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The Dartford Crossing – What You Need To Know

At the Eastern side of the M25 circular lies the Dartford Crossing, one of the busiest and most notorious regions of our motorway network, any motorist using this area have been subject to charges for more than 50 years! The Crossing comprises of two sections of tunnel which are used by traffic heading northwards, and the Queen Elizabeth II bridge which carries all southbound traffic, the latter was opened back in 1991 in a bid to ease congestion. more info…

Are Electric Car Prices About to Rise in the UK?

Since electric and hybrid cars became a viable alternative for Britain’s roads, government and incentives have been in place to encourage drivers towards this new, more environmentally friendly technology. With a ban on sales of new diesel and petrol cars planned from the year 2040, government grants are designed to help motorists replace their new and used cars with greener models as part of an initiative to create a cleaner environment. However, MPs are urging government to be more ambitious, they said the current target of 2040 should be brought forward to 2032. more info…

Green Number Plates for the UK?

Green registration plates are already clearly visible on the roads in other countries like Norway and Canada, they’re fitted to clean electric and hydrogen vehicles. Environmentally friendly low emission cars, vans and taxis in the UK could also soon be fixing the ‘green number plate’ after the government launched a public consultation on the idea. Electric and hybrid vehicles made up 5.5% of the UK’s new car market in the first six months of 2018, compared with 4.2% during the same period in 2017. more info…

Are You a Hypermiler?

It sounds like something out of science fiction, but hypermiling is simply the art of increasing your car’s fuel economy by smart driving techniques to improve MPG (miles per gallon) and save money on fuel. With the price of petrol seeming to rise constantly, there’s an increased interest in fuel economy among drivers of new and used cars. As well as buying a vehicle with good fuel economy, drivers can plan their journey and driving techniques so less fuel is consumed. more info…

E10 Biofuel – What is it?

E10 is a biofuel which is composed of around 10% ethanol mixed with 90% regular unleaded petrol (which itself may already have up to 5% ethanol). The reason ethanol is added is to absorb carbon dioxide and thus reduce harmful emissions. The biofuel is currently sold at petrol stations in countries like Germany and France and may well be rolled out to the UK soon. more info…

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