The proportion of motorists who say they would struggle without a car has hit the highest level since 2006, an RAC survey suggested.
French carmaker Renault will be rolling out half a million fewer vehicles this year. That's more than double its previous forecast. The company says it should be able to maintain its profit outlook, despite the chip shortage, by hiking car prices and cutting costs.
The miles have been flying by the Q5 Sportback, which has unearthed some new aspects of the car. Nigel Swan explains.
A third of motorists told the Office for National Statistics they were unable to buy fuel over the past two weeks because it was not available.
All the extra profits that shipping companies have made from high freight rates should be put to good use.
Nearly one in five vehicles sold in the European Union in the third quarter was an electrified model as sales continued to soar while fossil-fuel cars slumped, according to sales data released on Friday by a trade organization. The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, or ACEA, which represents major European car, truck, van and bus makers, said that battery electric and plug-in hybrid model sales across the European Union made up just under 19% of all sales. Battery electric vehicle sales jumped nearly 57% to more than 212,000 units, while plug-in hybrid models rose nearly 43% to more than 197,000 units.
LONDON (Reuters) -Renault said on Friday it would cut output by 500,000 cars this year, more than double its previous forecast due to a crippling global semiconductor shortage, but maintained its profit outlook helped by higher car prices and cost cuts. During a presentation to analysts, Renault Chief Financial Officer Clotlide Delbos said the carmaker's visibility on the chip shortage in the fourth quarter was "still very poor because the information coming from suppliers is very unreliable." Delbos said the chip shortage should ease a little by the end of the year with the end of a COVID-19 lockdown in Malaysia, central to global chip supplies, but said it would remain constrained throughout much of 2022.
Named driver car insurance is the protection someone gets when you add them to your policy as an additional driver. In some cases, adding another driver to your policy can bring down your car insurance costs – but you need to be careful about how you do it. Here’s what you need to know about named driver car insurance.
Kia’s new EV6 is the firm’s first EV to sit on a dedicated electric car platform. Jack Evans has been finding out what it’s like.
The Guardian's environment editor, Damian Carrington, examines exactly how the climate crisis is fuelling devastating floods – and what we can do to help protect ourselves and our planet.
Footage has emerged of a protester being pushed by a Range Rover driven by a woman taking her son to school. Insulate Britain shared the video, which was taken last Wednesday at a protest on the A1090 in Thurrock, Essex. When asked afterwards if she was hurt, the activist said: 'I think so, but I feel quite a lot of adrenalin pumping'
A dramatic rise in the number of aerial sorties over the sea separating the Chinese mainland from Taiwan has served as a reminder that the strait has the potential to be one of the most dangerous places on Earth. A reported 149 incursions in four days by People’s Liberation Army planes into Taiwan's air defence zone have left the de-facto independent island on high alert as it warned that China could be capable of invading by 2025. As global leaders keep a close eye on the worsening relations in the region, Guardian correspondent Helen Davidson explains why and how tensions could escalate into war.
A driver was behind the wheel when a Tesla electric car crashed and burned last April in Houston, killing two men, neither of whom was found in the driver’s seat