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Two injured during London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 0

Two people were injured during the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run after one of the classic cars participating was involved in a crash with three other vehicles. The event is organised by the Royal Automobile Club and sees a procession of vintage cars make its way from the capital to the coast. Claimed to(…)

London’s fight against toxic car fumes gains momentum with £10 T-Charge 0

Drivers of the most polluting vehicles on the roads may now have to pay a daily charge of as much as £21.50 to enter central London. The £10 T-Charge came into effect last week meaning drivers of older, more polluting vehicles entering central London will now have to pay an extra £10 on top of(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Car theft on the rise as thieves get clever 0

Car theft has skyrocketed over the past three years as thieves are finding new ways to beat hi-tech security devices, new RAC figures have revealed. This is in response to numbers falling to an all time low four years ago as car companies developed engine immobilisers and keyless technology that initially stumped car thieves. The(…)

Survey finds London is ‘the most expensive place to run a car in the UK’ 0

Car users in the capital are paying over twice as much on their vehicles for every mile they drive compared to the rest of the UK, a new survey has revealed. Drivers in London spend £1.56 on average whereas the rest of the UK comes in at 74p. The data also reveals that the same(…)

London driving tips 0

For some, the idea of driving in the capital is one they would consider similar to walking over hot coals, or listening to someone scraping their fingers down a blackboard repeatedly. But with a degree of preparation the whole experience doesn’t have to be so unremittingly awful. Yes, there are nearly nine million people trying(…)

Councils press for legislation banning lorries from using car sat-navs 0

Council chiefs are pressing for a ban on lorries using sat-navs specifically designed for cars. The Local Government Association (LGA) wants new rules introduced to ensure lorry drivers in England and Wales use a GPS system tailored for HGVs. It wants councils to be able to make off limits to lorries, routes where they exceed(…)

The Grand Tour car crash stunt ‘crass and insensitive’ 0

A stunt pulled by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond for their forthcoming Amazon motoring show ‘The Grand Tour’ has been labelled as “crass, insensitive and desperate” by various road safety charities. Across London, Berlin and Los Angeles, fake collisions were staged to promote the new series, launching November 19th. King’s Cross in central(…)

London: Old cars to face additional £10 ‘pollution charge’ 0

Under new legislation proposed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, owners of older, more polluting cars could face an additional £10 fee – on top of the existing charge – for entering the congestion zone. City Hall hopes to have the new surcharge up and running by October 2017. The plans were formally released for consultation(…)