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Will petrol stations close in the UK? How the coronavirus lockdown and falling fuel prices are threatening filling stations

Will petrol stations close in the UK? How the coronavirus lockdown and falling fuel prices are threatening filling stations

Warnings over forecourts’ future as falling demand and prices hurts retailers

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Seat switches factory to making ventilators out of car parts

Seat switches factory to making ventilators out of car parts

Spanish car maker Seat has turned one of its factories from a car plant into a ventilator manufacturing facility as part of the fight against coronavirus. The Martorell factory, near Barcelona, is normally home to production of the Leon hatchback but with car building at a virtual standstill it has been turned over to making […]

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Drink-drive warning to lockdown motorists

Drink-drive warning to lockdown motorists

The current coronavirus lockdown could see more accidental drink-drivers on the UK’s roads, it has been suggested. Drivers are being urged to be careful of early morning runs to the shop after an evening’s drinking, with the warning that they could unwittingly be over the drink-drive limit. Home drinking in the UK is reported to […]

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The ‘little’ lies that could leave you without car insurance

The ‘little’ lies that could leave you without car insurance

One in 10 UK drivers has lied to their insurer about their annual mileage, while one in 12 has told a parking porky in a bid to cut their premiums. Where they live, their job title and what they use the car for are among the other common half truths told by drivers in an […]

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Petrol stations ‘will be forced to close’ as fuel prices plummet

Petrol stations ‘will be forced to close’ as fuel prices plummet

Petrol stations across the UK could be forced out of business due to falling prices caused by the coronavirus outbreak, according to a trade association. The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has warned that rural filling stations are particularly vulnerable as fuel prices fell by their biggest amount in nearly 20 years. Filling stations are permitted […]

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Land Rover puts Defenders to work supporting emergency services

Land Rover puts Defenders to work supporting emergency services

Land Rover and its sister brand Jaguar have turned over more than 160 vehicles to emergency services working to cope with the coronavirus outbreak. Jaguar Land Rover has sent 57 vehicles, including 27 new Defenders from its press fleet, to the British Red Cross to support its efforts to help vulnerable members of society during […]

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Typical EV early adopter is a Remain-voting vegan Londoner who works in PR, claims study

Typical EV early adopter is a Remain-voting vegan Londoner who works in PR, claims study

Male PR and marketing executives in their 20s and 30s are the most common early adopters of electric vehicles, according to a new study that has tried to profile the EV-buying demographic. EV registrations soared by almost 250 per cent in 2019 as more drivers decide to make the switch to zero-emission motoring. So a […]

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Typical EV early adopter is a Remain-voting vegan Londoner who works in PR, claims study

Typical EV early adopter is a Remain-voting vegan Londoner who works in PR, claims study

Research claims to have found the most common profile of electric car buyer, and it’s not all about the environment

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Land Rover puts Defenders to work supporting emergency services

Land Rover puts Defenders to work supporting emergency services

Car maker hands over more than 160 vehicles to global agencies working to tackle coronavirus

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Tougher seatbelt penalty ‘long overdue’

Tougher seatbelt penalty ‘long overdue’

Drivers and passengers who do not wear their seat belt must face stricter punishments, according to one road safety group. The penalty for not wearing a seat belt when driving is currently a £100 fine, rising to £500 if you are taken to court. However, GEM Motoring Assist wants the Government to make it an […]

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