As the UK heatwave continues, here's a hot tip toclear stuffy air from your car's cabin, using both the windows and air conditioning.The post Heatwave hack: how to clear hot air from your car appeared first on Motoring Research.
The major motorway services operators are taking part in the government's ‘eat out to help out’ scheme, with 50 percent discounts available to visitors.The post Eat Out To Help Out: how to save money on the motorway appeared first on Motoring Research.
Honda's new e might look the part, but does it drive as a fully-fledged electric vehicle should? Jack Evans finds out.
China's auto sales in July climbed 16.4% from a year earlier, the fourth consecutive month of gains as the world's biggest vehicle market comes off lows hit during the country's coronavirus lockdown. Sales rose to 2.11 million vehicles in July but are still down 12.7% for the year to date at 12.37 million vehicles, according to wholesale sales data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). The association expects auto sales to fall around 10% this year barring a second wave of virus infections which could deepen the slide to around 20%.
In hot weather, many parked cars will have pools of water beneath their engines. What causes this issue – and should you be worried?The post Why you may discover a puddle of water under your car on hot days appeared first on Motoring Research.
With buyers flocking to bigger vehicles, is there still a place for small city cars? Jack Evans tests the i10 to find out…
The Aston Martin DBX feels a cut above other posh SUVs – and convincingly feels like a genuine sporting super-SUV. The car that had to be right, is right. The post Aston Martin DBX (2020) review appeared first on Motoring Research.
Work is now underway to more than double the number of cameras monitoring motorists for compliance with 2021’s extended London ULEZ zoneThe post London is installing extra cameras for 2021's expanded ULEZ appeared first on Motoring Research.
TAIZHOU, China/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese carmaker Geely plans to use a platform developed with input from Volvo to build new models in Malaysia for its partly owned Proton brand, a strategy that shows how it aims to accelerate its push to become China's first global auto giant. The yet-to-be-finalised plans for Proton are just one strand of a Geely project to revamp factories at home and abroad using joint platforms it has been perfecting with Volvo since 2013. Geely bought the Swedish brand 10 years ago for $1.8 billion (1.4 billion pounds) - a deal that raised its international profile and sent shockwaves through the global auto trade.
Hyundai said the elevation of Ioniq from an individual vehicle nameplate to a brand will help support its goal of capturing 10% of global EV sales in 2025. With electric vehicles still struggling to gain traction in most major markets, Hyundai's main competitors will likely include traditional automakers Volkswagen AG <VOWG_p.DE> and General Motors Co, both of which have announced plans to build and sell a million or more electric vehicles a year by 2025. California-based Tesla Inc, which makes only electric vehicles, aims to retain its current position as the world's EV leader.
All political careers end in failure, wrote Enoch Powell, and running Aston Martin has a similar career path. Think of its former chief executive Andy Palmer sitting at the breakfast table with his boiled egg and soldiers and The Telegraph propped against the teapot as he reads about this new Aston DBX SUV, which he helped bring about before he was cast out on his ear. “While saving Aston Martin was a recurring chore for all its owners, making money was optional,” said Gordon Sutherland, former Aston Martin owner, in 1996 when he was 88 years old. Shrewd advice, which should perhaps be heeded by the incoming owner, billionaire Lawrence Stroll, and his chief executive, ex-Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers. Perhaps the famous winged badge induces an incurable, almost magical, optimism among owners and management. Everyone thinks they can cure Aston, but they can’t – it’s like the English Patient. For now, then, this is the line in the sand; the DBX; a new car, with a new chassis, built at a new factory in St Athan in Wales, by a new workforce. It’s first in a new line of cars, which will eventually see hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric drivetrains and the relaunch of the Lagonda badge as an all-electric marque.