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Aston Martin to stop making cars if no Brexit deal 0

In news that will be sure to worry Commander James Bond, Aston Martin have said that if no Brexit deal is reached, a temporary halt in their production of cars may be inevitable. The iconic car maker’s CFO, Mark Wilson has said the implications of the UK leaving the EU without a deal could prove(…)

Dutch students build world’s first plant based car 0

The search for cleaner, lighter and more sustainable materials from which to build our cars is constant. The past 20 years has seen aluminium replace steel in vehicle chassis and carbon fibre is now used on mainstream road cars, not just on the racetrack. A team from the Eindhoven University of Technology has taken sustainable(…)

UK car sales fall for fifth month running 0

August saw UK new car sales fall for the fifth month in a row, demand for diesels in particular dropped by more than a fifth. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed there were 76,433 new car registrations last month. This marked a drop of 6.4% from the same time(…)

Is this Britain’s answer to Tesla? 0

With Tesla currently setting the pace in the electric vehicle market, the traditional car makers have been left floundering in the American company’s wake, fighting over second place. Recently however, a potential rival has emerged from an unlikely source however. British electric car startup Alcraft Motor Company have revealed details of their high-performance electric car,(…)

Samsung gets self-driving permit 0

The state of California has granted Samsung a permit to start public road trials of its self-driving vehicles. Samsung doesn’t intend to build the autonomous cars itself, but is developing the technology required to allow the vehicles to self-drive. This follows a similar decision by the South Korean Government to allow Samsung to begin testing(…)

Used car market has declined by 5.1% in 2017 0

The used car market has declined by 5.1% throughout 2017 so far; the fall coming in the wake of record-breaking figures in 2016. The second quarter of the year saw used car sales drop by 13.5% compared with the same period in 2016 – 300,000 fewer transactions. Diesel car sales declined by just 0.1% 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(…)

Kubica drives a Formula 1 car again almost seven years after accident 0

Six and a half years after a freak driving accident ended his Formula 1 career and almost killed him, Polish driver, Robert Kubica has returned to the sport he left abruptly behind, taking a contemporary Renault F1 car to the track in Hungary. Cheered on from the banks of the Hungaroring by thousands of fans,(…)

The top ten hybrids to buy in 2017 – #9 Toyota Prius 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(…)

BMW and MINI offer owners of pre-2005 vehicles scrappage incentive 0

BMW and MINI have offered owners of their pre-2005 diesels a discount of up to £1,700 as part of a new ‘scrappage scheme’ incentive introduced throughout the EU. The “fleet renewal campaign” is targeted at owners of cars that fall at the Euro 4 emissions standard or below. The majority of diesels built before January(…)