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    Don’t Take Any Risks with Car Maintenance During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Says GEM

    ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to ensure they keep cars in a safe, roadworthy condition during the current coronavirus pandemic. Although the Transport Secretary issued an automatic six-month extension to any MoT certificates due from 30 March, it remains our responsibility to keep our cars in a roadworthy condition. […] More

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    Wear Your Three-Point Seat Belt or Face a Three-Point Penalty Says GEM

    Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is calling on the Government to increase the penalty for drivers and passengers who do not wear a seatbelt on journeys.  GEM has for many years lobbied the Government to introduce tougher seatbelt offences. Now, with emergency services and hospitals at full stretch dealing with the coronavirus […] More

  • Ambulance

    GEM Says ‘Thank You’ to the Emergency Services and to Delivery Drivers

    Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is extending a massive ‘thank you’ to the emergency services, truckers, hauliers and delivery drivers who have continued to provide a fantastic service throughout the duration of the coronavirus crisis. GEM acknowledges the tireless work done by drivers in the frontline of responding to emergencies, maintaining food […] More

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    Reforms to Smart Motorways Will Improve Safety Says GEM

    Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist has welcomed the government pledge to raise standards of safety on smart motorways. GEM was one of many groups to express concern recently at the risks posed by the absence of hard shoulders, the cost-saving increase in distance between refuge areas and the problems relating to vehicles […] More

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    GEM Offers Tips for Staying Legal on London’s Expanded Network 20mph Zones

    Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is reminding drivers and riders that a blanket 20mph speed limit comes into force on Monday 2 March across all roads managed by Transport for London (TfL) in the central London congestion zone. A total of 19 new roads have been added to TfL’s list of 37 […] More

  • Electric overhead charging for trucks

    ‘Dodgems’ for our motorways?

    OUR roads could be turned into a giant game of DODGEMS! An overhead electric vehicle charger is being installed on the Autobahn in Germany and is being tested as a possible way to help HGVs and large trucks make the transition to electric power. But to us it just looks like a huge dodgem circuit […] More

  • Chargemaster launch new membership scheme

    Chargemaster, the UK’s largest operator of electric vehicle charging points, has confirmed a new subscription scheme called Polar Plus, which along with a number of features also offers members the chance to borrow the latest premium electric cars. This announcement follows a multi-million pound investment from the company to install an additional 2000 new charging points […] More

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    The History of Citroen Comfort Episode 1: Driving Comfort

    The Citroën Advanced Comfort programme is based on four pillars: Driving comfort, Travelling comfort, Comfort of use and Comfort of the mind. All four pillars have concrete examples throughout the history of the brand, so let’s rediscover Citroën comfort in four individual episodes. Today, Episode 1, Driving Comfort. DRIVING COMFORT: FEELING LIKE YOU’RE IN A […] More

  • Mazda MX-5 R-Sport Special Edition

    Mazda Announces the Mazda MX-5 R-Sport Special Edition

    As the world’s best-selling two-seater roadster enters its fourth decade on sale, Mazda UK has revealed the R-Sport special edition. Limited to just 150 examples, this stand-out MX-5 Convertible will feature free-of-charge Polymetal Grey metallic paint and a grey soft-top hood, while 16-inch RAYS gunmetal alloy wheels finish the unique exterior look of this special […] More

  • Bee Hives

    A Buzz of Activity at The Home of Rolls-Royce

    Although car manufacturing has been temporarily suspended, production of another unique, distinctly British treasure is running at record levels at the Home of Rolls-Royce: the world’s most exclusive honey. In their third full season of production, the dedicated 250,000-strong workforce in the company’s Apiary are set, once again, to exceed their 2020 volume targets for […] More

  • PEUGEOT i-Cockpit

    Peugeot i-Cockpit: Forever Envied, Never Replicated

    The PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® was first revealed on the SR1 concept car in 2010 and became available on production cars two years later, with the introduction of the PEUGEOT 208 in 2012. Now, over 5 million customers worldwide benefit from the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®. It is not only an iconic feature of the brand, but a key […] More

