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The True Cost of Vehicle Theft

Date: 04/05/2016 12:25:07
Category: Fleet Insurance
Author: Kelly Brown, Insure Taxi

Our daily lives have a tendency to revolve around our vehicles; we use them to get to and from work or even to carry out our jobs, to do the shopping, to take our children to their daily activities...

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Top ten fleet cars

Date: 23/02/2015 10:49:11
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Laura Varley

With such a wide-range of fleet cars out on the market, it can be difficult to decide which brand and model is best for your business. Whether you're looking for something that will make ...

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Fleet tracking = cash stacking: How much money could a fleet tracking system save your business?

Date: 23/02/2015 10:37:29
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Managing a fleet of vehicles is a bit like plate-spinning; it's hard to tell how fast or slow each one is moving, you don't have enough time to focus on each one in...

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What is fleet tracking?

Date: 23/02/2015 10:24:48
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

From long-distance couriers to takeaway drivers, taxi cab firms to estate agents, the variety of different industries that should be using fleet tracking systems is vast. If your business rel...

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Ferrari California Spyder sold for almost £12m at auction

Date: 11/02/2015 09:33:54
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Laura Varley

A Ferrari California Spyder that was left in a barn for 50 years has just sold at auction for £11.8 million.

The Spyder wasn't the only car found in the barn though, as 5...

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Brits caught speeding elsewhere in Europe will be tracked down at home

Date: 10/02/2015 12:38:34
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

UK motorists who are caught speeding elsewhere in Europe will now be tracked down and have fines sent to their home addresses, before being pursued in UK courts.

Under new plans al...

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Speedy start for European car sales in 2015

Date: 10/02/2015 11:17:28
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Car sales in Western Europe are off to strong start in 2015, with January figures up 7.1 per cent year on year.

New data released by LMC Automotive shows that the Seasonally Adjust...

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Four out of five drivers still display their tax discs unnecessarily

Date: 09/02/2015 11:41:37
Category: Insurance
Author: Jack Stanton

Car tax discs were ditched in October 2014 after 93 years in use, but four out of five drivers aren't ready to give them up just yet.

Only 20 per cent of UK drivers have remove...

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Motor insurance premiums fall by almost £50 in two years

Date: 05/02/2015 03:43:33
Category: Insurance
Author: Laura Varley

Over the past two years the average motor insurance premium has fallen by almost £50, new figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) reveal.

In 2012 the average p...

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White cars soar in popularity to become UK's favourite

Date: 02/02/2015 12:46:00
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Almost a quarter of drivers choose to buy new cars in white, new data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveals.

Eleven years ago just 0.68 per cent of new...

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Skoda recognised as best car brand for customer satisfaction

Date: 30/01/2015 04:08:18
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

It would appear that Skoda drivers are the happiest on the roads, as the brand has just been named the best in the industry for customer satisfaction by the Institute of Customer Service.

...

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Nissan Leaf leads the plug-in pack for government subsidies

Date: 28/01/2015 04:01:09
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

More than a third of all government plug-in car subsidies given out have been to owners of a Nissan Leaf, new figures reveal.

The government gives a grant to eco-friendly drivers w...

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More than half of MPs unsure how driverless cars will impact insurance industry

Date: 28/01/2015 03:41:30
Category: Insurance
Author: Laura Varley

More than half of MPs (51 per cent) are not sure what impact driverless cars will have on the car insurance industry, a new survey by Dods reveals.

Although the government is curre...

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Around 125,000 rural drivers to benefit from fuel price cuts

Date: 19/01/2015 04:18:50
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

An estimated 125,000 people from 17 rural locations in the UK are to benefit from fuel rebates.

The European Commission has just approved the Rural Fuel Rebate scheme, which allows...

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Telematics could reduce accidents caused by young drivers, suggests politician

Date: 15/01/2015 02:39:54
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

The Liberal Democrats are focused on finding a technological solution to the problem of accident-prone young drivers, with telematics being one of the possible fixes.

Baroness Kram...

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Big four supermarkets cut fuel prices by another 2p

Date: 14/01/2015 10:47:29
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

Fuel prices are continuing to drop, as the big four supermarkets have just reduced their prices by 2p per litre.

The price cuts come after a garage in Birmingham began selling petr...

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UK roads get greener in 2014 as electric car sales quadruple

Date: 09/01/2015 11:04:39
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Jack Stanton

UK registrations of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV) have increased four-fold over the past 12 months, new research shows.

Sales of alternatively-fuelled vehicles (AFVs), such as...

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More than a third of Brits fear driverless cars will push up insurance premiums

Date: 09/01/2015 03:26:19
Category: Insurance
Author: Laura Varley

More than a third of motorists (35 per cent) worry that when driverless cars are released they will push up insurance premiums, new research from uSwitch.com shows.

Although the go...

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Skoda Fabia crowned Car of the Year

Date: 08/01/2015 03:32:19
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

What Car?'s Car of the Year title has been awarded to the new Skoda Fabia, which beat 25 other models to the crown.

The Fabia was praised by the judges for its turbocharged 1.2...

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New car sales reach ten-year high in 2014

Date: 07/01/2015 10:27:11
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

More than 2.4 million new vehicles were registered over the past 12 months, according to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The number of new c...

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Unused cars over Christmas to spark huge surge in breakdowns

Date: 05/01/2015 03:32:36
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

The AA is expecting a huge surge in breakdowns today (January 5), as cars that have remained unused over the Christmas period are started up again.

The day that Brits go back to wo...

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More than 115,000 drivers fined for speeding in 2013

Date: 30/12/2014 01:32:19
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Laura Varley

The number of drivers fined for speeding rose to a four-year high in 2013, with 115,549 Brits paying fines of at least £100, new figures from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) have revealed...

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Majority of UK drivers support alcohol-sensing immobilising tech

Date: 23/12/2014 10:48:14
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

The proposed introduction of sensors which immobilise vehicles when they detect the driver is over the legal drink-drive limit is supported by the vast majority of Brits.

National ...

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Three Italian supercars expected to fetch £290,000 between them at auction

Date: 23/12/2014 09:35:09
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Laura Varley

Three red, Italian supercars are estimated to make £290,000 in total when they go on sale at Silverstone Auctions next year.

A Ferrari Testarossa, Mondial T and Alfa Romeo SZ...

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More than 12 million drivers to hit the roads over Christmas period

Date: 23/12/2014 09:22:31
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Fuelled by low petrol prices, more than 12 million Brits will be hitting the roads to visit loved ones between December 24-26, the RAC predicts.

Around four million motorists will ...

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Three quarters of Brits approve lower drink-drive limit

Date: 22/12/2014 10:32:26
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Three in four British drivers believe the UK's drink-drive limit should be lowered, according to new research.

After Scotland reduced its drink-limit earlier this month, a new ...

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Vintage MINI Cooper crushed upon US arrival for lack of airbag

Date: 19/12/2014 12:25:10
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Jack Stanton

A classic, iconic MINI Cooper was demolished by US customs upon arrival in America as it did not have an airbag.

Cars less than 25 years old without airbags are illegal in the Stat...

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MPs to vote on car smoking ban in early 2015

Date: 18/12/2014 03:59:05
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

MPs and peers will vote on a ban preventing smoking in cars with children early next year, with the law set to be introduced on October 1 2015 if it's given the go-ahead.

Anyon...

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SMMT criticises London's low emission zone for discriminating against diesels

Date: 17/12/2014 04:25:00
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

London's ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) has been criticised by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) for not being tough enough on older petrol cars.

In an open...

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Petrol prices expected to drop below £1 a litre

Date: 17/12/2014 02:04:44
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

Petrol prices could soon drop to the lowest level seen since May 2009, as the RAC predicts that they will fall below £1 a litre in the New Year.

The prediction is based on th...

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Jaguar unveils see-through vehicles with 'ghost car' navigation

Date: 16/12/2014 11:19:03
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

A new smart concept car from Jaguar Land Rover allows drivers to see through their vehicles in an attempt to help prevent accidents.

The 'transparent' vehicles use cameras ...

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MINI Cooper hatchback most desired used car in London

Date: 16/12/2014 05:12:18
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

The used car that Londoners lust after the most is the MINI Cooper hatchback (plate 62), Auto Trader has revealed.

'Desired cars' are ones which are high in demand but low ...

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Driverless cars to cruise British streets from January

Date: 05/12/2014 12:15:50
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

The green light has been given for four English locations to host trials of driverless cars on public roads, kicking off in January 2015.

Bristol, Greenwich in south east London, C...

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Thousands of motorists still being warned about car insurance changes

Date: 28/11/2014 11:32:58
Category: Insurance
Author: Laura Varley

Some 60,000 letters are sent out a month to motorists warning them that they either need to insure their car or declare it off road, the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) has revealed.

The le...

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Nearly half of drivers don't carry out any winter checks on their car

Date: 27/11/2014 04:50:15
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Many Brits are unprepared for driving in winter conditions it seems, as 45 per cent fail to perform any checks on their vehicle during the colder months, a new survey from the Highways Agency...

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Businesses to benefit from study identifying high-risk drivers

Date: 24/11/2014 10:14:09
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

A new study hopes to benefit businesses and the fleet and insurance sectors by providing greater insight into the risk that employees who drive for a living could present.

Behaviou...

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Too old to drive? Most Brits don't tell their elders to stop

Date: 19/11/2014 05:34:27
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Although most Brits accept that they'll stop driving at the age of 78, two thirds won't tell their older friends or relatives to stop getting behind the wheel.

A new survey...

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Sixty per cent of motorists risk their lives driving through floods

Date: 18/11/2014 04:21:23
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Millions of British drivers are foolishly risking their lives by driving through floods, it has been revealed.

A new report released by the Environment Agency and the AA shows that...

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Road rage record in UK is one of the world's worst

Date: 17/11/2014 03:59:57
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Britain has one of the world's worst records for road rage, a new survey has revealed.

Vehicle management company LeasePlan surveyed more than 3,000 drivers across 20 countries...

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New Hyundai i20 to go on sale January 2015

Date: 14/11/2014 10:50:37
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Hyundai's new i20 is set to go on sale in January for £10,695, the manufacturer has announced.

The supermini will be slightly pricier than its competitors, such as the Sk...

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Three quarters of insurance policies don't guarantee new car parts

Date: 13/11/2014 04:33:18
Category: Insurance
Author: Laura Varley

Some 75 per cent of car insurance policies make no promise that the parts used to repair the vehicle will be brand new, a study by Gocompare.com has claimed.

Only 15 per cent of po...

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Current deals making new cars cheaper to buy than old ones

Date: 11/11/2014 03:56:52
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Deals being offered on new cars are making them less expensive to buy than older vehicles, new figures from Carwow.co.uk suggest.

The cost comparison site says that buyers could save thousan...

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Car smoking ban set for October 2015

Date: 10/11/2014 12:21:53
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

A new law preventing smoking in cars carrying children will be passed next month, with the ban coming into force in October 2015.

