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Ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars in 2030

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

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the acceleration of the ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans in 2030 – as part of a “green industrial revolution”. The ban had been planned for 2040, but has been brought forward under the Government’s 10-point plan to tackle …

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First glimpse of the all-new Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan has released the first official spy shots of a camouflaged third-generation Nissan Qashqai undergoing testing. The compact crossover that changed the face of the European car market when it was originally launched in 2006, and spawned many imitators, has been a huge sales success. To date, more than three …

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Futuristic driverless delivery bot hits UK roads

Kar-go self-driving delivery vehicle

An electric vehicle that can drive itself is set to transform the parcel delivery industry. The state-of-the-art Kar-go is the UK’s first autonomous delivery bot. Built by Academy of Robotics, it uses artificial intelligence and a specially developed package management system to provide contact-free delivery. Thanks to its unique vision …

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Kia Motors leading the charge

Kia e-Niro review

The award-winning Kia e-Niro was the best-selling electric vehicle (EV) in the UK during October, according to the latest official figures. Kia sold 833 e-Niros in October, representing an 8.9% share of all EVs sold in that month. In the UK, the affordable Niro family of SUVs (including plug-in and …

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Polestar 2 wins prestigious European trophy

Polestar 2 with CEO Thomas Ingenlath

The game-changing pure electric Polestar 2 has won a 2020 Golden Steering Wheel award in Germany. Established by AUTO BILD and BILD am Sonntag, the “Goldenes Lenkrad” is one of the most prestigious motoring accolades in Europe. Polestar 2 has already been named “German Car of the Year” in the …

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First UK Polestar electric car showroom opens

Polestar Space Gothenburg

Swedish electric performance brand Polestar has opened its first UK ‘Space’ at Westfield London – Europe’s largest shopping centre. Open to the public from October 31, it joins other Polestar Spaces in the US, China and Europe, including Oslo, Dusseldorf and Gothenburg. New retail concept Unlike traditional car showrooms, each …

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Ford Puma crowned new car of the year

Ford Puma

The acclaimed Ford Puma has won the overall 2021 Parkers New Car of The Year award – the icing on the cake after sweeping to victory in the hard-fought small family car category. Ford also took the Van of The Year prize (Ford Transit Custom), while the Ford Ranger scooped …

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Millions of motorists wary of driving in the dark

SEAT Ateca LED lights

New research has revealed that nearly one in three drivers actively avoid driving in the dark if possible. Of those who said driving in the dark makes them nervous, more than two thirds (68%) said it’s because they don’t like having lower visibility. Perhaps surprisingly, 18-24-year olds (37%) are most …

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Top 50 most reliable used cars

Reliable-cars-collage

Britain’s 50 most reliable used cars have been revealed using the latest research from leading consumer champion, What Car?, in association with heycar, the online used car marketplace. In the listings, the three top performing cars all achieved a perfect 100% reliability rating. They are the previous-generation versions of the …

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Range Rover’s half century celebrated at Goodwood

Range Rover 50th anniversary celebration - Goodwood 2020

A parade of 50 Range Rovers has taken place at Goodwood Motor Circuit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Range Rover. The procession included an eclectic mix of models from all over the country including Range Rover fire engines, expedition vehicles, ambulances, and record breakers. It was led …

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