Huge spike in demand for electric cars and bikes as fuel shortage crisis bites


Car sales website Auto Trader has reported a “huge spike” in demand for electric cars in recent days.
Jeremy Clarkson has his say after heated meeting with local residents over restaurant plans

Clarkson responds to restaurant plan criticism


Jeremy Clarkson’s plans to open a restaurant in his former lambing barn have “gone down like a shower of sick” with locals.
Eco petrol to replace current fuel at pumps

E10 fuel: What is it and how will it affect you?


Last year, the Department for Transport announced the introduction of E10, a lower carbon fuel for petrol vehicles.
Aldi raises lorry drivers' pay to keep shops stocked

Aldi raises HGV drivers' pay amid shortage


Supermarket chain Aldi has boosted wages for lorry drivers to encourage them to stay with the company and keep shelves stocked.
Return of hard shoulder to motorways would endanger drivers, says government minister

Return of hard shoulder 'risks 25 extra deaths'


Reinstalling hard shoulders on smart motorways may cause at least 25 extra road deaths per year, according to a government minister.
Cyclist received £200k in damages due to pothole

Single pothole payout cost council nearly £250,000


A cyclist in St. Helens received a £200k government payout after suffering multiple injuries from a fall caused by a pothole.
Government announces winners of £20m zero-emission vehicle competition

EV battery health checker shares £20m green grant


The winners of a government-funded £20m zero-emission vehicle competition have been announced.
Nissan is seeking government support worth tens of millions in order to build a “gigafactory” in Sunderland.

Nissan seeks government support for UK gigafactory


Nissan is seeking government support worth tens of millions in order to build a “gigafactory” in Sunderland.
Research shows extent of lockdown speeding

Can you go for a drive during the lockdown?


As pubs and restaurants across the UK begin to open indoors, motorists are beginning to wonder what the rules are for driving.
“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.
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).
Smart motorway safety tech only installed on 37 miles of network

Safety tech only on 37 miles of smart motorway


A system designed to make smart motorways safer has only been installed on 37 miles of the network since it was announced in March 2020.
What to do if your car is due an MOT during the coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus: Can I still get my car MOT'd?


Travel is now only permitted in certain circumstances due to the lockdown, but some people will be due to get an MOT over the next few weeks.