It had previously been announced that anyone caught smoking ...

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UK car registrations in 2014 rise above two million

Date: 07/11/2014 10:28:48
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

The amount of new cars purchased by Brits this year has now risen above the two million mark, following a sharp spike in sales throughout October.

New data released by the Society of Motor M...

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White cars rising in popularity thanks to iPhone

Date: 05/11/2014 04:39:58
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Apple's iPhone might be responsible for the rising popularity of white cars, a new survey by car leasing firm Arval has revealed.

The study, which cross-referenced car colour choice with...

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Tachograph cards and provisional driving licences to drop in price

Date: 27/10/2014 02:54:53
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Driving is about to become cheaper for both businesses and new drivers, as provisional licences and tachograph cards are to drop in price, the government has announced.

From October 31, the ...

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Europe's largest second-hand vehicle seller scraps plans for flotation

Date: 22/10/2014 11:35:16
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

One of Europe's biggest sellers of second-hand vehicles has declared it will no longer go ahead with its £1.2 billion flotation.

British Car Auctions (BCA), who owns webu...

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£1.2m hoard of stolen luxury cars seized at UK ports

Date: 22/10/2014 05:04:15
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

More than a million pounds worth of luxury stolen cars has been seized at several UK ports as part of Operation Toyer.

The range of cars, which included everything from BMWs, Range...

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Jaguar launches 'Heritage Driving' experiences

Date: 20/10/2014 05:25:38
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Jack Stanton

Classic motor enthusiasts will be thrilled to learn that Jaguar is giving members of the public the opportunity to drive some of the manufacturer's most iconic cars.

Jaguar Lan...

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BMW most desired brand among fleet drivers

Date: 16/10/2014 04:14:36
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Fleet drivers prefer their company car to be a BMW, a new survey by Sewells Research has revealed.

The badge a car has is very important to fleet drivers, so it seems, as almost a ...

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Car insurance prices on the rise for first time in three years

Date: 13/10/2014 04:28:46
Category: Insurance
Author: Laura Varley

Car insurance prices are on the up for the first time since June 2011, new data from Confused.com has revealed.

Between June and September, comprehensive premiums crept up by 0.4 p...

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TripAdvisor founder brings CarGurus to UK

Date: 13/10/2014 01:50:04
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

The car-buying version of TripAdvisor is to be introduced to the UK, it has been announced.

CarGurus, owned by TripAdvisor founder Langley Steinert, is based around the opinions of...

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Porsche 911 dubbed best classic car investment

Date: 10/10/2014 04:22:09
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Laura Varley

Anyone who purchased a Porsche 911 back in 2004 has possibly made the best classic car investment possible, as over ten years its value has increased by 669 per cent, research from the Discov...

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Big cars better than small ones for fuel economy, study finds

Date: 09/10/2014 09:59:31
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Smaller cars are often associated with going green, but it turns out big cars might be the best for our fuel economy.

Cars with small engines were found to travel 18 per cent fewer...

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Toyota's hybrid vehicles becoming more popular with Brits

Date: 09/10/2014 03:28:28
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

Toyota's hybrid car sales are on the rise thanks to an increased popularity of its Auris Hybrid, figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal.

...

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London named car theft 'hotspot'

Date: 07/10/2014 03:52:22
Category: Car tracking
Author: Elizabeth Smythe

New research has revealed the UK's highest and lowest car theft areas, with London hitting the top spot.

A study commissioned by IntelligentCarLeasing.com analysed information ...

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New XE sport shows off its British flair to Parisians

Date: 06/10/2014 11:46:22
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Chloe Menage

Jaguar Land Rover unveiled the new XE Sport at the Paris Motor Show in a dramatic fashion; on top of a 250ft-long barge on the river.

The floating display made its way down the Riv...

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Car tax disc no longer required as of Wednesday (October 1)

Date: 29/09/2014 12:41:27
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Paper tax discs will no longer have to be displayed by British motorists as of Wednesday October 1, after more than 90 years on our car windscreens.

Out-of-date or fake tax discs h...

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Petrol prices could drop due to Scottish referendum result

Date: 22/09/2014 12:18:30
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

The Scottish referendum result could make petrol prices drop by at least 2p a litre, the Automobile Association (AA) has said.

In the run up to the referendum result the value of s...

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Almost a third of motorists replace their car to save money

Date: 22/09/2014 09:55:31
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

Some 31 per cent of motorists trade in their old car for a new one in order to cut running costs and save money, a new survey by Experian reveals.

Although many motorists exchange ...

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Drivers believe lack of tax discs will encourage people to break the law

Date: 18/09/2014 12:28:00
Category: Insurance
Author: Laura Varley

Some 63 per cent of motorists think the scrapping of paper tax discs will mean more people will try to dodge the law by not paying for their road tax, a new survey from RAC finds.

...

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News: Majority of drivers refuse to pay more under ULEZ proposals

Date: 17/09/2014 12:51:17
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

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Majority of drivers refuse to pay more under ULEZ proposals

Date: 17/09/2014 12:51:17
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

The majority of British drivers say they will not pay any more than they already do to run their car should proposals for Ultra Low Emissions Zones (ULEZ) become a reality, a poll by Motorpoi...

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Insurance fraud costs £2 billion every year, data suggests

Date: 17/09/2014 10:09:55
Category: Insurance
Author: Graeme Parton

More than £2 billion worth of car insurance fraud is committed every year, new industry data suggests.

According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), UK policy provi...

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Classic racing car sells for more than £1.5m at Goodwood auction

Date: 16/09/2014 04:32:58
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Jack Stanton

A 1936 Lagonda LG45R Racer has sold for £1.57 million at this year's Goodwood Revival.

While Goodwood is perhaps best known for motorsport and horseracing, the Bonhams Au...

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Peugeot to make driving on air a reality

Date: 15/09/2014 09:56:14
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

Peugeot will soon reveal its new hybrid, which will have the ability to run partially, and in some cases completely, off of air.

The 208 Hybrid 2L Demonstrator will have a fuel eco...

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£50 fine for smoking in cars with children on board in Wales

Date: 11/09/2014 04:20:32
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Anyone in Wales caught smoking in cars with children on board could soon be fined £50 on the spot.

A six-week consultation on the plans will begin today (September 11), in an...

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Rare Vauxhall E-type surpasses expectations at auction

Date: 09/09/2014 02:32:49
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Laura Varley

A rare Vauxhall E-type has sold for thousands more than expected at an auction held by Bonhams.

The auctioneers predicted that the car would sell for between £150,000 and &po...

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Reduced fuel bills top reason to own a self-driving car

Date: 08/09/2014 09:20:57
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

Lower fuel bills are the top reason why Brits would want to own a self-driving car, a new survey from Auto Trader reveals.

The second biggest perk of owning an autonomous vehicle, ...

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Electric car sales picking up speed in the UK

Date: 05/09/2014 04:40:28
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Sales of electric cars in the UK are above 10,000 for the first time, new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show.

The popularity of electric cars, both in...

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UK car sales rise again while August's top-selling models are revealed

Date: 04/09/2014 10:33:41
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Car sales in the UK are continuing to accelerate as 2014 drives on, with August seeing a 9.4 per cent year-on-year increase, according to official figures.

In the 30th consecutive ...

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One in three car thefts carried out by hackers

Date: 03/09/2014 05:09:40
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Hackers are responsible for one in three car thefts, the home secretary, Theresa May, will reveal today.

Newer cars rely on computer systems to secure their vehicles, and the car c...

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Boris Johnson to improve air quality by paying people to scrap diesel cars

Date: 02/09/2014 12:50:19
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

Boris Johnson has proposed that people should be paid £1,000 to scrap their diesel vehicles, in a bid to improve air quality.

The scheme could be similar to the national scra...

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Hassle stopping drivers from finding cheaper insurance

Date: 28/08/2014 01:54:47
Category: Insurance
Author: Graeme Parton

Convenience has emerged as the most common reason for Brits to allow their car insurance to be automatically renewed at the end of each contract term.

A recent study from GoCompare...

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Fifty per cent of Brits unaware of tax disc changes

Date: 27/08/2014 12:05:22
Category: Insurance
Author: Graeme Parton

Half of Britain's drivers are not aware of impending road tax changes, a new survey has found, despite the transition being just six weeks away.

Traditional paper discs, which ...

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Software reliance could hinder car security, experts suggest

Date: 15/08/2014 03:46:31
Category: Car tracking
Author: Graeme Parton

Hackers, privacy issues and software flaws could all prove problematic for security conscious motorists if connected cars are widely adopted, a group of experts believes.

In an ope...

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Car insurance premiums down nine per cent, insurer claims

Date: 14/08/2014 02:10:56
Category: Insurance
Author: Graeme Parton

The average comprehensive car insurance premium showed a year-on-year decline of nine per cent for the first half of 2014, new figures show.

In its latest report, insurance firm Ad...

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One in five cars sold fitted with Ford Ecoboost petrol engine

Date: 12/08/2014 12:04:40
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

One in five cars sold in Europe between January and June were fitted with a Ford 1.0-litre Ecoboost turbocharged petrol engine, new data from the manufacturer reveals.

Some 120,000...

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Driverless cars allowed on UK roads from next year

Date: 08/08/2014 04:52:11
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Permission has been granted for autonomous cars to hit the road as of January 2015.

Business secretary Vince Cable announced the plans on behalf of the UK government, while also re...

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Slovenian accident sparks lawnmower insurance debate

Date: 07/08/2014 03:46:15
Category: Insurance
Author: Graeme Parton

A legal case in Slovenia has ignited a European Union debate about whether ride-on lawnmowers should be classed as standard motor vehicles when it comes to insurance.

Earlier this ...

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Whiplash medical assessment fee to be cut to just £180

Date: 05/08/2014 09:49:10
Category: Insurance
Author: Laura Varley

Drivers who claim to have whiplash will soon only have to pay £180 to undergo a medical assessment, as the fee is being lowered to reduce the number of false claims.

At the m...

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Lorry speed limit increase to save haulage firms £11 million a year

Date: 28/07/2014 03:56:11
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Road haulage firms could save £11 million a year thanks to the increase in speed limit for lorries on single carriageways, transport minister Claire Perry has said.

Lorries w...

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News - Car production in the UK continues to rise

Date: 25/07/2014 01:15:30
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

The volume of cars produced in the UK has risen by 3.5 per cent in the first half of 2014.

New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that 791,314 ...

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Drivers using mobiles will become biggest cause of death on roads

Date: 22/07/2014 12:57:03
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Using a mobile phone behind the wheel is set to become the biggest in-car cause of road fatalities in the UK by 2015, overtaking drink driving, experts say.

An increase in motorist...

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Health and safety could be improved for work-time road users, Society claims

Date: 21/07/2014 11:44:35
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: David Howells

Businesses and the government should do more to ensure that health and safety is as much of a consideration on the road as it is off it.

