Car buyers turn to used diesels during coronavirus as new car sales suffer


Demand for used diesel cars surged by a quarter during 2020 as people sought an economical alternative to public transport, new data suggests.
Road safety group

DVSA dismisses driving test petition


The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has told Driving.co.uk that allowing driving instructors to pass learners would "not be lawful".
Air pollution now higher than pre-covid levels

Air pollution levels now higher than pre-Covid


A new report has found that air pollution now exceeds pre-pandemic levels in many UK cities, after levels dropped 38% during the first lockdown.
October car registrations at lowest for nine years

Car sales hit nine-year low but EVs rocket


Registrations of new cars declined by 1.6% last month compared to October 2019 due to the Welsh "firebreak" lockdown, according to the SMMT.
Used sports car sales increased by 82% during coronavirus lockdown

Used sports car sales nearly doubled over lockdown


New data shows that buying of used sports cars rocketed by 82% during the period between March and May.
Car registrations fall 4.4% in worst September since introduction of dual number plate system

Worst September for car sales since 1999


Car registrations fell by 4.4% in September 2020 compared to the same month last year, and fell 15.8% from the 10-year September average.
Research predicts driving instructor shortage

Research predicts driving instructor shortage


New research has predicted an increasing shortage of driving instructors due to a combination of factors including the coronavirus pandemic.
Has this bus company solved socially distanced public transport?

Company creates socially-distanced buses


A Czech company has modified its off road buses to allow passengers to travel in a socially distanced manner.
Free parking for hospital workers to be scrapped

Free parking for hospital workers to be scrapped


The government has caused outcry after announcing that hospital workers will no longer receive free parking at work.
New car registrations down 35% in June

Diesel car sales down as electric sales surge


Nearly 250,000 private car sales have been lost because of the coronavirus pandemic, as the registrations of new cars fell 34.9% in June.
Holiday towns ban cars in anticipation of socially distanced tourism

Holiday towns ban cars as lockdown eases


England's holiday towns are banning cars from their streets as they gear up to accommodate socially distanced tourists.
No Geneva International Motor Show in 2021

No Geneva Motor Show in 2021


The Foundation of the Geneva International Motor Show (FGIMS) has confirmed that there will be no edition of the event next year.
McLaren suing creditors as it faces insolvency

McLaren 'suing creditors as it faces insolvency'


Further details of McLaren’s urgent financial issues are emerging, with reports saying that the British marque is suing its creditors.