having taken its maiden victory …

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Boxing champ Nicola’s knockout new motor

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Double Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams and Swedish electric performance car brand Polestar have announced an official partnership. The 39-year-old’s first Polestar experience was at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed during a passenger ride up the famous hill climb in an experimental version of the 100% electric Polestar 2. …

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Porsche Taycan revealed as new Formula E safety car

PORSCHE TAYCAN REVEALED AS NEW FORMULA E SAFETY CAR

Porsche’s first all-electric sports car is the new safety car in the innovative electric racing series, Formula E. The vehicle will celebrate its racetrack debut at the opening round of the new season on January 28-29 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. Designed to be more than just the Formula E safety …

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Britain’s bestselling cars of 2021

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The final figures are in and the Vauxhall Corsa was the the UK’s most popular car in 2021, deposing the Ford Fiesta after 12 consecutive years at the top of the charts. Not only is the Corsa available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines, but there’s also an …

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Hotspots for car theft across England and Wales

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New research has revealed the regions in England and Wales that see the most – and least – vehicle thefts. Car insurance experts at Uswitch analysed how car thefts have changed over the last five years by analysing ONS crime and vehicle theft statistics, to reveal the regions with the …

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End of an era at Lotus

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Production of the Lotus Elise, Exige and Evora sports cars has ended in readiness for the ramping up production of the all-new Emira – the brand’s last petrol-powered car. Between these three model lines and over the course of 26 years, a total of 51,738 cars will have come off …

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Why Dacia owners have reasons to be cheerful

Dacia Sandero Stepway and Dacia Sandero

Dacia models have been praised for their value, comfort and reliability in a major new satisfaction study. Renault’s Romanian budget brand scored exceptionally well in four satisfaction indexes conducted by readers of consumer motoring website Honest John. Manufacturers and vehicles were assessed on reliability, build quality, fuel economy, repair costs …

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Revealed: UK’s best electric vehicle charge point networks

Zap-Map reveals UK’s best electric vehicle charge point networks

Zap-Map, the UK’s leading electric vehicle mapping service, has released its annual public charging network satisfaction rankings. The league table, now in its fourth year, comes from Zap-Map’s annual EV charging survey, which had more than 3,000 respondents and is the most established and comprehensive survey of EV drivers in …

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Jenson Button tests new Radford Lotus Type 62-2

Jenson Button takes Radford Lotus Type 62-2 for final development track test

Ex-Formula One Champion Jenson Button has taken the Radford Lotus Type 62-2 through its final phases of pre-production testing. The dynamic track test of the prototype John Player Special model was conducted by Jenson at the home of Lotus, on the test track facility at its headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk. …

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