Opinion: How the Government’s air quality strategy could hit used car buyers

Opinion: How the Government’s air quality strategy could hit used car buyers

Today's announcement of the ban on new petrol and diesel cars in 2040 is big news, but should we be more concerned about councils’ ability to slap charges on owners of used cars?

by Alex Robbins
26 July 2017
Industry
 Comment: The questions the government must answer before a combustion engine ban

Comment: The questions the government must answer before a combustion engine ban

Industry can cater to a ban on petrol and diesel cars, but can the government?

by Mark Tisshaw
26 July 2017
Industry
Should speed be king for the McLaren P15? New P1

Opinion: Should speed be king for the McLaren P15?

McLaren's next Ultimate Series car is just around the corner, but with such big boots to fill, we consider what its focus should be

by Matt Saunders
26 July 2017
New cars
Photo credit: Effervescing Elephant

Opinion: Why scrapping the Severn Bridge toll is good news

The £6.70 charge to cross the Severn Bridge into Wales is due to be abolished in 2018 - here's why I approve of the decision

by Andrew Frankel
21 July 2017
Industry
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class tailgate
Mercedes produced two separate concepts to preview the X-Class; one with a hoop design for a rear light cluster, the other with a cool but impractical-looking tailgate. Either would have been a nice touch on the newly revealed X-Class, but neither was chosen. Shame. Let's hold out hope for an extreme X500 4x4².

The best and worst things I’ve seen this week - Week 3, July 2017

Behind-the-scenes glimpses and other observations from the last seven days around the car industry

by Jimi Beckwith
21 July 2017
Anything goes

Can electricity give the Bugatti Chiron an extra edge?

"Electrification will happen" according to Bugatti boss, and it's set to improve performance past its current record-breaking capabilities

by Matt Prior
21 July 2017
Industry
Mazda MX-5

Are car fans inconsiderate?

Smoke, noise and speed is acceptable in the right setting

by Matt Prior
21 July 2017
Industry
Time for F1 to decide whether it is sport or science

Time for F1 to decide whether it is sport or science

As Formula 1 becomes increasingly technical, does it still need cutting-edge automotive tech to remain the pinnacle of racing?

by Simon Strang
17 July 2017
F1 2017
Life with a Renault Zoe

Living with a Renault Zoe - will we lease another one?

With less than six months of our lease to go, it's time to weigh up our options

by Jim Holder
17 July 2017
New cars
Hyundai i30N

Albert Biermann on the Hyundai i30N and its 'playful' set-up

Hyundai’s high-performance boss explains that the i30N will be fast and agile

by Sam Sheehan
14 July 2017
New cars

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