• Paris motor show 2022 preview

    The French motor show is back for the first time since 2018, with several new models set to make their debutThe Paris motor show returns this year for the first time since 2018, following a Covid-enforced hiatus. 
    The biennial motor show, which runs in parallel with the Frankfurt motor show, is a hub for several big European car reveals and debuts. It will open its doors to attendees and the world’s key vehicle manufacturers from 17-23 October. 
    So, what will we see thi
  • Citroen reveals new logo for future models

    To kick start a new era of electric vehicles, Citroen is undergoing a brand overhaul which will take full effect in 2023
  • Monthly payment hike shows true cost of new-car price increases

    Volkswagen Touran posted biggest monthly payment hike, from £265 a month to £446
    Car payments have risen by up to six times the rate of inflation, but the trajectory could soon level offThe monthly payment figure for new cars has increased by up to six times the national inflation figure, depending on brand and model, analysis by the What Car? Target Price team has shown.
    The monthly price increase for personal contract purchase (PCP) finance – overwhelmingly the most popular w
  • Citroen Berlingo 2CV Fourgonnette revives classic 2CV van style

    Citroen has taken inspiration from the Fourgonnette van version of the iconic 2CV to create a retro Berlingo-based model with coachbuilder Caselani.
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  • Audi E-tron prototype previews next generation models

    The prototype shows off the subtle new stylings inbound for the E-tron
    Electric SUV shows off new look, and is set to get a bigger battery, better electronics and more efficient motorsAudi plans to upgrade its E-tron and E-tron Sportback SUVs with a new-generation battery, affording them longer ranges, as part of their facelifts during the latter half of 2022.
    Shown off in near-complete prototype form by the German brand, it is aiming to extend the shelf life of the flagship sibli
  • Ford Focus ST Track Pack launched

    The Track Pack adds uprated suspension, brakes and tyres to Ford’s hot hatch
  • UK speed camera tolerances revealed

    The Met police has lowered its speeding enforcement threshold and speeding fines in London have gone up
  • UK speed camera tolerances: Met police lowers speed limit enforcement threshold

    The Met police has lowered its speeding enforcement threshold and speeding fines in London have gone up
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  • Cost of public EV charging rises by more than 42% in four months

    Charging firms have expressed concerns over the rise
    Price of wholesale electricity blamed for increase, with charging firms calling on government for tax reliefNew figures have revealed that the price of charging an electric car using a rapid public charger has risen by more than 42% in just four months, caused by the rising wholesale costs of gas and electricity.
    It now costs £32.41 on average to charge a 64kWh family car such as the Kia e-Niro Long Range to 80% from empty
  • Small Sports Car SC-01 to be ‘national sports car’ for China

    SSC claims a range of 310 miles from 429bhp electric coupé, with a sub-£40k price tag in ChinaChinese start-up Small Sports Car (SSC) has launched a two-seat electric sports car that it claims will act as a "national sports car" with “pure driving pleasure”.
    Called the SC-01, the small, sleek coupé is the company's first ever car. It’s set to arrive in 2023 with a price of around ¥300,000 - the equivalent of around ​​£38,998 i
  • 'The UK is taking over from the USA as the motoring showtime capital'

    Mike Rutherford thinks America’s reign as the showtime capital of the world is in the past, but Britain is in the perfect place to take over
  • Top 10 best hypercars 2022

    Only the fastest, most expensive and ludicrous-looking cars need apply to make our top ten hypercars list. Find out which we rate the highestThe very peak of automotive performance and the very fastest, most expensive and most powerful four-wheel achievements in the world are represented in our hypercars top ten.
    If it has set a production-car speed record lately or taken us into uncharted territory on ask-and-you-can’t-afford showroom price or peak power output, chances are you&
  • Mercedes teases first all-electric virtual show car

    The new concept car from Mercedes could preview future design language
  • New 2022 Weismann Thunderball available to order now

    Customers can reserve a built slot for Weismann’s all-electric Thunderball roadster, which offers 671bhp and a 310-mile range
  • New ultra-limited Brabus P 900 Rocket Edition launched with 888bhp

    The Brabus P 900 Rocket Edition is a lowered version of the Brabus 900 XLP
  • BTCC 2022: Butcher, Hill and Ingram all win at Silverstone

    Rory Butcher won the Silverstone opener
    Result means the season will go down to the wire at the Brands Hatch finaleIt’s advantage Ash Sutton following the BTCC races at Silverstone, the Ford Focus driver managing a sixth, fourth and second to leave the weekend leading the overall championship standings by five points. 
    Jake Hill is second in his BMW 3 Series, with Tom Ingram two points off him in third. Four-time champion Colin Turkington still has a mathematical chance at the title b
  • Final Lamborghini Aventador rolls off production line

