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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(…)

Are we going back to the future? 0

Electric cars, what do they mean to you? When I think ‘electric cars’ – I see Marty and Doc hovering above the clock tower in a Delorean; UFOs landing on the M25; tumbleweed floating through an old Shell petrol station…   While these visions of a post-apocalyptic future (plus Michael J. Fox) spring to mind(…)

Drop in car production hits UK industrial output 0

UK industrial production dropped in the second half of 2017, the latest figures have revealed. The numbers, revealed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), saw industrial output fall by 0.4%, most due to a 0.6% drop in production. This was primarily down to a 3.6% drop in the production of transport equipment, including motor(…)

Motorists want police funding to be spent fighting terror NOT road crimes survey finds 0

Motorists want police funding to be used to fight terrorism instead of road crimes, a new survey by Servicing Stop has found. The online car servicing provider asked more than 1,200 drivers where they thought police funding should be spent following recent cuts to regular and armed police officers. More than three-quarters (76%) said they(…)

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(…)

Banning ALL cars only answer to air pollution, claims expert 0

One of the leading advisors to the government has claimed the only way to effectively beat the UK’s air pollution problem is to ban ALL cars. Ministers recently announced that the sale of all petrol and diesel vehicles would become illegal from 2040, a move that caused uproar amongst environmentalist groups who believe that the(…)

Motorists consider true cost of Brexit 0

For UK motorists, Brexit has opened a can of worms. Inevitably, EU trade tariffs will see the cost of cars rise, along with service and repair bills, but many motorists also believe the UK’s departure from the EU will see a whole lot of other expenses increase in price. A new survey by online car(…)

A look back at the Nissan Datsun Sunny 120Y (1973 – 1978) 0

Today’s retrospective takes us back to the ‘70s and a properly golden period in the Datsun/Nissan timeline. The company’s sales boomed in the UK in particular, and this success was most likely attributable to the easy availability to its cars, thanks to the Japanese production lines. At a time when the majority of Britain’s manufacturing(…)

Number of Brits complaining about car hire in Europe rises by a third 0

The number of Brits to make complaints regarding car hire in Europe has jumped by more than a third over the last 12 months. There were 505 complaints in total in the year leading up to June 2017, compared with just 382 the previous year. The figures were compiled by the UK European Consumer Centre(…)