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Petrol, hybrid or electric: what gets you motoring?

As we set course for banning new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, what are your power choices for buying a new car right now?

How accurate is your car speedometer?

Have you noticed that your car speedometer sometimes reads faster than your satnav says? It's very common. Find out why this happens.

Different types of gearbox explained

Do you find the different types of gearbox all a bit confusing? What's a DCT, or a CVT, or a DSG? The Car Expert is here to help.

What is a mild hybrid?

Car companies are rushing to launch mild hybrid models as quickly possible. But what is a mild hybrid and should you bother with one?

Lunaz reveals classic Rolls-Royce electric conversions

British manufacturer Lunaz has unveiled two new classic Rolls-Royce models converted to electric power – the first of their kind.

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.

British start-up to provide electric powertrains for classic cars

A new electric vehicle firm has set up shop in Silverstone, where it will build all-electric conversions of some of history’s most iconic classic cars.

Thieves can “steal keyless cars in ten seconds”

Some of Britain’s most popular cars can be stolen by criminals within as little as ten seconds – thanks to supposedly convenient keyless entry technology.

Safety fears add noise to electric vehicles

From 1st July all new electrified vehicles will be required to emit a noise at low speeds to warn pedestrians of their presence.

More EV charge points than filling stations in UK

There are now more electric vehicle charging locations in the UK than the number of fuel stations, according to new data.

Honda e to offer standard-fit cameras in place of door mirrors

The Honda e electric car will be the first production model to fit door cameras in place of wing mirrors as standard.

Android Auto overhauled in new update

Google is set to release an update for Android Auto that will give the software a major overhaul.

All new cars from 2022 to be fitted with speed limiters

New cars sold in the UK from 2022 are set to have devices fitted to stop the driver breaking the speed limit.

Volvo to limit top speed on all new cars

Volvo Cars has used this week's Geneva motor show to announce that it will limit the top speed of its new cars at 180km/h (112mph) from next year.

What’s an electric car like to drive?

More people than ever are considering a switch to an electric car. But what is an electric car actually like to drive and live with?

Car theft in the UK hits new heights

Car theft within the UK has risen by almost 50% in the last five years, with the blame pointed at modern car keys and falling police numbers.

What is a diesel particulate filter?

The diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a key component of every modern diesel engine, but do you understand what it does or how to maintain it?

Volkswagen plans for 10 million EVs

Volkswagen Group has unveiled the 'modular electric drive matrix' that will create the platforms for an eventual 10 million electric vehicles.

Latest car subscription service offerings

Car ownership is morphing into usership, and car manufacturers are introducing subscription service plans to keep new car sales flowing.

Government reveals ‘Road to Zero’ strategy

Half of all new cars sold in the UK by 2030 will be ultra-low emission models, if the Government has its way. The 'Road to Zero' strategy has been unveiled.

Kia Sportage diesel hybrid to launch this year

A mild-hybrid diesel variant of the Kia Sportage SUV will go on sale before the end of 2018, suing electric technology to reduce emissions.

Volvo joins forces with Google

Infotainment systems in future Volvo cars are set to feature search engine technology from Google, using the Android operating system developed by the online media giant.

Ford Focus brings advanced driver assist technologies to the masses (at a price)

The new Ford Focus promises to deliver the most sophisticated range of driver assistance technologies ever seen in the family hatch sector.

Where’s my spare wheel?

One of the least-popular trends in modern cars design is the almost total disappearance of the traditional full-size spare tyre / spare wheel. But what does this mean for drivers?

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