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The hidden costs of owning an electric car – so is it really cheaper than a petrol or diesel?

DRIVING an electric car might seem like a cheaper option, but drivers are being hit with hidden costs as the motors become more popular. The number of electric vehicles on British roads has risen by 33 per cent in the last year, but that’s been matc

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How you could earn up to £5,000 a year from your empty driveway – and help save the planet

HOMEOWNERS could rake in up to £5,000 a year from renting our their driveway and letting owners charge up electric cars. Installing a plug-in point on your drive could help boost profits as EV owners hunt for spots to park and charge. The cost of a plug

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Car insurance is CHEAPER than a year ago but 70 per cent said their premium went up – here’s how to cut your costs

CAR insurance premiums have dropped for the first time in three years – but Brits say they haven’t noticed the difference. The average annual policy now sits at £768 – down by £13 from 12 months ago, according to latest figures. Reform

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Volvo XC60 – long-term test: the ultimate middle-class car?

Volvo is clearly on a roll, producing one of the best large SUVs (XC90) and now clinching the European Car of the Year title with the small XC40.

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Vehicle excise duty changes will almost DOUBLE Treasury road tax income this year – and car CO2 is rising

CAR tax changes are set to double Treasury vehicle excise duty income this year, according to latest figures. Drivers who bought a car after April 2017 now have to pay £140 in the second year – regardless of how polluting the car is. That means the

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Jaguar XF review: Jag’s £30,000 motorway cruiser celebrates its 10th anniversary – and we take the latest petrol for a spin

A LOT has changed in the last decade – Instagram didn’t exist, the iPhone was just a year old and Gordon Brown was at Number 10. The car world is no different – electric cars were a novelty, driverless cars a pipedream and sales were on

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The first ever flat-pack truck dubbed the Ox is heading to India this year to save the world

THE world’s first flat-pack truck will be delivered to India later this year – and it’s just as ingenious as it sounds. Designed as part of a mission to take budget motors to isolated parts of developing countries, the truck can be shipp

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Why you should wait until next year to buy a car to avoid diesel taxes – and electric cars will be EVERYWHERE by 2021

DRIVERS should wait until next year for the cleanest models, according to a new report. Between 2019 and 2020, 21 of the top 50 best-selling models will be relaunched, the Transport & Environment study claims. By contrast six popular cars were refresh

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What is the UK diesel car ‘toxin tax’ and which cars will be hit with a £500 increase?

NO new diesel car currently on sale can beat the new tax planned for April 2018. And this list of cars are ones to avoid as you’ll have to pay the full £500 extra in the first year. Plans announced in the 2017 Budget revealed new diesels would be h

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Police ‘put the wrong fuel in 300 patrol cars a year’ and it costs YOU £53,000 in repairs

CARELESS cops are misfuelling their patrol cars nearly once a day, according to latest figures. Almost 300 incidents were recorded last year costing £53,000 in repairs. Officers in West Midlands Police were the worst with 66 cases – racking up bil

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There’s never been a better time to buy a new car as dealers slash prices with mega discounts

FOR anyone looking to buy a new car, now is the best time to sign on the dotted line. Dealers are currently offering the the biggest discounts the market has seen in the last year with some new cars selling for almost half price. According to data from Wh

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The British Rally Championship: 60 years of the UK's most spectacular motorsport event

The MSA British Rally Championship celebrates its 60th birthday this year.

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