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Soaring petrol prices and household bills are encouraging more people to buy fuel-efficient cars, according to new figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The all-new XFR-S performance saloon

Jaguar unveils its all-new XFR-S performance saloon in LA

California is one of the world's largest luxury and performance car markets, so this week’s LA Auto show was the right place for Jaguar Land Rover to kick off its latest product blitz.

October's new car sales move into top gear

New car sales roared ahead last month, according to official figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

easyJet trials nanotech coating

Budget airline easyJet is starting a trial of US military nanotechnology, aimed at

Business support package take-up lower than expected

Take-up of the Government's £20 billion business support package launched at the height of the recession has been lower than expected, the UK's spending watchdog said today.

David Prosser: Not much of a signal from digital radio

Outlook: Radio executives have always thought 2015 was an ambitious target for switchover

The ten best large eco cars

Big cars will never be as green as the best small cars but some big cars are greener than others.

Call for UK car scrappage scheme to be extended

Glass’s, the publisher of used car price guides and other car market data, has called upon the government to extend its “cash for bangers” scrappage subsidies in order to avoid a damaging dip in demand when the scheme ends.

The Insider: The Fiesta goes green and makes a splash

There was a time when choosing to buy a green car simply meant deciding on a automobile that was available in a particular paint colour: a humble lime Mini, perhaps, or a Jaguar decked out in traditional British racing green. But we now live in an age when a documentary about global warming can win an Oscar and the question of carbon footprints is increasingly one of the most important things a car buyer can consider.

Kite-powered ship embarks on voyage to cross Atlantic

The first cargo ship in the world to be pulled by a giant parachute-shaped kite set out on a transatlantic voyage yesterday in an attempt to prove that wind can once again be used as a viable and "green" source of propulsion for commercial shipping of the future.

Bentley Continental Flying Spur: Not-so-hot Spur

It may have a Bentley badge and masses of power, but Michael Booth reckons the Flying Spur isn't much more than a VW with pretensions

You and your Suzuki by Paul Guinness

Cracking the code of the Samurai

Top tips for greener driving

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