Should your next car be electric or are they an expensive hassle?

Only 240,000 motorists have so far bought an all-electric car despite all the talk about how they represent ‘the future’ of motoring. The fact is that TV adverts showing smug couples driving around the countryside helping to save the planet bare little resemblance to reality. Although electric car sales rose last month to a record … Read more

Octopus launches new electric car ‘salary sacrifice’ scheme

Octopus Electric Vehicles has revealed a new 100 per cent electric car leasing service for businesses looking to become more environmentally friendly. The scheme, called Electric Dreams, uses a system known as ‘salary sacrifice’ which allows staff to pay for a new electric vehicle out of their gross salary, potentially saving them thousands of pounds … Read more

Petrol prices: Diesel and unleaded rise 12p a litre in just five months

Fuel prices accelerated in March for a fifth consecutive month, latest data shows.  The average price of petrol rose 2.7p-a-litre last month, pushing unleaded to an average of 126.28p.  Diesel prices have grown more steadily at 2.4p per litre in March, reaching 129.07p-a-litre on average. Simon Williams, the RAC’s spokesman on all things fuel related, … Read more

Does Audi’s Q5 Sportback have both style and substance? Our first drive

For families who want a practical SUV laced with svelte coupe styling to add some welcome pizzazz, Audi has created the new five-seater Q5 Sportback which we’ve driven ahead of first deliveries next month. It’s not cheap, with prices starting from a smidgen over £46,000. But if you’re in the market for a premium-badged family … Read more

‘One owner from new’: 1979 Ford Escort Mk2 with a single keeper is being auctioned

The words ‘one owner from new’ are often music to the ears of second-hand car buyers looking for a reliable model that’s been well cared for and has a verifiable history. However, this particular sale of a one-keeper Ford family car is more surprising than your conventional motor advert. That’s because the model in question … Read more