Business By Victoria Fritz BBC transport correspondent 10 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44068042 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel BMW is recalling cars in the UK after the BBC's Watchdog found that vehicles could cut out … [Read more...] about BMW recall: What owners need to do
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If your car has developed a fault, or for consumer advice, turn to Honest John by emailing [email protected] Buy one and stop me I have a six-year-old Mitsubishi Outlander which has been an excellent car but recently the anti-lock braking (ABS) and automatic stability control (ASC) warning lights came on. The garage says that the ABS pump needs replacing at a cost of more than £2,000. This seems a very large amount of money to spend – is that a reasonable sum for this kind of work? How do I know that it’s not just a fault with the warning light, as it came onduring the recent extremely hot weather. If the pump is faulty, can it be repaired at a lower price rather than replaced? JH... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Honest John: my garage says my car needs a new ABS braking pump, but how can I be sure?
Two electric motors, 200PS. Motor, convertor on each axle - hence AWD. Total system: 400PS. Battery: 90kWh lithium-ion. Charging 0-100pc on AC 7kW in 12.9 hours; 0-80pc on AC 7kW 10 hours; 0-80pc on DC 100kW 40 mins. Battery under floor. 94pc of body structure aluminium. Front suspension double wishbone; rear integral link; air or coil springs. 4,682mm long (+10mm on XE), 2,139mm wide, 1.565mm tall with 2,990mm wheelbase (30mm longer than XF). Weighs 2,208kg. Boot: 656litres (+ 27litres at front). 0-100kmh in 4.8 secs. Top speed 200kmh. In-car technologies/apps include stage-of-charge, cabin climate app, voice assist, smart settings (will set elements such as seats to your preference). New dashboard's interface, TouchPro Duo; upgrade in nav system. Safety elements include AEB, Adaptive Cruise Control, 360deg surround camera, junction view. In the carON THE ROAD LET'S acknowledge the car first. The I-PACE is stunning. By any stretch of the imagination it is a concept gone real. … [Read more...] about Stunning looks, 480km range make electric Jaguar I-PACE a head turner. But will price dim appeal?
Motoring by Press Association 04/06/2018, 10:29 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter What is it? Electric cars have seen huge growth in their first decade as a readily available mode of transport – but they’ve still not made it into the public consciousness as a viable vehicle for everyday life. Try now to forget all your preconceived ideas about EVs. Forget the gimmicks and concept-like design, and instead imagine a performance Jaguar with enough practicality to suit your nuclear family. Not only has Jaguar produced a car that looks as desirable as any other car from the marque, it’s apparently capable of travelling up to 298 miles on one charge, takes just 45 minutes to charge to 80 per cent and it’ll be available from just under £60,000 with the government grant. You’re right, it sounds too good to be true. What’s new? The I-Pace is a completely new car, designed from the … [Read more...] about First Drive: Jaguar’s electric I-Pace ticks all the boxes for performance, practicality and range
EVER watched a motorcyclist cruise down the road on a summer's day and wondered what it felt like? For many of us regular car drivers, riding a motorbike or moped just seems like yet another set of skills - and another load of tests - to master. But it's actually easier than you might think to get yourself road legal on two wheels. Anyone over the age of 16 with at least a provisional licence can take a simple Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course to get themselves prepped for the road in just one day. Having never ridden a motorbike in my life, I decided to roll the dice and take a CBT to see if I could handle driving on two wheels. Turning up at Vision Motorcycle Training in St Albans, I was not-so-pleasantly surprised to discover I was the only rider in my course that was actually a total motorbike newbie - but I was quickly assured that the day is geared for bike freshers like myself. Before being handed a key, my instructors gave me a proper run-down on how to be safe out on the … [Read more...] about How do I get my motorcycle CBT, how much does it cost and how long does it take?