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UK receives final warning from the EU over air pollution
How the 2017 Budget affects the motor industry

How the 2017 Budget affects the motor industry

The UK’s chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his first and last spring Budget. It is expected that this will be the first of two Budgets in 2017 with the next in autumn. In the light of current statistics about the UK’s air pollution levels, there was plenty for the chancellor to address within the motoring industry.

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​New UK road tax scheme rewards electric drivers

​New UK road tax scheme rewards electric drivers

Back in 2015, George Osbourne announced changes to the Vehicle Exercise Duty (VED) system. It may seem like a long time ago but from April 1, the changes will come into place. The revisions to the system will affect anyone buying a new car from April 2017 onward.

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​Is wireless EV charging soon to be with us?

​Is wireless EV charging soon to be with us?

Plenty has developed in the electric vehicle charging market over the past few years: charging times have dropped, the number of charging points have increased and plug-in points will soon be found at some petrol stations in the UK.

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​Why you should rent a car on your summer holiday

​Why you should rent a car on your summer holiday

The first few months of the year generally mark a time where many book their summer getaways and trips to look forward to. Flights, hotels, packages and activities are all booked in advance, but for those that like to travel from place to place whilst on holiday, transport is also a key concern.

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​New child seat laws and how they will affect you
EV completes endurance rally for the first time

EV completes endurance rally for the first time

The Dakar Rally is an annual off-road endurance rally race held in South America. It is widely considered to be one of the most difficult endurance rallies in the world; just finishing the race is considered an achievement in itself.

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​Diesel to become a thing of the past?

​Diesel to become a thing of the past?

UK car industry executives are expecting a shift during the next decade that will see diesel technology become obsolete, according to the 2017 KPMG Global Automotive Executive Survey.

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​Petrol prices rise to two-year high

​Petrol prices rise to two-year high

There are many reasons that one might make the change to an electric vehicle. Environmental benefits, low maintenance and reduced noise pollution are just some of the reasons. However, the low running costs of EVs remain one of the strongest draws.

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Government to control charging costs in 2017

Government to control charging costs in 2017

​The cost of charging an electric vehicle varies wherever it is that the charging takes place. In the upcoming Modern Transport Bill, expected in early 2017, the government is preparing to propose that the cost of charging at road side station networks is lowered.

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