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New E10 petrol perplexes a quarter of motorists

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One-in-four drivers are still in the dark about a new greener fuel now available at pumps, according to RAC research. More than a quarter of drivers (27%) are yet to check whether their car is compatible with E10 petrol which arrives at forecourts this month, with a similar proportion (24%) …

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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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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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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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Get set for new ‘greener’ E10 fuel

Filling up at the petrol pump

The Department for Transport has confirmed that new E10 petrol will be introduced in filling stations across the UK this September. E10 fuel is a more eco-friendly blend of petrol and ethanol, which is made from materials including low-grade grains, sugars and waste wood. It’s claimed its introduction could cut …

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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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Cheapest UK region to own and run a car

Postcode lottery car buying

Motorists are paying up to £1,000 more per year to run the same car in some regions compared to others, suggests new research. Hippo Motor Finance compared various costs associated with car ownership, from the average cost of buying a used car to insurance, fuel and repairs. Scotland came out …

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Drivers feeling the pinch as fuel prices soar

Filling up at the petrol pump

Motorists on ‘lower’ incomes are being priced off the road by record-breaking fuel costs, claims new research. Drivers who earn between £5,001 and £10,000, such as part-time sales or customer service workers who are likely to have other commitments such as young families or other dependents, are paying a significant …

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True total cost of motoring revealed

Car finance cost

The average UK motorist is spending £162 per month on running their car, or almost £2,000 per year, before they even take into account the cost of the vehicle itself, reveals new research from Kwik Fit. While many drivers buying a new or used car do so on finance and …

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Product review: Redex ‘Petrol System Cleaner’

Redex 'Petrol System Cleaner'

Over the past few months I’ve been carrying out a trial of Redex in an attempt to find out whether it lives up to its claims. Before I start – a quick history lesson about “the UK’s number one fuel additive”… The brand dates back to 1922 when drivers used …

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