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Volvo sets colourful tone

The XC40 will offer owners a wider variety of colour options when it’s launched. With dozens of possible exterior and interior colour combinations, the choice of the individual is at the centre with the new colourful Volvo XC40, Volvo Cars’ first ever entry in the small premium SUV segment. The highly anticipated XC40, set to be revealed shortly, will complete […]

Europe’s first EV course launches in MK

The AA Trust has launched Europe’s first Drive Electric course, free of charge and specifically geared to those who want to get the best out of driving electric vehicles (EVs). This announcement was made by Edmund King OBE, chairman of the AA Trust at the launch of the Electric Vehicle Experience Centre (EVEC) in Milton Keynes. AA Driving School and […]

Volvo retains safest used car title

The Volvo V40 with optional Driver Support Pack has been named ‘Safe Used Car’ by Co-op Insurance for the second year in a row, as the award is relaunched for 2017. Co-op Insurance created the inaugural Co-op Safe Used Car Award last year in partnership with vehicle safety experts Thatcham Research to demonstrate its commitment to campaigning for safer communities […]

National Windscreens enhances Welsh coverage

A new National Windscreens fitting and calibration centre has opened its doors in Bangor as the UK’s largest independently owned windscreen repair and replacement company continues expansion of its business in north Wales. Bangor is part of a £2m investment that has helped establish National Windscreens as a global leader in meeting the rising demand for calibration of windscreen mounted […]

Motorists unaware of PCP risks

Motorists locked into appealing finance deals on new cars could be leaving themselves open to huge bills if the car is written off or stolen before the end of the agreed loan period, according to MotorEasy. There has been a massive surge in motorists using personal contract purchase (PCP) deals to buy new cars. Last year, 87% of cars were […]

Liberty acquires automotive supplier from administrator

Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty House Group has acquired a top UK manufacturer of cast aluminium engine and vehicle components in a rescue deal that helps save the jobs of around 550 automotive workers. The Group announced on 20 July that is has bought the trade and assets of Amtek Aluminium Castings (Witham) and King Automotive Systems (Amtek UK) for an undisclosed […]

Volvo and Geely deepen partnership

Volvo Cars is planning to set up a new joint venture technology company with Geely Holding, the Chinese car group. The move will see the entities share existing and future technology, deepen industrial synergies and provide the economies of scale that will allow them to more rapidly develop next-generation electrified vehicle technology. According to a Memorandum of Understanding, Volvo Cars, […]

EV showroom set for MK debut

The UK’s first multi-brand electric vehicle showroom will open its doors to the public tomorrow, Saturday, 22 July, in centre:mk, Milton Keynes. The showroom is managed by Chargemaster and funded by Milton Keynes’ Go Ultra Low City scheme. Named the Electric Vehicle Experience Centre (EVEC), it has been established to increase the number of EVs sold in the area. Milton […]

Tata announces another EV breakthrough

Tata Motors European Technical Centre PLC (TMETC) is launching the Tata Tiago EV concept, which is claims marks another milestone in its research and product electric vehicle development. The Tata Tiago EV utilises a liquid-cooled 85 kW drive motor developing 200 Nm of torque driving the front wheels through a single speed gearbox. The design and energy storage capacity of […]

Zero-emission trucks trial to begin

Cenex, the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies, has announced logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel will trial the effectiveness of zero emission-capable trucks and refrigeration units on its urban delivery routes. Funded in part by Innovate UK’s low-emission freight and logistics project, the Temperature-controlled Range-extenders and Integrated Urban Mapping of Pollution (TRIUMPH) trial will see one of […]

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