A new report from the Royal Society for the...

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Green light given for new £1 billion motorway in Wales

Date: 21/07/2014 10:38:32
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Congestion in south Wales is set to be eased as plans for a new motorway costing £1 billion have been approved.

The new road, which will offer some relief to the M4 around Ne...

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Drivers to save £15 per year thanks to new insurance scheme

Date: 16/07/2014 11:25:08
Category: Insurance
Author: Graeme Parton

Motorists in the UK are expected to save around £15 on their annual insurance premiums when a new industry initiative is launched later this year.

The MyLicence scheme will s...

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New car seats know when you're drifting off at the wheel

Date: 15/07/2014 12:37:32
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

In a bid to save lives UK researchers are set to build new car seats which will detect when a driver is falling asleep at the wheel.

Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration w...

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New standards to make car insurance documents clearer

Date: 14/07/2014 11:36:35
Category: Insurance
Author: Laura Varley

Car insurance renewal documents could soon become even clearer, thanks to new minimum standards proposed by the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

The ABI has written to the Fi...

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'Share farming' could help young people get started in agriculture

Date: 11/07/2014 10:23:47
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: David Howells

Share farming could provide an ideal way of helping younger people make their first steps onto the agricultural ladder.

The current method of contract farming involves an individua...

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New drivers see significant car insurance drop

Date: 09/07/2014 03:17:48
Category: Insurance
Author: Laura Varley

The average cost of a car insurance policy for new 17-year-old drivers has dropped by almost a third, new data from Confused.com reveals.

On average, people are paying £579 f...

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Almost a quarter of a million new cars purchased in June

Date: 07/07/2014 09:49:04
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Some 228,291 new cars were registered in June, a 6.2 per cent rise compared to the same time the previous year, new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show.

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Ferrari 375 - Plus sells for more than £10 million at auction

Date: 02/07/2014 09:54:14
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Laura Varley

A Ferrari 375-Plus has fetched £10.7 million at auction after fierce bidding kept pushing up the price.

The Ferrari was the biggest sale made at Bonhams' annual Festival ...

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Hyundai fined for overestimating fuel efficiency again

Date: 27/06/2014 02:46:01
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

Vehicles made in South Korea may soon have their official fuel efficiency figures measured by the government, in a bid to stop manufacturers from over-inflating their figures.

The ...

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New technique could revolutionise fuel industry

Date: 24/06/2014 03:28:46
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

Using ammonia to store hydrogen cleanly and securely could help drive forward its wider adoption as a 'green' fuel.

A team of researchers from the Science and Technology Fa...

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Good news for learners as theory test price is reduced

Date: 23/06/2014 04:18:35
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

The cost of a driving theory test is being reduced from £31 to £25 as of October 2014, it has been announced.

There is also expected to be a further two pound reduction...

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Fraudsters targeting fully insured vans for easy cash

Date: 20/06/2014 03:18:04
Category: Insurance
Author: Laura Varley

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Nissan Qashqai squashes rivals to win big at Tow Car Awards

Date: 20/06/2014 02:28:51
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

The Nissan Qashqai, which only launched this year, has been crowned the Overall Winner at the 2014 Tow Car Awards.

According to nissaninsider.co.uk, some 56 tow cars were ...

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What type of driver are you?

Date: 18/06/2014 12:52:15
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Give yourself five seconds to answer this question and be honest: On a scale of one...

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Ultra-rare E-Type restored and ready for auction

Date: 17/06/2014 03:57:09
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Laura Varley

An ultra-rare E-Type 1950 Healey Silverstone is finally ready to be auctioned off, after two years of restoration.

According to rac.co.uk, the restoration was desperately ...

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More than 600,000 speeding drivers caught over seven days

Date: 13/06/2014 05:36:10
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

A Europe-wide initiative to prevent dangerous driving has allowed police to catch 600,000 speeders in one week, reports rac.co.uk.

Between 14-20 April this year a total of...

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1982 Lamborghini Countach sells for more than double its estimate at auction

Date: 12/06/2014 04:50:47
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Laura Varley

A 1982 Lamborghini Countach has fetched more than double what it was originally estimated to sell for at auction.

According to rac.co.uk, the car was estimated to sell for...

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Study reveals Europe's cheapest driving destinations

Date: 12/06/2014 02:37:01
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

Luxembourg and Andorra are now the cheapest places for Brits on holiday to fill up their petrol tanks, a new study by Post Office Travel Money has revealed.

According to thisis...

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70 per cent consider mobiles their biggest 'pet hate' on the roads

Date: 10/06/2014 07:04:23
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Mobile phone use is now the UK's biggest pet hate when on the road, a survey shows.

Almost 70 per cent of people surveyed by Warrantywise proclaimed that drivers using their mo...

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Parents spend 197 days driving their kids around

Date: 06/06/2014 14:24:31
Category: Vehicle
Author: Laura Varley

Across their entire lifetime, parents spend an average of 197 days driving their kids around, from school to friends' houses, a new survey from Goodyear reveals.

According to d...

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Volkswagen's Up hatchback tops customer satisfaction survey

Date: 05/06/2014 16:20:04
Category: Customer Satisfaction
Author: Laura Varley

Drivers are most satisfied with Volkswagen's Up hatchback, a new survey by What Car? and JD Power reveals.
 
According to rac.co.uk, the Up came top o...

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Security expert hacks BMW security system

Date: 05/06/2014 16:03:38
Category: Car tracking
Author: David Howells

BMW's latest electronic security system could be bypassed by thieves wielding little more than a typical smartphone. 
 
Whilst the system is a ra...

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Motocross riders seek to impress at Festival of Speed

Date: 05/06/2014 15:02:53
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Laura Varley

Motocross, BMX and mountain bike riders will be pulling off impress stunts at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, as the Goodwood Action Sports (GAS) event is making a return this year.
...

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New semiconductor could provide ten per cent fuel savings

Date: 21/05/2014 14:37:52
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: David Howells

New semiconductor technology could be used to improve fuel efficiency in Toyota's hybrid and electric range by ten per cent, fleetnews.co.uk reports.

Whilst semiconduc...

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Telegraph names Ford Fiesta Car of the Year

Date: 20/05/2014 14:44:34
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

The Ford Fiesta is the Car of the Year according to telegraph.co.uk, as it is favoured by readers and experts alike.

After months of voting by readers and deliberating by ...

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News - Changing the way fuel efficiency is reported could have a huge impact on sales

Date: 19/05/2014 11:30:39
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

Consumers could be more likely to consider fuel efficiency on their newest vehicle purchase if the way of presenting the figures is changed, energylifenews.com reports.

Ac...

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Midlands drivers the most fuel efficient - Wales the worst

Date: 13/05/2014 17:10:32
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: David Howells

Drivers from the Midlands are the most fuel efficient in Britain, according to a new report from oil company Shell.

As part of its Smarter Driver Initiative, Shell sought to identi...

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Sir Stirling Moss's Mercedes 300SL expected to fetch £1 million at auction

Date: 12/05/2014 16:04:18
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Laura Varley

A Mercedes 300SL 'Gulliwing', which used to belong to Formula One legend Sir Stirling Moss, is expected to sell for over £1 million at auction.

According to expre...

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Original Mini named Britain’s favourite car, despite production ending 14 years ago

Date: 09/05/2014 11:40:52
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Britain may have stopped producing the Mini Cooper 14 years ago, but it's just been named Britain's all-time favourite car by a new poll.

According to dailymail.co.uk, the p...

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News - Competitor to the 911 just one of Maserati's latest announcements

Date: 07/05/2014 15:03:32
Category: Car tracking
Author: David Howells

Maserati has unveiled a brand new sportscar which it hopes will be a cogent threat to the Porsche 911.

The Alfieri, which was previously revealed as a concept car, will be put into...

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Brits spend almost £2,500 on fuel a year

Date: 06/05/2014 10:44:44
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

On average, motorists spend almost £2,500 a year on fuel, but many could easily save £820 of that by being more efficient.

According to rac.co.uk, a survey from the Ford...

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London commuters spend £118 a month to get to and from work

Date: 28/04/2014 17:11:04
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Brits commuting to London spend an average of £118 a month to travel to and from work each day, a new survey reveals.

According to rac.co.uk, the survey from Nutmeg....

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Agricultural machinery to feature heavily in Devon County Show

Date: 25/04/2014 10:49:47
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: David Howells

An agricultural machinery section is set to take centre stage at this year's Devon County Show, which takes place in May.

Organisers have announced the itinerary for this year&...

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Tracking device aids speedy recovery of Aston Martin

Date: 25/04/2014 09:48:20
Category: Car tracking
Author: Richard Towey

Tracking technology has aided the recovery of a top-of-the-range Aston Martin in Bath, reports home.bt.com

The owner of an Aston Martin Rapide saw his car being driven awa...

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Skodas are the best cars to own, study says

Date: 23/04/2014 12:16:56
Category: Car tracking
Author: Michael McFadyen

Owners of a Skoda vehicle will be pleased to hear that their car has topped the list of the best cars to own in 2014, according to a recent autoexpress.co.uk survey.

Three...

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David Beckham's BMW listed online for £75,000

Date: 17/04/2014 14:55:39
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Laura Varley

A BMW belonging to the legendary footballer David Beckham is up for sale online, but fans will have to fork out £75,000 for it.

According to rac.co.uk, the two-door,...

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Consider a car's lasting value, not just its fuel efficiency

Date: 15/04/2014 17:05:23
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Motorists are being warned not just to focus on fuel efficiency when choosing their next car, as retaining its value is just as important.

According to thegreencarwebsite.co.uk...

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News - Farmers of Gwent use electronic assistance to combat agricultural crime

Date: 15/04/2014 11:15:48
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: Richard Towey

Farmers around the Welsh county of Gwent are full of praise for an online crime-reporting system which has triggered a huge drop in illicit activities around their area, reports fwi.co.uk...

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Campaigners call for fuel duty decrease

Date: 14/04/2014 11:32:47
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

Major players within the fleet industry have welcomed recent pledges to freeze fuel duty for the foreseeable future, whilst others have said it's not quite been enough.

In his ...

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Almost half of Brits spend more disposable income on their car

Date: 11/04/2014 09:59:27
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Some 47 per cent of Brits admit that they spend more of their disposable income on their car over anything else, a new survey shows.

According to aol.com, the survey from ...

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Average comprehensive insurance policy drops 19 per cent year on year

Date: 10/04/2014 11:07:09
Category: Insurance
Author: Richard Towey

The average cost of comprehensive car insurance is 19 per cent lower than last year, according to Confused.com.

A recent review of car insurance premiums from the price comparison site shows...

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Classic cars are for driving, not just for storing

Date: 09/04/2014 11:29:49
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Richard Towey

Classic car owners are being urged to get their vintage beauties out of their garages and on to the road - as preserving every penny of their value isn't everything.

