Cars

Energy stored in electric car batteries could be used to power homes

A UK-wide innovation project is exploring how vehicle-to-grid charging technology could make money for electric car and van owners and contribute to the decarbonisation of the energy grid. With vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, electric vehicle (EV) batteries could store electricity – when there is an abundant supply – to power homes and businesses and discharge it back …

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As car demand hits all-time high, has brand loyalty disappeared?

As car demand hits all-time high, has brand loyalty disappeared?

As the continuing shortage of new and used cars drives buyers to abandon their favourite manufacturers, is brand loyalty now a thing of the past? It’s extremely difficult for manufacturers to build new cars due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage, which has also led to increased demand for used models. As such, both brand-new and …

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Preventing driver fatigue and distractions

Brigade Electronics discuss the main causes of road collisions and ways to help mitigate the risk. Last year alone, road transport accounted for more than three-quarters of the freight transported across Europe. Operating large commercial vehicles takes a great deal of precision and skill. Drivers have to undertake rigorous training to ensure they can effectively …

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Finally young drivers thrown a silver lining as premiums fall

Car insurance premiums for young drivers aged 17 to 29  are falling, according to new figures from Quotezone.co.uk.  The car insurance comparison website recorded the largest decrease for the 17-21 age group with a drop of 14% in average premiums from 2020 to 2021 – from an average of £1,173 to £1,008 this year.  Quotezone.co.uk found that drivers aged 22-25 …

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The cheapest and most expensive cars to learn to drive in

The cheapest and most expensive cars to learn to drive in

Moneybarn, a vehicle finance company, have conducted their own research to find the cheapest car for learners to buy. Which vehicles are the cheapest when you’re a new driver? Which ones should you definitely avoid? To find out, the company compared the 20 most popular vehicles on the following factors: Average monthly car finance repayments …

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Faulty tyres could land drivers £10k fine…. and 12 points

October is Tyre Safety Month, the annual reminder to make sure vehicles’ wheels are roadworthy. Motorists using illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres can lead to serious outcomes and in 2019 contributed to 5 fatal collisions and 136 serious collisions according to figures from the Department for Transport. Motoring charity TyreSafe, the driving force behind the …

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Price of petrol moves closer to record high, warns RAC

Price of petrol moves closer to record high, warns RAC

Christmas time could see petrol prices reach an all-time high, signalling “misery” for motorists still reeling from the fuel shortage crisis, warn RAC. There have been signs that the number of petrol forecourts running dry was easing, but the drivers’ organisation warned that anxiety about whether motorists could fill up their tanks was likely to …

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The government prepares to use army truck drivers to help with petrol crisis

The government prepares to use army truck drivers to help with petrol crisis

150 army drivers have been put on standby by the government to operate gas tanker trucks, as the country’s fuel delivery crisis continues and motorists roam greater London in search of open gas stations. According to the government the U.K. is not facing a fuel shortage, just a shortage of drivers who can deliver it …

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