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Fun facts about Audi (depending on your definition of fun) 0

When there’s not much in the way of exciting branded Audi news we do this: a trivial look back at the company’s history. Usually this takes the form of a retrospective look back at a classic from the back catalogue. Today however, we thought we’d hit you with a few fun facts about Audi so(…)

Relay car theft caught on CCTV 0

Behold car crime of the future… A security camera has captured the moment two thieves steal a Mercedes from outside the owner’s house without either having to force entry or steal the owner’s keys. The car is pinched using a technique known as ‘relay theft’. It involves one person standing at the victim’s front door(…)

The best Range Rover money can buy 0

The potential customer list for these will be limited, most likely oil sheiks, former prime ministers, successful hip hop artists, criminals – anyone with more wonga than they know what to do with is what I’m getting at. Yes, we’re talking about the new Range Rover flagship vehicle – the SVAutobiography. If you want one(…)

Tips how to deter keyless car thieves 0

Last month, I blogged about a new spate of keyless car thefts involving ‘relay boxes’. The concept involves two opportunistic thieves working in tandem. A vehicle is targeting on the owner’s driveway. One thief stands by the driver’s door while the other positions themself outside the house front door. Both carry ‘relay boxes’. With the(…)

No cars will be able to beat new £500 diesel tax 0

No vehicle will be exempt from the new £500 diesel tax when it is introduced in April 2018. The new legislation, announced in the recent budget, will hike all new diesel vehicles purchased after its introduction, up a tax band. For cars that emit between 191g/km and 225g/km of CO2 that’s an extra £500 in(…)

Volvo to sell thousands of cars to Uber 0

Uber and Volvo have come to an agreement which will see the Chinese owned Swedish car maker supply the ride-hailing firm with thousands of cars. Uber will add its inhouse developed autonomous driving tech to the vehicles. The agreement, which is not exclusive, will see Volvo provide Uber with thousands of ‘base-vehicles’ between 2019 and(…)

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,(…)