Demand for new cars fell by 3.5 per cent in June leaving vehicle registrations for the first half of the year 6.3 per cent behind the figure from 2017. Almost 235,000 new cars were registered last month compared with just over 243,000 in the same month in 2017, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders figures reveal today. The report confirmed another turbulent month for diesel sales in June as they dropped by almost a third annually. The motor industry body has now called on the Government to support investment in next generation diesels if it wants to reduce the emissions impact of vehicles in the country. Back diesel: The SMMT has called on the Government to back next-generation diesel-vehicle technology to make significant reductions to pollution levels in the UK The June decline in diesel registrations marked a 15 months of falling sales for the fuel type. Just 74,361 new diesel models were sold last month - a drop of 28.2 per cent compared to the 103,564 registered in … [Read more...] about New car sales down 6% in the first half of 2018 as diesel plummets
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All new cars will be packed with significantly more life-saving safety equipment than ever before within three years - if Europe's lawmakers get their own way. The European Commission is pushing for the mandatory fitment of 11 pieces of technology designed to prevent or mitigate accidents - and save an estimated 7,300 lives in the next decade. These include autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assistance and fatigue monitoring systems, all of which could feature on every new car from 2021 under proposals. The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) said the new ruling would be a 'free lunch' for the UK Government, reducing road casualties and saving billions of pounds without requiring any investment. As standard from 2021: The European Commission wants all car makers to fit 11 pieces of safety technology to all vehicles they sell in 3 years - including fatigue monitoring systems that alert drivers when they should take a break The EU policymakers estimate … [Read more...] about All new cars will have these 11 new items of safety tech from 2021
0 Comments ‘I looked online for a car repair price comparison site and saw a gap in the market’ BelfastTelegraph.co.uk It would take a lot to lure an avid Liverpool fan away from a lucrative role at BMW where unlimited season tickets and rubbing shoulders with players were among the perks, but for Scott Hamilton, the founder of mycarneedsa.com, going it alone has paid off. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/i-looked-online-for-a-car-repair-price-comparison-site-and-saw-a-gap-in-the-market-36789754.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/article36789753.ece/02a9d/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-04-10_bus_39965566_I2.JPG Email It would take a lot to lure an avid Liverpool fan away from a lucrative role at BMW where unlimited season tickets and rubbing shoulders with players were among the perks, but for Scott Hamilton, the founder of mycarneedsa.com, going it alone has paid off. Scott, a former award-winning car dealer, and … [Read more...] about ‘I looked online for a car repair price comparison site and saw a gap in the market’
Sounds strange, I know, but I was driving normally. I happened to be in Nissan's new electric car, the Leaf, which has what they call e-Pedal technology. Basically, it means you use the accelerator pedal for picking up speed, slowing down and bringing the car to a halt etc once you turn on the e-Pedal (just press a button). Once you get used to it, you'll find yourself doing it as second nature. Of course, you still have to use the brake to stop suddenly, but most of the time I didn't need to. It worked so well for me that I had to remind myself when subsequently driving another car that I needed to brake. It's a subtly different way of driving and, as such, an apt way of heralding the arrival not just of the new LEAF but another step further on the long and winding road to the electric era. The e-Pedal may be the headline-grabbing element of the LEAF, which I was delighted to see won the World Green Car of the Year award (see P2), but there is a lot more to this vehicle than … [Read more...] about Are we now seeing the fresh green shoots of the electric era with Nissan’s new LEAF?
PUBLISHED: 11:55 05 February 2016 | UPDATED: 12:08 05 February 2016 Prudence Ivey Goldschmidt & Howland sold a two-bedroom flat in Westfield on Kidderpore Avenue for £925,000 Archant As Help to Buy London launches and buyers are encouraged to go new, what are people actually buying into in a new build development in north London? This period two-bedroom flat in Hampstead is for sale through Benham & Reeves for £1,000,000 The media is awash with new builds at the moment – how we aren’t building enough of them in London, how we need to find space to build more on, how we don’t have skilled workers to build them with and how they will be the solution to the housing crisis. Various schemes have been launched to encourage Londoners to end their cultural fetishisation of period property and shift their aspirations from a Georgian terraced house to a technologically advanced eco flat. Don’t fall foul of these potential pitfalls 1. If … [Read more...] about New build or period property: Which is the better investment in north London?