Telegr...

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Low fines causing thousands to drive without insurance

Date: 07/04/2014 11:07:29
Category: Insurance
Author: Laura Varley

Thousands of drivers are currently uninsured, as it's cheaper for them to take the risk and receive a fine than pay for insurance, new figures reveal.

According to easier.c...

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Company cars more fuel-efficient than ever

Date: 26/03/2014 13:41:05
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

Emissions figures for company cars have reached a record low, according to new statistics from ALD Automotive.

During February 2014, carbon emissions for new company cars reached 1...

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Innovative components boosting fuel efficiency in new cars

Date: 25/03/2014 16:58:47
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Graeme Parton

A rise in the popularity of start-stop technology and common-rail injection systems has boosted fuel efficiency levels in diesel vehicles, new research suggests.

According to the New Car CO2...

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Bentley unveils first images of SUV model

Date: 25/03/2014 14:41:00
Category: Car tracking
Author: Richard Towey

Bentley has given the car community a sneak peak into what its first ever SUV model might look like when it hits showrooms in 2016.

Photographed in a desert setting and hidden partly in a cl...

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NEWS: Petrol prices could fall by a further two pence, AA claims

Date: 24/03/2014 15:49:07
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

The price of petrol has dropped to a three-year low, but the Automobile Association (AA) claims recent cuts in wholesale prices means the cost per litre could fall another two pence.

...

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GM set to rival Ford with the launch of fuel efficient engines

Date: 21/03/2014 11:13:53
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Michael McFadyen

GM has announced that it will be releasing 11 new eco-friendly engines which will deliver improved fuel efficiency, going head to head with Ford's EcoBoost engine.

The series o...

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Fuel duty frozen for fourth year in a row

Date: 19/03/2014 14:58:50
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

Some good news came out of the 2014 Budget for motorists, as fuel duty will be frozen for the fourth year running.

Chancellor George Osborne says the freeze means petrol prices wil...

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Bedfordshire motorists warned about "opportunist thieves"

Date: 18/03/2014 13:45:31
Category: Car tracking
Author: Richard Towey

Car owners of Bedfordshire have told to be wary about the actions of local thieves after a number of vehicles were broken into last week, reports bedfordshire-news.co.uk.

Police say...

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Agricultural machinery avoids MOT regulation

Date: 11/03/2014 16:53:36
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: David Howells

Agricultural vehicles have been given an exemption from new EU regulations which could have made MOT-style testing a legal requirement, hortweek.com reports.

The proposals, which ma...

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Charities to benefit from sale of two legendary F1 cars

Date: 10/03/2014 15:17:03
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Laura Varley

Two famous Formula One cars are being sold off for charity by former Grand Prix team owner, Eddie Jordan.

According to crash.net, one of the cars was driven by racing legend Michael...

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Tracker leads police to Hampshire vehicle thieves

Date: 10/03/2014 10:41:55
Category: Car tracking
Author: Elizabeth Smythe

A gang that stole goods worth over £7,200 from parked vehicles in just two nights have been sentenced to jail after a car tracker gave away their location, reports dailyecho.co.uk. ...

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Tracker leads police to Hampshire vehicle thieves

Date: 10/03/2014 10:41:55
Category: Car tracking
Author: Elizabeth Smythe

A gang that stole goods worth over £7,200 from parked vehicles in just two nights have been sentenced to jail after a car tracker gave away their location, reports dailyecho.co.uk. ...

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Peugeot 308 named Car of the Year

Date: 05/03/2014 16:58:37
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

If its impressive order numbers weren't enough, the Peugeot 308 is now the 2014 Car of the Year.

According to dailymail.co.uk, a spokesman for the car manufacturer sta...

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Ferrari California T to be powered by 3.9-litre V8 engine

Date: 04/03/2014 16:22:32
Category: Car tracking
Author: Richard Towey

The new Ferrari California T is to be powered by a turbocharged 3.9-litre V8 engine, capable of producing 553bhp.

Representatives from the Italian manufacturer say the T will repre...

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Renault sets new energy efficiency record

Date: 03/03/2014 12:28:59
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

Renault is the first manufacturer to achieve average emission figures of lower than 115g/km of CO2 across its whole fleet, thegreencarwebsite.co.uk reports.

The French man...

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Farmers apply for £10 million government funding

Date: 27/02/2014 16:54:51
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: David Howells

Britain's local authorities are urging the nation's farmers to apply for a share of £10 million in government funding, which is aimed at making their work more efficient, we...

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EU lawmakers agree on emissions standard delay

Date: 25/02/2014 13:06:07
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

Plans to introduce a new fleet average standard for fuel efficiency will be postponed for a year to give those in the industry a little longer to adapt.

Originally, the 95g/km CO2 ...

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GPs named Britain's most accident-prone drivers

Date: 21/02/2014 16:59:28
Category: Insurance
Author: Richard Towey

Professional doctors are Britain's most dangerous users of the road, according to a fresh investigation into insurance claims.

Gocompare.com looked at six million different quo...

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Extension on fleet efficiency incentives being considered

Date: 20/02/2014 12:47:09
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) is considering how to secure more government funding to extend green incentives beyond 2015, fleetnews.co.uk reports.

It is ana...

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Property tycoon puts 59 James Bond vehicles up for sale

Date: 19/02/2014 13:31:12
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Laura Varley

The 59 vehicles in multi-millionaire Michael Dezer's James Bond collection are on sale, with an asking price of £20 million.

According to express.co.uk, the prop...

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British farmers spend & 1.9 billion on farm equipment

Date: 18/02/2014 11:00:26
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: David Howells

British farmers spent some £1.9 billion on agricultural machinery in 2013, farmersguardian.com reports.

New figures published by the Agricultural Engineers Associati...

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"Ashes to Ashes" Audi could sell for more than £20,000 on eBay

Date: 14/02/2014 15:38:53
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Michael McFadyen

One of the Audis that features in the hit television series "Ashes to Ashes" has been put on eBay and is expected to fetch more than £20,000.

The bright red 1983 Au...

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Blackbox insurance now cheaper than standard policies for youngsters

Date: 13/02/2014 15:23:05
Category: Insurance
Author: Richard Towey

New research provides evidence that telematics insurance is now cheaper than standard cover - at least for youngsters.

MoneySuperMarket.com looked at the difference in pr...

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Audi to reduce fleet emissions with lightweight engines

Date: 12/02/2014 12:27:21
Category: Emissions
Author: David Howells

Audi claims its new business-wide initiative to drive down emissions should help it make inroads with the fleet market, 3d-car-shows.com reports.

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"Efficient" new fuel may not quite so beneficial

Date: 10/02/2014 12:11:33
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

A new type of 'green' fuel that is claimed to be more efficient than any other currently on the forecourts may actually increase emissions, a new report has claimed.

The so-called E1...

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Fuel-efficient car sales rise by 25 per cent

Date: 07/02/2014 14:34:01
Category: Fuel
Author: Michael McFayden

Fuel-efficient cars experienced a 25 per cent jump in sales last month, according to the latest industry sales figures.

These statistics come from the Society...

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New limited Colour Editions added to Mazda2 range

Date: 05/02/2014 10:22:18
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Two new editions of the Mazda2, the Colour Edition and the Sport Colour Edition, have been officially launched into the UK market. 

Only 1,000 models of each will be available...

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Millions of motorists aggrieved at being "ripped off" by insurers

Date: 03/02/2014 14:55:24
Category: Insurance
Author: Michael McFadyen

Millions of motorists aggrieved at being

Millions of motorists have decided against renewing their car insurance due to the hefty cost involved but are driving their vehicles regardless, reports gloucestershi...

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Anonymous bidder wins Ferrari Testarossa

Date: 31/01/2014 14:18:06
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Michael McFadyen

An anonymous car enthusiast has successfully bid for the Ferrari Testarossa, which had previously been dubbed the most important car in the world.

The Testarossa went for a total o...

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Motorists see car insurance premiums fall by 8.9 per cent over 2013

Date: 29/01/2014 13:58:51
Category: Insurance
Author: Richard Towey

New research shows motorists gaining some much needed respite last year as car insurance premiums fell by an average of 8.9 per cent compared with 2012.

Figures...

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New catalytic converter reduces fuel consumption by three per cent

Date: 28/01/2014 17:02:38
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

A new catalytic converter that has just been developed by researchers could save drivers' valuable petrol, as it can reduce fuel consumption by three per cent.

According to honestjoh...

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Senna's Honda NSX up for sale on the 20th anniversary of his death

Date: 28/01/2014 16:17:55
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Laura Varley

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Formula One three-time world champion Ayrton Senna and next month, fans will get a chance to bid on his Honda NSX supercar at auction.

Accor...

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UK sales of the Prius exceed 130,000

Date: 20/01/2014 17:11:04
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Michael McFadyen

Toyota has revealed that sales of its Prius have exceeded 130,000 units since the launch of the model in 1997.

This news comes as part of an announcement that the car manufacturer ha...

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Motorists to benefit from Tesco and Asda's fuel price reductions

Date: 13/01/2014 16:58:45
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

Both Tesco and Asda will be reducing their fuel prices tomorrow (January 14th), leading experts to hope that other supermarkets and petrol stations may follow suit.

Ac...

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Motorists could see insurance premiums drop by up to £15

Date: 10/01/2014 11:27:39
Category: Insurance
Author: Laura Varley

Drivers could soon look at saving up to £15 a year, as car insurers will have access to much more accurate information, allowing honest drivers to benefit.

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Londonderry farming community begins clampdown on theft of equipment

Date: 09/01/2014 16:56:47
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: Richard Towey

The Londonderry farming community has staged a fightback against the actions of local thieves by marking hundreds of agricultural vehicles with unique datatags. 

...

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New car sales increase for 22nd consecutive month

Date: 08/01/2014 10:53:22
Category: Car tracking
Author: Richard Towey

The new car industry continues to do well,in December sales figures rose for the 22nd consecutive month, the latest data has revealed.

According to rac.c...

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Hyundai i10 named best new car for 2014

Date: 03/01/2014 16:14:27
Category: Car tracking
Author: Michael McFadyen

The Hyundai i10 has been named the best new car buy of the year and best city car for 2014, in the latest awards given out by carbuyer.com, a car buying advice website.

The Korean ...

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Popular classic car auction to be hosted in Carlisle

Date: 03/01/2014 13:47:41
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Richard Towey

Carlisle will play host to the north of England's only confirmed classic car auction in 2014, reports in-cumbria.com.   

The city is fast earning a...

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New Volkswagen Passat Executive models get extra equipment

Date: 02/01/2014 16:30:42
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

As the Volkswagen Passat reaches the end of its lifecycle, the firm has released two new models, one of which comes with £1,700 worth of extra equipment.

