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08 July 2014 at 14:44

Tourists in Germany may soon have to pay a car toll, under proposals announced by the country's transport minister. Alexander Dobrindt revealed that Germany plans to adopt the same measures used in many other European countries by adding a car toll to its already existing truck fees.From 2016, foreign drivers would be expected to pay 10 euro (£7.95) for a 10-day toll sticker, available onlin...

08 July 2014 at 14:44

Rolls-Royce sold more cars in the first half of this year than in any other previous six-month period, new figures show.The West Sussex-based car maker sold a total of 1,968 vehicles between January and June, an increase of 33.4% compared with the same period in 2013.Sales in Europe were particularly strong and saw a rise of more than 60%, while sales in the Asia Pacific region rose by around 4...

08 July 2014 at 14:44

Vauxhall is looking to employ 550 new workers in the UK to help increase output and build its latest Astra model.The car giant has two plants in the UK at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, and Luton in Bedfordshire and the influx of extra staff at both sites is the firm's first big recruitment initiative for 10 years.Its Ellesmere Port factory has two shifts on the go currently, but it needs another ...

08 July 2014 at 14:44

Thousands of prestige car drivers would think about buying an electric vehicle if a single charge gave it a range of 300 miles, new research suggests.Researchers asked more than 24,000 BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes and Audi drivers if they'd consider purchasing such an electric model if its price, performance and style were similar to the one they already drove.And almost two-fifths of those questioned...

08 July 2014 at 14:44

Motorists buying a Volkswagen Passat will be able to opt for a plug-in hybrid version for the first time, it has been revealed.The new-style Passat saloon and estate will include diesel models but, in the UK, no all-petrol versions.Being 85kg lighter than their predecessors makes the new models up to 20% more fuel efficient, VW says.The manufacturer says the new-look, eighth-generation Passat i...

07 July 2014 at 12:28

Dealing with roundabouts is the latest subject for tips from a major driving safety charity.Advanced driver Peter Rodger urges motorists to start by looking well ahead and using their mirrors to check on the traffic near to them.If you look at the whole process as one manoeuvre you will plan on your choice of lane, the moment you enter it and your signals, says Mr Rodger, of the Institute of Ad...

07 July 2014 at 12:28

Investing just 2p of the duty that motorists fork out for every litre of fuel they buy would give the Government an additional £1 billion per year to spend on road repairs, it has been suggested.The Local Government Association (LGA) says giving councils the extra money from fuel duty could help them fix all the nation's potholes and catch up on road maintenance by the mid-2020s.The Government ...

07 July 2014 at 12:28

The number of people who think it's dangerous to cycle on the roads has risen compared to last year. Some 61% of people polled by the Department for Transport said it was too dangerous to cycle on the roads - up from 59% last year.The new survey shows nearly half (48%) of cyclists and just over two-thirds (67%) of non-cyclists think cycling on roads is too dangerous. T he study covered 3,244 ...

07 July 2014 at 12:28

A woman who failed her driving test 23 times finally passed on the 24th attempt, according to newly released data. The 24-year-old from Chippenham finally passed her test last year, and will likely have been on the lookout for a cheap car insurance quote after ripping up those L plates.She was among eight learner drivers to have failed at least 20 tests by the end of last year, data acquired by...

07 July 2014 at 12:28

Millions of motorists still think it is okay to text from behind the wheel of a stationary car when the engine is running, the results of a new study suggest.The RAC research shows that nearly two-thirds (61%) of those polled do not know the practice is illegal despite it having been illegal for motorists to use hand-held mobiles for more than a decade.The findings also suggest that nearly one ...

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