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25 February 2015 at 11:21

Refunds for drivers totalling millions of pounds could depend on a chip shop proprietor winning a landmark court case. Barry Beavis has taken ParkingEye, an operator of private car parks, to an appeal court claiming it unfairly charged him for overstaying.RAC Foundation director Stephen Glaister said: "Tens of millions of pounds hang on this case." "If it goes in favour of drivers then there a...

25 February 2015 at 11:21

Motorists could save up to £1,440 every year just by doing their homework on commuter parking, a new report claims. Shopping around for car insurance brings motorists average annual savings of £280, but car parking seemingly remains rooted in the 20th century - with convenience king.Drivers parking near to Central London train stations are prepared to pay a typical £3,240 a year.But shopping ...

25 February 2015 at 11:21

Motorists are being invited to use the space vacated by their tax disc to help keep an iconic aircraft in the skies.Paper tax discs have been a familiar sight on the windscreens of UK vehicles for 93 years, but were scrapped last October following the emergence of online payments and electronic checks.And now those missing the attachment on the corner of their windscreen are being urged to snap...

25 February 2015 at 11:21

Fiat are going back to the future to honour an iconic model first manufactured well over half a century ago.The original Fiat 500 was first built in 1957, and now the Italian manufacturer is to unveil the retro-look Fiat 500 Vintage '57 at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show on March 3.The car-maker says the new 500 is based on a contemporary interpretation of the original's style features, incorporatin...

24 February 2015 at 11:34

The DVLA hopes the new registration '250 C' will fetch hundreds of thousands of pounds when it goes on sale this week. The Agency's Personalised Registrations live sale begins on Wednesday and lasts for three days, during which 1,600 lots will be up for auction.And the registration 250 C is expected to be worth a great deal of money, after a sale last year saw '250 L' and '25 O' sell for £648,...

24 February 2015 at 11:34

Anticipation is building as Nissan gets ready to unveil its latest addition.The Japanese automaker will finally lift the lid on the Sway Concept at the Geneva Motor Show in March.Teaser pictures - darkened on purpose - released in the build-up to the launch reveal very little; apart from a very distinctive front end, bold LED daytime running lights and some deeply-contoured front wings.One thin...

24 February 2015 at 11:34

A trio of iconic low-mileage Italian racing cars have fetched a combined £400,000-plus at auction. The vehicles went under the hammer at a Race Retro weekend staged by Silverstone Auctions at Coventry's Stoneleigh Park on February 21 and 22.Enthusiasts buying a car for 2015 with oomph, kudos and Italian style needed to look no further than the Ferrari Testarossa. This 1991 model went for £202,...

23 February 2015 at 11:53

Motorists pumped significantly more fuel into their vehicles but could not prevent a drop in retail sales last month, according to new figures. Drivers used 11.1% more petrol in January than they did 12 months earlier, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported.The January figures were 3% up on December as more and more motorists visited filling-up stations to take advantage of plummeti...

23 February 2015 at 11:53

A £10 million prize will help researchers develop a new car battery which is "at the cutting edge of innovation", it is hoped. The Government scheme has been designed to encourage UK research establishments, as well as manufacturers based in this country, to create the next generation of battery for ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV).Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander announced th...

23 February 2015 at 11:53

The Government must take action to avert a "highly damaging" shortage in lorry drivers, according to two industry groups. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) and Road Haulage Association (RHA) released a joint statement saying the country is facing a growing shortage of skilled lorry drivers.If the situation remains as it is, the shortage is likely to impact upon the service industry and t...

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