According to 

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Half of cars will be "stop-start" by 2022

Date: 02/01/2014 14:16:39
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

Stop-start technology, which cuts off engines when idling, could soon become the norm for all vehicles rolling off production lines across the world, nbcnews.com reports.

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Sir David Jason's old Jaguar XJS to go up for sale

Date: 30/12/2013 15:16:13
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Richard Towey

A well-kept 1991 Jaguar XJS which once fell under the ownership of British TV star Sir David Jason is to go up for sale, reports birminghammail.co.uk.

The 4.0 litre&...

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Floods stop car thieves in their tracks

Date: 30/12/2013 12:06:49
Category: Car tracking
Author: Deborah Bates

Although the widespread flooding that's taken place in the UK over the past few weeks has caused distress for many Britons, it actually helped police in Shropshire recover a...

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Rally car once driven by legendary driver Colin McRae to fetch £65,000 at auction

Date: 20/12/2013 10:17:01
Category: Classic Cars
Author: David Howells

Those who are fans of the legendary rally car driver, Colin McRae, can nab a piece of history by bidding on a car he and his family once drove.

According to gtspirit.com, ...

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Mazda the most fuel-efficient manufacturer

Date: 18/12/2013 12:10:51
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

Mazda has been named as the most fuel-efficient vehicle manufacturer of 2013, cnbc.com reports.

The Japanese automaker was named top of the pile by the Environmental Prote...

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Car Trackers: A sensible New Year investment

Date: 17/12/2013 15:05:06
Category: Car tracking
Author: Elizabeth Smythe

Thousands upon thousands of motor vehicles are stolen every year, perhaps for onward re-selling while others are stripped of their parts for use on other cars. It is a crime that do...

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Lineker uses Twitter in bid to find mum's stolen car

Date: 05/12/2013 09:37:38
Category: Car tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

Gary Lineker is using Twitter to help recover his mum's stolen car, but it's not been found yet.

The 'Match of the Day' presenter sent out a series of tweets o...

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New Ford Mustang to hit UK in 2014

Date: 04/12/2013 10:40:22
Category: Car tracking
Author: Richard Towey

Ford has confirmed that its latest Mustang vehicle will be available in the UK from 2014.

Launched in 1964, the muscle car is in its sixth generation but has never been s...

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Seven in custody over car thefts in Shrewsbury

Date: 03/12/2013 11:58:27
Category: Car tracking
Author: Samantha Bartlett

Police officers arrest a car thief

Seven people have been arrested after there were a spate of car thefts in Shrewsbury, according to westmercia.police.uk.

The arrests were made in Shropshire, Lancashire an...

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Police ramp up car safety warnings ahead of Christmas

Date: 03/12/2013 11:50:55
Category: Car tracking
Author: David Howells

Police have warned motorists to take extra care this festive season as thieves target cars when drivers' minds are elsewhere, newsuk24.com reports.  

Thames Valle...

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Compromise reached on vehicle emission regulation

Date: 02/12/2013 12:04:08
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

A compromise has been reached on CO2 regulation after German ministers put pressure on EU lawmakers to scale back the roll-out, dw.de reports.

The initial proposal su...

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Theft of agricultural equipment sends warning around farms in Cheltenham

Date: 27/11/2013 12:11:33
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: Richard Towey

Farmers in Cheltenham have been reminded to ensure their agricultural equipment is adequately protected after the theft of expensive machinery at a farm in Guiting. 

...

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Telegraph writer urges drivers to use winter tyres

Date: 27/11/2013 12:07:32
Category: Car tracking
Author: Michael McFadyen

Winter tyres may seem costly and unnecessary to some, but according to Telegraph journalist, James Foxall, they are a worthy investment to ensure drivers stay safe on Britain's roads.

...

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One of the oldest surviving Mercedes could sell for £900,000

Date: 26/11/2013 11:19:41
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Laura Varley

One of the oldest surviving Mercedes is going up for auction and it could fetch as much as £900,000.

According to msn.com, the 1905 Mercedes Simplex 28/32 Phaet...

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Fuel duty freeze could help 'stabilise' businesses, FTA claims

Date: 25/11/2013 11:31:05
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Deborah Bates

Freezing fuel duty until 2015 could provide businesses with the 'stability' they need to keep their operations running efficiently, fleetnews.co.uk reports.   

...

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Classic car ownership now a "global cult", claims expert

Date: 22/11/2013 11:06:47
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Richard Towey

Far from just a hobby for people to enjoy in their lonely lock-ups, favourable tax rules and a change in fashion have transformed classic car ownership into a "c...

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Electric car sales hit record high

Date: 12/11/2013 16:42:17
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Electric car sales increased by 25 per cent over the last quarter, new government figures show, marking a record high.

According to theguardian.com, during the third ...

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New car sales grow for 20th consecutive month

Date: 06/11/2013 15:37:15
Category: Car tracking
Author: David Howells

Fuel efficiency concerns have been revealed as one of the main reasons for a boost in new car demand, topnews.ae reports.

Following the sale of 157,314 new cars during Oct...

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Incidents emphasise caravan security requirements

Date: 05/11/2013 15:13:54
Category: Caravan and motorhome tracking
Author: Elizabeth Smythe

The importance of robust caravan security has been highlighted following two recent incidents involving fire and theft.

Late autumn, with its cold and wet weather, typically p...

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Mercedes found to have best auto braking system

Date: 30/10/2013 10:04:51
Category: Car tracking
Author: Michael McFadyen

Mercedes' Pre-Safe Brake setup has been awarded the best Automous Emergency Braking (AEB) system, in a report conducted by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).  &nb...

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Survey reveals extent of time lost in rush-hour traffic

Date: 29/10/2013 13:17:44
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

Brits spend an average of 68 minutes a day stuck in rush-hour traffic, according to a new study.

Researchers at LHD Car Supermarket came to this conclusion by asking commuters...

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Single carriageways more dangerous than motorways

Date: 25/10/2013 11:13:29
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

Britain's single carriage A-roads are seven times more dangerous for motorists than motorways, according to new research. 

A report compiled by the Road Safety Foundation ...

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DB5 goes under the hammer

Date: 25/10/2013 09:45:33
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Michael McFadyen

A version of the iconic Aston Martin DB5 will be taken to Silverstone Auction and sold at the NEC Classic Motor Show next month.  

The car is famed for its part in the James B...

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Police give warning after vehicles are stolen in Crowle

Date: 24/10/2013 17:00:19
Category: Car tracking
Author: Samantha Bartlett

Police have warned residents in Crowle to be vigilant with their car safety after a number of vehicle thefts in the area, according to onepagenews.co.uk.

Three separate in...

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Holidaymaker discovers his car stored in muddy field using car tracker

Date: 24/10/2013 09:41:14
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

A car owner came back from holiday to discover his car was parked in a muddy field instead of the secure parking he had been promised.

The traveller decided to track where his car&...

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Consumer savings - Government drives to reduce the cost of driving

Date: 24/10/2013 08:32:14
Category: Insurance
Author: Laura Varley

Government ministers are aiming to reduce the cost of driving by targeting the cost of petrol on motorways, MOT prices and insurance premiums.    

According to bbc.co...

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Larger Range Rover Evoque scheduled for 2016 release

Date: 16/10/2013 11:37:13
Category: Car tracking
Author: Deborah Bates

A new version of the Range Rover Evoque XL is to be released in 2016, the manufacturer has revealed.  

Autocar.co.uk reports that the vehicle will be designed to '...

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Drivers asked to check insurance after scam arrests

Date: 10/10/2013 10:22:30
Category: Insurance
Author: Laura Varley

Drivers have been advised to check their insurance policies after a fake car insurance scam was uncovered by police.

According to sky.com, 27 people have been arrested for...

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Rolls Royce SUV is one step closer

Date: 02/10/2013 16:55:04
Category: Car tracking
Author: Lauren Sutton

The much talked about Rolls Royce SUV is one step closer to becoming a reality, according to autoexpress.co.uk.

The manufacturer has confirmed that designers are...

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Insurance searchers warned that cheaper doesn't always mean better

Date: 02/10/2013 12:01:06
Category: Insurance
Author: Richard Towey

Motorists who are currently going about sorting out insurance for their vehicles have been told that opting for the cheapest product isn't necessarily the best way to go.

<...

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Telegraph writer calls for drivers to motorcycle on their way to passing their test

Date: 02/10/2013 07:45:04
Category: Motorcycle tracking
Author: Richard Towey

Award-winning writer Graeme Archer has suggested that new car drivers try taming their reckless streak by riding a motorcycle for a year before taking their test.

Writing at&n...

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Volkswagen to end production of Camper Van

Date: 01/10/2013 14:32:52
Category: Caravan and motorhome tracking
Author: Richard Towey

Volkswagen has halted production of its iconic Camper Van, putting an end to 63 years of history.

What critics would regard as the company's&...

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George Osborne sets sights on fuel duty freeze

Date: 01/10/2013 13:38:27
Category: Car tracking
Author: David Howells

Chancellor George Osborne has hinted that he may freeze fuel duty until the next general election, telegraph.co.uk reports.

Speaking at the Conservative Party conference i...

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Porsche lifts lid on pricing for Macan 4X4

Date: 30/09/2013 12:41:14
Category: Car tracking
Author: Richard Towey

Porsche has unveiled a price list for its eagerly-anticipated Macan 4x4 model, reports autoexpress.co.uk.

The manufacturer is aiming to drum up publicity for the vehi...

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Farmers on course to reach emission reduction targets by 2020

Date: 30/09/2013 12:39:10
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: David Howells

Farmers are doing their bit to reach Europe-wide targets on greenhouse gas emissions, the NFU (National Farmers Union) has claimed.

Following a report by the UN which claimed - wit...

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Farmers on course to reach emission reduction targets by 2020

Date: 30/09/2013 12:39:10
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: David Howells

Farmers are doing their bit to reach Europe-wide targets on greenhouse gas emissions, the NFU (National Farmers Union) has claimed.

Following a report by the UN which claimed - wit...

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Ford Mustang named the most desirable classic car

Date: 27/09/2013 16:28:26
Category: Classic Cars
Author: David Howells

The Ford Mustang has ushered in its 50th birthday in style, by being voted as the most desirable classic car by European motorists, carscoops.com reports.

Ford's iconi...

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New brand of speed camera is 50 times more efficient

Date: 25/09/2013 08:11:45
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

A new brand of speed camera capable of catching 50 times' as many motorists is set to be introduced in the UK.

The ZenGrab LaneWatch Mk2, which features two lenses and night-vi...

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New brand of speed camera is 50 times more efficient

Date: 25/09/2013 08:11:45
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

A new brand of speed camera capable of catching 50 times as many motorists is set to be introduced in the UK.

The ZenGrab LaneWatch Mk2, which features two lenses and night-vision ...

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Thieves stealing vehicles by 'hacking' in-car technology

Date: 19/09/2013 14:11:35
Category: Car tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

New technology being introduced to cars is making it easier to steal them, according to a new report.

