UK roads could become ‘dangerous postcode lotteries’ during lockdown

Roads could become ‘dangerous postcode lotteries’ for drivers if overstretched police forces are letting off low-level speeders in lockdown, motoring lawyer Mr Loophole warns Some police forces have reportedly sent written warning to low-level speeders Speed awareness courses are suspended for social distancing reasons  There are more cases of drivers breaking speed limits in cities, … Read more

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter outsells all passenger cars during lockdown in April

The UK’s most registered car in April was in fact a van. Mercedes-Benz sold 814 versions of its Sprinter commercial vehicle last month, outperforming every passenger car on the market.  The Tesla Model 3 was the UK’s top-selling new car with 658 registrations, but Elon Musk’s victory came in exceptional circumstances with the market down … Read more

Tesla Model 3 is UK’s biggest selling new car as sales dive 97%

The Tesla Model 3 was the UK’s top-selling new car last month, but Elon Musk’s victory came in exceptional circumstances. The logjam of UK pre-orders for the electric car continued to arrive and boost registration figures, even while the nation’s auto dealers were in lockdown. Official figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and … Read more

RAY MASSEY: Car industry adapting to new ‘normal’

Britain’s biggest car-maker, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has boosted its online ‘virtual showroom’ sales in a bid to kick-start the dormant market and entice customers into buying new vehicles despite the coronavirus lockdown. A year-long digital car-buying trial which began with just five per cent of customers is now being made available to all prospective … Read more

The 14 car makers that haven’t introduced measures to block keyless car crime

An astonishing number of car makers have admitted they have not fixed well-known security flaws with their vehicles that allow them to be remotely stolen by criminals. A total of 14 out of 33 manufacturers told Which? that they hadn’t implemented new security measures to resist keyless thefts, with just two installing range-wide technology to … Read more