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Will Petrol and Diesel Ban Mean Jobs For The UK?

10-11-2020

A new report published by Greenpeace UK is suggesting that an early ban on combustion engines could provide a £4.2 billion boost to the economy.

On this day in auto history - November 10th

10-11-2020

It was on this day in 1971 that the famous 10-route ‘Spaghetti Junction’ motorway interchange was first opened north of Birmingham.

UK Set For Number Plate Crackdown

09-11-2020

The use of illegal number plates is on the rise in the UK, forcing the Home Office to introduce new rules for all businesses selling plates to the public.

Smart Motorway Expansions Continue

09-11-2020

The use of motorways which extend the use of a hard shoulder during rush hour traffic is set to extend, with 130 more miles planned, despite safety concerns.

On this day in auto history - November 9th

09-11-2020

It was on this day in 1960 that Robert McNamara - later to find worldwide fame and infamy as America’s Secretary For Defence - was officially appointed the president of the Ford Motor Company...a job he would famously hold for just one month!

Lockdown Has No Impact On Car Buying Says Report

08-11-2020

As industry leaders such as carsupermarket.com offer innovative ‘click and collect’ and online ordering solutions, new research from a leading motoring influencer has found that new and used car buyers are not impacted by the lockdown.

On this day in auto history - November 8th

08-11-2020

It was on this day in 1976 that Gottfried von Cramm - one of the great pre-war tennis champions -  was tragically killed in a car accident on a desert road near the Egyptian capital of Cairo.

On this day in auto history - November 7th

07-11-2020

It was on this day in 2015 that 42-year-old Shaun Davis from Northampton was jailed for 28 months after terrifying mobile phone footage emerged of him driving at 192mph on an A-road.

Hyundai Claim Major Electric Innovation Award

06-11-2020

Korean car manufacturer Hyundai have been recognised for their excellence in the emerging EV sector by claiming car manufacturer of the year at the EVIE Awards.

On this day in auto history - November 6th

06-11-2020

It was during the early hours of this day in 1930 that, what was to find infamy as the ‘blazing car murder’, occurred on the outskirts of Northampton.