    The Lamborghini Aventador has finally bowed out of production after 11 years
    LP 780-4 Ultimae edition was the final non-electrified outing for Lambo's hallowed V12 ahead of PHEV replacementMore than 11 years after its launch, the Lamborghini Aventador has bowed out of production with the limited-run LP 780-4 Ultimae, which is also Sant’Agata’s last pure-combustion V12 production car.
    The final Lamborghini Ultimae, described as “a celebration of the iconic V12 super-sp
  • Greatest road tests ever: Skoda Felicia

    The Felicia came with a 1.3-litre inline four pot
    Marking a step-up in quality, the Felicia was Skoda's introduction to the world under new VW ownershipThe Felicia was an early sign of what was to come from Skoda under Volkswagen ownership. It marked a step up in quality and image for the Czech car maker.
    Based on the chided Favorit, the Felicia got an all-new interior, new running gear to accommodate Volkswagen engines and a much needed hike in build quality. It was also 40mm longer and 15mm wi
  • Under the skin: How an EV can cut your energy bills

    EV owners sharing their home-generated energy with the national grid could save on their bills
    EV owners sharing their home-generated energy reduces their cost of living, a study finds
    With the spectre of colossal electricity bills looming over us like some sort of fully charged Grim Reaper, there’s plenty of talk about how the cost benefits of running EVs might be about to suddenly disappear.
    But quite apart from the fact that fossil fuel prices will only keep increasing, could there be m
  • Editor’s letter: Jaguar Land Rover finally ready to go all-in on electric

    I-Pace was a pioneer at launch in 2018, but there's no been no JLR EV sinceConversion of Halewood plant for EVs is a welcome bit of good news - for JLR and the UKWe’ve grown used to car factories in this country having a constant air of insecurity around them and their future prospects.
    So our scoop this week that Land Rover will start building electric cars at Halewood in 2024 as part of a major refit and refurbishment of the plant is a welcome bit of good news for the cars that are made
  • Cost of using electric car charging point in UK up 42% since May

    Soaring energy prices after invasion of Ukraine have added almost £10 to cost of charging family-sized car, says RACThe price of charging an electric car using a public rapid charger has jumped by almost £10 since May because of soaring energy costs after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.The increased price of wholesale gas and electricity has pushed up the price to charge an average family-size car by 42% to above £32, according to analysis by the RAC. That was £9.60 m
  • BMW iX1

    Not the most engaging to drive, but a seriously comprehensive and recommendable electric prospectIf you’re hoping for echoes of the BMW i3’s art deco design and originality in the new BMW iX1, you’ll be disappointed.Let’s face it, the iX1 is rather derivative-looking; as with the vast majority of its rivals, from the Audi Q4 e-tron to the Mercedes EQA and Lexus NX, it’s not ugly but it’s not pretty or even terribly memorable, either. Which is why we’ll
  • BMW X1 xDrive23i M Sport Premier

    All-new ‘baby’ BMW SUV isn’t that small or that affordable, but it's impressively spacious and classier than everThe all-new third-generation BMW X1 has grown a bit over its popular predecessor.Only by 53mm in length, 44mm in height and 22mm in wheelbase, but that still means the ‘baby’ BMW SUV is now 4.5m long. Which is only about 60mm shorter than the Mk1 BMW X3, in case you were wondering…Anyway, this class is the default family car for hug
  • “IndyCar and NASCAR racing have become increasingly irrelevant”

    Mike Rutherford thinks America’s reign as the showtime capital of the world is in the past, but Britain is in the perfect place to take over
  • Levit Chilo 3 electric bike review

    The Chilo 3 is a decent value offering from Levit that performs well on hills, but less so on flatter terrainMove Electric rating: three stars out of five
    What does it cost? £1049.99
    What is it?The Levit Chilo 3 374 Wh is a budget folding e-bike, the least expensive of the Chilo range. The Chilo 3 comes with rim brakes and a smaller battery capacity compared to the Chilo 1. Both, however, come with Levit’s HD motor which can provide up to 40 N m of torque. 
    What is it like?
  • New Mercedes E-Class spied in hot E 53 AMG guise

    Mercedes will bring out a new E-Class in 2023 with sporty AMG variants following soon after
  • Range Rover Sport video review - luxury SUV driven

    Sharing a great deal underneath with the new, incredibly refined, Range Rover, can the new Sport live up to its big brother? 
    This is the new 2023 Range Rover Sport, Land Rover's latest luxurious SUV.
    It's based on the same architecture that underpins the latest full-fat Range Rover, which means it's a largely aluminium 4x4 that's very much full-size for Europe - not so huge by US standards.
    The range is incredibly broad, from diesels through to a V8, but here Matt Prior is testin
  • New Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E-Performance plug-in hybrid arrives: full details

