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One in five drivers ready to go green

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Nearly a quarter (22%) of motorists say they will make the switch to an electric or hybrid vehicle for their next car, according to new research. The AA-Populus poll of more than 20,000 drivers suggests there will be a dramatic increase from the 2% of drivers who currently drive a …

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Most Brits planning to ditch diesel cars

Diesel fuel

UK motorists look set to go green in the near future, as 55% plan to swap diesel for a more ‘planet-friendly’ alternative with their next car purchase. A study of 2,000 motorists currently in the market for a new vehicle found 42% are concerned that they may be taxed more …

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Bentley unveils “world’s first luxury hybrid”

World’s first luxury hybrid model, the Bentayga Hybrid

Bentley has taken the wraps off what’s claimed to be the world’s first luxury hybrid car, the Bentayga Hybrid. In Bentley’s first step towards full electrification, the plug-in hybrid model combines an advanced electric motor with a powerful and efficient V6 petrol engine. The Bentayga Hybrid will be the company’s …

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Top 10 most searched for cars in 2017

BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series is the most searched for car in the UK for the seventh year running, according to Auto Trader – the UK’s largest online marketplace for new and used cars. The 3 Series was searched for more than 40 million times on Auto Trader in 2017, closely …

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Worried about the 2040 diesel and petrol ban?

London traffic

New research has revealed that motorists and businesses are concerned and confused by the proposed ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040. The report, released by TheCarPeople.co.uk, indicates that some consumers are questioning when they should buy their next car, with one in four owners now …

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Jaguar Land Rover’s electric future revealed

Jaguar I-Pace

Every new Jaguar and Land Rover launched from 2020 will be electric or hybrid, the UK’s biggest car maker has announced. The first of the new models would be the 100% electric Jaguar I-Pace SUV, which goes on sale in 2018. Speaking at Jaguar Land Rover’s inaugural Tech Fest In …

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Used electric car best buys named

BMW i3

Growth in demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is charging ahead which means that it’s also a good time to consider buying second-hand. The UK market for alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) saw a record market share of 4.4% in June with more than 10,700 hitting the roads – a rise of …

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Which car? Costs compared for different models

Total cost of motoring revealed

How much does it costs to run different types of car every year based on tax, maintenance and fuel costs? Insurance giant Aviva compared the costs of running a hatchback, estate, convertible, SUV and electric car, along with Stuart Masson of The Car Expert website. The results are fascinating, because …

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Volvo’s bold plan to go all electric

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

Every Volvo launched from 2019 will have an electric motor, it’s been announced. Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive of Volvo Cars, made the historic pledge, placing electrification at the core of the Chinese-owned company’s future business. For Volvo, it marks the end of an era of cars that have …

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