Used Smart ForFour review

A full used buyer’s on the Smart ForFour covering the ForFour Mk2 (2015-date)

Ever since Mercedes subsidiary Smart burst on to the scene in 1998, it’s done its best to offer something different. The firm’s first car was the two-seater Smart Coupé (later known as the ForTwo), while the Mk1 ForFour injected some extra design flair into the supermini segment with its quirky styling and two-tone paint schemes. When the smaller, city-car-sized Mk2 arrived around a decade after its forebear, Continue reading “Used Smart ForFour review”

Used Smart ForFour review

A full used buyer’s on the Smart ForFour covering the ForFour Mk2 (2015-date)

Ever since Mercedes subsidiary Smart burst on to the scene in 1998, it’s done its best to offer something different. The firm’s first car was the two-seater Smart Coupé (later known as the ForTwo), while the Mk1 ForFour injected some extra design flair into the supermini segment with its quirky styling and two-tone paint schemes. When the smaller, city-car-sized Mk2 arrived around a decade after its forebear, Continue reading “Used Smart ForFour review”

Funding for public electric car charging points doubled by Government

The On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme has had its funding doubled to £10m for the 2020-21 financial year

The Government has doubled funding for its On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme to £10 million for the 2020-21 financial year.

The scheme, which allows councils to apply for funding to install public EV charging points on residential streets under its jurisdiction, has the potential to pay for up to 3,600 more charging stations.

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NHS Northumbria gets fleet of 700 Jaguar I-Paces

Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust will lease the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUVs to its public sector staff across the UK

NHS Northumbria Foundation Trust has taken delivery of 700 Jaguar I-Pace SUVs, which the healthcare organisation will lease to its public sector staff over the next three years. 

The fleet of I-Paces will be available for NHS staff to lease from April, with employees paying for their vehicles via salary sacrifice. NHS Fleet Solutions will act as the go-between for Continue reading “NHS Northumbria gets fleet of 700 Jaguar I-Paces”

All-electric Renault Twingo Z.E. confirmed for 2020 launch

Renault announces all-electric version of the Twingo city car to be launched in Europe later this year

Renault has confirmed it will launch a new, all-electric variant of the Twingo city car later this year, alongside its forthcoming range of E-Tech hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The announcement follows Renault’s decision to withdraw the Twingo from the UK market last year, following poor sales.

Renault is yet to officially announce details on the Twingo Z.E.’s powertrain. Continue reading “All-electric Renault Twingo Z.E. confirmed for 2020 launch”

Toyota C-HR vs Peugeot 3008

The revised Toyota C-HR now comes with extra hybrid power. We compare it to petrol power in the Peugeot 3008

The Toyota C-HR has been a solid performer in the compact-SUV class, but the Japanese firm hasn’t been resting on its laurels. For 2020, Toyota has introduced a new infotainment system to the C-HR, while the old car’s 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine has been replaced by the 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain first seen in the Corolla hatchback. These updates should boost the C-HR’s Continue reading “Toyota C-HR vs Peugeot 3008”

What You Need to Know about Camshaft kits Before Purchasing One

There is nothing quite like owning a car and taking it out for a ride on the open road. Driving takes your mind off things and can be very relaxing at times, but it also gives you quite a thrill going at high speeds whenever you can. To make that happen, though, you need to have a proper ride –– or rather the proper setup. Chances are, your car can go a lot faster than you think, but it just needs some modifications or adjustments, namely, newer camshaft kits. 

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Keeping All the Keys in Sight and Mind

Keys can be a serious source of both contention and worry. This is particularly the case when they are in large quantities, and when your entire method of making a profit comes out of being able to quickly and easily access the right set of keys for the right vehicle. For many companies, such as the ones that operate fleets, the average employee spends 20 minutes or so out of their average day just being able to get the right set of keys into their hands.

With keys, you have to balance the Continue reading “Keeping All the Keys in Sight and Mind”

Car insurance premiums hit two-year high

Car insurance is at its most expensive in two years, with premiums having increased five per cent over the course of 2019

Car insurance premiums have hit a two-year high, increasing five per cent to £815 over the course of 2019 – the steepest rise since 2017.

In the last three months of 2019, premiums jumped four per cent, which also marked the biggest quarterly increase in two years. This means the average annual price of a policy is now getting close to the highest on record, which was Continue reading “Car insurance premiums hit two-year high”

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI leaked ahead of launch

An undisguised image of the VW Golf GTI Mk8 has surfaced online, offering our first look at the hot hatchback’s new rear end and spoiler

An undisguised image of the new Volkswagen Golf GTI has leaked online giving us our first look at the hot hatchback’s redesigned rear bumper, new alloy wheels and new rear spoiler. The Mk8 model will go on sale in the summer closely followed by a new Golf R.

The leaked image reveals that the rear-end styling of the production-ready Golf GTI doesn’t Continue reading “New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI leaked ahead of launch”