Nissan halts production in Japan over inspection concerns 0

Nissan has halted car production in Japan over fears about its inspection process. The cessation has caused the firm’s shares to fall by 2%. Six Japanese Nissan factories are to stop production while the firm ensures regulations are being complied with. The decision follows the recall of 1.2 million cars checked by non-certified inspectors. Japan’s(…)

Volvo unveils the Polestar 1: Sweden’s first electric sports car 0

Volvo and its Chinese parent company Geely have revealed a ambitious mass market hybrid electric sports car. The vehicle, called the Polestar 1 is described as ”an electric car supported by a traditional internal combustion engine”. Despite being designed in Sweden, the car is set to be manufactured in China, at the Geely plant in(…)

Shell to open electric charging points at UK petrol station 0

Petrol giants Shell is set to open a series of electric vehicle charging points at its petrol stations across the UK. This decision acts as a further indication showing the gathering momentum towards electric vehicles currently gaining traction within the automotive industry. Drivers will be able to recharge up to 80% of their battery in(…)

Formula One: The worst teams 0

Number #10 – Mastercard Lola With Lewis Hamilton tearing up the current F1 season in his all conquering Mercedes, we thought we’d take a moment for a retrospective look back at some of the less successful driver/team combinations, which were for one reason or another – absolutely awful. And they don’t get much worse than(…)

Village takes over petrol station to save it from closure 0

A village in North Yorkshire has taken over their local petrol station in a bid to save it from closure. A community group in the picturesque village of Hawes has taken out a three-year lease on the Dale Head Garage.   If the garage had closed, residents would have faced a 36-mile round trip to(…)

Oxford set to ban vehicles entirely from city centre 0

Oxford is set to ban polluting vehicles from its city centre in what officials believe would be the world’s first zero-emissions zone. Air pollution has risen above legal limits in some areas of the historic university city and Oxfordshire County Council have taken steps to combat the growing problem. Under the plans, which have now(…)

Toyota and Nissan admit steel used to manufacture vehicles could be substandard 0

Two of the UK’s largest car manufacturers, Toyota and Nissan, are conducting an urgent probe into whether or not crucial body parts may have serious safety flaws. The two companies are investigating if metals imported from one of Japan’s major exporters could be too weak. Hitachi – the manufacturer of some of Britain’s high-speed trains(…)

Nissan and Toyota admit steel used to manufacture vehicles could be substandard 0

Two of the UK’s largest car manufacturers, Nissan and Toyota, are conducting an urgent probe into whether or not crucial body parts may have serious safety flaws. The two companies are investigating if metals imported from one of Japan’s major exporters could be too weak. Hitachi – the manufacturer of some of Britain’s high-speed trains(…)

The story behind the Renault badge 0

The first incarnation of Renault’s iconic badge appeared in 1900; far more elaborate than the minimalist diamond we know so well today, it featured an elaborate intertwining of the Renault brothers’ (Louis, Marcel and Fernand) initials.   On the early cars, the badge took pride of place as a raised roundel on the front, allowing(…)

The story behind the Peugeot badge 0

Peugeot hasn’t always made cars, the French company started off in 1847 as a producer of saws and other blades. A lion was chosen as a logo to represent the strength and suppleness of its products. The lion underwent a variant of different stylings over the years until the final version was settled on in(…)