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Vehicle thefts increase by 56% in four years

Thefts of motor vehicles across Britain have risen by 56% in four years, according to police data obtained by RAC Insurance.

Britain’s best-selling cars, June 2020

June was another poor month for new car sales, although the top ten best-sellers list looked a bit more normal after a bizarre few months.

Drivers facing petrol price rises as lockdown eases

The average price of fuel went up in June, ending three months of price drops as lockdown eased – but it's still cheaper than in January.

New car sales improve in June, but companies not buying

New car sales showed a reasonable recovery after the disasters of April and May, although there are plenty of caveates to the results.

Drivers urged to book MOT tests now to avoid the rush

Drivers are being urged to get their cars MOT tested this summer to avoid the rush once the six-month coronavirus extension expires in August.

McDonald’s to install electric car charge points at UK sites

McDonald's has announced plans to install hundreds of charging points in the car parks of its UK restaurants up and down the country.

Driving lessons in England to resume from July 4

Driving lessons will be allowed to resume in England and NI from early July, although no resumption has been announced for Scotland or Wales.

Motorists ‘leaving sensitive data on their old cars’

Drivers could be leaving a trove of sensitive data on their old cars by not wiping information held from connecting to a smartphone.

Car dealerships in Wales to reopen from June 22

Car dealerships in Wales have been given the green light to reopen from Monday 22 June, as lockdown restrictions continue to be eased.

Scottish car dealers can reopen from June 29

Car dealerships in Scotland can open their doors once again from June 29, nearly a month after dealers in England reopened after lockdown.

Green number plates for electric cars on the way

Zero-emission cars will get distinctive green number plates so drivers can avoid congestion charges or get cheaper parking.

Scrappage bonus to switch to EVs under consideration

The government is reportedly considering a scrappage scheme to encourage people to switch from petrol or diesel cars to electric vehicles.

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