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UK couple in Iceland electric car first

Natalie and Rob Carswell

Natalie and Rob Carswell from Dorset are believed to be the first people from the UK to complete Iceland’s famous ‘Route One’ ring road in electric car – and now hope other tourists will follow suit. It took just six days for the Carswells, who run SPARK+VOLT: Electric Adventure Gear, based …

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Historic Ferrari racer sells for £17.2m at auction

1956 Ferrari 290 MM

A 1956 Ferrari 290 MM raced by many of motor racing legends has sold for £17.2 million ($22m) at RM Sotheby’s Petersen Automotive Museum Sale in Los Angeles. The remarkably rare Scuderia Ferrari Works racer eventually sold after an extended bidding contest between three collectors. Campaigned by Scuderia Ferrari for …

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Real cost of getting an MOT failure back on the road

MOT testing station

New research has revealed that it costs an average of £326.85 to get a car that’s failed its MOT back on the road. The survey for the Good Garage Scheme – www.goodgaragescheme.com – shows that UK motorists pay an average of £272 to correct faults that have been discovered on …

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Citroën’s new glasses ‘prevent’ motion sickness

Citroën's new SEETROËN glasses 'prevent' motion sickness

French car giant has created SEETROËN – the first glasses to eliminate motion sickness. Citroën – which says it’s “the brand dedicated to comfort” – wanted to provide a solution for the widespread problem (also known as Kinetosis) that affects more than 30 million people in Europe. The glasses contain …

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Tesco to install 2,500 electric charging bays

Volkswagen and Tesco chargepoint partnership

Volkswagen, Tesco and Pod Point have teamed up to launch the UK’s largest retail electric vehicle charging network. The world’s biggest vehicle manufacturer and the nation’s largest fuel retailer are committing to installing almost 2,500 charging bays across up to 600 Tesco stores over the next three years. Customers will …

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Are you all set for winter driving?

Millions of motorists are unprepared for winter driving – with nearly half admitting they have not conducted any maintenance checks on their vehicle, according to research. One in six revealed they have previously broken down in the cold season due to not checking their vehicle and, as the weather worsens …

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Ford Fiesta ST review

Ford Fiesta ST

When the latest Ford Fiesta was launched in 2017 it was a real step-up. Not only did it look sharper than the seventh generation car, but it was more spacious and updated with the latest, fully connected infotainment system. Most of all, it was still engaging to drive, so job …

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Have you ever got yellow boxed in?

Yellow box junction - RAC

Eight in 10 drivers struggle to get through yellow box junctions without stopping, according to new research by the RAC. And with councils outside London and Cardiff wanting additional powers to use cameras to catch drivers who stop in yellow box junctions, almost half (46%) of motorists admit they sometimes …

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Five essential tips for Road Safety Week

Bike Smart tips from GEM

Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to ‘Bike Smart’ for Road Safety Week (19-25 November). The initiative is an effort to raise awareness of the risks faced by cyclists and motorcyclists. GEM has drawn up five simple but effective tips that can be adopted right now by …

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Abarth 124 Spider’s starring role in hit video

Sting and Shaggy in the Abarth 124 Spider

The Abarth 124 Spider appears alongside Sting and Shaggy in the official music video for their new track, “Gotta Get Back My Baby”. The single, co-produced by Teflon (Wyclef Jean, Fat Joe, Ruff Ryders) and Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Mylène Farmer, Lady Gaga), off their album, 44/876, has spent 28 weeks …

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