Daily Mail Online / Motoring

Friday, Oct 19


Car dealer gifts five electric ride-on vehicles to a children's hospital

Used car dealers are notoriously the least-trusted professionals. But not all of them are about driving hard deals and using underhand tactics to sell motors, as one Leicester retailer proved.


Commons committee wants petrol and diesel cars banned by 2032

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy committee said all cars, including the greenest plug in hybrids should be banned from sale by 2032 to improve air quality in Britain.

Thursday, Oct 18


Volkswagen offers more incentives to unload old diesels

A VW spokesman confirmed to This is Money that 'there are no plans in the UK currently to launch a similar scheme'.

Carbon fibre can be used to store electricity in electric cars

Research from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden has found that not only is carbon fibre extremely useful for its strength but could be used to hold an electrical charge.

Driver assistance technology in today's cars is 'dangerously confusing' motorists

Euro NCAP said there are common scenarios where these assistance systems fail to avoid accidents because the technology cannot react quickly enough to potential risk.


Britain's most prolific speed cameras have been revealed

The research found that eight of the 10 most active cameras were in the same region, with the most active Gatso recording a massive 22,350 offences already in the first five months of 2018.

Wednesday, Oct 17


Google Maps now tells electric car drivers where to find charge point

Launched on Wednesday, the feature not only lets drivers find chargers in their area but also details which brand is the supplier and the charging speed of the system.


Eco-friendly fuel cell car which filters dirty air into a balloon

The car, pictured outside University College London, travelled through the capital's most polluted spots including Oxford Street, Park Lane and Marylebone Road.


European car makers warn hard Brexit may set the UK motor industry back 25 years

The ACEA said some 1,100 EU trucks carrying auto components cross the Channel every day and any hold-up at customers could cause logistical issues and disrupt production.


'It's time to bring common sense and fairness to private parking enforcement'

So many drivers are worried about the threat of bailiffs and higher charges when it comes to private parking invoices that they simply pay up out of fear, rather than appeal.


VW boss says switch to electric vehicles could cost 14,000 jobs at the manufacturer

VW ceo Herbert Diess said new demands to reduce CO2 emissions across car ranges could see the brand having to meet a target of one in every three vehicles sold being electrified.


Virgin Money raises the rate on its online Double Take E-Saver to 1.42%


This makes it the next best rate easy-access account after Marcus by Goldman Sachs at 1.5%. But Virgin limits you to making two withdrawals a year, while Marcus comes with a 0.15% bonus.


Audi is fined £700m over diesel test fix

Prosecutors in Munich said the financial settlement did not affect a related investigation into individual bosses. Former Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler (pictured) remains in jail.

Tuesday, Oct 16


The car park where you can pay with plastic… bottles!

Each bottle at the CitiPark site in Leeds is worth 20p and customers can bring as many as they like, so a whole day of parking can be had for free in exchange for 95.


Safer Roads Fund could prevent 1,450 deaths and injuries in next 20 years

The Safer Roads Fund will target 436 miles of the nation's most lethal roads, with the injection of cash being used to improve 300 dangerous bends, 225 junctions and 135 pedestrian crossings.


Three dead after car going WRONG WAY on M40 crashes into vehicles

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The Subaru Forester was seen towing a caravan southwards yesterday for up to five miles on the northbound M40 in South Oxfordshire between Lewknor and Milton Common.

Criminal found with five top-spec stolen cars is jailed

Chirag Patel ran a 'off-the-books' rental business where he put fake number plates on expensive cars which had been stolen and passed onto him in Croydon, south London.


Little-known Korean car brand SsangYong voted most satisfying to own

Owners of SsangYongs on average gave their vehicles a satisfaction rating of 90.3%, toppling Porsche and third-placed Dacia. Fiat, Vauxhall and Smart were bottom of the list.


Family Cars Of The 1960s by James Taylor celebrates Britain's motoring heritage

Family Cars Of The 1960s, by James Taylor, is an intriguing look at the riches of Britain’s motoring culture in that decade – a time when car ownership took off.


Study reveals what married couples hate most about each other's driving

One if five couples think their other half is a dangerous driver. Find out what 10 things men and women hate most about their spouse's behaviour when they're at the wheel.


Car manufacturer Ford warns 'no deal' Brexit would be a 'disaster' for British made goods

The firm’s European boss Steven Armstrong said that modern factories rely on tax-free trading and no border checks for their complicated supply chains.

Monday, Oct 15


Twitter user slammed for mocking female parking bays

Bolton Council introduced the 'ladies only' bays in 2002 at the town's Bow Street car park - but Twitter user Josh Woogs found them amusing saying 'I can't believe what I'm seeing'.


UK breakdown providers join forces to call for improved motorway safety rules

The AA, RAC and Green Flag - the nation's three biggest breakdown providers - joined forces to lobby the government for improved motorway safety rules to protect road users and their patrols.


Theresa May reveals bid to cut UK's Greenhouse gas emissions to ZERO

The need to reduce carbon will be across every single sector of the economy, with the Government pointing specifically to industry, homes, transport and agriculture.

Sunday, Oct 14


Yes it’s cheap, but is it REALLY so easy to run an electric car?

The number of electric cars on our roads is soaring. They now account for one in 20 new sales. The biggest stumbling block is price.

Saturday, Oct 13


Bentley opens pop-up restaurant at the top of a mountain for ONE WEEK

Bentley Motors has invited its customers 1,934 metres above sea level to enjoy fine dining at its new restaurant at the top of the United Arab Emirates' tallest mountain, Jebel Jais, in Ras Al Khaimah.

Friday, Oct 12


Eugenie and Jack make their getaway in an Aston Martin DB10 made for the James Bond movie Spectre


Princess Eugenie’s father Prince Andrew waited by the door of Windsor Castle as the newlyweds embarked on their married life together.


Government slashes grant for electric cars and rescinds it for hybrids

Cheekily, the DfT has said it may introduce the changes earlier if there's a surge in orders of electric and hybrid models with consumers trying to take advantage of the expiring rates.


Big falls on major stock markets spark fears the bubble is bursting


Stock market volatility has become normalised as a result of computer-driven trading and can be dismissed as of little importance if economic conditions are benign.

Brexit uncertainty weighs heavily on the housing market


Property prices are down, buyer demand is slipping and the time it takes to complete a sale is on the up, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said.