Cars

What happens if you drive an EV until the battery dies?

Eyeing a small EV? Then you should see this test.


Is this the end of the road for hated Covid cycle lanes?

Two Tory politicians, Tony Devenish and Felicity Buchan, called for the removal of a cycle lane on Kensington High Street, while another was seen being removed today in Worthing, West Sussex.


Drivers urged to make quick 20p car check to avoid £10,000 winter fine

With winter fast approaching, the poor weather will become a nightmare for learner and newly qualified drivers as they navigate through the snow and ice to keep their car in the right direction


The simplest cars ever made

Simple cars tend to be cheap and engaging to drive


VW suggests ID.1 and ID.2 cheaper EVs are in the works

The two EVs might replace the Up! and Polo.


Remember when Volkswagen built a London taxi?

In December 2010, Volkswagen unveiled its Taxi Concept. Ten years on, here’s a brief history of VW’s black cab.


The biggest British driving myths

From eating behind the wheel to tricks that can supposedly deceive speed cameras, we de-bunk the biggest UK driving myths...


'Nobody knows if driverless vehicles will save lives, but they're guaranteed to kill jobs'

Mike Rutherford speaks out on businesses wanting to switch to driverless vehicles


Forgotten Connaught Type-D had a supercharged 2.0-litre V10 engine

The most exciting V10 sports car that never made it to production.


“All electric by 2030? No problem – but it's going to take some work”

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars is achieveable, but it’s going to need the right Government support in the right place


Best plug-in hybrids

The best plug-in hybrids offer good electric range, low running costs and strong performance


Wolff: Engine convergence system 'a humiliation' for manufacturers

Wolff has slammed suggestions from Red Bull and Ferrari that F1 should introduce a system for power unit performance convergence.


In the world’s best Land Cruiser museum


Manufacturing green vehicles creates more CO2 than making fuel models

Some zero-emission vehicles have to be driven for almost 50,000 miles before they are as 'green' as cars powered by fossil fuels, damning research has found.


Seven decades of Porsche greats

72 years old this year, we take a look at Porsche's best cars from each decade


2021 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer minivan spied with less camo

Plus production lights.


BMW i7 electric saloon to have 300-mile range, 500+ bhp: report

It’ll compete against the Mercedes EQS.


Tesla issues two recalls affecting 9,500 vehicles

Tesla Inc is issuing a pair of recalls on approximately 9,500 vehicles for loose bolts and roof trim that might separate. The larger of the two recalls affects 9.136 2016 Model X cars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA said that the cosmetic roof trim on the front and spine of the cars may have been connected without using a primer, which could result in one or both pieces separating from the vehicles...


Reckless driver leads police on 100mph chase in bid to avoid arrest

Craig Gibbs, 32, led police at speed down the M5 before being chased through Bridgwater town centre in Somerset. Gibbs has been jailed for 16 months after admitting array of driving offences.


AA to provide online road safety lessons for e-scooter riders

The AA is to give road safety lessons to e-scooter riders, as operators launch what is billed as the first theory test for the latest form of transport on Britain’s streets. Under the scheme, e-scooter riders will be taught how to operate and park the vehicles and share the road safely with cars, pedestrians and vulnerable users. Complaints of antisocial behaviour have been recorded in areas around the UK where pilot rental schemes have been...


Car flips over and flies off bridge after dramatic collision with truck on Chinese highway

A car flipped over and flew off a bridge after a dramatic collision with a truck on a highway in southern China. In the CCTV footage captured on the Guangzhou-Aozhou Expressway, a white truck can be seen colliding with the expansion joints of the bridge. The truck loses control and crashes into a blue car, causing it to flip over repeatedly and roll off the bridge. All five people in the two vehicles wore seat belts and only suffered minor...


I'm A Celeb host Ant McPartlin makes awkward driving joke two years after road ban

Ant McPartlin made a joke about driving around the Welsh countryside two years after he was slapped with a 15-month road ban following his conviction for drink-driving


Celebrating 40 years of the Fiat Panda

The Fiat Panda celebrates its 40th birthday in 2020. To mark the occasion, here’s a brief history of the Italian city car


Rear-end shunts ‘most common car accident’ – despite tailgating clampdown

Rear-end shunts account for nearly one in four car accidents, with the proportion rising during the past 12 months.


15 ’80s unicorn classics


Prankster is arrested by spanish police for pushing a BMW into a river

The 27-year old Instagrammer was arrested on November 23 in Marbella, Spain after he posted videos of himself driving recklessly and pushing a car into a river.