    Iconic Mercedes-AMG C 63 super saloon and estate returns with world’s most powerful 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine and plug-in hybrid system
  • Volkswagen Gen.Travel concept imagines future cross-country travel

    The Gen.Travel is billed as “an outlook for mobility of the coming decade” that could one day provide an alternative to short-haul flights
  • Electric company cars: your guide to Kia’s range

    Going electric? Kia has three flexible EVs on offer: the Soul, the all-new Niro EV and the EV6If you’re choosing an EV for your next company car, there’s a lot to bear in mind. We’ve simplified Kia’s all-electric line-up to help you pick your ideal modelWhether you’re a fleet manager or a user-chooser, there are plenty of great reasons to go electric with your next company car pick – ranging from the pragmatics of low running costs, through the kerb appeal of
  • BMW to race at Le Mans in 2024 with M Hybrid V8 LMDh

    The full livery for the BMW M Hybrid V8 LMDh has finally been revealed
    Radical hypercar-class racer marks M's 50th anniversary; will also compete in American top-flight IMSA seriesBMW has announced it will race its M Hybrid V8 hypercar in the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2024, following its entry into the US-based IMSA Sportscar Championship next year. 
    The WEC includes the Le Mans 24 Hours, so 2024 will be the first time that BMW has made an appearance at the iconic event&
  • VW's autonomous concept aims to replace short-haul flights

    Concept car will be shown off at the Chantilly Arts and Elegance in France
    The Gen.Travel shows how the company expects travel to advance within the next decadeThe Volkswagen Group has revealed a new level five autonomous concept that could replace short-haul flights, the firm thinks.
    The Gen.Travel shows how the VW Group envisages travel will advance over the next decade. The car's uniquely shaped cabin can be set up in different ways, such as four seats and a central table
  • New VW concept aims to replace short-haul flights

    Concept car will be shown off at the Chantilly Arts and Elegance in France
    The Gen.Travel shows how the company expects travel to advance within the next decadeThe Volkswagen Group has revealed a new level five autonomous concept that could replace short-haul flights, the firm thinks.
    The Gen.Travel shows how the VW Group envisages travel will advance over the next decade. The car's uniquely shaped cabin can be set up in different ways, such as four seats and a central table
  • New Zero DSR/X launched as electric adventure motorbike

    Latest Zero e-motorbike blends motorway commuting with off-road capabilitiesAmerican electric motorbike manufacturer Zero has revealed its new DSR/X adventure motorbike, which headlines the firm’s model line-up for 2023. 
    Zero offers a range of electric motorbikes from the entry-level FXE urban commuter to the SR/S performance bike. 
    The firm's new DSR/X adventure (ADV) e-motorbike blends urban and motorway commuting with off-road capabilities. 
    The DSR/X features the brand&
  • Land Rover Discovery D300 Metropolitan Edition 2022 review

    New range-topping special edition is added to luxurious seven-seat SUV's already comprehensive repertoireThe introduction of the Metropolitan Edition probably won’t help that, either, as it tops the range at a Range price of £74,070 (for the P360, a 355bhp straight-six petrol) or £75,475 (for the D300, a 296bhp straight-six diesel, tested here).
    That doesn’t mean it isn’t a very appealing specification to the sorts who like to Disco, mind you. No flared trousers, he
  • Analysis: How Alfa Romeo sales overtook Jaguar in Europe

    Alfa Romeo cars in key segments have outsold Jaguar rivals
    British and Italian brands have traded places in the sales charts. Why, and does it matter?
    The decline of Jaguar’s fortunes reached a new milestone this year after sales of the brand were overtaken by those of Alfa Romeo across Europe, new figures show.
    The crossover point in both brands’ fortunes came at the end of July, when Alfa’s growing rebirth saw it overtake Jaguar with 16,145 units for the year, up 2%, against
  • All-electric Skoda Octavia in the works to join new EV line-up

    An all-electric Skoda Octavia could join the line-up ahead of Europe’s potential ICE car sales ban in 2035
    Skoda's best-seller will go electric and join at least four other new Skoda EVs in the line-upDevelopment of an electric Skoda Octavia is underway and the model is primed to go on sale later this decade as the Czech firm rapidly bolsters its EV line-up.
    Before a zero-emissions version of the brand’s biggest seller is launched, Skoda will refresh its current ICE and plug-in hybri
  • All-electric Octavia being developed by Skoda

    An all-electric Skoda Octavia could join the line-up ahead of Europe’s potential ICE car sales ban in 2035
    Skoda's best-seller will go electric and join at least four other new Skoda EVs in the line-upDevelopment of an electric Skoda Octavia is underway and the model is primed to go on sale later this decade as the Czech firm rapidly bolsters its EV line-up.
    Before a zero-emissions version of the brand’s biggest seller is launched, Skoda will refresh its current ICE and plug-in hybri
  • Tesla ordered to recall more than a million US cars

    The US car-safety watchdog says a window glitch is affecting all four Tesla models.
  • Opinion: Will customers take to a four-pot Mercedes-AMG C63?

