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Electric cars hit the road with new green number plates

Electric cars hit the road with new green number plates

The government hopes the scheme will encourage people to buy zero emission vehicles ahead of the phasing out of petrol and diesel cars in 2030.

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Five new hybrid and electric cars to look out for in 2021

Five new hybrid and electric cars to look out for in 2021

With much of the UK population spending most of 2020 shut indoors, it’s no surprise to see that new car sales have fallen through the floor. However, despite a 30%...

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2030 ban of new petrol and diesel cars: what will it mean for you?

2030 ban of new petrol and diesel cars: what will it mean for you?

The ban on new sales of petrol and diesel cars is expected to be brought forward from 2035 to 2030. Anticipated that sales of hybrids will not be banned until 2035.

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Flaws in advanced driver-assistance systems revealed by Euro NCAP

Flaws in advanced driver-assistance systems revealed by Euro NCAP

Some of the most important recent advancements in car safety come from active safety technology systems, such as automatic cruise control and lane-keep assist. But are all systems equally capable...

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The two main reasons your car will break down and what you can do about it

The two main reasons your car will break down and what you can do about it

Having surveyed more than 7,500 motorists we can reveal the top two reasons for car breakdowns in the UK. But if you think your breakdown policy has you covered, you...

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Electric car battery life – how concerned should you be about degradation?

Electric car battery life – how concerned should you be about degradation?

We asked more than a thousand electric car owners to tell us about how well preserved, or not, their electric car's battery is.

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Latest hybrid cars vs petrol and diesel rivals: which really come out on top?

Latest hybrid cars vs petrol and diesel rivals: which really come out on top?

Car manufacturers are splurging on ads for their latest hybrid cars, but there are plenty of conventional cars being released too. So is it still better to opt for a...

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Landmark Volkswagen ID.3 electric car is put through crash safety tests

Landmark Volkswagen ID.3 electric car is put through crash safety tests

The new Volkswagen ID.3 spearheads the brand’s electric car project – and it gets off to a flying start, getting the full five-star thumbs up in safety organisation Euro NCAP’s...

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BMW issues recall for all its plug-in hybrid cars

BMW issues recall for all its plug-in hybrid cars

BMW is recalling as many as 26,700 cars worldwide after a problem with their battery packs emerged. Of these, 2,930 are said to be registered to UK owners. Find out if yours is affected and what you should do if it is.

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Ford Kuga recall: plug-in hybrid model a potential fire risk

Ford Kuga recall: plug-in hybrid model a potential fire risk

Ford has issued a recall for its Kuga plug-in hybrid (PHEV) car following concerns that overheating high-voltage battery packs could potentially cause a vehicle fire. Initially, it was thought that...

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