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F1 legend Giancarlo Fisichella becomes tyre brand ambassador

Apollo Tyres has sgned three-time Formula 1 race winner Giancarlo Fisichella as its new ambassador for its premium Vredestein passenger car tyre brand. The two-year agreement will see Fisichella contribute to the test and development of new Vredestein high-performance tyres, make appearances at key events, and feature in online and …

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Family days out: How parents can keep costs down this summer

Volkswagen Multivan family

As new research reveals that UK parents are stressed about affording family days out over the summer, here are top tips for keeping costs low, but smiles high. Seven in 10 parents (69%) are stressed about organising affordable family days out, according to a survey by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. The …

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Renault opens pop-up store at London’s Westfield Shopping Centre

Renault pop-up store Westfield Shopping Centre

Visitors to the Renault store at Europe’s largest indoor shopping mall will be able to test drive a trio of electrified E-Tech models. The ‘Car of the Year 2024’ – the Scenic E-Tech 100% electric – the Megane E-Tech 100% electric and Austral E-Tech full hybrid will all be available …

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Remember your ‘other battery’, EV drivers advised

Kia Niro EV

Many electric car drivers are unaware that their EV has a crucial 12-volt battery that is essential to the running of their vehicle, leading breakdown provider Start Rescue has revealed. A faulty or flat 12-volt battery is the main reason for an EV breakdown, rather than unfounded worries about the …

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Meet the all-new, all-electric Skoda Elroq

Skoda Elroq

Skoda has released the first official pictures of its Elroq compact SUV. The camouflaged prototype looks like a cross between the bigger Enyaq and similarly-sized, conventionally-powered Karoq. It will have a range as high as 348 miles and charging times as quick as 28 minutes. The first Skoda model to …

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DeLorean DMC-12 finally gets its spark

Pure electric DeLorean DMC-12 by Electrogenic

UK-based EV technology company Electrogenic has launched a ‘plug-and-play’ conversion package for the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 – star of the Back to the Future films. Swapping the film star’s V6 petrol engine for a quicker, cleaner electric motor finally delivers sports car performance to match its sci-fi looks. A 43kWh …

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Tesla Model Y officially the world’s best-selling new car of 2023

Tesla Model Y

Sales of the Tesla Model Y hit 1.22 million in 2023, according to analysis of final figures, making the electric SUV the most popular new car globally last year. JATO Dynamics revealed that sales of the Model Y were up by 64% from 2022, or 480,000 more units than 2021 …

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Toyota Corolla reports for duty with UK police

Toyota Corolla police patrol car

The Toyota Corolla is a proud new recruit to the UK’s police – tailor-made and ready for duty as a reliable and durable patrol car that also offers the fuel and emissions efficiency benefits of hybrid power. A dedicated team at Toyota’s Special Vehicle Operations Division in Burnaston, Derbyshire carried …

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Toyota Aygo crowned ‘Used Car of the Year’

Toyota Aygo

Automotive data company cap hpi has announced the winners of its Used Car of the Year Awards for 2024. The Toyota Aygo was chosen as the overall winner of the Used Car of the Year title by cap hpi’s leading team of automotive experts and analysts. The stylish city car …

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It’s official – UK has most expensive diesel in Europe

Service station, May 2024

The average price of diesel at UK pumps is now higher than anywhere else in Europe, according to new data from the RAC. Despite the current 5p-a-litre fuel duty discount introduced in March 2022, the average price of 155p is 5p more expensive than both Ireland and Belgium, for instance. …

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