    The tyre-smoking hot rod element of the C63 takes a back seat in a bid to hunt down Audi RS4 customers
    Taking on the six-cylinder Audi RS4 and BMW M3 with a four-cylinder plug-in hybrid is a bold decisionIf it wasn’t clear from the change in engine, the revolution in the Mercedes-AMG C63’s chassis and the way the engineers talk about their aims with this project confirm that this will be a very different car from its predecessor.
    That’s not an accident: there's no sen
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 long term test

    Does our new arrival deliver on the promise of Mustang-calibre electric propulsion?Why we’re running it: To see if the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV is worthy of the famous Mustang name and, more importantly, if it augurs positively for Ford’s futureMonth 4 - Month 3 - Month 2 - Month 1 - Specs
    Life with a Ford Mustang Mach-E: Month 4
    A 1000-mile staycation puts the EV and its keeper’s marriage to the test - 21 September
    To Norfolk aga
  • Top 10 best super-SUVs 2022

    Super-SUVs combine performance, luxury and high-riding appeal - and these are the best of the breedSuper-SUVs appear to have it all: interiors that rival the very best luxury cars; performance that competes with the best super-saloons; that all important high-riding driving position.
    This most extravagant breed of SUV, which barely existed a decade ago, also carries a price of entry that ensures they are among the most exclusive cars on our roads.
    We think the 10 cars below are some of the best
  • Cut VAT on public electric car charging, firms demand

    Bosses of 23 public EV charging providers have called on the Government to slash VAT on charging from 20 per cent to five per cent
  • Top 10 best pocket rockets 2022

    Our comprehensive list runs down the very best hot superminis and compact hatchbacks you can buy todayYou can’t help loving a pocket rocket, can you?
    In fact, a well-executed one is often just about the best way to have as much fun on the public road as possible without being in and danger of upsetting the local constabulary, or you bank balance.
    While the ability to travel reasonably briskly in a straight line is of some importance here, it’s keen handling and an effervescent charac
  • Renault 5 Turbo 3E is 374bhp all-electric drifter

    The Renault 5 Turbo 3E has been built for drifting
    French firm releases all-electric prototype successor to the famous Turbo 2, complete with drift modesIt has been 50 years since the launch of the Renault 5, and to kick off the celebration, a special version of the iconic Turbo 2 has been revealed as a 374bhp electric drifter.
    The Renault 5 Turbo 3E prototype, which joins the Renault 5 show car, has been created to show that EVs can be fun, said deputy design boss Gilles Vidal, while
  • Renault R5 Turbo 3E continues celebration of the Renault 5

    The all-electric R5 Turbo 3E is another nod to the 50th anniversary of the Renault 5
  • New Toyota electric saloon targets Tesla Model 3

    Toyota bZ saloon could arrive in Europe as soon as 2024, aimed squarely at Tesla Model 3
    Saloon, likely named bZ3, set for European launch but will debut in China firstToyota is on the cusp of one of the most rapid and comprehensive BEV roll-outs from any car company yet, with the launch of a zero-emissions alternative to each of its core offerings alongside standalone models to compete in new segments. 
    The firm has been vocal in recent years about its belief that electrification isn&rsquo
  • How the North West could become the UK's automotive heartland

    Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has six project spaces in operation
    Suppliers, developers and manufacturers in the region are at the forefront of automotive transformation
    As an allegory for the automotive industry in the north of England, Carr Reinforcements is perfect. Based in an historic cotton mill on the edge of Burnley, in 1962 it won a tender from the Royal Aerospace Establishment to prove carbonfibre threads could be woven into sheets, thereby launching a new cutting-edge composi
  • How the North East could become the UK's automotive heartland

    Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has six project spaces in operation
    Suppliers, developers and manufacturers in the region are at the forefront of automotive transformation
    As an allegory for the automotive industry in the north of England, Carr Reinforcements is perfect. Based in an historic cotton mill on the edge of Burnley, in 1962 it won a tender from the Royal Aerospace Establishment to prove carbonfibre threads could be woven into sheets, thereby launching a new cutting-edge composi
  • How north-west England could become the UK's automotive heartland

    Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has six project spaces in operation
    Suppliers, developers and manufacturers in the region are at the forefront of automotive transformation
    As an allegory for the automotive industry in the north of England, Carr Reinforcements is perfect. Based in an historic cotton mill on the edge of Burnley, it won a tender in 1962 from the Royal Aerospace Establishment to prove carbonfibre threads could be woven into sheets, thereby launching a new cutting-edge composi

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