Are we going back to the future? 0

Electric cars, what do they mean to you? When I think ‘electric cars’ – I see Marty and Doc hovering above the clock tower in a Delorean; UFOs landing on the M25; tumbleweed floating through an old Shell petrol station…   While these visions of a post-apocalyptic future (plus Michael J. Fox) spring to mind(…)

Toyota team up with major players towards automotive tech 0

Toyota has teamed up with a cluster of the tech industry’s major players to develop software that will help support self-driving cars and other future automotive advances. The companies involved in the collaboration with Toyota are Denso, Ericsson, Intel and NTT Docomo. The collective are to be called the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium and have(…)

Renault add ‘Black Edition’ to Clio RS 0

For a few hundred pounds, Clio RS enthusiasts can now get their hands on ‘Black Edition’ styling pads for the brand’s primary rival to Ford’s Fiesta ST. The styling packs can be added to both the 200 and 220 Trophy versions of the Renaultsport Clio; they cost around £350 – or £200 if you have(…)

Nissan recall thousand of Titan pickups due to seatbelt issues 0

Japanese car giant Nissan has recalled thousands of Titan pickups after a defect was found with the model’s seatbelts. The car manufacturer announced it was recalling 52,016 Nissan Titan Cab and Titan XD Crew Cab pickups, from 2016, because it had been found that the vehicle’s rear seat belts might not adequately protect passengers in(…)

A look back at the Jaguar XKSS 0

1957. Sixty years ago. Seems like a long time doesn’t it? Harold Macmillan was in Number Ten, the first frisbee had just been produced, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at a garden fete in Liverpool. What else? 1957 was also the year the Jaguar XKSS first wowed pretty much all(…)

Peugeot announce new trim levels for 108 0

Peugeot has revealed details about two new trim levels for the 108; adding plenty of extra personalisation options. The two new packages are called Collection and TOP! Roland Garros; they’ve been released as part of a summer promotion aimed at promoting the brand’s latest finance deals. There are five paint colours available with the Collection:(…)

Drop in car production hits UK industrial output 0

UK industrial production dropped in the second half of 2017, the latest figures have revealed. The numbers, revealed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), saw industrial output fall by 0.4%, most due to a 0.6% drop in production. This was primarily down to a 3.6% drop in the production of transport equipment, including motor(…)

Hamilton unlikely to race for another F1 team 0

Lewis Hamilton has admitted the chances of him racing for another Formula 1 team during his career are slim, given the success he has enjoyed since signing with Mercedes. The British driver has a contract with the Germans until 2018, but various sources have speculated that the three time champion could move to Ferrari in(…)

Motorists want police funding to be spent fighting terror NOT road crimes survey finds 0

Motorists want police funding to be used to fight terrorism instead of road crimes, a new survey by Servicing Stop has found. The online car servicing provider asked more than 1,200 drivers where they thought police funding should be spent following recent cuts to regular and armed police officers. More than three-quarters (76%) said they(…)

The top ten hybrids to buy in 2017 – #8 Audi A3 e-tron 0

With the news that the UK government are to ban all petrol and diesel sales from 2040, we thought we’d have a look at the best hybrid and electric cars on the market at the moment. Okay, this lot might be looking a bit long in the tooth twenty-three years from now but it’s good(…)