An article published by independent.co.uk suggests that thieves are n...

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New car sales turn glum forecasts around by showing strong growth

Date: 05/09/2013 14:56:04
Category: Car tracking
Author: David Howells

Car sales in the UK look set to rise over the course of 2013, despite having been forecast to fall, newstatesman.com reports.

Initial estimates suggested that total new ca...

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Be vigilant with car safety, expert tells Surrey residents

Date: 05/09/2013 13:21:46
Category: Car tracking
Author: Samantha Bartlett

A car expert has told motorists in Surrey that they should be vigilant of their vehicle's safety.

The warning comes after police in the area revealed that there have been 380 c...

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Be vigilant with car safety, expert tells Surrey residents

Date: 05/09/2013 13:21:46
Category: Car tracking
Author: Samantha Bartlett

A car expert has told motorists in Surrey that they should be vigilant of their vehicle's safety.

The warning comes after police in the area revealed that there have been 380 c...

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Audi Sport Quattro concept plays homage to the 1983 original

Date: 04/09/2013 16:44:34
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Laura Varley

Ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show next week Audi has released the first pictures of its Sport Quattro concept and it looks somewhat similar to the original.

According to ...

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Walkie-Talkie developers agree to cover cost of melted car

Date: 04/09/2013 14:10:12
Category: Car tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

The developers of London's Walkie-Talkie skyscraper have handed £1,000 to a motorist, after sunrays reflected from the building melted his car.

Local businessma...

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Pictures of Land Rover Discovery revealed ahead of motor show debut

Date: 03/09/2013 11:51:38
Category: Car tracking
Author: Richard Towey

Land Rover has released the first pictures of its new Discovery model ahead of the vehicle's grand unveiling at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, reports autoexpress.co.uk

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Caravan show set to welcome 5,000 visitors

Date: 03/09/2013 10:19:01
Category: Caravan and motorhome tracking
Author: David Howells

Around 5,000 visitors are expected to be in attendance at the annual Cottingham Parks Lodge and Caravan Show this weekend, onenewspage.co.uk reports.

The show, which ...

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Ford Focus becomes greatest car

Date: 03/09/2013 09:59:45
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Lauren Sutton

The Ford Focus has topped a list of the greatest cars of the past 25 years, according to telegraph.co.uk.

The Lancia Delta Integrale slipped into second place, with superc...

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Buyer pays 41k for Queen's super-secure Daimler

Date: 02/09/2013 14:59:24
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Elizabeth Smythe

A collector in Truro has bought a Daimler Super V8 LWB limousine that was owned and driven by the Queen, bbc.co.uk reports.

Ian Lillicrap paid £40,500 at the auction...

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A car tracker can reduce insurance premiums

Date: 02/09/2013 13:30:13
Category: Insurance
Author: Elizabeth Smythe

Installing a car tracking system can help to reduce motor insurance premiums, cityam.com reports.

Driving isn't cheap; if it's not spiralling fuel costs, its ...

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A car tracker can reduce insurance premiums

Date: 02/09/2013 13:30:13
Category: Insurance
Author: Elizabeth Smythe

Installing a car tracking system can help to reduce motor insurance premiums, cityam.com reports.

Driving isn't cheap; if it's not spiralling fuel costs, its ...

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Transport secretary will fight against EU speed limit measures

Date: 02/09/2013 10:12:20
Category: Car tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

Plans to fit all European cars with speed-limiting devices have been slammed by the British government.   

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is believed to...

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Crooks begin spate of burglaries on stolen bike

Date: 15/08/2013 12:47:21
Category: Motorcycle tracking
Author: David Howells

Police forces in Hampshire are to begin forensic testing on a stolen motorbike before returning it to its rightful owner, dailyecho.co.uk reports.

A group of thieves ...

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Government fights EU plans for a "caravan MOT"

Date: 12/08/2013 10:55:24
Category: Caravan and motorhome tracking
Author: David Howells

The government has come out against EU proposals to make it compulsory for caravans to be put through an MOT-style test, standard.co.uk reports.

Under new plans, any carav...

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Government fights EU plans for a "caravan MOT"

Date: 12/08/2013 10:55:24
Category: Caravan and motorhome tracking
Author: David Howells

The government has come out against EU proposals to make it compulsory for caravans to be put through an MOT-style test, standard.co.uk reports.

Under new plans, any carav...

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Farmers use tracking devices to help drop 'agri-crime' by 20 per cent

Date: 08/08/2013 09:25:08
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: Richard Towey

A range of electronic security devices are helping farmers around Britain protect their assets from thieves and figures show their efforts are paying off. 

In its rural crime ...

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Couple wins caravan "fit for the Queen"

Date: 02/08/2013 11:13:05
Category: Caravan and motorhome tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

A caravan "fit for the Queen" has been won by a couple with more than 20 years of caravanning experience.

The Bailey Unicorn Cadiz, which attracted plenty of me...

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Massey Ferguson MF 8700 Tractor Series set to launch in November

Date: 01/08/2013 10:14:07
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Massey Ferguson has announced the latest tractor series will launch the most powerful tractors it has ever built. 

The new MP 8700 series will launch in November at the Agrite...

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Expert lauds 'perfect' Honda CBR600RR sportsbike

Date: 01/08/2013 09:38:29
Category: Motorcycle tracking
Author: Richard Towey

Bikers on the lookout for a new ride with plenty of speed have been pointed in the direction of the Honda CBR600RR - classed as one of the world's best sportsbikes.  

...

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Bookings up at camping and caravan sites due to heatwave

Date: 01/08/2013 09:31:25
Category: Caravan and motorhome tracking
Author: Elizabeth Smythe

The hot summer has seen increased spending on summer-related items; from day trips to caravan holidays, according to thisismoney.co.uk.

A study from Barclaycard has noted ...

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Police unable to return stolen caravan because it would breach human rights

Date: 31/07/2013 11:46:50
Category: Caravan and motorhome tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

A couple have been told that their stolen caravan cannot be returned to them, because it would invalidate the human rights of the gypsy family now living in it.

Police di...

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Caravanners offered security advice as summer season begins

Date: 30/07/2013 13:53:40
Category: Caravan and motorhome tracking
Author: David Howells

A Crime Prevention Officer from Northern Ireland has offered UK holidaymakers a little safety advice ahead of the busy summer season, newrytimes.com reports.

Millions...

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Cost of car insurance falls by ten per cent

Date: 29/07/2013 13:56:39
Category: Insurance
Author: Richard Towey

The average cost to insure a car has dropped by almost ten per cent over the past year, according to the AA.

Bbc.co.uk cited figures from the motoring group claiming that ...

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Bentley pledges to build new SUV in Britain

Date: 23/07/2013 13:46:13
Category: Car tracking
Author: David Howells

Bentley has announced it will be manufacturing its newest luxury car in Britain, ft.com reports.

The firm claimed that it would be entering the luxury SUV market with the ...

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Guidelines for mandatory reporting of CO2 emissions outlined

Date: 17/07/2013 12:28:09
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: David Howells

A new law set to be rolled out this October could soon pave the way for fleet managers to be forced to disclose their annual CO2 emissions, fleetnews.co.uk report...

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McLaren reveals details of new GT Sprint

Date: 11/07/2013 18:49:01
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: David Howells

McLaren has revealed more details of its new 12C GT Sprint (2013) model, which is set to be released later this year, carmagazine.co.uk reports.  

Buyers with de...

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Fuel expense and running costs big concerns for fleet managers

Date: 08/07/2013 13:48:20
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

Fleet running costs look set to continue dominating the business agenda over the coming year, fleetnews.co.uk reports.

According to the latest quarterly 'Company Car T...

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SEAT Leon crowned Car of the Year by Auto Express

Date: 03/07/2013 09:52:53
Category: Car tracking
Author: David Howells

The SEAT Leon has been named as the Auto Express Car of the Year.

The annual Auto Express New Car Awards ceremony, which was held in London last night (2 July), saw SEAT ...

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Bond's Lotus Espirit and Ferris Bueller's Ferrari going up for auction

Date: 02/07/2013 10:50:58
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Laura Varley

The Lotus Espirit, James Bond's submersible vehicle from The Spy Who Loved Me and the replica Ferrari from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, will both be going under the hammer this summer.

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Men jailed after spate of car thefts

Date: 01/07/2013 14:59:34
Category: Car tracking
Author: Ashley Curtis

Two men have been jailed after a spree of car thefts across South Yorkshire, reports thestar.co.uk.

Lee Mills, aged 38, and his 27-year-old nephew Scott Shakeshaft, were c...

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Volvo announces next-level safety technology

Date: 27/06/2013 15:34:44
Category: Car tracking
Author: Lauren Sutton

Volvo has announced next-level safety technology for its upcoming XC90 release, according to whatcar.com.

The Swedish vehicle manufacturer has developed technology that ca...

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Aston Martin unveils 183mph Vanquish Volante

Date: 19/06/2013 11:57:41
Category: Car tracking
Author: Richard Towey

Aston Martin has released pictures and details of its Vanquish Volante convertible, which is expected to provide Photo: Aston Martin Read news story


Selby police launch investigation after car thefts occur

Date: 19/06/2013 11:55:28
Category: Caravan and motorhome tracking
Author: Samantha Bartlett

A number of car crimes were committed in the North Yorkshire area this week, according to northyorkshire.police.uk.

As such, local police officers have launched an officia...

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Photos of the new Porsche 911 revealed

Date: 06/06/2013 13:29:32
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Michael McFadyen

Photos of the new Porsche 911, which was created to mark 50 years since the car was first manufactured, have been released.

Just 1,963 of the model will be made, in homage to ...

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Safe driving BTEC offered to fleets

Date: 05/06/2013 09:55:35
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: David Howells

A BTEC qualification in safe driving has been created for fleet drivers, midlandsbuisnessnews.co.uk reports.

Consultancy and risk management firm TR Fleet has announc...

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Van tracking to save council cash

Date: 04/06/2013 09:24:53
Category: Car tracking
Author: Michael McFadyen

Inverclyde Council has installed vehicle tracking technology in its new fleet, as part of plans to save the council money and improve its service.

The £6.5 million project to...

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Spike in thefts of classic cars

Date: 31/05/2013 16:36:01
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Lauren Sutton

There has been a spike in the number of thefts of classic cars, according to classiccarsforsale.co.uk.

Since September 2012, over 70 classic Minis have been stolen from th...

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Thefts highlight need for vehicle tracking

Date: 30/05/2013 17:03:46
Category: Car tracking
Author: Elizabeth Smythe

Two recent crime spates have emphasised the importance of vehicle tracking systems.

The first concerned the theft of a quad bike from a school in Derby. The bike had been parked in...

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Support shown for electric cars

Date: 29/05/2013 17:42:21
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Lauren Sutton

Renault has reiterated its support for electric cars, according to reuters.com. A joint venture collapsed recently, causing Renault to speak out on its position.

