Archive for January, 2012

Angered Motorists Disappointed By Postponement

Ash motorists feel let down by Surrey County Council after plans to repair a pothole-ridden road were postponed.

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Bury Trading Standards Find Four in Ten Garages Fail To Make The Grade

Staff at four Bury garages have been given warnings concerning an inspection that found tyres were being left in dangerous states.

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Folding Car Prototype To Be Launched January 24th

A folding car prototype designed to save on parking space was launched yesterday, with the hope of going into production spring 2013.

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Police Save Money By Switching To Diesel Cars

In a new scheme designed to save cash and reduce carbon emissions, police forces across the UK are downsizing their fleet of patrol cars and equipment.

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Scooter Sales On The Rise As Cars Become Too Expensive

scooterFeeling pinched by the cost of motoring, car drivers appear to be switching to scooters, based on figures from the Motorcycle Industry Association.

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Scientists Say A Third Of A Vehicle’s Fuel Used To Combat Friction

According to a recent study, at least a third of a car’s fuel consumption can be attributed to the vehicle attempting to overcome friction. Overcoming such friction could have a significant impact on making cars more fuel efficient.

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Renault’s Electrifying New Range

Renault ZE ZoeIn a bid to boost business within the British arm of French car brand Renault there are some exciting innovative electric vehicles being released this year.

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Another Tough Year Ahead For Car Sales

In 2011 UK car registrations fell to 1.94 million, a 4.4% drop and the lowest number of registrations in more than 10 years, according to the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). This December saw a continued drop of 3.7% in demand for new cars in comparison to December 2010.

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Greener Roads Are Still A Viable Option

It has become apparent that the much hyped electric vehicle did not meet expectations for 2011, with the government’s £5000 grant as a sweetener doing little to allay the fears of the car driving public.

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Motor Industry Will Need To Adjust To Future Market Demands

As the automotive industry continues to grow, experts are predicting that the importance of owning a car is being replaced by the importance of what car customers are driving.

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