  • Face Masks

    SEAT to Conduct Covid Testing on its 15,000 Employees to Allow Return to Work

    SEAT is to carry out PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests on its 15,000 employees to allow return to work, with limited production restarting on the 27th April. The PCR testing, which screens for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, is one of the most reliable ways to identify whether the person screened has contracted the COVID-19 virus. SEAT is […] More

  • Electric Car Charging

    Charging Capacity vs Charging Speed: What Constitutes High Charging Performance

    With its e-tron and e-tron Sportback models, Audi is making electric mobility a reality for long-distance driving – thanks in part to a charging curve that is unique in the competitive environment. Drivers of a fully electric Audi model thus benefit from high charging speeds because the charging capacity of up to 150 kW is available […] More

  • BMW in-car infotainment System

    Eyes on the Road: What Car? Reveals the Most and Least Distracting Infotainment Systems

    The UK’s most and least distracting infotainment and air-con systems have been revealed, with BMW’s iDrive named as the easiest to use, as part of new research by the UK’s leading consumer champion and new car buying platform, What Car?.  Twenty different in-car systems were tested that encompass the majority of the different types of […] More

  • Covid-19 artwork

    Envisage Group Creates Medical Ventilator Concept in Response to Covid-19 Crisis

    Envisage Group, the UK’s leading engineering concept design and realisation company, has independently created an innovative portable ventilator concept using off-the-shelf medical components. Answering the UK government’s call to assist in the production of more ventilators to support the urgent needs of the NHS during the Covid-19 crisis, Envisage Group has applied its electro-mechanical capabilities […] More

  • Caterham Super Seven 1600 (Dual Shot)

    Caterham Launches Latest Retro-Themed Model- The Super Seven 1600

    Caterham Cars has launched its latest retro-inspired model – the Super Seven 1600 – after the enormous success of previous heritage cars. With prices starting at £33,495, or £325.99 a month for 48 months, for a car in component form, the 135bhp, five-speed Super Seven 1600 fits perfectly into Caterham’s existing heritage line of products […] More

  • Mazda CX-5 poking out garage

    2020 Mazda CX-5 Continues Winning Formula

    The multi-award-winning Mazda CX-5 range has been updated with the launch of the 2020 Mazda CX-5, which now features efficiency improving cylinder deactivation on manual petrol models. While across the range, you can now opt for Polymetal Grey Metallic paint for the first time.   Since the launch of the original Mazda CX-5 in 2012, […] More

  • Race car on track

    Cupra Harnessing 3D Printing to Boost Speed, Safety and Efficiency

    A team of innovative engineers is transforming the way vehicles are developed by printing car parts. CUPRA is using state-of-the-art multi-jet fusion technology to fashion parts in a fast and efficient way. For its new Leon Competición racing car, engineers at CUPRA have 3D printed the model’s door mirrors, air intakes and cooling intakes. The […] More

  • EV Plugged into charger

    New UK Test Facility to Streamline EV Battery Development and Optimisation Time

    As a response to the growing time and cost pressures facing vehicle manufacturers seeking to develop latest generation automotive electrification technologies, MAHLE Powertrain has opened a new, dedicated facility for the extensive testing of EV battery modules. The facility, based at the powertrain specialist’s Northampton technical centre, enables the strip-down and disassembly of modules and […] More

  • Cars parked along side of road

    Now is Not the Time for Excursions, Days Out and Rides with the Lads

    Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging all road users to think twice before setting off on a day trip or a fun ride. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth commented: “We are seriously concerned at the number of people choosing to ignore government advice by heading off on excursions, days out […] More

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    Motorpoint Named Top Company To Work for Sixth Consecutive Year

    Motorpoint has been named one of the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For in the UK for a sixth consecutive year. The UK’s leading independent car retailer, which has a network of branches throughout England, Scotland and Wales, was awarded the title at a special ceremony hosted in Central London by Best Companies. Motorpoint, […] More

  • Red 2020 chevrolet corvette racing round a corner

    Tenneco Delivers Exhaust System for 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

    The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray’s signature sound and performance are enabled by advanced exhaust and powertrain technologies from Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN). Tenneco’s Clean Air and Powertrain Business Groups supply the complete cold-end exhaust system, as well as a range of components for the eighth generation sportscar’s Small Block V-8 LT2 engine. “Corvette’s mid-engine architecture required […] More

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