The allia...

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Fuel efficiency up to 30 per cent lower than manufacturers claim

Date: 28/05/2013 12:27:30
Category: Car tracking
Author: David Howells

Premium car manufacturers such as BMW are more able to manipulate fuel economy figures, new research has claimed.

A report produced by the International Council on Clean Transporta...

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Applications open for Scottish transport sustainability award

Date: 24/05/2013 10:09:14
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: David Howells

Entries are being accepted for an award which recognises Scotland's greenest transport business, fleetnews.co.uk reports.

Entries opened for the annual VIBES (Vis...

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Regional petrol price differences published

Date: 23/05/2013 12:42:56
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

A full tank of fuel could now be up to £6 cheaper than it was just two months ago, albeit in certain locations, fleetnews.co.uk reports.

New research from high stree...

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Government lobbied to make vehicle tracking devices compulsory

Date: 21/05/2013 12:21:56
Category: Car tracking
Author: David Howells

British lawmakers could soon make it compulsory for manufacturers to install vehicle tracking systems in all new cars, mercor.org reports.

Considerations are currently bei...

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MP urges British authorities to investigate petrol-pricing claims

Date: 17/05/2013 15:56:30
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Elizabeth Smythe

An investigation into allegations of petrol-price fixing could be launched by the Serious Fraud Office, dailymail.co.uk reports.

Following news that fuel giants,...

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European project launched to help farmers cut fuel costs

Date: 15/05/2013 12:07:51
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: Deborah Bates

Top tips will be issued to farmers across Europe on how to cut their fuel costs, thanks to a new project entitled 'Efficient 20'.  

Funded by the European Commission, ...

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Driverless cars only 20 years away, reports suggest

Date: 13/05/2013 13:52:52
Category: Car tracking
Author: Deborah Bates

Driverless cars could be on the roads in 20 years' time, as scientists have been given the go-ahead to test their prototype on Britain's public roads.

After lobbying govern...

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New car sales rise almost 15 per cent in April

Date: 08/05/2013 10:31:59
Category: Car tracking
Author: Richard Towey

Car sales have continued to skyrocket in the UK thanks to private buyers buying up to third more new vehicles in April than in March, reports thisismoney.co.uk.

New f...

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Mayor of Milton Keynes has car stolen from under her nose

Date: 03/05/2013 16:38:58
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: Sean McGrath

The mayor of Milton Keynes has had her chauffeur-driven car stolen from her house while the driver helped to put on her livery collar.

Catriona Morris, the mayor of Milton Keynes, ...

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Government told to avoid politics when determining efficiency targets

Date: 26/04/2013 13:37:26
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

European decision makers have been lobbied to make emission targets based on scientific resources and not political ones, fleetnews.co.uk reports.

Many current targets hav...

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Apple iCar could be coming soon

Date: 26/04/2013 13:33:19
Category: Car tracking
Author: Lauren Sutton

The Apple iCar could be coming soon, according to huffingtonpost.co.uk. Apple are rumoured to have registered patents that could replace a standard car key.

The device cou...

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New figures have UK crime at 30-year-low

Date: 25/04/2013 13:09:03
Category: Car tracking
Author: Richard Towey

Crime in England and Wales is at its lowest level in 30 years with police figures pointing to a 8.5 per cent drop in reported incidents in the year to December.

The Offic...

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Police dog carries on tracking after stolen car found abandoned

Date: 25/04/2013 10:28:52
Category: Car tracking
Author: Sean McGrath

A police dog tracked a pair of suspected car thieves for two miles through woods, after a car was abandoned in Somerset.

Vehicle tracking is one of the best sol...

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Skoda Yeti takes best car of 2013 award

Date: 25/04/2013 10:23:01
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: Lauren Sutton

The Skoda Yeti is Britain's favourite car, according to a new survey.  Autoexpress.co.uk has released its 2013 list of Britain's favourite cars with the Yeti baggin...

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Pictures of thieves in stolen vehicles found

Date: 23/04/2013 10:35:01
Category: Car tracking
Author: Deborah Bates

A pair of thieves tripped themselves up by taking pictures of them posing in each of the 35 luxury vehicles they stole, dailymail.co.uk reports.

David Leadbeater and Sam H...

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Kia introduces new Carens model

Date: 22/04/2013 11:01:34
Category: Car tracking
Author: Lauren Sutton

South Korean car manufacturer Kia has introduced its updated Carens model. Express.co.uk reports that the seven-seater will go on sale in May this year.

The previous model...

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Ford and GM to link up for fuel efficient transmission development

Date: 15/04/2013 14:54:17
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

Ford and General Motors have announced they are to work collaboratively on a new ten-speed transmission in the hope of boosting fuel efficiency, bloomberg.com reports.

...

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Manufacturers warned against misleading mpg figures

Date: 10/04/2013 16:35:59
Category: Car tracking
Author: David Howells

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has said it will be cracking down on vehicle manufacturers making misleading fuel consumption claims, carsuk.net reports.

Fuel effic...

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New car market continues to see growth

Date: 05/04/2013 17:01:45
Category: Car tracking
Author: Lauren Sutton

The new car market has continued to see growth for the 13th consecutive month, according to bbc.co.uk.

New registrations saw an increase of 5.9 per cent in March, with 394...

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New car buyers likely to consider carbon offsetting

Date: 03/04/2013 14:10:32
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Sean McGrath

Forty per cent of new car buyers would consider offsetting the emissions of their vehicle, a survey has found.

The survey, conducted by whatcar.com and CNI UK, invest...

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Cars which best hold value all revealed as 4x4s

Date: 03/04/2013 10:14:02
Category: Car tracking
Author: Elizabeth Smythe

Two expert car publications have compiled a list of the top five cars that hold their value - essential reading for those buying a new car, newsrt.co.uk reports. 

Buy...

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Severe weather impacts food deliveries

Date: 28/03/2013 11:22:43
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Lauren Sutton

The severe weather that has swept across Britain has made it increasingly difficult for food retailers to continue trading.

Thegrocer.co.uk reports that areas hard-hit by ...

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Range Rover Sport is finally revealed

Date: 27/03/2013 13:19:31
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Lauren Sutton

Land Rover has finally unveiled the latest Range Rover Sport ahead of its debut at the New York Auto Show this weekend.

Wired.co.uk reports that the latest addition to the...

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Big firms talk of fleet efficiency gains

Date: 26/03/2013 10:19:49
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: David Howells

A number of hauliers and distributors have spoken of how they reduced overheads by improvements in route planning.

Representatives from large firms including Wal-Mart (which owns A...

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Three men jailed for ten years for car theft racket

Date: 19/03/2013 12:20:42
Category: Car tracking
Author: Sean McGrath

Three men have been sentenced to ten years in prison after stealing high end cars and selling the parts on.

Ali Raza Ahmed, 64, Yosef Arman, 32 and Golam Merzaj, 32 were sentenced ...

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Drivers delay making insurance claims for damage

Date: 18/03/2013 17:27:44
Category: Car tracking
Author: Lauren Sutton

Drivers are avoiding making claims on their insurance for accident damage, according to motortradesinsight.co.uk. New research has shown that around one million motorists are driving...

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Driving around for cheaper petrol cancels out savings

Date: 14/03/2013 17:27:20
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Richard Towey

Driving an extra ten miles in order to find a cheaper place to buy petrol represents a false economy, according to a new study.

Although motorists might like to think they're l...

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F-Type may lead to price increase for classic Jaguars

Date: 12/03/2013 13:26:52
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Lauren Sutton

The launch of the Jaguar F-Type may lead to a price increase for older Jaguars, according to telegraph.co.uk. The latest model is being hailed as the first proper sports car the...

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Luxury car brands most likely to be stolen

Date: 08/03/2013 13:08:26
Category: Car tracking
Author: Lauren Sutton

A list of cars that are most likely to be stolen has been released by an insurance company, according to money.aol.co.uk.

The list, compiled by Admiral also showed which c...

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Van tracking systems hailed as essential by 13 per cent of drivers

Date: 04/03/2013 14:20:05
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Elizabeth Smythe

Van drivers have cited vehicle tracking systems as one of the technological features they wouldn't be without, fleetnews.co.uk reports.

The 2013 Nissan Van Report has ...

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B&Q lorries will be powered using household waste

Date: 01/03/2013 16:37:18
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Joe Elvin

B&Q's newest fleet of lorries is to be powered by household waste.

The dual-fuel lorries run partly off biomethane gas, which is produced using the contents of a landfill s...

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House burglary results in car theft

Date: 28/02/2013 14:16:05
Category: Car tracking
Author: Lauren Sutton

A car has been stolen during a house burglary in Consett, according to thenorthernecho.co.uk. Intruders took the keys from inside a house in Consett during a burglary.

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Britons have "learned to live" with cost of petrol

Date: 27/02/2013 17:04:02
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Deborah Bates

Britons have had no choice but to learn to live with the increasing price of petrol, according to Neil Atkinson, cited by bbc.co.uk.

The head of energy research at Datamon...

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Prison sentences for Tyneside car-ringing gang

Date: 26/02/2013 11:27:08
Category: Car tracking
Author: Deborah Bates

Members of a Tyneside-based car-ringing gang have been prosecuted for their offences, according to a report from chroniclelive.co.uk.

Those involved in the gang, which was...

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Fuel Savings - Volkswagen confirms plans to build world's most fuel efficient car

Date: 22/02/2013 17:09:22
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Joe Elvin

Volkswagen has confirmed plans to build the world's most fuel-efficient car.

The XL1 will reportedly be capable of travelling 261 miles per gallon of petrol, thanks to the comp...

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Cheshire Police offer warning following spate of car crime

Date: 21/02/2013 12:20:08
Category: Car tracking
Author: David Howells

Police in Cheshire have issued a warning to motorists after a spate of car thefts took place in the local area, silobreaker.com reports.

The Cheshire Police Force warned K...

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World's second-safest car tested for Prince Charles

Date: 19/02/2013 13:15:57
Category: Car tracking
Author: Elizabeth Smythe

A new armour-plated car is being tested ahead of its use for Royal passengers, elephant.co.uk reports.

The £300,000 BMW 760 is being trialled by royal protection off...

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Prison for notorious car theft gang

Date: 15/02/2013 10:44:19
Category: Car tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

A British gang, who made more than £1 million over five years from the theft of Land Rovers, have been jailed for a combined total of 21 years.

Northampton Crown Court heard ...

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Honda quad bike still missing following theft in Northumberland

Date: 13/02/2013 10:45:20
Category: Motorcycle tracking
Author: Paul Smithson

A Honda quad bike is still missing after being stolen at the beginning of the month, reports hexhamcourant.co.uk.

It was one of two 400cc quad bikes that were taken from a...

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New refuse trucks launched in Richmondshire

Date: 07/02/2013 09:17:41
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Lauren Sutton

A new fleet of refuse trucks have been launched in Richmondshire, according to theadvertiserseries.co.uk. The new trucks are part of the council's plan to re-establish its servic...

