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The new car will be an electric version of the existing Rapide sedan

News The AA had said fuel retailers were 'plundering ordinary diesel car drivers to the tune of 4p to 6p a litre'

Supermarkets have dropped the diesel price by up to 2p per litre

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In the fast lane: Asian buyers have turbocharged sales of the company’s supercars

Track issues have not managed to put a dent in the sales of it's supercars

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Petrolheads at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed won't be disappointed with the centrepiece sculpture

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Despite the improvements, more than half of 2,000 motorists polled feel the state of Britain's roads are declining

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The paper counterpoart will no longer be issued as of 8 June

With drivers no longer able to rely on the paper counterpart to hire a care it is important to access the new database in good time

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The DVLA has revealed a list of personalised licence plates it has banned for being in ‘poor taste’

Censors meet every six months to decide on potentially offensive licence plates

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A driverless vehicle known as a Lutz 'Pathfinder' Pod is demonstrated in London

Experts say that communication between the cars could virtually eliminate the 'bad driving' human element

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Japanese air bag supplier has recalled some 34 million vehicles

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Buyers of secondhand cars are searching out shades last seen in cop show ‘The Sweeney’

Top 10 list of colour schemes favoured by drivers looking to buy a secondhand car show tastes are going retro

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A 2008/ 2009 car tax disc is on display in a car windscreen on August 4, 2008 in London, England. Some MPs believe plans for new increased car tax rates on high fuel consumption vehicles should be made bolder to ensure a more effective impact on the environment

An expert has urged the Government to raise awareness of the change

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More cars were registered in March than any other month for the last 16 years

More cars were registered in March than any other month for the last 16 years

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Black box insurance is growing in popularity. File photo

Max Charles, 20, would not be alive today if not for the tracker installed in his car

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The Bloodhound project aims to visit 6,000 schools and reach as many as 8.5 million children by 2018

Bloodhound SSC will attempt to set a new standard in South Africa's Kalahari desert

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Of the 1.5m driving tests taken every year, 830,000 are failed

Janine Mars is not giving up - and it seems she's in good company

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British project will be powered by jets and rockets as it speeds through the desert faster than a bullet

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The lack of a strategic plan to exploit new technologies means the UK may miss out on chances to improve road safety, reduce pollution and create new jobs

Parliamentary report says 'smart' vehicles and highways could save lives but research is not being exploited

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Barry Beavis, outside the Royal Courts of Justice on Tuesday, says he is fighting ‘for every motorist in every car park’

Barry Beavis is in court with the aim of striking a blow “for every motorist, in every car park”

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The new Toyota Mirai can be refuelled in just five minutes

The world's first commercially available hydrogen-powered car is no longer an engineering pipedream

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Underwhelming: the new Nissan Juke Nismo RS

While the power is there, the Juke Nismo RS never feels quick enough

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Safety first: the new Volvo XC90

This latest model comes with pretty much every safety feature you can imagine ... but you can override all of them

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Superbly manoeuvrable: the new Vauxhall Viva

Viva, which is made in South Korea, is a totally better beast to its predecessors

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This car uses green technology, not just to reduce emissions, but to go faster

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Tricky parking: the new Ford Focus ST

The combination of road and car sets the driver of a Focus ST (Sean O'Grady, in this instance) to bounce up and down as if they were a toddler on Nan's knee

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X-factor: the new Seat Leon X-Perience

The X-Perience's stereo stuck in Sean O'Grady's memory

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Rev-happy: the new BMW M235i convertible

The M235i has power you can use without killing yourself, says Jamie Merrill

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Smooth operator: the new Ford Mondeo

It feels as though Ford has evolved, rather than making a radical jump

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Sinful style: the new BMW X6M

In design terms, this car is the ultimate two-fingered insult to city-car drivers and the electric car owner

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Hard going: the new Peugeot 208 GTI

This special-edition 208 marks the 30th birthday of the original Peugeot 205 GTI

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John Simister wallows in the GT Speed's vat of syrupy pulling power

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The Grand Slam has a punchy 1.4-litre turbo engine, a massive spoiler and alloy wheels

The Grand Slam is the hot version of Vauxhall's popular city car, the Adam

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The all-British car makes John Simister swell with patriotic pride
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Cosseting ride: the new Peugeot 308 GT

Diesels deliver low CO2 emissions but they are also prone to produce more noxious fumes and carcinogenic particles than their petrol-powered cousins

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Curious beast: The new Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover is pitching the Discovery Sport at what it describes as the "leisure" part of the off-road market

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Few surprises: The new Skoda Superb

It's a superb hunk of engineering but Skodas have become a touch boring

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The Skoda Octavia Scout will go places most estate cars won’t

The Octavia Scout is a member of a growing tribe of soft-road estates for country-loving folk

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The SL400 is what the car magazines rather patronisingly call a 'gentleman's cruiser'

Jamie Merrill found the "gentleman's cruiser" to be a little too refined

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The Suzuki Celerio has a top speed of 96mph

No matter how keenly the Celerio is priced, Jamie Merrill can't get over his first impressions: that Suzuki has missed a thing or two

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William Hague and Angelina Jolie attend the Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict at ExCel in London

Once we invaded at the drop of a hat, now Hague poses for pictures with film stars as Iraq goes up in flames

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Jonathan Brown with his daughter Olivia near their home in York

As a cyclist and father of two young children I am all in favour of putting people above cars

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Richard Parry-Jones has had a hand in designing many of our most popular cars, and now, he tells Margareta Pagano, he wants to attract the next generation of engineers on to the factory floor
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Owners of the much-derided vehicle have held the biggest car rally in French history. John Lichfield went along for the ride

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This year's models: buyers have plenty of options as they try to get the money together to drive away from the dealer in a new car
Sales could find another gear as the '65' registration hits the forecourts next week. Rob Griffin looks at the finance options
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Some spotters can take one look at a supercar and reel off its unique vehicle identification number
The annual parade of gaudy foreign supercars in central London has infuriated local residents, but at least it has the backing of teenage enthusiasts. Adam Lusher joins them
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It's like a much revised version of a 1957 Lotus Seven

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The Locomotive Act 1865 stipulated that any self-propelled road vehicle had to be preceded by a person walking at least 60 yards ahead, carrying a red flag

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Happy campers: a family relax outside their caravan in Berkshire in 1934

The Wanderer was the first touring mobile home, writes Rhodri Marsden, who looks at the enduring appeal of caravanning

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Mercedes C300 BlueTec Hybrid

The new C300 is actually a frugal diesel saloon, though it certainly has the luxury feel that millionaires hanker for

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Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May on stage

With the TV show's future in doubt, this is a place for fans to get their fix

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The Googlemobile has a moon face that could drive you to road rage

Google's driverless cars have been involved in 11 accidents, but it claims that other motorists were always to blame. Come off it, says Sean O'Grady, and let's swap details.

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The TT has always been a desirable piece of automotive sculpture

Tasty touches of technology make this sports coupé feel quite special

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The Ford Fusion is effectively a Fiesta with a higher ride height

 

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War horse: the Defender can tackle the toughest terrains
The Defender has acquired a cult following among mud-loving off-road enthusiasts, seen service across the globe in the British Army and has even been driven by the Queen. Jamie Merrill takes it for a farewell drive
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Robin Fisher needs to replace his old VW Polo and is thinking an electric or hybrid (he is wondering about a BMW i3), but would consider a petrol.

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Joe Biden's 'tease tour'

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Britain's 24-hour culture

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