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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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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

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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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Millions of motorists planning switch to electric cars

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

As many as 12 million drivers are considering swapping their diesel or petrol car for an electric vehicle within the next two years, claims a new study. Some 4.3 million motorists (11%) say they will buy an electric vehicle (EV) in the next two years, and an additional 7.6 million …

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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

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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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Most expensive UK cities to drive a car

London traffic

Birmingham is the most expensive city to own a car in the UK, according to new research. Researchers looked at the most common items of motoring expenditure in 20 locations across the country and found that our second city is actually top of the table. Its position was largely driven …

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Drivers feeling the pinch as fuel prices soar

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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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