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17 July 2015 at 11:38

Vehicles powered by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) should be exempt from the congestion charge in London, Autogas Limited says.The green fuel can no longer be overlooked as a viable alternative to diesel and petrol to tackle the ongoing emissions problem in the capital, according to the LPG supplier.The plea comes after a report claimed as many as 9,000 deaths every year in London can be attribu...

17 July 2015 at 11:38

Volvo's XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid model is now eligible for the government's flagship green grant. The Swedish automaker has confirmed that the newcomer, which is the first to be built on its in-house platform and powered by new Drive-E powertrains, has qualified for the UK's Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) scheme.It means drivers can get behind the wheel of the seven-seat SUV for less, whil...

16 July 2015 at 15:40

Motorway drivers are putting themselves at risk because not enough of them take breaks, a new survey suggests. The Institute of Advanced Motorists ' (IAM) poll of 1,753 adults shows that 65% don't feel they even need motorway rests.The road safety charity's research suggests that nearly four in five motorway drivers will only take one if the services are convenient to their journey.IAM CEO Sar...

16 July 2015 at 15:40

London's diesel-vehicle driving motorists could face a crackdown sooner than expected - if the capital's environment advisors get their way. The London Assembly's Environment Committee is urging London Mayor Boris Johnson to help lower the amount of deaths linked to poor air quality by ditching diesel engines.The Committee wants Mr Johnson to push through plans to make London an Ultra-Low-Emis...

16 July 2015 at 15:40

Motorists are learning their Highway Code to pass their test - rather than retaining it to help them drive safely, a worrying new study suggests. Motors.co.uk has found that virtually all motorists would not pass their driving theory exam if they had to take it today. The test was launched in 1996, experiencing several revisions since.But the firm, which used an internet-based mock exam, show...

16 July 2015 at 15:40

New plug-in car sales have more than tripled in the space of 12 months, official figures have revealed. The number of people buying a car from this range in the opening half of 2015 has already overtaken those sold in the whole of last year. January to June 2015 saw a record 14,586 plug-in vehicles bought - a 256% jump on the same timeframe in 2014 when 4,096 were sold. Go Ultra Low 's new stu...

14 July 2015 at 13:26

An English council is turning to new road building technology in the battle against potholes. Surrey County Council has teamed up with engineers to overhaul more than 300 miles of road across the region.A spokesman for the authority says it will go back to the "bare bones", by digging up the road and completely relaying foundations, as opposed to simply adding another coat of asphalt like othe...

14 July 2015 at 13:26

Motorists who stray into designated bus lines are three times more likely to be fined than at the start of the decade, figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal. The number of fixed penalties for this misdemeanour reached 1,062,501 last year - so far netting £30,005,959 - compared to the 321,000 motorists punished five years ago. Many fines are still being contested.Average ...

14 July 2015 at 13:26

Owners of older and modified cars are being promised a show with a difference at a Northamptonshire racing circuit next month. Unlike other traditional events of its type, Retro Cars Live lets attendees drive their old classics on Rockingham Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 9.Enthusiasts heading to Mitchell Road in Corby, can expect a whole host of live, interactive attractions at the festival...

13 July 2015 at 12:04

British students have built a car powered exclusively by solar energy. The Cambridge University-based team is launching the Evolution car on Monday at the famous institution's sports ground.This is with a view to racing it in the Australian Outback's Bridgestone World Solar Challenge this autumn.The uni's Eco-Racing Team (CEUR) goes into the week-long endurance event (October 18-25) armed with...

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