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Awards for UK’s best used cars

Seat Ateca

The Seat Ateca has been crowned Used Car of the Year at the 2021 What Car? Used Car Awards. It also took victory in the Used Family SUV category at the awards held in association with heycar, the online used car marketplace.Since its launch in 2016, Seat’s popular SUV has …

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Skoda Kodiaq becomes remote emergency responder

Skoda Kodiaq joins Great Western Air Ambulance Charity fleet

A specially converted Skoda Kodiaq SUV is the latest vehicle to join Great Western Air Ambulance Charity fleet. Critical care responders will now be able to reach the most remote emergency 999 calls by car across the region which covers Bristol, Bath, North Somerset, North East Somerset, Gloucestershire and South …

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Introducing the special edition Monte Carlo Rally MINI

MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition

A MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition has been launched in honour of the Northern Irish rally driver and the historic Monte Carlo Rally winning model. The special edition is painted Chili Red with a white contrast roof and features the famous starting number 37 livery from the legendary 1964 car. Priced …

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Revealed: UK’s most EV friendly motorways

Electric car charging bays - motorway services

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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Opening soon: UK’s first electric vehicle charging forecourt

First-UK-Electric-Forecourt-

The UK’s first 100% electric forecourt is nearing completion and scheduled to open in November. Major brands, including WH Smith, Costa Coffee, Post Office, Booths, Tesla, the AA, Gourmade and ABB, have teamed up with Gridserve to help deliver this 21st Century vision of making electric vehicle (EV) charging as …

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Milestone as 500,000th Nissan Leaf is manufactured

The-500000th-Nissan-Leaf

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

Rolls-Royce Ghost front

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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Millions of motorists planning switch to electric cars

All-electric Renault ZOE comes to the aid of the Scottish Fire Rescue Service

As many as 12 million drivers are considering swapping their diesel or petrol car for an electric vehicle within the next two years, claims a new study. Some 4.3 million motorists (11%) say they will buy an electric vehicle (EV) in the next two years, and an additional 7.6 million …

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