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23 September 2014 at 13:12

Ford is set to follow the road taken by Nissan and BMW by offering green-minded motorists a range of purpose-built electric and plug-in hybrid cars.A source at Ford says the manufacturer wants to follow the example set by Nissan with its electric Leaf car and BMW and its 'i' range - instead of just fitting electric motors and batteries to existing models.But the Ford insider says the company wi...

23 September 2014 at 13:12

The sight of Mike Tyson looking down at you while you lay injured on the floor is one all too familiar for countless heavyweight boxers in the 1980s and 90s.But when motorcyclist Ryan Chesley saw the former boxing champ standing over him, he hadn't been on the wrong end of a knockout punch.Instead, the 29-year-old had just been involved in a traffic accident after coming off his bike when a tax...

23 September 2014 at 13:12

The Sussex man accused of driving onto Kent's Brands Hatch circuit in the middle of a race has appeared before Sevenoaks magistrates. Jack Cottle, of Wadhurst, allegedly steered his girlfriend's Volkswagen Polo onto the former Formula 1 track during the Fun Cup event on June 14. The 22-year-old man was arrested following the posting of footage on YouTube , which has so far attracted more than ...

23 September 2014 at 13:12

Are you looking for a new car to impress the ladies? Well hit the brakes. Don't look any further until you've read this.A survey of British women has identified the car their 'dream man' would drive, along with the ideal location they'd like to be taken for a spin.The research shows over one in five (22%) women would love their Mr Perfect to drive a convertible. This narrowly edges out competit...

23 September 2014 at 13:12

Motorists are being warned to keep an eye on the main reason that cars fail their MoT tests - faulty light bulbs. Drivers are advised to head to their nearest bulb shop if they suspect any bulb isn't working or is close to burnout, with more MoTs undertaken around this time of year than any other. Research suggests that nearly half (48%) of cars fail to pass their MoTs at the first attempt.On...

22 September 2014 at 13:42

Financial confidence among motorists seems to be on the rise with almost a quarter of adults thinking of buying a car in the near future. According to a survey by Sainsbury's Bank, as many as 23% of drivers are mooting the prospect of buying a new or second-hand model over the next six months.Some 13% of the 2,058 people questioned said they would opt for a shiny new car - the average buyer ad...

22 September 2014 at 13:42

The number of Britons choosing to travel abroad with their car by using a ferry is rising. More than six million cars were carried on UK ferry routes in the first eight months of 2014 - around one for every 10 people in the country. This figure is up 1.3 per cent on the same period last year; with 2.77 million cars taken to the continent, 2.47 million carried on domestic routes and over 800,00...

22 September 2014 at 13:42

Motorists awaiting the launch of a new "cashless" payment scheme used in conjunction with the Dartford River Crossing will have to wait a little longer.The changes, aimed at making it simpler and cheaper to cross the busy Kent crossing, have now been delayed delayed until late November as further tests are applied to the new system. Road bosses had originally planned for toll booths at the cr...

22 September 2014 at 13:42

A number of motorists dealing with poor eyesight may be putting themselves and others at serious risk on the road, according to a new poll.A survey by the College of Optometrists found that more than one in 10 (13%) people who experience problems with their eyes leave it years before seeing an expert, while over a third (36%) leave it months.The College, which surveyed 2,000 people for the stud...

22 September 2014 at 13:42

Dacia has revealed some of the changes motorists will see to its Duster SUV next year.The Romanian manufacturer says that, despite the revamp, motorists will not notice a price rise - with the two-wheel-drive version available from £9,495 and the four-wheel-drive from £11,495.The 2015 Duster will be available with three levels of trim and a choice of two engines.Duster-branded roof bars will fe...

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