Monthly Archives: January 2011

Researchers hail clean fuel breakthrough

A revolutionary¬†way of storing hydrogen could lead to the gas being used as a pollution-free alternative to conventional transport fuels, scientists have said. Researchers from Glasgow University are using nanotechnology to find a way of storing hydrogen in a solid … Continue reading

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Motability even better value in 2011

Motability, the car scheme for disabled people, has introduced details of its latest price list. Featuring a range of cars that are new to the scheme from a variety of leading manufacturers, the price list also sees a reduction in … Continue reading

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Banned drivers wrongly charged for medical check

A legal loophole has resulted in thousands of banned motorists being wrongly charged for a medical check when attempting to get their driving licences back. Disqualified drink-drivers who are categorised as “high risk offenders” must prove they are fit to … Continue reading

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Aston announces hotter vantage

Inspired by the V12 Vantage supercar, Aston Martin has announced a new version of the V8 model called Vantage S. The sharper looks are achieved by a deeper front spoiler in contrasting carbonfibre feeding a larger air intake, a new … Continue reading

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911 Black Edition set for Spring arrival

In a change of pace from the usual super-high performance variant introductions, Porsche has announced a special edition version of the 911 based on the entry level Carrera 3.6-litre model. Called the 911 Black Edition and available as either a … Continue reading

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Batty mother-in-law tops chipped windscreen excuse list

A¬†chipped windscreen may be a common complaint for motorists but some of the explanations given for the damage, from an irate mother-in-law to a falling squirrel, are far from usual. Glass repair firm Autoglass has released a list of the … Continue reading

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Mazda Minagi concept

NAME: Mazda Minagi concept DEBUT: 2011 Geneva Motor Show APPEARANCE: Despite the name sounding perilously similar to that of the wizened, chop-stick skill demonstrating, wax-on wax-off mantra touting martial arts teacher from the original Karate Kid Movie, the Minagi is … Continue reading

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More efficiency for new Picanto

Drivers looking for low-cost motoring will have more choice thanks to the improved C02 efficiency of Kia’s latest Picanto, due to be revealed at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The re-designed city car is longer than the previous model with … Continue reading

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