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UK cars are becoming more British – but still lag behind Euro rivals 0

Vehicles manufactured in the UK are steadily becoming more British, justifying the push to increase the amount of domestically produced components. In a new study by the Automotive Council, it was revealed that 44% of the parts and components used to manufacture the 1.7 million cars rolling of UK production lines were also made domestically.(…)

Brexit: Motorists are backing a trade agreement and more UK factories 0

UK motorists are no longer fearing the worst when contemplating the automotive industry in a post-Brexit Britain with thousands looking forward to opportunities such as free trade, British-made cars and better jobs. A new study conducted by Servicing Stop, asked more than 1,600 motorists about what they think might happen once Britain leaves the European(…)

Easter driving tips 0

With Easter almost upon us, most of the UK will be taking to the roads over the next few days. With the extra traffic bringing the average speed down to a teeth-grittingly slow crawl; it’s worth bearing in mind a few extra preparation tips that could prevent any unnecessary holdups or accidents. Check your oil,(…)

Toyota Prius tops UK’s February sales figures 0

Toyota continued its strong start to the year, with the Prius hybrid automatic finishing top of February’s UK vehicle sales figures- taking an average of just 21 days to sell. It was the second consecutive month that an alternatively fuelled vehicle (AFV) made it into the top three. The 2016 BMW i3 was the UK’s(…)

Toyota to invest £240 million into UK plants 0

In what comes as welcome news amongst the post-Brexit uncertainty, Japanese car giants, Toyota, have announced they are set to invest £240 million upgrading their UK car plant. The plans show a commitment by the manufacturer to remaining in Britain once the country has departed from the EU. The investment is met by an injection(…)

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(…)