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22 January 2016 at 12:15

The first Aston Martin to be built exclusively for a James Bond film is to go under the hammer. Auctioneers at Christie's in London expect the DB10 - signed by Daniel Craig - to fetch more than £1 million. It was one of two show cars that toured the world for auto shows and film promotions of Spectre, which hit screens last October. One sticking point could be the fact it is not road legal, s...

21 January 2016 at 11:16

Demand from overseas helped British motor manufacturers reach a new 10-year peak during 2015, with nearly 1.6 million vehicles made, official figures show. This is 3.9% up on the 2014 numbers, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).Revived European interest has helped to swell the figures, with British-built cars bound for the Continent up 11% on 2014.Well over half...

21 January 2016 at 11:16

A new generation of electric vehicle batteries is to be built in the UK, extending journey times for thousands of green motorists. Japanese manufacturer Nissan will develop the technology at its Sunderland plant, investing £26.5 million in the "groundbreaking" project.The move is part of the company's commitment to the future of zero-emission motoring. Academic and technology partners will be ...

21 January 2016 at 11:16

Ford owners will soon be able to pay for services like car parks and car sharing from their smartphone.The manufacturer has entered the mobile payments market with its new service FordPay, which lets drivers make transactions from a vehicle.It is part of the company's FordPass platform, described as a "one-stop mobility marketplace". Vehicle manufacturers and mobile makers are teaming up to br...

21 January 2016 at 11:16

A seized pin may have been to blame for the crack which forced the Forth Road Bridge to close, an investigation has revealed.Engineers claim the crack on the bridge in Scotland would have appeared sooner were it not for the quality of the steel used to make the structure.Engineering consultant Richard Hornby says the pin had probably been seized for years. The suspension bridge was closed for...

20 January 2016 at 13:14

Scores of UK Renault drivers are to have their cars recalled because of a problem with the device controlling their engine emissions, it has been revealed. The French manufacturer says the "error" in the calibration units on dCi 110 engines affects about 270 diesel Renault Captur cars in Britain. Around the world, it says, some 15,000 vehicles are fitted with the engines. Renault says the UK ...

20 January 2016 at 13:14

A large amount of cars could be breaking legal emissions limits on UK roads, new research suggests. Last September VW owned up to installing test-cheating software in its engines.But the latest Which? research indicates that the problem could be far more widespread.This has prompted the consumer group to call for stricter testing procedures earmarked for September 2016 to be brought forward.Th...

20 January 2016 at 13:14

Drivers in the Scottish Highlands have borne the brunt of the winter's coldest temperatures so far, with more freezing conditions expected. The RAC reported nearly a quarter more breakdowns than anticipated across Scotland on Monday and has issued advice to drivers who have to go out on icy roads.In the Sutherland village of Kinbrace on Tuesday, the lowest temperature of the winter so far was...

20 January 2016 at 13:14

Motorists in Glasgow will benefit from less congestion on surrounding roads if the green light is given for work to start on the final stages of a route between the M8 and M74, councillors are being told. A report for members of Glasgow City Council's executive committee says completing the connection will also boost economic growth, create jobs, stimulate housebuilding and cut air and noise p...

19 January 2016 at 12:39

Cars could soon feature a host of new low-carbon and energy-efficient technology after £75 million of funding was awarded to five innovative projects.The Advanced Propulsion Centre - a £1 billion joint partnership between the government and the automotive industry - is behind the move. It hopes the latest round of funding will save more than 4.2 million tonnes of CO2, creating and protecting...

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