Monthly Archives: April 2011

Get a grip

It had been a very pleasant Sunday afternoon. For some reason the sun was shining, the car boot sale had delivered an impressive haul of booty that fulfilled every stereotype imaginable (two boys – toy cars, the wife – two … Continue reading

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Industry looks to youth for future ideas

Europe’s Automobile Manufacturers reach out to youth to take part in creating the future of transport and mobility. The car, truck and bus makers in Europe have together opened a campaign to invite young adults across Europe to share their … Continue reading

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Drivers who shave at the wheel

Bizarre behaviour while driving includes shaving and even reading a book at the wheel, a survey has revealed. Some drivers have taken their eyes off the road to kiss a passenger, while women motorists sometimes put on make-up at the … Continue reading

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Engine returns

A group of charity “firefighters” have arrived back home after circumnavigating the globe in a fire engine. The 25-strong team have worked in shifts to clock up around 30,000 miles travelling around the world in the vehicle. The Follow That … Continue reading

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Beating the congestion charge

Motorists can now dodge the £12 per day congestion charge in central London with a choice of over 200 eco-friendly cars. These city runabouts qualify for a 100 per cent discount from charge under the Greener Vehicle Discount scheme. To … Continue reading

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Easter traffic eggstra busy

This Easter break is set to be “one of the busiest on the roads for several years” say the AA. Around ten million cars are set to take to the roads with a further eight million on the move over the royal … Continue reading

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New Kia Rio overview

If you think that low CO2 emitting small cars are the preserve of Volkswagen and other European car makers it’s time to think again. Kia surprised industry watchers with the recent public debut of its new Rio supermini. The previous Rio’s profile … Continue reading

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Electric superbike is fastest yet

Proving that electric vehicles don’t have to be slow and boring the SWIGZ Pro Racing Electric Motorcycle has just added ‘world’s fastest’ to its growing list of achievements. It made a top speed of 190.6mph in an incredible standing start, one-mile … Continue reading

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