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  • BMW recalls 312,000 vehicles in the UK

    The DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) in the UK has criticised the German car giant's failure to provide timely information on faulty vehicles. This is the second BMW recall of thousands of vehicles from UK roads in just over a year due to problems with the cars' power supply. The recall includes the BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, the...

  • Tesla owner banned from driving for sitting in the passenger seat

    A Tesla owner in the UK has been banned from driving for 18 months because he activated the car's autopilot system and then transferred to the passenger seat while travelling on the M1. Bhavesh Patel, aged 39, of Alfreton Road, Nottingham, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at St Albans Crown Court on Friday, April 20. The court heard that at...

  • Northern Ireland New Car Sales Plunge

    The latest Motor industry data from Northern Ireland shows that the new car market has dropped by 16.8 per cent in March. The Northern Ireland new car sales decelerated during March with 1,434 fewer new cars being driven off forecourts compared with the same month last year. The latest figures come from the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders...

  • UK Car Manufacturing Slumps

    UK Car Manufacturing Slumps Again The number of new cars built in UK fallen for the seventh consecutive month in a row indicating a decline the UK domestic market. The British car industry has stressed the importance of future EU trade after double-digit drop in production in February. The UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported that just...

  • Jaguar to supply 20,000 cars to Google's self-drive ride-share company Waymo

    From 2020 the ride-hailing service, Waymo will use Jaguar’s I-Pace cars as part of their fleet. Jaguar Land Rover will supply up to 20,000 of its new electric I-Pace cars to the Google Alphabet  subsidiary. The plan is for the Jaguar cars to be converted into self-driving vehicles for its ride-hailing service. The deal was announced at the New York motor show...

  • Bright Headlights Dazzling Motorists

    Drivers are being blinded by LED headlights which far ‘too-bright’. These bright LED bulbs that are becoming increasingly more common in newer cars are being blamed for temporarily blinding other drivers which could, potentially cause a fatal accident. One in six drivers say they have narrowly avoided an accident because of the blinding effects of the new headlights, the motoring...

  • Multi Millionaire Tycoon who spent £40m on classic cars sues car dealer

    Multi Millionaire Tycoon who spent £40m on classic cars is suing the car dealer he invested with claiming that the dealer invented buyers and sellers so as to seal the deal. The wealthy classic car buyer claims that the car dealer is a “serial fraudster” who invented the fictitious buyers and sellers. The millionaire, Mike Tuke, who is an engineer,...

  • Northern Ireland car sales stall in February

    According to the latest figures from Northern Ireland, new car sales stalled last month as the motor trade sold 243 fewer cars in February compared to the same month last year, latest industry figures show. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said car sales in Northern Ireland fell year on year by 5.69 per with just 4029 new...

  • Owning a car sets Brits back £206,000 during a lifetime

    A new survey in the UK has revealed that Brits spend over £206,000 on their cars over the course of their life. The biggest spend over the lifetime of a driver is petrol and diesel fuel costs of approximately £54k. The study involved surveying  2,000 drivers on how much they can expect to spend on repairs, petrol and parking, as...

  • Cars being abandoned on British roads trebles

    Britain is 'becoming a scrapyard' as the number of cars being dumped and abandoned on the roadside trebles There has been a resurgence of old bangers being left at the side of the road by their owners as higher scrappage costs are leading to more drivers looking to save on the scrapping costs. The data comes from Freedom of Information...