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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(…)

Dyson latest company to jump on the electric car bandwagon 0

When you think of ‘a dyson’, no doubt either a hi-tech carpet cleaner or state-of-the-art fan springs to mind. From 2020 however, you may be forced to revise that image, as the engineering company famed with being ahead of the curve, plans to launch its own brand of electric car. Dyson have been working on(…)

The worst cars ever tested: #10 The 2003 Nissan Murano 0

On the surface, the Murano was a considerable success for Nissan. It certainly looked striking, so much so that it was used as an inspirational example of the firm’s new design direction, a firm pointer towards where Nissan, as a brand, intended to go. It sold well too, an upscale interior and compact overall size(…)

Used diesels have lost a quarter of their value since start of year 0

New figures have revealed that a good proportion of the UK’s most popular diesel cars have lost almost 25 per cent of their value since the start of 2017. The depreciation in value is the expected result of the Government announcing plans to crackdown on polluting cars. Data from Motorway.co.uk shows the average value of(…)

Toyota ‘unlikely’ to release another diesel car 0

Toyota are unlikely to release another diesel car, one of the firm’s senior executives has revealed. Didier Leroy, the group’s executive vice-president, said from now on each new model would be reviewed on a case-by-case basis as to whether a diesel edition would be included. On the company’s new C-HR vehicle, Toyota decided to offer(…)

New vehicles will face tougher emissions tests to prevent manufacturers ‘cheating’ 0

New legislation has come into force that will see new cars face tougher emissions tests. The tests will see new vehicles put through both open road testing with monitoring equipment attached to the exhaust pipe and a more robust set of laboratory tests. The new testing programme is part of a revised set of European(…)

Don’t boil the kettle while charging your electric car – warns National Grid 0

Owners of electric cars have been warned not to boil the kettle while charging their electric car as it’s believed the combination will blow the fuse in the majority of UK households. The National Grid believes that it will take a lengthy 19 hours for a car battery to be fully charged using a standard(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Nissan prepare ‘one pedal’ electric car 0

With the news that Britain is set to ban all diesel and petrol cars from 2040, Nissan is currently preparing a new edition of its popular electric Leaf model, which utilises just one pedal for both accelerating and decelerating. The concept may sound potentially dangerous, but the next-gen Nissan Leaf will feature technology that allows(…)