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Electric, hydrogen fuel cell and low emission vehicles

Will tax changes switch off electric growth?

British motorists have some 83 different low-emission cars and vans to choose – but they need more incentives to switch from petrol and diesel alternatives.
Should I buy a pre-registered car? (The Car Expert)

Should I buy a pre-registered car?

Pre-registered cars are on the increase again. The salesman says it's a great deal on what is basically a 'brand new car', but what's the real story?
Follow The Car Expert's Ten Golden Rules for Buying a Car

The ten golden rules for buying a car

After much requesting, here are The Car Expert’s Ten Golden Rules on buying a new or used car. Follow these pearls of wisdom and you are will end up with the right car at the right price.
Euro NCAP celebrates 20 years of saving lives (The Car Expert)

Euro NCAP marks 20 years of saving lives

Safety body Euro NCAP is celebrating 20 years of its crash tests, which have helped cut road deaths and serious injuries by more than half.
VED road tax rules change in April 2017

Many lose but some win with new road tax rules

Most car owners will pay more under new road tax rules from 1st April. Some, however, will pay less, and they are not who you might think...
What to consider before buying a car

What to think about before buying a car

There are about two million people in the UK who are currently thinking about buying a new or used car of some sort. If you're one of them, what sort of things should you really be considering?

Why are most street lights orange and not white?

Here’s a question you may have asked yourself many times but never found the answer. Why are most street lights orange rather than white?
Thatcham Research ten safest new cars of 2017

The ten safest new cars of 2017 revealed

The UK's independent car safety experts have put together their list of the ten safest new cars of 2017. We look at all of the top ten choices.
Ford-Fiesta

Winners and losers in 2016 new car showrooms

The Ford Fiesta was the most popular new car in the UK in 2016 – as it has been for many years. More than 120,000 Fiesta models were registered in the year.
Campbell-Bluebird-Lake-Eyre

50 years on from Bluebird’s last run

It is now 50 years since Donald Campbell died on Coniston Water in his Bluebird boat, ending a brave quest for Land and Water world speed records.
The Top Ten BTCC drivers of 2016

Top 10 BTCC drivers of 2016

The BTCC was again action-packed in 2016. But winners don’t always provide the full story of the season – who most impressed us in 2016?
Car dealership with balloons

Five ways to avoid buying a lemon

Sales in the used car market have been growing for a number of years, and 2016 is set to be the biggest on record. However, with more cars to choose from, there is inevitably a larger number of bad ones. So how do you avoid buying a lemon?
Win a Porsche 911 flat-six engine kit thanks to The Car Expert

WIN a Porsche 911 engine!*

We have a fantastic prize to give away to motoring fans who love classic cars, and just in time for Christmas. It's a 1:4 scale Porsche 911 flat-six engine set!
The car dealership experience is not a lot of fun for most people

Why does buying a car have to be so unfriendly?

If you’ve ever walked into a car showroom, you'll know that buying a car is quite different from shopping in any other retail environment #AskTCE
Christmas new and used car bargains for clever car buyers

Christmas bargains for clever car buyers

As another year draws to a close, car dealers start looking at their sales numbers and many of them will be getting quite nervous. If you are in the market to buy a car, you are in a strong position to get a deal on your perfect new set of wheels this Christmas.
A short history of McLaren (The Car Expert)

A short history of McLaren – not featuring F1 cars…

Supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive has achieved a great deal in the six years since it was created, and the pace is only getting faster...
Diesel car exhaust

Has the High Court killed diesel cars in the UK?

This week's high court ruling that the government's air pollution policies are inadequate could have major ramifications for the UK automotive landscape.
Nissan Versa vs Nissan Tsuru in a car-to-car crash test arranged by Global NCAP

Nissan cancels zero-star car after graphic crash test

Amid ongoing publicity about poor safety standards provided by car makers for vehicles sold in developing countries, Nissan has announced it will cease production of its "zero-star" Tsuru model in six months' time.
Autonomous car with Harman technology

British drivers still uncomfortable with autonomous vehicles

More than half of British drivers are not comfortable with the idea of autonomous cars, according to new research by the London School of Economics.
UK road accident statistics

UK road accident statistics: Safe, but could be better

While the UK has strict road safety laws, there were still 1,780 road deaths in the last year. That's just under five people dying every day on UK roads (sponsored post).
Jaguar Cars production line - Castle Bromwich

British ingenuity making car manufacturing more sustainable

Innovate UK has been working with companies like Jaguar Land Rover and Gordon Murray Design to improve sustainability in British car manufacturing.
Rejecting a car under the Consumer Rights Act | The Car Expert

Rejecting a car – your consumer rights

Have you bought a new or used car that is faulty or not fit for purpose? Read The Car Expert's comprehensive guide to your consumer rights when rejecting a car.

Is the clock ticking for motor shows?

Some major names will be absent from this month's Paris Motor Show, as manufacturers turn to new, more targeted marketing techniques to sell their cars.

Insight – the 90 cars transforming Volvo

Volvo sees the imminent arrival on UK roads of its S90 and V90 models as the culmination of a transformation of the Swedish brand.
London pollution will theoretically be reduced when the ULEZ arrives in 2019

How will London’s new pollution laws affect you?

The introduction of London's new Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) could be brought forward to 2019, which may affect used car buyers right now.

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