Electric car battery health checker among winners of government’s £20m zero-emission vehicle competition


The winners of a government-funded £20m zero-emission vehicle competition have been announced.
Decision on e-scooter legality could take up to a year

Decision on e-scooter legality could take a year


The government has been accused of failing to properly regulate the use of electric scooters.
“Self-driving” cars could be legalised on UK roads later this year

“Self-driving” cars allowed on UK roads this year


"Self-driving” cars could be allowed on the UK’s roads later this year, the Department of Transport (DfT) has announced.
No new smart motorways to open without stopped vehicle detection system installed

All new smart motorways must have stopped car tech


Every new section of smart motorway designated as "all-lane running" (ALR) must include technology that can automatically spot broken down cars.
All the cars still eligible for the government's plug-in grant

These are the electric cars eligible for UK grant


Last week, the government announced that it would be reducing the scope of its plug-in car grant (PiCG).
Tesla Model S and Model X receive 1,000bhp+ Plaid variants and interior upgrades

Tesla’s new U-shaped steering wheel is legal


Are the U-shaped steering wheel yokes shown in images of the new Tesla Model S and Model X legal? We asked the regulators.
Government told current drink-driving laws are

Drink-driving laws "no longer adequate"


A report funded by the Department for Transport has found that the drink-driving limit should be lowered by more than a third.
Almost half of under-25s think driving should be on the school curriculum

Four in five Brits support additional driving test


The majority of British motorists are in favour of second practical tests to help improve driving standards, according to a new survey.
Government to announce seven new smart motorways

Government to announce seven new smart motorways


Seven more controversial smart motorways will be announced today as the government reveals a specialist unit to accelerate road upgrades.
UK government takes another step towards legalising autonomous driving

Government launches lane-keeping call for evidence


The government has published a call for evidence on lane-keeping technology, a step forward in the UK’s legal acceptance of autonomous driving.
Government invests in road network and charging infrastructure

Government announces billions for road network


Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced investment in Britain’s road network worth billions.
Environmentalists start crowdfunding appeal to stop government road building scheme

Campaigners to take DfT to court over road plans


The UK government is facing backlash from environmentalists regarding plans to inject £27bn into a road-building programme.
Government considering 'alcolocks' to curb drink-driving offences

'Alcolocks' being considered to curb drink-driving


The Department for Transport is considering using alcohol ignition interlocks, or 'alcolocks', to help rehabilitate drink-driving offenders.