BVRLA Offers Comment On Chris Grayling’s Government’s Pledge For Zero Fleet Emissions

The Government is seeking a zero-emission fleet to be in place by 2030.  This will comprise of fully electric vehicles to reduce emissions harmful to the environment and people.  Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, has confirmed this commitment in a letter to every government department.

British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA) made the following statement in relation to this activity.

BVRLA Chief Executive Gerry Keaney said:

“We welcome the news that Continue reading “BVRLA Offers Comment On Chris Grayling’s Government’s Pledge For Zero Fleet Emissions”

‘Are saloon cars dead? Don’t be daft. They’re very much alive’

Mike Rutherford thinks the archetypal saloon-type car is suffering an identity crisis, but will still be around for decades to come

Are brand-new, state-of-the-art saloon cars dead in the water? Don’t be daft. They’re very much alive – and will be for decades to come.

Lately in Detroit, firms such as Ford and GM have hinted that it’s game over for the saloon (or sedan). But this is wishful thinking from a pair of US-based, increasingly insular companies. The reality is that Continue reading “‘Are saloon cars dead? Don’t be daft. They’re very much alive’”

Volkswagen California Ocean: long-term test review

First report: reviews and features editor Rich fulfils a childhood dream with his very own Hotel CaliforniaVerdict4.5We’ve loved the first six weeks in our Volkswagen California Ocean camper. With various trips already in the calendar and a longer European excursion on the horizon, the VW looks to have a tough summer ahead of it. A boyhood dream come true? You bet.

Mileage: 1,889
Economy: 32.9mpg

I’ve always been a bit of a fair-weather camper. The prospect of setting up a Continue reading “Volkswagen California Ocean: long-term test review”

Grampian Transport Museum: exploring the hidden past of the Scottish electric car

We visit the Grampian Transport Museum to see how it is celebrating the unsung history of the Scottish electric car

There is a common perception that electric cars are a product of the 21st century – a bold new take on personal transport set to replace the internal-combustion establishment. EVs have been thrust into the public’s consciousness over the past decade or so thanks to the disruptive success of Tesla and an ever-increasing public concern for the environment. But the truth is Continue reading “Grampian Transport Museum: exploring the hidden past of the Scottish electric car”

Toyota Camry vs Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport vs Skoda Superb

We pit the new Toyota Camry against the Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport and Skoda Superb to find out if the Camry is a welcomed return

Family saloons used to be at the very heart of the automotive industry, but fashions change and now everyone wants an SUV instead.

The new Toyota Camry – a big family four-door car that’s also reintroducing the Japanese brand’s famous nameplate back into the UK after a 15-year break – is offering an alternative, though, and it’s no surprise this Continue reading “Toyota Camry vs Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport vs Skoda Superb”

Best cheap sports cars

If you're looking for performance kicks, these sports cars will have you grinning ear-to-ear

Brand new sports cars are out of most people’s price range, however, if you’re prepared to shop around on the used car market you might just be able to make that performance car dream a reality.

A cheap sports car from the second hand car market is a cost-efficient way of accessing performance that only these types of vehicles can offer. With the right model you’ll be doing so for quite Continue reading “Best cheap sports cars”

Best cheap supercars

We've all trawled the internet looking at cheap supercars at some point, to save you the trouble here are some performance bargains

Brand new supercars and top-end sports cars are out of most people’s price range, however, if you’re prepared to shop around on the used car market you might just be able to make that performance car dream a reality.

A cheap supercar from the second hand car market is a cost-efficient way of accessing the kind of thrills and style that only these Continue reading “Best cheap supercars”

Best cheap family cars

Family cars are usually bought with a tight family budget. Here are ten of the best cheap family cars to save you money

Cheap family cars can be a great way to save money, especially if they’ve been well maintained and used sparingly over the course of their lives. Opt for a reliable second hand model with good fuel economy, and you’ll likely save hundreds, if not thousands, in running costs compared to a factory fresh car with similar performance. The lower purchase price will be the Continue reading “Best cheap family cars”

Beware Of Smart Motorway Offences…

GEM Motoring Assist is warning motorists that as of this week motorway cameras are being used to detect drivers who use lanes with a red x.

A red X tells drivers and riders that a lane is closed and must not be used. The system, which went live on Monday 10 June, allows cameras to record an driver or rider who uses a red x lane. The penalty is £100, with three points on your licence.

GEM road safety officer Neil Worth commented: “Red X signs are often displayed well ahead of motorway Continue reading “Beware Of Smart Motorway Offences…”

New BMW Vision M NEXT concept sports car teased

The BMW Vision M NEXT concept is set to be revealed at the end of the month, and it could preview a replacement for the i8

BMW has released several teaser images of the Vision M NEXT: a new concept that, according to the brand, will demonstrate how “intelligent technologies will enhance driving pleasure.”

Details on one of the abstract images appears to show the concept’s C Pillar, which flows into a rear vent just behind the side window and just above the rear wheel arch. The angle Continue reading “New BMW Vision M NEXT concept sports car teased”