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UK car manufacturing hits 17-year high thanks to growing exports

UK car manufacturing hits 17-year high thanks to growing exports

British manufacturers built 170,691 vehicles this March - 7.3% more than last March

27 April 2017
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Dynamic skip fire cylinder shut-off tech ‘as efficient and clean as diesel’
Parts supplier Delphi and automotive tech company Tula have been working on a new type of cylinder shut-off technology for petrol engines, which is claimed to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption by 8-15%, and make petrol cars as clean as their diesel counterparts.

Dynamic skip fire cylinder shut-off tech 'to make petrol as efficient and clean as diesel’

Dynamic skip fire cylinder deactivation could reduce up to 15% of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption on petrol cars; project is nearing completion and could reach production soon

26 April 2017
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Uber are devloping on-demand urban air transportation

Uber flying taxi cars to take to skies in 2020

The car sharing firm says that an airborne taxi service will eventually be cheaper and safer than running a standard car

26 April 2017
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Average UK car garage labour rates continue to rise
The average hourly cost charged by UK garages is now £67

Surrey and London have priciest hourly garage rates in UK

The average hourly cost of getting your car repaired or serviced in Britain is £67, but rates in Surrey are an average of £14.07 higher

26 April 2017
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Tesla Model 3
Tesla has received around 600,000 orders for its Model 3

Tesla to double global charger network ahead of Model 3 arrival

New EV model demand is triggering the rollout of more than 5000 new Superchargers

25 April 2017
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AMG to launch standalone showrooms in Britain
Having launched the first AMG store in Tokyo earlier this year, the performance arm of Mercedes now has imminent plans for showrooms in Sydney, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi

AMG to launch standalone showrooms in Britain

AMG boss Tobias Moers said it's “only a matter of time" before the UK gets a store; the first one opened in Tokyo this year

25 April 2017
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How to break a Nurburgring lap record
Lamborghini's Huracán Performante broke the Nürburgring production car lap record by lapping the 12.9-mile Nordschleife in just 6min 52sec

How to break a Nürburgring lap record

Manufacturers love making headlines by chasing fast lap times around the feared Nürburgring Nordschleife, but unverified times cloud the issue

24 April 2017
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Citroen C5 Aircross
Tavares hopes the Citroen C5 Aircross, pictured against the backdrop of Shanghai, will help revive PSA's sales in China

China is key to PSA becoming a global car maker

Proving itself in China is fundamental to global success, says PSA Group boss Carlos Tavares, who is confident its new SUVs will help its goals

21 April 2017
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Volkswagen 2.0-litre TDI engine
Volkswagen Dieselgate fix causes break downs and reduced performance, says report

Volkswagen denies its Dieselgate fix causes breakdowns

Volkswagen Diesel Customer Forum says owners have suffered increased fuel consumption and reduced performance; manufacturer says this represents less than 1% of cars

21 April 2017
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First MOT

Three quarters of drivers oppose first MOT delay

Plans to move the date of a car’s first MOT to after four years have been met with disagreement from owners, says the SMMT

21 April 2017
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