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Soaring cost of rapid charging an EV

VW-e-Up-charging

The average price of charging an electric car on a pay-as-you go, non-subscription basis at a publicly accessible rapid charger in the UK has increased by 21% since September. Figures analysed by the RAC’s new Charge Watch initiative in association with the national FairCharge campaign show the cost is now …

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Platinum Jubilee for the Bentley Continental

Bentley R-Type Continental and Bentley Continental GT

Bentley is celebrating 70 years since the start of production of the R-Type Continental – one of the most celebrated cars in the company’s 103-year history, and the first Bentley to wear the iconic Continental name. With only 208 examples produced, the R-Type Continental was as rare a sight in …

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Meet the most expensive car ever sold at £114m

MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SLR

The “Mona Lisa” of cars – a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupé – has been auctioned by RM Sotheby’s for a record amount. One of two Coupés ever built, it was the sister car to Stirling Moss’s iconic Mille Miglia-record-breaking, open-cockpit 300 SLR. Both 300 SLR Coupés had remained at …

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Young drivers rely on bank of Mum and Dad

Cost of motoring

More than half of parents financially contribute to their child’s first car, new research has revealed. The survey, conducted by comparethemarket.com, found that a quarter of mums and dads (28%) covered the entire cost – at an average of £3,528. CityAverage amount parents contribute to their child’s first carSheffield £4,544Edinburgh£4,230Birmingham £4,009Newcastle £3,802London£3,779 Help …

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Basic car maintenance defeats most motorists

Car maintenance

Three in four drivers are not confident about performing even the most basic car maintenance, according to a new study. Research by comparethemarket.com found that 76% of UK drivers admit there are no car maintenance tasks they feel confident conducting themselves Changing a tyre (27%), checking brake level fluid (21%), …

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Goodwood Festival of Speed to celebrate 50 years of BMW M

Goodwood Festival of Speed to celebrate 50 years of BMW M

The Central Feature at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will pay homage to half century of BMW’s Motorsport division. The impressive sculpture at the event, which takes place between June 23-26, will showcase some of the most iconic models developed by BMW M. Since the first Central Feature in …

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Motorists affected by the cost of living crisis

Cost of motoring

More than one in three drivers have cut down on car journeys since beginning of the year as the cost of living crisis begins to bite, according to new research. A study for Kwik Fit, the UK’s leading automotive servicing and repair company, reveals that 35% of drivers have cut …

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Milestone as Dacia makes 10 millionth vehicle

Dacia celebrates 10 million vehicles

Dacia is celebrating the production of its 10 millionth vehicle since the value-for-money brand was born in 1968. The Dacia Duster Extreme SE in Urban Grey was produced at the company’s plant in Romania. Dacia assembled its first vehicle, the Dacia 1100, in August 1968. The following year, the popular …

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Why running an EV makes financial sense

Volvo C40 Recharge

The annual running cost of an electric vehicle is now £579 cheaper on average than a petrol-fuelled car., according to new research from comparethemarket.com. What’s more, this difference in cost has increased from last year when EVs were just over £400 cheaper to run. The research, which analyses the price of insurance, fuel, and road …

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End of the road for free rides?

Driver at the petrol pumps - IAM RoadSmart 2

Two thirds of drivers think it is socially acceptable to ask passengers to contribute to petrol costs, according to research commissioned by the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart. As fuel prices surge to an all-time high, 64% of the 1,000 drivers surveyed believe it is OK for …

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