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Jaguar Land Rover announces £1bn plan to be UK’s answer to Tesla with XJ electric car production at Castle Bromwich

Jaguar Land Rover announces £1bn plan to be UK’s answer to Tesla with XJ electric car production at Castle Bromwich

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is aiming to become the UK’s answer to Tesla after pumping around £1bn into electric car production facilities in the West Midlands. The much-needed boost to the UK car industry will secure around 2,500 jobs at JLR’s Castle Bromwich site, and around a further 8,000 in the local supply chain. While […]

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Taxi drivers offered tax break to move to electric cabs

Taxi drivers offered tax break to move to electric cabs

Taxi drivers are to be offered an exemption from higher rate car tax under new legislation to encourage them to take up low-emissions cabs. Under the legislation, cabbies who opt for a zero-emissions capable taxi will be exempt from the premium rate of vehicle excise duty (VED). Currently, any electric or hybrid vehicle which costs […]

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Drivers urged to challenge unfair traffic fines as councils make £326m in a year

Drivers urged to challenge unfair traffic fines as councils make £326m in a year

Drivers have been urged to appeal against unfair parking fines after new figures showed councils issued Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) worth £326 million last year. Figures obtained under a Freedom of Information request revealed that local authorities across the UK issued nine million PCN in 2018 for offences including parking, bus lane and box junction […]

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New Land Rover Defender makes global debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

New Land Rover Defender makes global debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The new Land Rover Defender has made its public world debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. A lightly camouflaged short-wheelbase version of the soon-to-be-released 4×4 was driven up the famous hill climb route by the Duke of Richmond to mark the opening of the event. Preview images of the successor to the world-famous […]

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Footballers’ rides – classified car ads prove money can’t buy taste

Footballers’ rides – classified car ads prove money can’t buy taste

Footballers have long come in for mockery over their choice of cars.  There’s an image that the highly-paid superstars of the sport like to splash the cash on fancy motors with little thought for things like taste, subtlety or practicality.  As if trying to prove this point, online marketplace Autotrader has just released details of […]

Car Feature
Lotus Evija – Hethel reveals name of its first all-electric hypercar

Lotus Evija – Hethel reveals name of its first all-electric hypercar

Lotus has announced the name of its first all-electric model. Due to start production in 2020, the hypercar will be called the Lotus Evija. The car’s production was confirmed at Shanghai International Auto Show in April but until now it has only been known by its Lotus Type number – Type 130. Pronounced ‘ev-eye-a’ its […]

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New BMW X6 brings new engines and tech, plus a light-up grille

New BMW X6 brings new engines and tech, plus a light-up grille

BMW has revealed details of the latest version of its X6 “Sports Activity Coupe”. The frankly weird-looking high-riding swoopy-roofed four-door 4×4 coupe thing is now into its third generation and brings a slightly larger body, new engines and new technology along with revised styling. It’s still clearly an X6, with a strange mix of low […]

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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019: tickets, dates, schedule and where the motoring bonanza is held

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019: tickets, dates, schedule and where the motoring bonanza is held

Formula 1 cars once driven by Jim Clark, Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher along with a brace of £30m Porsche Le Mans cars and Volkswagen’s cutting-edge ID.R electric racer will be among the star attractions at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Running from Thursday, July 4 until Sunday July 7, the automotive extravaganza’s theme […]

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Safety experts call for end to lifetime driving licences

Safety experts call for end to lifetime driving licences

Motorists who drive as part of their jobs should be regularly retested to improve road safety, according to a new white paper. Driver training charity IAM Roadsmart has called for an end to lifetime licences, saying that one single hour of assessment should not be all that is required to hold a licence indefinitely. It […]

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Retailers ‘not doing enough’ to pass fuel savings on to drivers

Retailers ‘not doing enough’ to pass fuel savings on to drivers

The price of fuel fell across the UK in June after four months of rises but retailers have been accused of not doing enough to help drivers. The average cost of a litre of petrol dropped 3p and nearly 5p was cut from a litre of diesel but industry observers say retailers could have gone […]

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