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07 January 2016 at 12:14

A record-breaking number of new cars was sold in the UK last year, official figures have revealed. According to data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), there were more than 2.6 million new car registrations in 2015.The new figures represent a rise of 6% on 2014, which saw 2.48 million registrations, and are higher than the 2003 peak of 2.58 million.Year-on-yea...

07 January 2016 at 12:14

Drivers are facing diversions after the closure of a main road in North Yorkshire.Officials shut the Kex Gill stretch of the A59 that links Harrogate with Skipton following safety concerns after several days of torrential rain.They fear a landslip could happen on the road, which has encountered problems in the past, meaning motorists are having to find an alternative route. North Yorkshire Cou...

06 January 2016 at 11:36

Motorists enjoyed a drop in the average price of petrol in December, according to the latest figures from the RAC.Data from RAC Fuel Watch shows that a litre of petrol fell by more than 4p from 107.55p at the start of the month to 102.89p at the end of it.This is the lowest December price since the same month in 2009 and meant a tank of petrol cost £5.35 less than at the end of 2014.It was the ...

06 January 2016 at 11:36

Volkswagen (VW) has reportedly claimed that it will take longer than first thought to pass on data concerning last year's emissions scandal.The German car manufacturing giant was supposed to hand over the information to the European Commission (EC) by the end of last year.But it has asked the EC for an extra month to get its CO2 details together, according to Wall Street Journal reports.It is a...

06 January 2016 at 11:36

Two of the world's biggest car makers are set to adopt the same software system to enable motorists to link smartphone navigation and music streaming apps to their vehicles' dashboard screens. And Ford and Toyota are urging other manufactures to follow suit. They say adopting the Ford-developed SmartDeviceLink (SDL) as standard could cut dependence on Apple and Google technology.Ford says seve...

05 January 2016 at 12:51

Steering locks and electronic immobilisers have helped to dramatically cut vehicle crime across the UK, according to the Home Office.Vehicle theft and break-ins have fallen by 80% since 1993, reveals a new report released by the government department, despite the fact there are eight million more vehicles on the road today.There are now approximately three vehicle thefts and 10 vehicle break-in...

05 January 2016 at 12:51

Bentley drivers after something a little extra special can choose from a pair of innovative stone finishes.The Crewe-based luxury car manufacturer is offering the new options on its F lying Spur and Continental models. The 0.1mm-thick stone slices are made from Indian stone and have been coated with a special resin and glass fibre.Bentley says these new customisations will be the first of many....

05 January 2016 at 12:51

A new breed of high-tech concept vehicle has made its debut at a world-renowned Las Vegas tech exhibition.The FFZero1 is being displaying to the public at the four-day CES exhibition from Wednesday, having been unveiled to industry insiders today.Faraday Future's battery-powered concept includes a host of innovations, such as a smartphone plug-in facility in its steering wheel to display key da...

05 January 2016 at 12:51

Drivers of electric vehicles visiting Heathrow Airport are to get more plug-in points this year.The £2 million move comes as the airport tries to improve its environmental credentials amid the possibility of a third runway being built there.More than 135 additional dual-cable charging points will be installed, giving upwards of 260 motorists the chance to power up their electric vehicles. Furt...

04 January 2016 at 12:21

Drivers will finally be able to fill up on diesel for less than £1 per litre after three supermarkets slashed prices.Asda set the trend as it cut 3p per litre off diesel at its 279 stations, bringing it in line with petrol at 99.7p.Tesco and Sainsbury's quickly followed suit, dropping diesel to 99.7p and 99.9p respectively.While the price cut is good news for drivers, RAC Fuel Watch spokesman P...

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