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Named and shamed – the 10 most expensive railway stations to park at 0

Parking your car at the station before you begin the monotonous commute into town is a grim reality for many of us. What make the process even grimmer are the exorbitant prices charged by some railway stations for the privilege. The UK’s most expensive railway station car parks have been revealed in a new survey(…)

Car production drops for first time in 14 months 0

A drop in domestic demand was the main reason for UK car production falling for the first time in 14 months, industry figures revealed. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 151,795 vehicles were manufactured, a drop of 1% compared to October 2015. The reason for the drop in production was attributed(…)

Government rake in £1 million from smart motorways 0

More than £1.1 million has been generated fining speeding motorists on 11 stretches of smart motorway in the UK. The figures, accounting for the 2015 period, saw a total of 52,516 fixed penalties issued on smart motorways including the M1, M25 and M6. Before the new technology was installed, just 2,023 similar penalties were issued.(…)

Tesla sizing up UK for first European base 0

Elon Musk, billionaire boss of the Tesla Corporation, has announced plans to tap British automotive expertise, by establishing a base in the UK. His words come hot on the heels of Tesla making their first major acquisition, purchasing the German engineering business Grohmann, as it prepares to automate its production. “We have a lot of(…)

Citroen pull DS 5 Hybrid from UK line up 0

Poor sales figures of the diesel-electric models have led to DS Automobiles pulling the DS 5 Hybrid from the UK line up. A spokesman for the company said: “Sales of DS 5 Diesel Hybrid versions accounted for just 3% of the total DS 5 volume in the UK in 2016. In light of this, we decided to(…)

August sees 14-year high for UK car production 0

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has hailed August as the highest month for car production since 2002. The trade body revealed that 109,004 vehicles were produced in UK car plants last month, an increase of 9.1% on August of 2015. Both at home and overseas, there was an increase in demand following investment(…)

The UK Government and Driverless Cars 0

The automotive world has moved towards the creation of autonomous cars at an alarming rate. We now see the likes of cruise control, assistive braking and autonomous parking, so we expect to see cars being fully autonomous within this decade. But with this, there are obvious concerns and laws which need to be met. So(…)

New car registrations keep on accelerating in 2016 0

No signs of stalling here – car registrations in January 2016 keep on speeding up following a solid 2015. Not only was January 2016 capable of maintaining 2015’s high volume of new car registrations, it was the best January for new car sales in eleven years, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders(…)

Car smoking ban in action 0

Campaigners are celebrating the start of a new month and a new law, as England and Wales make smoking in cars illegal when driving with anyone under 18. It may seem a long time coming, as we’ve already banned smoking on trains and in public places but the 1st of October 2015 marks another dent(…)