Most of us are aware of the UK governments plans to ban the sale of all diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040 – but with the electric car market undergoing a period of rapid growth, some have called for the plan to be implemented by 2030. 2018 saw record EV sales with nearly 60,000 new EV’s registered by December. Such impressive figures may be associated with manufacturers like Nissan or Renault, (the Lead and Zoe are some of the most popular EV models in the world) but luxury manufacturers have also been producing electric vehicles.
With Bentley planning to introduce their first ever fully electric car before [...]
In-car technology comes in many forms today, with the systems helping to make motorists feel safer and less stressed while they are behind the wheel. With the help of Lamborghini dealership Grange, we’ve analysed four in-car technology systems which you can already benefit from using when getting from A to B, as well as one advancement which is set to be released in the next year or so…1. Benefits of using lane departure warning systems
There are quite a few vehicles which are already using lane departure warning systems, or lane-keeping systems as the technology is also sometimes known as. These systems keep you [...]
Diesel has received a lot of scrutiny lately for the levels of Nitrogen Oxide it emits from our vehicles, so much so that the UK government plan to ban the sales of new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040 in a bid to clean up air quality across the nation.
As a result of this, the electric vehicle market experienced a record year in sales in 2017, averaging over 4,000 new registrations per month in the UK — a significant increase compared to 2013 figures, which witnessed just 3,500 new registrations over the entire year!
This highlights that the UK government are currently [...]
For most of us, updating our car on a yearly basis is impractical – not to mention out of budget. With a variety of brand new in-car technology on the market though, keeping our old vehicles can leave us more than a little envious. Luckily, there are a number of ways that you can bring your old vehicle straight into 2019. Here, we’ve teamed up with Motorparks, who offer a range of vehicles including the Focus St Estate, to find out more..
1. Parking sensors – For tricky parking situations
Parking can be tricky at times, even for experienced drivers. For instance, a survey that was [...]
Under the leadership of CEO Elon Musk, Tesla has made positive headlines in the automobile industry over the last decade. They are the largest producers of fully electric cars in the world. Recently, the company has shown interest in entering the trucking industry by producing a semi-truck. During this time, the CEO has been enthusiastic about this development, citing that it will be a game changer in the trucking industry.
As we speak, Tesla has already unveiled its first electric pickup truck. Musk showed off the Tesla semi-truck in a dramatic event in California. While he sat in the cabin of the semi-truck, his face [...]
The newly-popular electric car is nothing new in and of itself — the idea has been around for over a hundred years. But the concept has struggled to find its footing in a market dominated by the petrol and diesel engine.
That’s set to change, with an increase in concern for the environment and an upgrade to so many electrical technologies. Could the electric car finally take on the dominance of petrol and diesel cars? To show you the journey of the electric car, stockist of Volkswagen Up! Lookers Volkswagen investigates.The origin of electrical cars
Great minds think alike, as [...]
We’ve all tried to get somewhere in a hurry and complained about hitting every red light. No matter our destination, traffic lights are often seen as an annoyance, slowing down our journeys and causing us stress. But, actually, these signals are there to aid us with the safe flow of traffic — busy dual carriageways and roundabouts require traffic lights so we can avoid chaotic queues.
If you’ve ever come across a faulty traffic signal, you’ll know how much of a drain on your time they can be, but they can also pose a danger to road users. In some places, roads are closed off because of faulty signals posing such a [...]
Nowadays, if a car doesn’t have electric windows and power steering, it’s thought to be prehistoric. But, perks such as these haven’t always been a given. Exactly who invented the first-ever automobile may be up for debate — many believe it was Karl Benz — but what can’t be argued is that it certainly didn’t resemble the hi-tech vehicle we use today.
Benz’s first petrol-powered car, created in 1885, was powered by a single cylinder four-stroke engine. Fast forward 133 years and your typical petrol-fueled economy car has either three, four or six cylinders.
But what else has evolved in [...]
What’s the current state of the electric car industry? Once a novelty and now key to solving the world’s fuel and environmental problems, it seems that we all suddenly know an electric car driver. Of course, electrical vehicles (EVs) are much better for the environment than petrol and diesel motors because of the significant decrease in CO2 emissions. But, are sales really growing that much and what issues lie ahead?
To tackle the task of exploring EVs in the UK and other countries, we’ve teamed up with VW dealer, Vindis Group, to see what the future holds for the electric car.