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Electric car charging points to be added to all new homes in England by law

Electric car charging points to be added to all new homes in England by law

All new build homes in England are soon to be fitted with an electric car charge point, under new government plans. The proposals aim to support and encourage the uptake of electric vehicles in the UK, and improve the experience of charging. Mandatory by law The plans were outlined by the government in a public […]

Electric Cars
2020 Jaguar XE review – streamlined improvements outside and in

2020 Jaguar XE review – streamlined improvements outside and in

Five years after the Jaguar XE first entered showrooms across the UK, the company has given the ‘baby’ car of its extensive range an update. In the wake of pioneering and innovative developments within the Jaguar F-Pace, E-Pace and I-Pace, the improvements — and they are significant improvements — to the XE arrive not before […]

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This electric car is light enough to park vertically on walls like a gecko

This electric car is light enough to park vertically on walls like a gecko

Estonia-based company Nobe has started raising funds to build an electric car lightweight enough to park vertically on walls. The Nobe 100 is a three-wheeled electric car with the capacity to carry three people up to 161 miles (260km) on a single two-hour charge, or 192 miles with an additional ‘suitcase’ battery. It weighs 600kg […]

Cars
All new homes will be fitted with mandatory electric car chargepoints by 2021

All new homes will be fitted with mandatory electric car chargepoints by 2021

England could become the first country in the world to make electric car chargepoints in new homes mandatory in an overhaul of building regulations in the next two years.. The government is holding a public consultation on supporting adoption of electric vehicles across the UK, with the proposed legislation designed to make charging a car cheaper […]

Cars
Where is the Top Gear track? Filming location for the famous test circuit – and if you can drive it

Where is the Top Gear track? Filming location for the famous test circuit – and if you can drive it

The latest series of Top Gear will see Paddy McGuinness, Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff embark on a new automobile adventure. Along the way, the trio will return home where they will use the Top Gear test track to push a number of vehicles to their limits. But where is the iconic test track? Here’s […]

BBC
These are the postcodes with the highest rate of car theft in the UK

These are the postcodes with the highest rate of car theft in the UK

Postcodes across the UK with the highest rate of car theft have been revealed. A total of 5.9 million car insurance quotes from May 2018 to May 2019 have been analysed by MoneySuperMarket, revealing the areas with the highest rate of reported car theft claims within a five year period and thus identifying the postcodes […]

Online Feature
Owners of electric vehicles could soon be able to charge their cars while driving

Owners of electric vehicles could soon be able to charge their cars while driving

Electric cars will be charged wirelessly while on the move in an initiative designed to revolutionise transport in the UK. Coventry intends to create the UK’s first public ‘E-lane’ next year by installing wireless chargers on to a stretch of road in the north east of the city. ‘Electric charging lanes have the potential to […]

Batteries
Mini lifts the wraps from its all-electric hatchback with a range of 124 miles

Mini lifts the wraps from its all-electric hatchback with a range of 124 miles

The unrelenting march of electric power continues – this is the all-new Mini Electric. Launched at Mini’s plant in Oxford, where the car will be built, you can already order it from your nearest Mini dealership. Prices start at £24,400 for the entry-level car, and rise to £30,400 for the range-topper. Deliveries are set to […]

Electric Cars
Motorway signs approaching M6 to be translated into different languages to help foreign drivers

Motorway signs approaching M6 to be translated into different languages to help foreign drivers

Road signs will be translated into different languages to help prevent foreign drivers from getting confused on British motorways. The UK-first program will warn European lorry drivers of closures on the approach to the M6 using personalised electronic messages. Missed safety warnings The new system will use an automatic number plate reader to determine a […]

Driving
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review – making first impressions count

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review – making first impressions count

Confession time. My time with the Giulia Quadrifoglio was pretty limited so this is more a brief impression than a full-on road test. But, my, what an impression. This is Alfa’s halo model – the one everyone lusts over before buying a diesel Giulietta – and it hits you hard and fast with its mission […]

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