Audi launches Q4 e-tron – its ‘affordable’ electric family SUV

Audi today launched its most affordable pure-electric family SUV yet, designed to plug into the wider mass market of middle-class car buyers. Priced from an entry-level £40,750 up to a range-topping £65,070, Audi said it was ‘daring’ to enter the highly competitive compact SUV market with its new hi-tech zero-emissions Q4 e-tron SUV and its … Read more

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