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15 September 2014 at 14:23

Over three in four diesel drivers say they refuse to pay more in the light of new European anti-pollution plans to penalise them, according to a new poll.The creation of Ultra Low Emissions Zones (ULEZ) could see motorists in diesel powered vehicles having to pay extra to enter UK cities and towns by 2020.Diesel drivers feel they already have enough overheads - with road tax, servicing, car ins...

15 September 2014 at 14:23

Britain snaps up more Ferraris than any other country in Europe it has emerged, as the car maker's profits reach record highs.Ferrari's plans to reduce deliveries while increasing profits seem to be on track as the company's top line and end profits are up for the first six months of the year.The luxury company delivered 3,631 cars in this period; 3.6 per cent fewer than the equivalent 2013 fig...

15 September 2014 at 14:23

A radical, public electric car sharing project is being launched in Grenoble, France.The scheme, in association with Toyota, means from October any license holder aged 18 or over can register with Cite Lib and take out any of the 70 Toyota vehicles from their charging stations across the city.Toyota's Ha:Mo, or Harmonious Mobility system enables customers to download an app which shows their ne...

15 September 2014 at 14:23

Toyota is preparing to unveil a concept of the compact crossover car it wants to compete with Nissan's Qashqai.The Japanese car maker's C-HR concept is due to be unveiled in October during this year's Paris Motor Show. For now, Toyota has released a cheeky sneak peek.It is thought to feature a hybrid drivetrain and the same chassis as the recently launched Lexus NX compact SUV.Motoring enthusia...

12 September 2014 at 12:21

Latest figures show the number of licensed vehicles on the roads has surpassed 35 million for the very first time.According to statistics, at the end of 2013 there were 35.03 million licensed vehicles on British roads. Of the total, 29.14 million were cars; 1.22 million were motorcycles and 3.35 million were light vehicles.Lift trucks, diggers, taxis and agricultural vehicles are also included ...

12 September 2014 at 12:21

Over four-fifths of people are in favour of a scheme which would see thousands of potholed roads repaired using cash generated by fuel duty. The largest groundswell of support comes from eastern England, Yorkshire and Humber and Wales, the poll by the Local Government Association (LGA) found. Fuel duty raises £33 billion a year for the Treasury, the LGA says. But the Government is actually spe...

12 September 2014 at 12:21

A police motorcyclist who was part of a motorcade escorting Prince Harry is is recovering in hospital after crashing into a car.The driver of the Toyota Prius which the motorbike collided with is also in hospital following the accident which took place near Regent's Park in London. Firefighters had to cut him out of the vehicle.A Metropolitan Police investigation is under way although no arrest...

12 September 2014 at 12:21

Would you like to drive a car that has the ability to run on air?Well, this could soon become a reality after Peugeot announced it is ready to demonstrate hybrid technology that allows a vehicle to run on a combination of petrol and air.The car-maker says a 208 supermini produces fuel economy figures of more than 140mpg using its Hybrid Air technology. It works by storing energy in a compressed...

12 September 2014 at 12:21

Collectors have the chance to bid on an extremely rare car based on the iconic Fiat 500.A 1960 Steyr Puch 500 will go under the hammer on September 20 and is expected to fetch somewhere between £15,000 and £18,000.The model is thought to be one of just 33 right-hand drive versions of its type to be made and one of only two of the vehicles to have survived to this day.Production of the Puch 500 ...

11 September 2014 at 12:33

The roads of Europe are governed by some mind bending regulations - from distant Belarus to good old Blighty - but many British motorists are having trouble sorting fact from fiction.In Luxembourg for example, you might expect to get your face wiped while driving - as cars are required to have windscreen wipers but can technically go without windscreens.Of those surveyed 80 per cent thought thi...

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