Tag: Cars

Volkswagen ID.3 was the best selling electric car in Europe last month

Here in Europe, electric car sales have been increasing by a lot, based on the numbers of October 2020 which saw an increase of 153% compared to October 2019. Last month, 1,127,624 cars were registered and 26.8% of those cars were electric with the best selling car being the brand new Volkswagen ID.3, which sold 10,475. Earlier this year in April, Tesla saw success as the best selling overall car […]

The Government ban of new petrol and diesel cars is now 2030

This week, the UK Prime Minister has confirmed the news that general sale of brand new petrol and diesel cars and vans will now be banned from the year 2030, which has been brought forward from the 2040 goal it was previously. One thing to remember is that the sale of hybrids will be allowed for a little longer after 2030, which will be extended until 2035. This whole campaign […]

Jonny Smith interviews Top Gear’s Chris Harris in a two part video

Jonny Smith, a man best known for Fifth Gear and Smith and Sniff – a podcast he runs with Richard Porter, who was the script editor for Top Gear throughout the Clarkson era and now The Grand Tour sat down with current presenter of Top Gear, Chris Harris. Chris is a former writer for Autocar and is a racing driver and has been making videos on YouTube before he joined Top Gear and is a very well respected man in […]

Tesla announces Model S Plaid, with 1,100bhp

Today, Tesla has announced the new high end Model S Plaid, which has over 1000bhp and can do 0-60mph in sub 2.0 seconds. The Model S Plaid has been talked about for over a year now, and Tesla shared a clip of the car lapping Laguna Seca in 1 min 36 seconds last year and just over the weekend, the car lapped it in 1 min 30 seconds. Video In-car […]

Car dealerships in Northern Ireland to reopen again on the 8th June

This week, we reported that the PM has allowed some non-essential shops to reopen again soon and that does include car deanships on the 1st June, but only in England and this doesn’t include Wales or Scotland. Regarding Wales, the Welsh First Minister has commented and said he hopes that ‘non-essential’ will be able to open up again, later next month in June on the 19th. Regarding Northern Ireland, the […]

The MOT extension for car and vans could see extra demand later in the year

Back in March the MOT deadline for cars and vehicles in the UK were automatically extended by six months if they were due to expire on or after the 30th March, so long as the vehicles were kept in a safe and roadworthy condition. According to a Freedom of Information from MoneySuperMarket it is now apparent that over 3 million cars and vans on UK roads have had MOT deadlines […]

UK government has extended the consultation period for the combustion engine ban

The UK government has an ongoing plan to have zero carbon emissions by 2050, other countries have this ambition or similar in mind and to help get there, the original plan was to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel powered cars by 2040 and there is an ongoing decision to bring this forward to 2035 – or even earlier to help speed up the transition to electric vehicles. […]

Morgan Motors is stopping production for the next four weeks

Like other british based car factories and companies, the Morgan Motor company based in Malvern will be closing its factory and stopping production for a short period of time, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus to help prevent it from spreading. “We have made the decision to close our factory for the next four weeks to minimise any movement of staff and partners.” Morgan Motors NEWS: An update from […]

Alfa Romeo introduces GTA version of the Gulia saloon

Alfa Romeo has been a bit quiet since the new Gulia saloon and the Stelvio SUV were introduced a few years ago but this week, in the absence of the actual motor show in Geneva, Alfa Romeo have launched a new special edition of the Gulia with much more power, a very similar concept to the Jaguar XE Project 7 that Jaguar did a few years back, a stripped down […]

Morgan drove its show car back from Geneva to its HQ in Malvern

As we know by now, last week the Geneva motor show was cancelled along with a lot of other events recently, including MWC, GDC, F8 and others. All due to fears of the coronavirus, but due to the last minute nature of the cancelation, Morgan amongst other car manufactures had already shipped show cars down to Geneva ready for the event. Much to the credit of a lot of the […]