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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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Best places to find cheap petrol and diesel

Filling up at the petrol pump

A full tank of fuel now costs nearly £5 more than in late 2020 after yet another month of pump price rises. The latest data from RAC Fuel Watch reveals the price of fuel on the UK’s forecourts rose by an average of 3p a litre in February, making it …

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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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Britain’s best-selling new cars

Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall’s all-new Corsa was the UK’s best-selling car for the second consecutive month in July. According to new figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 5,455 were sold – just pipping the Ford Fiesta (5,421). Overall, sales for diesel cars were down 25.9 per cent on …

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Average UK car costs £192 a month to run

Cost of motoring

New research has revealed that it costs an average of £192 a month to run a car, with fuel accounting for nearly half of all expenditure. The study, conducted by online car parts provider CarParts4Less, calculated an eye-watering total of £2,300 a year. Fuel costs for a typical driver were …

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Cost of refuelling a car plummets

Filling up at the petrol pump

The average cost of filling up a car with unleaded petrol has dropped to its lowest level since May 2016, as a result of the historic oil price falls caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Data from RAC Fuel Watch shows the average price of a litre of petrol fell by …

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Britain’s best-selling cars of 2019

Ford Fiesta ST

The Ford Fiesta has been named Britain’s favourite new car for the 11th year in a row after easily topping the sales charts in 2019. Almost 78,000 new Ford Fiestas were registered last year, beating the 58,994 total of the car in second place, the Volkswagen Golf. It just pipped …

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Drivers split over Clean Air Zones

Diesel exhaust

Half of motorists are in favour of Clean Air Zones – even if they were charged for entering them, a study found. Birmingham and Leeds are among the cities set to introduce the zones to improve air quality in those areas – potentially requiring drivers to pay a fee. The …

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