Matthew Russell

Matthew Russell
UK start-up saving classic cars by turning them electric

UK start-up saving classic cars by turning them electric

A 21st-century makeover is giving classic motoring enthusiasts hope that they will still be able to keep their cars on the road. There are 40 million vehicles on UK roads, according to the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. But many of these are now in conflict with the UK government’s green thinking plans. …

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Void or Valid: 10 ways you could be invalidating your car insurance

Void or Valid: 10 ways you could be invalidating your car insurance

Car insurance prices have reached a seven-year low1, with Covid helping to drive down the price, but it’s important to remember to be as accurate as possible when providing your personal details.  Providing false information or failing to update with changes of circumstance, whether accidentally or not, can invalidate your insurance, meaning your insurer is …

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Charge points to be ‘switched off’ for nine-hours a day to protect grid

Charge points to be ‘switched off’ for nine-hours a day to protect grid

New electric vehicle (EV) charge points, installed at home and in the workplace from May, will be pre-programmed to switch off during peak hours to ease pressure on the National Grid. A ‘randomised delay’ of up to 30 minutes, when there is high demand from motorists, will also be introduced as more company car drivers …

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NASP continues to challenge Standards Check changes

The National Associations Strategic Partnership, composed of DIA, ADINJC and MSA, has released a statement today detailing the continuing frustration and concern regarding changes to how Standards Checks and Part 3 assessments are prioritised. Read the full statement below. DIA Chief Executive Carly Brookfield commented “We have continued to meet with DVSA regularly on this …

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Update to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for both car and motorcycle

DVSA have published updated Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for both car and motorcycle. These have now been reviewed and refreshed to take account of recent national updates. Click below to see the DVSA Standard Operating Procedure – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Conducting driving tests, for both car and motorcycle Mod 1 & Mod 2. DVSA Standard Operating …

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More Smart Motorway safety data asked for by government with revised Highway Code on the way

More Smart Motorway safety data asked for by government with revised Highway Code on the way

A report by the government into claims made by the National Highways agency over the safety of Smart Motorways has called for more data, while a revised version of the Highway Code is being rolled out to better inform drivers about Smart Motorway rules and regulations. The Office of Road and Rail (ORR) are calling …

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Consumer safety rating for automated driving systems in development

Consumer safety rating for automated driving systems in development

The world’s first consumer safety rating system for automated driving systems is being developed in the UK, with the expectation it will be adopted by crash testers.  Thatcham Research – the UK car insurance industry’s research centre and a partner of Euro NCAP – is developing the rating system with funding from Zenzic – an …

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