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Nissan production milestone for the 100% electric Leaf

Record-breaking Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf has overtaken production of the Bluebird at the company’s plant in Sunderland. So far, 195,380 Leaf EVs have been manufactured, compared to 187,178 Bluebirds (the first car built at the plant) between 1986-1990. Back in the day it took 22 hours to build a Bluebird to be …

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Third of cars damaged by potholes – new study

Road pothole

Potholes have caused damage to nearly a third of cars in Britain, according to new research by Citroen 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 was £141.95. Worse still – 11% of the …

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Aston Martin takes pole position for 2021 F1 season

Aston Martin DBX - Official Medical Car of Formula 1 and Aston Martin Vantage - Official Safety Car

Aston Martin has unveiled its 2021 Formula 1 Safety and Medical cars – specially equipped versions of the Vantage and DBX. The iconic British brand, which returns as a F1 entrant for the first time in more than 60 years, will share safety and medical car duties with long-time supplier …

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Best places to find cheap petrol and diesel

Filling up at the petrol pump

A full tank of fuel now costs nearly £5 more than in late 2020 after yet another month of pump price rises. The latest data from RAC Fuel Watch reveals the price of fuel on the UK’s forecourts rose by an average of 3p a litre in February, making it …

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Toyota Yaris is 2021 Car of the Year

Toyota Yaris review

The all-new Toyota Yaris supermini has been crowned European Car of the Year 2021. The fourth-generation Yaris, which is only available as a petrol-electric hybrid, scored 266 points and beat six other short-listed cars. The runner up was the 100% electric Fiat 500 (240 points), which just pipped the Cupra …

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Get set for new ‘greener’ E10 fuel

Filling up at the petrol pump

The Department for Transport has confirmed that new E10 petrol will be introduced in filling stations across the UK this September. E10 fuel is a more eco-friendly blend of petrol and ethanol, which is made from materials including low-grade grains, sugars and waste wood. It’s claimed its introduction could cut …

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Top 10 most popular learner driver cars

Ford Fiesta

A new study has revealed that the most common car for private driving lessons is the Ford Fiesta. The Fiesta is the car most people insure for learning to drive with learner driver and temporary car insurance specialists, Veygo. Veygo reckons the UK’s best-selling new and used car is “nice …

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British Gas makes electrifying commitment

British Gas Vauxhall e-Vivaro van

The largest electric vehicle order for a commercial fleet in the UK has been awarded to Vauxhall by British Gas. The order is for 2,000 all-new all-electric Vauxhall Vivaro-e vans, adding to the 1,000 purchased in summer 2020. All 3,000 electric vehicles (EVs) will be on the road by 2022. …

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Pandemic leads to cleaner cars

Car WASH

Almost half of motorists are cleaning their cars more thoroughly since Covid-19, new research suggests. Asda Money surveyed 2,000 UK car owners to better understand if the importance of cleanliness due to the pandemic has reached our cars, and it was very revealing. Since Coronavrius struck early in 2020, almost …

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