Cars

Future of plug-in hybrid cars in doubt as UK buyers choose EVs

Sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles continue to slide with August showing a 23% decline in demand for the vehicles which combine traditional and new powertrains, says The Car Expert. This is in line with a year-to-date trend of plug-in hybrid sales being down almost 16% after the first eight months of the year. Fully electric …

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BookMyGarage sees 10-fold surge in air conditioning re-gas bookings, as second heatwave looms

BookMyGarage sees 10-fold surge in air conditioning re-gas bookings, as second heatwave looms

BookMyGarage.com has seen a surge in the number of air conditioning re-gas bookings, after temperatures in the UK reached over 40°C in the UK last month. On some days, there was as much as a ten-fold increase in the number of daily bookings compared to typical booking numbers, such as on 18th July – the …

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Retail car sales and EV demand hold firm despite economic headwinds

Retail car sales and EV demand hold firm despite economic headwinds

Private new car sales remained robust in July despite economic headwinds says The Car Expert following the publication of the latest market data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT). While retail sales have held up relatively well throughout the year, the interest rate hike announced today jumping to 1.75% is likely to impact the …

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Drivers being urged to beat the rush ahead of spike in demand for MOTs from August

Drivers being urged to beat the rush ahead of spike in demand for MOTs from August

Demand for MOTs is expected to rise sharply from August according to data obtained from the DVSA by BookMyGarage.com. The Freedom of Information (FOI) request by the UK’s leading real-time comparison site for motorists shows that the number of vehicles due an MOT will surge by up to 23% in the late summer and into …

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Victims of vehicle theft are urged to leave crime-fighting to the police

Victims of vehicle theft are urged to leave crime-fighting to the police

Victims of car crime are being urged to leave crime-fighting to the police after Jo Coombs from Battersea used her car insurance GPS tracker and smartphone app to locate her Land Rover after it has been stolen from outside her house. Even though in this case it ended well, Tracker says that organised criminal gangs …

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70 years of driving - then and now as we celebrate the Jubilee

70 years of driving – then and now as we celebrate the Jubilee

As the country celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Quotezone.co.uk look at the iconic changes in motoring during the course of the Queen’s reign. On the Road The first thing a driver would notice in 1953 was the lack of traffic; there were four million cars on the road, 70 years on there are 40.3 million …

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