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Motorists reveal their electric dreams

Nissan Leaf charging

New research has revealed that 70% of European motorists would consider an electric vehicle for their next car. A survey of 3,500 petrol and diesel, and 3,500 electric car owners spread across seven countries and regions, including the UK, examined EV satisfaction as well as attitudes other drivers have towards …

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Top 10 most scrapped cars in the UK

Ford-Focus-Mk-2

New research from car recycling website Scrap Car Network indicates that Brits scrapped a third more cars in 2020, with the Ford Focus leading the way. Some 10,000 more cars were scrapped in the past two years via the website, and a record 37,000 cars were consigned to car heaven …

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Meet the amazing MG Cyberster concept

MG Cyberster concept car

The first official pictures of the stunning new MG Cyberster retro EV have been revealed ahead of its debut at the Shanghai Auto Show later this month. Developed by the team at the MG Advanced Design Centre in London, the Cyberster is a two-seater sports car recalling the brand’s tradition, …

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New ownership for Caterham Cars

Caterham Cars

British sports car manufacturer Caterham Cars has been acquired by Japanese automotive group, VT Holdings. The company, which bought Caterham from businessmen Tony Fernandes and Kamarudin Meranun, has been the Japanese importer for the Seven since 2009, where it currently sells more than 120 cars annually. As one of Japan’s …

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Cost of pothole damage rises despite drop in mileage

Road pothole

New research indicates that the impact of the pandemic has resulted in the average driver reducing their mileage by 42% over the last year, yet there has been NO equivalent drop in the pothole damage to the nation’s vehicles. This year’s PIT Report (Pothole Impact Tracker) for Kwik Fit reveals …

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Land Rover partnership is out of this world

Range Rover Astronaut with Virgin Galactic's VSS Imagine

SpaceShip III, Virgin Galactic’s latest spaceplane model, has been unveiled – with a little help from a Range Rover Astronaut Edition. Named VSS Imagine and finished with a mirror-like material that’s meant to reflect its surroundings, it will be added to the Virgin Galactic fleet as the company aims for …

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Bentley celebrates major manufacturing milestone

Bentley Motors produces 200,000th luxury car

Luxury car maker Bentley Motors has produced its 200,000th car since the birth of the marque in 1919. The Bentayga Hybrid, destined for a Chinese customer, met the oldest surviving Bentley, EXP 2 as it rolled off the production line at the home of Bentley in Crewe. The manufacturing milestone …

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Top 10 triggers for in-car arguments

Traffic

Using the phone while driving, tailgating and dangerous overtaking top the list of most irritating things drivers do, according to passengers. With lockdown easing and traffic set to rise, a trans-European survey of 2,000 drivers examined what bad behaviour behind the wheel was most likely to cause a war of …

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Nissan production milestone for the 100% electric Leaf

Record-breaking Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf has overtaken production of the Bluebird at the company’s plant in Sunderland. So far, 195,380 Leaf EVs have been manufactured, compared to 187,178 Bluebirds (the first car built at the plant) between 1986-1990. Back in the day it took 22 hours to build a Bluebird to be …

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Third of cars damaged by potholes – new study

Road pothole

Potholes have caused damage to nearly a third of cars in Britain, according to new research by Citroen UK. In a study of 2,000 UK drivers, 32% said their car had been damaged after hitting a pothole and the average repair cost was £141.95. Worse still – 11% of the …

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