Top 15 most hated car modifications

From headlight eyelashes to lowered suspension, new research has revealed the most disliked car modifications amongst drivers. According to the survey by car buying comparison site, carwow, many of the mods can knock hundreds of pounds off a vehicle’s resale value. Other hated car modifications include fluffy dice and novelty horns, while ‘wonky wheels’ decrease a car’s value the most (£310.71), followed by lowered suspension (£286.29) and a...


Podcasts 'driving motorists to distraction'

Millions of motorists listen to podcasts while driving, but new research claims nearly two thirds find them distracting. According to the survey by Confused.com, an estimated 12 million UK drivers have listened to podcasts while behind the wheel. However, one in five (22%) admit to forgetting parts of their journey while listening. “The presence of cityscapes, curves and traffic in a complex drive can significantly contribute to the mental...


100 years of Mazda


Best used large SUVs for less than £25,000

Large SUVs are all the rage, but you don’t need to spend a fortune to get into a used one; just take a look at our handy top 10


Moment 'idiot' driver swerves to 'deliberately' drench pedestrian

Ollie Wood was on his way to do some food shopping at Asda in Wigan, Greater Manchester, on October 4 when he pulled up behind a dark blue Volkswagen Golf.


Dashcam Britain: How clips are being used by police forces

More than a third of recordings have resulted in a court summons, Fixed Penalty Notice, driver awareness course of some form of written warning from the authorities.


Intriguing car wrecks from around the world

Join us for a journey through the abandoned cars of the world. Would you restore any of these?


Petrol station drive-offs: what does the law say?

Although Making Off Without Payment is an offence under the Theft Act 1978, the police may not investigate a petrol station drive-off.


50 cars you must drive at least once

Andrew Frankel picks 50 legendary cars, from the humble to the exotic, he thinks everyone should try and drive


Audi A3 Sportback review: new hatchback is a class act

The all-new A3 is an important model for Audi because it’s one of the premium manufacturer’s best-selling models in Europe. It’s also up against some strong rivals – especially the BMW 1 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Available as a hatchback (Sportback) or saloon, Audi says the fourth generation A3 (the first was launched way back in 1996) is more dynamic, technically advanced and sharper looking than ever than ever. Sharing the MQB platform...


The car management apps that now offer motor insurance

Caura says it is the first app that allows users to pay for and manage all aspects of their car through their phone - but is it any good?


Sat-nav app Waze to help small businesses

Waze plans to make it easier for local firms to add their details to the navigation app, ahead of Small Business Saturday on 5 December 2020.


These 17 Mercedes are all for sale


Lorry drivers stuck in miles of M20 queues as border controls tested

The delays along the M20 in Kent today, which cleared up in the afternoon, were caused by French authorities testing the impact of no-deal Brexit border controls at the Eurotunnel terminal.


Genesis GV70 has fingerprint tech, sensor to detect baby's breathing

The future is now.


'Power outages do nothing to inspire confidence in would-be EV buyers'

Mike Rutherford thinks the switch to an all-electric UK car market hasn't been thought through


GM told to recall and repair 6m trucks and SUVs over airbag defect, at cost of $1.2bn

The US has told General Motors to recall and repair almost six million pickup trucks and SUVs equipped with potentially dangerous Takata airbag inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the decision on Monday. It would cost the car manufacturer an estimated $1.2bn, about one-third of its net income for 2020, according to securities filings. Since 2016 GM has tried four times to avoid a recall claiming that the...


BMW eDrive Zones help get the best from plug-in cars

BMW has launched its world-first eDrive Zones technology in the UK. The system switches to electric power when entering a zero emission zone.


Moment teenage biker, 19, flees from police at 180mph

Marian Vasilica Dragoi, 19, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, driving a motor vehicle without a licence and driving without insurance at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court.


Wait for Grosjean to escape Bahrain crash fire 'felt like ages'

Formula 1 medical car driver Alan van der Merwe said it “felt like ages” waiting for Romain Grosjean to escape from the fire after opening lap crash in Bahrain.


XL1 is possibly the rarest production Volkswagen in history

Trust us the XL1 is the most interesting modern VW.


Ferrari 812 Superfast (2020) review

We reckon the Ferrari 812 Superfast has the finest engine of any new car. With 800hp going through the rear wheels, it’s wildly intense.


North-south divide in electric car charging points revealed

Research shows 45 percent of new electric car charging points were opened in London and the south east during the past year.


Free car parking call for Christmas

The AA wants local authorities to introduce free car parking for Christmas to protect against Covid and boost the #ShopLocal campaign