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Britain’s most popular new cars revealed

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta has cemented its reputation as the UK’s favourite car, taking the No 1 spot for the 10th consecutive year. However, final year figures for 2018 released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal that total registrations were down 6.8% to 2.37 million cars, reflecting 12 …

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Electric car myths exposed in new survey

Volkswagen e-Golf in a car wash

New research has revealed that we have some weird and wonderful misconceptions about electric cars – including a belief they can’t be driven through puddles. One in 20 Brits even believe that electric cars are fundamentally less safe, and nearly one in five reckon an electric car will slow down …

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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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Kia e-Niro review

Kia e-Niro review

It’s astonishing to think that Kia has only been selling cars in the UK since 1991. Emerging as an affordable, dependable brand with a wide range of cars (all boasting a generous seven-year warranty), Kia has taken the automotive industry by storm. Selling just under 1,800 cars in the UK …

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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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One in five drivers ready to go green

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Nearly a quarter (22%) of motorists say they will make the switch to an electric or hybrid vehicle for their next car, according to new research. The AA-Populus poll of more than 20,000 drivers suggests there will be a dramatic increase from the 2% of drivers who currently drive a …

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London to Brussels in a Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace Channel Tunnel

The 100% electric Jaguar I-Pace has showcased its efficiency and practicality, driving the 229 miles from London to Brussels on a single charge. Starting its epic journey on London’s South Bank, with its 90kWh battery fully charged, it headed to the Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone. However, unlike the 80 …

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Green light for electric E-type Jaguar

Jaguar E-Type Zero

The electric version of the iconic Jaguar E-type, famously driven by Prince Harry as he whisked bride Meghan away to their wedding reception, will be available to buy from 2020. Jaguar Classic – a heritage division within Jaguar Land Rover – will produce the E-type Zero at its Coventry facility. …

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Volkswagen’s Pikes Peak record run – from all angles

Volkswagen's Pikes Peak record run

Watch Romain Dumas break the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record in Volkswagen’s revolutionary electric racer. Dumas was at the wheel of the 650PS all-electric ID R prototype specially crafted for the purpose. Defeating cars powered by conventional engines, his time of 7:57.148 minutes not only smashed the previous …

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Most Brits planning to ditch diesel cars

Diesel fuel

UK motorists look set to go green in the near future, as 55% plan to swap diesel for a more ‘planet-friendly’ alternative with their next car purchase. A study of 2,000 motorists currently in the market for a new vehicle found 42% are concerned that they may be taxed more …

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