Consumer

Worst June for new car registrations in 26 years

SMMT figures show that 45,180 fewer new cars were registered than in June 2021, despite EV sales growing

5 July 2022
Worst June for new car registrations in 26 years
Consumer

Fuel price protests bring UK motorways to a standstill

Campaigners are calling on government to lower fuel duty as prices hit record highs

4 July 2022
Fuel price protests bring UK motorways to a standstill
Consumer

Toyota bZ4X recalled over wheel detachment concerns

Japanese car maker says 2700 cars are affected, around 500 of them in the UK

24 June 2022
Toyota bZ4X recalled over wheel detachment concerns
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Autocar's take on what the new BMW M2 will look like
Consumer

BMW M to keep manual gearbox option for keen drivers

German car maker looking to buck manual-ditching trend, after stick-shift accounted for 50% of all M2 orders

24 June 2022
BMW M to keep manual gearbox option for keen drivers
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By 2030, the government aims to have 300,000 chargers across the UK
Features

How safe is charging an EV at night?

Safety issues around charging late at night need to be addressed, say campaigners

23 June 2022
How safe is charging an EV at night?
Consumer

Tesla bumps Model 3 and Model Y prices by more than 4%

Boss Elon Musk previously blamed the growing cost of lithium amid worries of long build delays

22 June 2022
Tesla bumps Model 3 and Model Y prices by more than 4%
Consumer

Vehicle-to-grid charging: could your electric car pay the bills?

EV owners can now charge their cars when energy costs less and then sell back what they don't use

22 June 2022
Vehicle-to-grid charging: could your electric car pay the bills?
Fuel save feature Dacia Sandero
We saw our MPG figure climb dramatically when we listened to Drivesafe tips (Photography - Jordan Butters)
Consumer

Beat the fuel crisis: easy driving tips to save 25% in fuel costs

Record petrol and diesel prices are punishing us all, so we went back to driving school to learn some efficiency tips

16 June 2022
Beat the fuel crisis: easy driving tips to save 25% in fuel costs
Fiat 500 electric parked from rear
Fiat 500 was one of 24 cars that still qualified for PiCG before it was axed
Consumer

Plug-in Car Grant: what axe means for car buyers and manufacturers

Government has scrapped financial incentives for electric cars, which could change EV buying habits

14 June 2022
Plug-in Car Grant: what axe means for car buyers and manufacturers
Mini Electric vs Mazda MX 30 side profiles
PiCG most recently applied to sub-£32k EVs like the Mini Electric and Mazda MX-30
Consumer

UK government axes plug-in car grant with immediate effect

Buyers will no longer be able to claim £1500 off the price of sub-£32,000 electric cars

14 June 2022
UK government axes plug-in car grant with immediate effect

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