Government pledges £500m to increase number of EV charging points tenfold by 2030


The Department for Transport has announced funding of £500m to further expand and develop the UK’s public EV charging infrastructure.
M6 Toll motorway booth driver POV

Fuel duty cut makes road pricing 'more urgent'


The introduction of pay-per-mile road pricing or toll roads has become more urgent with the government cutting fuel duty.
Urgent need for pay-per-mile road pricing, MPs say

Urgent need for pay-per-mile road pricing, MPs say


The UK must urgently introduce pay-per-mile road pricing to make up the £35bn budget shortfall created by the switch to electric cars, MPs say.
Smart motorway roadworks speed limit to increase from 50mph to 60mph

Smart motorway rollout paused


The government is to suspend the rollout of new smart motorways until at least 2025 amid concerns by safety campaigners and MPs.
EU will not achieve electric car charging targets at current rate, auditor warns

Demand for electric cars soars


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.