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EVs are nearly 50% cheaper to run than petrol cars

Hyundai Kona Electric

Electric vehicles are nearly £1,000 cheaper to run than petrol cars over a year, according to new research from comparethemarket.com. The figures show the average cost to run an EV for 12 months is £1,091 compared with £2,062 for a conventional car – a difference of £971. The running costs …

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Prestigious award for new Fiat 500 EV

New electric Fiat 500

The all-new New Fiat 500 has been crowned Best Electric Car at the first ever Marie Claire UK Sustainability Awards. Praised for its impressive range, iconic design, connectivity features and use of recycled materials, its other awards include Best Small Electric Car for the City by WhatCar? and Auto Express’s …

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Do you live in a UK car theft hotspot?

Vehicle crime and car theft

Make sure you take steps to protect your vehicle – especially if you live in London and you drive one of Britain’s most popular cars. Co-op Insurance has carried out a four-year study based on actual claims and nine out of the Top 10 car theft postcodes are located in …

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 crowned ‘Car of the Year’

Hyundai Ioniq 5

The stunning all-new Hyundai Ioniq 5 has scooped a remarkable four wins at the prestigious Auto Express New Car Awards 2021, including the coveted Car of the Year title. Hyundai’s acclaimed electric vehicle (EV) also picked up trophies for Premium Electric Car and Mid-size Company Car, as well as the …

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Dacia reaches 200,000 sales milestone

Dacia sells its 200,000th car in the UK

Dacia has sold its 200,000th car in the UK – just eight years after arriving. The milestone model for Renault’s Romanian budget brand was an all-new Sandero Stepway Prestige. Still selling the UK’s cheapest new car (the Sandero range starts at £7,995), Dacia has built a strong reputation, offering buyers …

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Top 20 cheapest cars to drive in the UK

Cost of motoring

New research by comparison site Uswitch has revealed the cheapest cars to run, breaking down the annual running costs of the country’s most popular motors. Knowing how much it’s going cost to run a car each year is an important part of any purchase decision, so the study calculated the …

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UK debut for MINI Electric Pacesetter

MINI Electric Pacesetter

An extreme version of MINI’s 100% electric hatchback will be seen on UK tarmac for the first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021. The awesome MINI Electric Pacesetter has been designed and developed as the new Safety Car in the Formula E. It will take to the infamous …

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Drowsy drivers survey rings alarm bells

Tired-drowsy-driver-IAM-RoadSmart

Four million drivers have momentarily fallen asleep behind the wheel, shocking new research by IAM RoadSmart has revealed. The study for the UK’s largest independent road safety charity is alarming because even the briefest lapse in concentration when driving can have devastating consequences because at 70mph a car travels at …

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Toyota Mirai shatters 1,000-kilometre range barrier

Record-breaking-Toyota-Mirai

A Toyota Mirai has covered more than 1,000 kilometres – or a huge 621 miles – on a single tank of fuel, easily beating the previous long-distance record for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The journey, undertaken in France during Paris de l’hydrogène – an exhibition on hydrogen and renewable …

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