New electric cars must have audible warning system for pedestrians

All new EVs, hybrids and PHEVs must emit warning sounds below 12mph to alert pedestrians of their presence

All new electric cars, hybrids and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) must now be fitted with an Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS), which will activate at 12mph and below, emitting warning sounds to alert pedestrians and other road users of the vehicles’ presence.

While it will be up to manufacturers to decide what specific form of noise their AVAS units emit, their sounds must be within Continue reading “New electric cars must have audible warning system for pedestrians”

Drivers could be fined for leaving engines idling when parked

New Government proposals would see rules around idling engines toughened up, with offending drivers being fined more

Drivers who leave their engines idling when parked could face stricter rules and increased fines if new Government proposals are enacted.

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced his intention to hold a public consultation into the matter in an effort to improve air quality in areas with large numbers of waiting vehicles, such as outside schools, at taxi ranks and Continue reading “Drivers could be fined for leaving engines idling when parked”

Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition: prices announced

The Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition, built to celebrate 50 years of the GT-R, is limited to just 50 units worldwide

Nissan has announced pricing information for the new GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition. It will cost £92,995 and will be built in a limited production run of just 50 units. Only 18 right-hand drive examples will reach the UK, with first deliveries expected in August.

The GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition was first unveiled at the 2019 New York Motor Show. It features a range of Continue reading “Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition: prices announced”

New Bentley EXP 100 GT to mark brand’s 100th birthday

The new Bentley EXP 100 GT has been teased ahead of its official reveal on 10 July, the date of the British brand's 100th anniversary

Bentley is 100 years old this year, and the British luxury marque has teased a new car called the Bentley EXP 100 GT. It -will make its public debut on 10th July, the firm’s official birthday. 

The EXP 100 GT’s name already reveals plenty about what we should expect from the car. EXP names are reserved for Bentley’s concept’s for starters – Continue reading “New Bentley EXP 100 GT to mark brand’s 100th birthday”

Carwow Tests Various Wheel Drive Setups On Drag Race…

There is, we assure you, some equivalence going on here.  Whatever your preference – and let’s face it people do enjoy AWD, RWD and FWD for different reasons – the cars are more closely matched than you think.  That being the case, on a quick glance, which do you think will come out on top?  In theory, the AWD will get bogged down.  The RWD once it grips will power forward unrelentingly.  The FWD will grip initially but suffer into the higher top speeds.

Does the Continue reading “Carwow Tests Various Wheel Drive Setups On Drag Race…”

MPs call for five-year pothole repair funding plan

Transport Committee report highlights need for a front-loaded, five-year funding settlement to help councils mend potholes

MPs have called for the Government to commit to a front-loaded, five-year funding settlement to help councils in England repair potholes on local roads.

A new report by the Transport Committee recognises the risk and inconvenience presented by potholes, which can damage vehicles and cause injury to road users – especially cyclists and motorcyclists – as well as Continue reading “MPs call for five-year pothole repair funding plan”