• February 28, 2017 - James Ash

    Young and inexperienced drivers are being warned that one mistake could cost them their licence when the new rules on mobile phone punishments come into force on Wednesday (March 1). The penalties are doubling so that, as well as getting a £200 fine if caught using your phone behind the… Read More

  • February 28, 2017 - James Ash

    How cheaply can you buy a solid and road-legal car? That’s the challenge that leading consumer motoring site HonestJohn.co.uk set itself, and then drove away in a perfectly usable hatchback for the all-in price of £3.19 – or less than the cost of a motorway service station coffee or most… Read More

  • February 28, 2017 - James Ash

    Motorpoint has been named amongst the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in the UK for a third successive year. The car supermarket was awarded the prestigious honour at a special awards evening hosted in Central London by Best Companies and the Sunday Times. Motorpoint, which employs over 700… Read More

  • February 27, 2017 - James Ash

    Ford has decided to scrap plans to manufacture semi-autonomous vehicles after engineers were regularly falling asleep during test drives. Raj Nair, the company’s product development chief, told Bloomberg that they struggled with “situational awareness” during trial runs, even when colleagues sat next to them chatting. “These are trained engineers who… Read More

  • February 24, 2017 - James Ash

    Road safety and breakdown recovery organisation GEM Motoring Assist has assembled a selection of easy-to-follow seven tips that will save you fuel as well as reduce your risk on the road. “Any driver can make good use of these tips, starting right now,” says GEM road safety officer Neil Worth…. Read More

  • February 24, 2017 - James Ash

    Jeep has launched the latest version of its Renegade – the limited edition Desert Hawk. Following in the tyre tracks of the popular Night Eagle and Dawn of Justice versions, the new Desert Hawk will carry on the Jeep Renegade tradition of introducing new and exciting variations as it builds… Read More

  • February 23, 2017 - James Ash

    The number of motorists who are escaping driving bans despite having 12 points on their licence is on the rise, according to new figures. Data from the DVLA has revealed has increased by 25% in the last 18 months, with 8,600 motorists who have 12 or more points on their… Read More

  • February 22, 2017 - James Ash

    Electric vehicle owners are starting to have free smart chargers installed as a result of their participation in the Electric Nation project. The latest smart chargers will future-proof their electric vehicle (EV) home charging, and they will play an important role in a research project to ensure that the UK’s… Read More

  • February 22, 2017 - James Ash

    Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie has been revealed as Nissan’s new electric vehicle (EV) ambassador by racing the carmaker’s radical all-electric BladeGlider sports car around the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit, at midnight. The prototype 190km/h Nissan BladeGlider, which hits 100km/h in less than five seconds, challenges the… Read More

  • February 21, 2017 - James Ash

    Britain’s roads are the third most congested in Europe, according to new research. A new study by traffic analysts Inrix found only Russia and Turkey have more congested roads in Europe. However, the UK is suffering as London remains the second most congested city in the continent and traffic is costing… Read More

  • February 20, 2017 - James Ash

    Motorists who are interested in purchasing driverless cars are being warned they could face high insurance premiums. The government is currently drawing up plans for specialist policies that cover crashes caused by a vehicle’s on-board computer. Driverless car owners will be required to take out a premium that covers both… Read More

  • February 17, 2017 - James Ash

    Jaguar and Land Rover owners can now pay for their fuel from the comfort of their car, thanks to new technology from Shell. Rather than using a card at the pump, or queuing in the forecourt shop, owners who install the Shell app can simply drive up to any pump… Read More

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