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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(…)

REVEALED: As government plans to axe diesel, motorists look towards electric 0

Once upon a time you either bought petrol or diesel – now there’s also hybrid and electric to choose from with diesel being shown the back door. While the more traditional has been tarnished a culprit in today’s pollution problem, today the government announced it is planning to completely axe the diesel car by 2040(…)

General Election 2017 – All three parties pledge to clean up UK roads 0

Labour, Liberal Democrats and Conservatives have launched their exhaustive manifestos ahead of next month’s election – all three citing diesel vehicles as a major concern. On the cards is a diesel scrappage scheme, a complete ban on the sale of diesel vehicles and a £600m investment towards zero-emission cars – but it’s this massive Tory(…)

Diesel drivers could be paid up to £2,000 to scrap their vehicles 0

In a bid to tackle pollution, new government plans could see the owners of older diesel vehicles paid to scrap their vehicles. The new initiative is part of a new strategy aimed at tackling air quality levels after Europe said the UK’s measures towards the problem were not far-reaching enough. Various newspapers are reporting that(…)

Toyota UK sales hit record high as buyers opt for HYBRID over diesel 0

Toyota UK have posted record sales for the first three months of the year, with demand for Toyota and Lexus hybrid up by 50% as buyers seek out alternatives to diesel. The British wing of Toyota has gone on record as saying the first quarter of 2017 has been the best month in their history,(…)

Diesel sales plummet as electric cars shine 0

Diesel is set to “almost disappear” from the international car market over the course of the next decade as it faces a “perfect storm” from the competition posed by more affordable electric cars and tougher legislation imposed by regulators, a UBS report has predicted. The once competitive price advantage diesel enjoyed by diesel vehicles for(…)

Should the government introduce a diesel scrappage scheme? 0

In the wake of the highly-publicised Volkswagen emissions scandal, MPs say the UK government should introduce a diesel scrappage scheme to help tackle the NOx (NO2) pollution problem. The Environmental Audit Committee has devised the plan, hoping it will be brought up at Wednesday’s Autumn Statement. A scrappage scheme similar to the proposed one has worked(…)