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Three out of five drivers are unaware of the VED changes

New statistics show that there are still many that are unaware of the new VED changes...
UK Diesel Car Scrappage Scheme
Do you know about the new changes to car tax? If you do, you’re part of a minority as it’s been reported that a majority of British drivers are unaware of these new changes.Confused.com have found that 61% of motorists are unaware of the new changes to the VED bands that came into effect on April 1st of this year (2017). They also found that just 11% of the 2,000 drivers surveyed fully understood the new rules which means that 9 out of 10 of drivers aren’t completely aware how the changes will affect them next time they register a new or used car. According to the study carried out by confused.com, those surveyed felt that not enough had been done to publicise the changes which has left many unaware of the changes.

Original Mini named Best of British

Fighting off fierce competition, the original Mini made the top spot...
The original Mini has been named the best British-built car of all time according to Britain’s most influential car bosses and Auto Express. The original Mini beat the likes of the E-Type Jaguar and the Land Rover Defender to the top spot after a rigorous voting process to find the best-British built car.Beating 75 models that rolled off production lines in the UK, the judges were asked to pick their top 10. This was to be based on sales, groundbreaking design or unbeatable performance. Judges included Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer and Ian Robertson, BMW’s sales and brand board member.

UK diesel car scrappage scheme: everything you need to know

Everything you need to know about the diesel car scrappage scheme...
UK Diesel Car Scrappage Scheme
If you’ve been keeping up to date with the news recently you’ll see that in amongst Donald Trump and North Korea, the Snap Election and Brexit, there has been quite a bit of news surrounding diesel cars.While there is no official announcement just yet, it is thought that next week the government will announce confirming that owners of older diesel cars and vans will receive money from the government to reduce the number of old diesel cars on the roads in the UK. It should be noted here that this is a developing story, and is changing day by day. Therefore, all information is correct as of 24th April 2017.
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It’s something you thought you’d only see in utopian sci-fi movies but later this month the first ever production-ready flying car is due to be shown at the most exclusive supercar show in the world, the Top Marques Monaco.The vehicle was first revealed as a concept back in 2014 and has been built by AeroMobil, a Slovak pioneering company. The vehicle is fully functional as both an aeroplane and a four-wheel car and is powered by hybrid propulsion with the wings sweeping back against the body when it is in driving mode. The vehicle is alleged ‘production ready’ with motor authority reporting that it has a Rotax 912 four-cylinder air-cooled engine with 100 horsepower and a top speed of 124mph in the air. On the road it can supposedly reach 99mph with a mpg of 35.3. Apart from that, technical details are slightly thin on the ground. However, we expect more details to be revealed closer to the show.
Is your car stalling your love life
It’s no secret that studies often find that women consider men who drive expensive cars more attractive, but what about the cars they find least attractive?New research released today, revealed that the Mini topped the list with just 5% of women saying that they found men driving Mini’s attractive.
Fisker Karma
Fisker and Koehler established the all-new car company in 2007 and the Karma, a series hybrid with its 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine acting as a generator when the lithium-ion battery pack that drives a pair of rear-mounted electric motors runs out of charge.As well as looking great, the car boasts impressive performance. Total power is 397hp with a huge 959lb ft of torque. It can do the 0-60mph sprint in 6.3sec and reach a top speed limited to 125mph. All this at over 60 miles to the gallon and emitting 53g/km of CO2,
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