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British supermarkets slash fuel prices to under £1 per litre

Supermarket chains Morrisons Asda, Tesco and Sainsburys have all cut diesel and petrol prices to below GBP1 a litre , the lowest fuel prices in the UK since 2009. The latest drop in … Continue reading “British supermarkets slash fuel prices to under £1 per litre”


Volkswagen hit by new car rigging issue affecting CO2 emission levels in 800,000 vehicles

Vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) has found inconsistencies in carbon dioxide emission levels which could affect around 800,000 cars, including petrol models, it was reported on Wednesday. VW has already seen a drop in its … Continue reading “Volkswagen hit by new car rigging issue affecting CO2 emission levels in 800,000 vehicles”


UK new car registrations reach all time high for September

New UK car registrations rose by 8.6% in September, according to the latest figures from UK automotive industry trade organisation The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) released on Tuesday. SMMT data reveals … Continue reading “UK new car registrations reach all time high for September”


Used car sales at record-breaking levels in UK

British Car Auctions (BCA) released its 25th edition of the Used Car Market Report on Friday, which revealed that the UK’s used car market exceeded GBP45bn in 2014, a year on year increase of 5.6%. … Continue reading “Used car sales at record-breaking levels in UK”


Confidence in UK car production boosted by Nissan’s £100 million investment in Sunderland factory

Japanese car manufacturer Nissan Motor Co Ltd is to make an investment of GBP100m in its Sunderland plant, securing at total of 34,000 jobs in both manufacturing and the supply chain into the next decade, it was … Continue reading “Confidence in UK car production boosted by Nissan’s £100 million investment in Sunderland factory”


Caravaning catches on in China

UK exports of caravans to China have increased, with caravan makers achieving higher sales to Asian consumers, the Telegraph news company revealed on Monday. According to the Telegraph, Hull-based caravan maker Swift Leisure, … Continue reading “Caravaning catches on in China”


UK has exported five million cars since 2010

UK motor industry trade association the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed on Thursday that UK car exports have reached five million since the beginning of 2010. Steady growth in the … Continue reading “UK has exported five million cars since 2010”


UK to spend over $24bn on upgrading and improving road network until 2021

Britain’s road network is to benefit from major improvements over the next 8 years and road building companies are advised to prepare for a huge increase in work as a result of a … Continue reading “UK to spend over $24bn on upgrading and improving road network until 2021”


Good Energy forms partnership with BMW

UK licensed electricity supplier Good Energy announced on Tuesday that it has entered into a partnership agreement with automobile manufacturer BMW to provide  100% green electricity to the households of BMW customers throughout … Continue reading “Good Energy forms partnership with BMW”


UK car industry to get GBP75m in government funding to design energy efficient cars of the future

A GBP75m fund has been launched by the UK government that will enable automotive businesses to create new low carbon technologies in order to make cars more energy efficient and also help safeguard … Continue reading “UK car industry to get GBP75m in government funding to design energy efficient cars of the future”


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