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EV and Hybrid car sales take up the slack as UK car registrations decline

New car sales in the UK have continued their downward trend with August showing a 1.6% dip. Figures from the SMMT show that a total of 92,573 cars were registered in the UK last month, 1521 fewer compared to the

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Skoda Octavia VRS Petrol and diesel MK3 / FL buyers guide <2013

With prices of the mighty MK3 Octavia VRS becoming more affordable every day, the market for arguably the UK’s best value fast family mover has grown exponentially.  From the forecourt, the VRS retails around £26k before you bolt on a

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SMMT urges UK government to back new diesel technology as new car registrations fall

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 6 months, I’m sure you’re aware of the demonetisation of the once heralded diesel car. The government U-Turn on diesel cars combined with diesel emissions cheating by more than one

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Posted in Car Sales

New “pollution” tax seeks to rid the capital of older diesel vehicles, doesn’t go far enough

From today, Drivers of the most polluting diesel vehicles will be “taxed” out of the UK capital in a bid to improve air quality. The “fine”, called the T-Charge will impose an additional £10 charge to older vehicles that do not

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EU Parliament votes to “financially compensate” car buyers affected by VW emissions scandal

MEPs in the European Parliament have voted in support of a number of recommendations that could reshape the emissions testing in the EU and see car buyers affected by the VW group emissions scandal rightfully compensated. The overwhelming support for the action

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Volkswagen get the green light from US regulators to sell “fixed” diesel vehicles

Over in the US, Volkswagen have been given the green light to “flog” their fleet of “fixed” diesel vehicles by the EPA. In what seems as a massive turn around by US regulators, VW have been given permission to sell

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Deiselgate: VW offers warranty for US Emissions fixes while UK made to suffer three figure repair bills

The utter sham that this the UK emissions fix is about to be taken to a whole new level. Official Volkswagen documentation has revealed that VW are offering US customers comprehensive warranties and free component replacements for those choosing to have

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