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Elizabeth Hurley's Audi goes missing

Date: 05/02/2013 11:39:44
Category: Car tracking
Author: Lauren Sutton

Elizabeth Hurley reported her car as stolen last week, according to dailymail.co.uk. The black Audi saloon went missing when Ms Hurley was shopping in London's Mayfair....

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Seat belt laws celebrate 30th anniversary

Date: 31/01/2013 12:48:29
Category: Insurance
Author: Sean McGrath

Exactly 30 years after the compulsory seat belt rule was introduced, a new survey has found that five per cent of all drivers are still failing to buckle up.

The Institute of Advan...

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AA calls for fuel price regulator

Date: 31/01/2013 12:26:46
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

The AA has called on the government to create an official fuel price regulator to protect consumers from continual increases, ezspk.co.uk reports.

The call was made f...

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Paul Scholes has car stolen from driveway

Date: 29/01/2013 17:15:19
Category: Car tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

Manchester United ace Paul Scholes is reeling after his 4x4 was stolen from his driveway yesterday.

The 38-year-old midfielder was the victim of an opportunist theft. He reportedly...

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Fewer fleets being run by in-house managers

Date: 28/01/2013 17:02:58
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

Less than four out of ten fleets were run by in-house fleet managers last year, according to new research.

A survey by fleet management company Alphabet has indicated that number o...

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Man admits stealing car transporter with eight cars on

Date: 28/01/2013 15:34:36
Category: Car tracking
Author: Lauren Sutton

A man has pleaded guilty to stealing a car transporter that was loaded with eight cars, reports flintshirechronicle.co.uk.

However, the man has denied tricking the Lithuan...

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Fuel efficiency 'rebound effect' over played

Date: 25/01/2013 11:24:55
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

The so-called 'rebound effect' concerning fuel efficiency is overplayed, researchers suggest.

The rebound effect is a term given to the belief that those who drive more fue...

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Fuel efficiency becoming more important for younger drivers

Date: 23/01/2013 14:33:17
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Joe Elvin

The fuel efficiency of a car is becoming more important to younger drivers, according to a new survey.

A poll by management consultants McKinsey and Co has indicated that cars are ...

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Man arrested in connection with theft of limited-edition Ferrari

Date: 21/01/2013 17:09:10
Category: Car tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

A 36-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a limited-edition Ferrari. 

The black Ferrari 458 Italia, reported to be worth more than £230,000, wa...

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Car found after being fitted with tracker

Date: 21/01/2013 10:37:28
Category: Car tracking
Author: Lauren Sutton

A stolen car was recovered by police shortly after it was stolen according to coventrytelegraph.net. The owner of a black Audi RS3 was threatened at knifepoint at the NEC o...

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Gritters can be tracked to check for safe roads

Date: 17/01/2013 13:35:03
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Lauren Sutton

Trackers have been fitted to gritters in Essex for the benefit of road users according to theenquirer.co.uk.

Severe weather warnings were issued at the start of the week a...

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Thames Valley Police issues warning to motorists after string of thefts

Date: 15/01/2013 17:02:40
Category: Car tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

Milton Keynes residents have been warned to take better care of their cars, following a string of catalytic converter thefts in the area.

Thames Valley Police received four complai...

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Trio arrested over theft of five cars in Belfast

Date: 11/01/2013 09:16:49
Category: Car tracking
Author: Richard Towey

Police in Belfast have arrested three people in connection with the theft of five cars in the city, reports bbc.co.uk.

All thefts were all executed in the space of 90...

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Patent granted for highest-efficiency engine theoretically possible

Date: 09/01/2013 09:47:16
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

A Chinese patent has been granted to a new design which could, theoretically, see engines burn fuel to the highest efficiency level possible, findlaw.com reports.

The pate...

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Issue of fuel efficiency became "mainstream" in 2012

Date: 02/01/2013 17:01:23
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

The year 2012 is when fuel-efficient technology started to become mainstream, autoweek.com reports.

As rising fuel prices left domestic motorists and fleet managers lookin...

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Police launch appeal after caravan burglaries in Lancaster

Date: 28/12/2012 15:26:29
Category: Caravan and motorhome tracking
Author: Deborah Bates

Three separate caravan burglaries took place in Lancaster during November and December, lep.co.uk reports, leading the local police force to appeal for information.

The ca...

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Lancashire Police urges residents to protect their cars

Date: 20/12/2012 15:38:25
Category: Car tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

Lancashire Police is urging residents to take more measures to protect their cars, after a string of catalytic converter thefts were reported in the area.

Lep.co.uk report...

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Audi owner laments double-theft of car

Date: 13/12/2012 11:29:09
Category: Car tracking
Author: Paul Smithson

An Audi was stolen for the second time in three years last week, leading the owner to believe it could be the same criminals involved.

Louise Wright, a hearing aid consultant from ...

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Classic cars are "lovely" and offer benefits new models cannot match

Date: 11/12/2012 11:04:58
Category: Classic Cars
Author: David Howells

Classic cars have a "power" that newer vehicles fail to match, one motoring journalist has claimed. 

Writing for irishtimes.com, Neil Briscoe explained that...

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Haulage bosses urged to switch to biogas

Date: 07/12/2012 08:52:09
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

Haulage bosses have been urged to invest in new green technologies to help improve the efficiency of their fleet, including a switch to gas-powered vehicle. 

A new study, cond...

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Police offer vehicle security tips ahead of Christmas

Date: 06/12/2012 09:39:19
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: David Howells

Motorists have been advised to keep their vehicles safe and secure this Christmas to avoid becoming the victim of thieves, portadowntimes.co.uk reports.

Police forces in C...

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Supermarkets battling it out ahead of Christmas

Date: 30/11/2012 12:55:56
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Deborah Bates

Supermarkets across the UK are battling it out over petrol prices, ahead of the Christmas season.

According to scotsman.com, Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's have all made ...

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Operation Pacer leads to 24 years jail time for car thieves

Date: 28/11/2012 15:52:56
Category: Car tracking
Author: Paul Smithson

A total of 24 years of jail time will be served by members of a gang who stole more than £1 million worth of cars over the course of one year.

According to harboroughmail...

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Agricultural machinery at risk of theft

Date: 28/11/2012 15:44:45
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: Chris Taylor

'Agricultural equipment' has been highlighted as a top grab for Christmas thieves this year by Nottinghamshire Police.

According to the worksopguardian.co.uk, one ...

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New Ford Fiestas to feature 'MyKey' technology as standard

Date: 21/11/2012 10:32:23
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Joe Elvin

Drivers of new Ford Fiestas could soon have their speed limit capped - by their parents!

From January 1, Ford is set to include its revolutionary new 'MyKey' technology in ...

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Land Rover Defender tops list of UK's most stolen cars

Date: 20/11/2012 13:09:27
Category: Car tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

The Land Rover Defender is the UK's most stolen car, according to a new study.

A report by swiftcover.com has indicated that thieves are more likely to target this brand of veh...

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EU tyre labelling legislation introduced

Date: 14/11/2012 17:14:19
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

Tyres must now come with a label informing the buyer of its quality and efficiency, tyretrade.ie reports.

In a bid to encourage more road users to buy better quality, ener...

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Ed Balls calls for further delays to 3p fuel duty rise

Date: 09/11/2012 12:27:51
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: David Howells

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has renewed calls for the government to further postpone its 3p rise in fuel duty, freshbusinessthinking.com reports.

The rise, which has been i...

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Rural crime on the agenda at police summit

Date: 08/11/2012 12:50:01
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: Chris Taylor

Nottinghamshire's police force is to invite rural and farming communities to help it in the fight against crime at an upcoming summit, reports newarkadvertiser.co.uk.

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Key cloning victim warns BMW users of vulnerability

Date: 07/11/2012 10:02:14
Category: Car tracking
Author: Richard Towey

One of the latest victims of key cloning has warned his fellow BMW owners they may be at risk of the crime themselves.

Andrew Southerden claimed luxury car owners are bei...

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West Midlands Police turn to tech to stop lorry-jackers

Date: 05/11/2012 11:35:27
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Chris Taylor

Police forces across the West Midlands are looking to technology to help curb the rate of lorry-jackings in the region.

Bbc.co.uk reports that the one of the force's l...

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High tech security helps reduce 'agri-crime' in Staffordshire

Date: 31/10/2012 11:19:35
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: Chris Taylor

Police have reported significant falls in the amount of rural crime in Staffordshire and Derbyshire - mainly thanks to new technology.

Burtonmail.co.uk writes that Staffor...

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Car thieves increasingly on the lookout for keys

Date: 26/10/2012 12:06:07
Category: Car tracking
Author: David Howells

Thieves are increasingly targeting older cars as they look to steal keys from inside the home, thunderfeeds.com reports.

Many car owners feared new high-tech ways of ...

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Tesco and Asda cut petrol prices by 2p

Date: 25/10/2012 09:17:48
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Samantha Bartlett

Tesco and Asda seem to have sparked a price war by cutting 2p off a litre the price of petrol, according to telegraph.co.uk.

It is thought that the supermarkets are ...

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Game of hide and seek planned for offending Belfast motorists

Date: 24/10/2012 11:00:22
Category: Car tracking
Author: Chris Taylor

Drivers who illegally park in clearways or bus lanes in Belfast may find themselves playing a game of hide and seek with their car under new government plans.

According to belf...

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Keyless entry throws up new way to steal vehicles

Date: 18/10/2012 12:16:41
Category: Car tracking
Author: David Howells

The rise in high-tech cars has also prompted a rise in high-tech car thefts, motoring.co.uk reports.

Few new vehicles are now made with traditional keys, as manufacturers ...

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Owner sought for classic car fleet

Date: 17/10/2012 16:19:51
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Elizabeth Smythe

A landowner is trying to get in touch with the owner of 105 classic cars before he is forced to sell them at auction, thisisstaffordshire.co.uk reports.

Mark Greaves has i...

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Saving money through careful driving - Motorists exceed 100mpg in efficient driving event

Date: 15/10/2012 17:57:44
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

Two former rally drivers have smashed the 100-miles-per-gallon (mpg) barrier in an event organised to highlight the benefits of careful driving.

Andy Dawson and Andrew Marriott man...

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Coventry garage sells petrol for just 13.9 pence a litre

Date: 15/10/2012 12:54:10
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Samantha Bartlett

A petrol station in Coventry became popular yesterday after it sold petrol from just 13.9p per litre, reports coventrytelegraph.net.

A worker at the Jet station had set th...

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Staffordshire Police reluctant to send officers to scene of car thefts

Date: 09/10/2012 17:13:34
Category: Car tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

Staffordshire Police Authority has explained why it is reluctant to send officers to the scene of car thefts.

Superintendent Pete Owen, who is head of the authority's ...

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