UK Government slammed for proposed £7m Highways England rebrand

Highways England is being rebranded as National Highways in a £7 million Government-led move that has sparked outrage. The switch comes just five years after the government-owned company was renamed from Highways Agency on 1 April 2015 – a rebranding exercise that was completed not long ago. The timing of the decision has been heavily … Read more UK Government slammed for proposed £7m Highways England rebrand

SSC dethrones Bugatti as Tuatara hypercar sets record speed of 331mph

American car brand SSC has been confirmed as setting a new world record top speed for a production vehicle when its Tuatara hypercar clocked 331mph outside Las Vegas earlier this month, toppling the much-debated previous claim of Bugatti’s Chiron. The average speed clocked over two runs saw a recorded 316.11mph, which beats Bugatti’s previous best … Read more SSC dethrones Bugatti as Tuatara hypercar sets record speed of 331mph

‘Zero emission mandate’ could force makers to sell more electric cars

Manufacturers could be forced to sell a rising share of electric cars each year to speed-up the shift to zero-emission vehicles, according to reports. The Times said ministers are considering a California-style ‘zero emission vehicle mandate’, which would be similar to the one introduced in the US state in the 1990s and demand a minimum volume … Read more ‘Zero emission mandate’ could force makers to sell more electric cars

SSC dethrones Bugatti as Tuatara hypercar sets record speed of 331mph

American car brand SSC has been confirmed as setting a new world record top speed for a production vehicle when its Tuatara hypercar clocked 331mph outside Las Vegas earlier this month, toppling the much-debated previous claim of Bugatti’s Chiron. The average speed clocked over two runs saw a recorded 316.11mph, which beats Bugatti’s previous best … Read more SSC dethrones Bugatti as Tuatara hypercar sets record speed of 331mph

London has seen biggest rise in keyless car theft in last four years

There has been a significant rise in keyless car thefts over the past four years, new research has revealed. Between 2016 to 2019, claims for car theft has increased by 20 per cent, with keyless car theft accounting for a large proportion of claims, according to data from LV= General Insurance. It found that vehicle … Read more London has seen biggest rise in keyless car theft in last four years

AA boss warns against parking firms being able to clamp cars again

Private parking firms are pushing to bring back laws that would allow them to clamp and tow vehicles, a new report has revealed. Submissions to a consultation on a code of conduct for private parking enforcement saw scores of companies calling for the return of clamping, with many demanding it as a top priority because … Read more AA boss warns against parking firms being able to clamp cars again

AA boss sounds warning as parking firms lobby to be allowed to clamp again

Private parking firms are pushing to bring back laws that would allow them to clamp and tow vehicles, a new report has revealed. Submissions to a consultation on a code of conduct for private parking enforcement saw scores of companies calling for the return of clamping, with many demanding it as a top priority because … Read more AA boss sounds warning as parking firms lobby to be allowed to clamp again

Volkswagen not shy about virtues of all-electric ID.3

Volkswagen has not been shy about the virtues of its new all-electric ID.3 hatchback, hailing it as the groundbreaking spiritual successor to the Beetle and the Golf.  That’s a brave claim. I’ve just driven one of the first to arrive on British shores to check it out.  The ID.3 comes with a few twists including … Read more Volkswagen not shy about virtues of all-electric ID.3

Tool shows if your car insurance is more expensive that those in your area

Motorists in the east of London face the highest premiums in the UK for their car insurance while those in the Isles of Scilly have the lowest, research has revealed. Residents of Newham pay to most for car cover, according to data from Compare the Market, with drivers in the east London borough forking out … Read more Tool shows if your car insurance is more expensive that those in your area

Goodwood goes online with a feast of classic and supercar races and star guests 

Motorsport fans have been deprived of the opportunity to watch classic racers go wheel-to-wheel or rocket up the famous Goodwood hillclimb this year, but they can still get their fix of action from home. A musical tribute to the late racing legend Sir Stirling Moss by his rock star friend Mark Knopfler, a 50th anniversary … Read more Goodwood goes online with a feast of classic and supercar races and star guests