Transition to electric cars could be worth £24bn, says report

Electric cars could boost UK economy by £24bn


New government-backed research has found that a switch to electric vehicles could inject a much-needed £24bn into the nation’s economy.
Cancelled holidays will lead to UK

Cancelled holidays will lead to UK staycations


New research from the RAC predicts that the coronavirus pandemic could lead to the rebirth of the British summer holiday.
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2020 cancelled

Official: Goodwood FoS and Revival cancelled


The Goodwood Estate has launched a fundraising campaign to shore itself financially, after it was announced the Festival of Speed is cancelled.
Public transport restrictions could put 1m more cars on the road

One million extra cars on road after lockdown


Limits on the capacity of public transport during rush hour will lead to an extra one million cars on the road, according to new research.
Government considers £6000 scrappage scheme for electric car buyers

Scrappage scheme to stimulate EV buying


The UK government is reportedly considering offering electric car buyers a £6,000 discount as part of a scrappage scheme.
Are motorcycles the way out of lockdown?

Are motorcycles best way to get UK moving again?


The end to lockdown has posed a number of practical problems. One of the primary concerns is how to commute while maintaining social distance.
New car sales fall 89% in May

New car sales down 89% in May


Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the automotive industry with sales of new cars falling 89% in May compared to the same month last year.
Scientists fear return to pre-lockdown pollution levels

Scientists fear return to pre-lockdown pollution


Despite a push towards walking and cycling, scientists predict that pollution in UK cities could, like in China, return to pre-lockdown levels.
Car industry pushes for scrappage scheme and petrol incentives

Car industry wants scrappage, petrol incentives


The UK’s automotive industry is reportedly in talks with the government in order to procure a £1.5bn deal in the form of a scrappage scheme.
Research shows extent of lockdown speeding

Driver caught doing 151mph on M62 during lockdown


New data obtained by the RAC shows the extent that dangerous drivers have used empty roads for extreme speeding during lockdown.
Cars to be banned outside schools

Cars to be banned outside schools


Cars will be prohibited outside schools at certain times in order to protect students in polluted areas from vehicle fumes.
Next year's Geneva Motor Show could be cancelled

Next year's Geneva Motor Show could be cancelled


Next year's Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) is in peril amid reports that exhibitors are encouraging a 2022 return.