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May 18

The Lotus Cars Story


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The very first Lotus was created in 1948, with the first vehicle being inspired by the Austin 7 Saloon from 1930. Co-founder Colin Chapman made certain that all of the body panels were so stressed that they added to the vehicle’s overall strength without unnecessary weight, an engineering philosophy that became a signature trait of the entire Lotus line. The company was founded in 1952.

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May 18

What You Should Know about Buying a Car at an Auction


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Around 12,000 motor vehicles are sold in the United Kingdom at auction every week, according to the latest industry figures. It is also believed that a not insignificant proportion of that number – around ten percent – is being bought up by private buyers on the lookout for bargains at auctions.

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May 18

Defensive Driving: What it Is and How to Do it


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A recent survey from the Daily Telegraph found that 79 percent of people consider themselves to be safe drivers, and do their very best to ensure they follow all road rules. However, the reality is that even the safest of drivers are never far away from real risks on the road, regardless of their driving skills or their confidence, as even high skilled drivers can become embroiled in a crash, either because of other road users or some other external factors such as road conditions.

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Apr 18

What Are the UK’s Most Frequently Experienced Vehicle Problems?


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Premium car brands are often perceived as being plagued by constant failures, and yet according to new data that looks at the chronic faults examined by garages in the United Kingdom, the truth is that the most attention seems to be required by the more affordable motor vehicles.

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Apr 18

Is Superfast Charging for Electric Cars Going to Happen?


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A proposal has been made by the National Grid for a new ‘superfast’ charging system, which could result in 90 percent of all owners of electric vehicles living no further than fifty miles away from the closest charging station. The Financial Times says that the proposal would create nearly a hundred high powered chargers to be situated alongside current networks located beneath the motorways of the UK. The news is particularly exciting for the owners of electric cars, due to the amount of power that the new chargers are expected to be able to deliver.

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22
Mar 18

What You Must Know about Using Caravans and Trailers in the UK


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In order to travel with caravans and trailers in the United Kingdom there are certain things you will need to be aware of both for safety and legal reasons. For one thing, neither the car nor the caravan should be overloaded, and the weight of the trailer or caravan needs to be within the towing ability of your motor vehicle. It is also important that the combined weight of the caravan or trailer when fully loaded, and the vehicle when fully loaded, are below your car’s maximum “train” weight.

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01
Mar 18

Whatever Happened to Flying Cars?


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The flying car has long been an icon of popular culture’s vision of the future. However, most people think that it will never happen – when in reality, the truth is that it already has. The flying car has in fact already been invented, and on no less than two separate occasions – and in fact the first such invention was actually created all the way back in the 1940s by a man named Ted Hall, an aeronautical engineer based out of San Diego in the United States.

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22
Feb 18

Kit Cars: Fancy Building your Own?


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The world of kit cars is a weird but wonderful one, offering enthusiasts the opportunity to create their own motor vehicle. Aside from saving money, the major attraction of kit cars is that they are available in an astonishing variety of different kinds, some of which have to be seen to be believed.

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Feb 18

The Magic Number: Britain’s Three-wheeled Cars


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The United Kingdom is a world leader in terms of three-wheelers, and has been for many years, with many of the most iconic vehicles having sold in large numbers in their prime. In the past, motorcyclists did not even need a new driving licence to be able to legally swap two wheeled bikes for three-wheelers, when the time came that they were in need of transportation that was a little bit more family friendly. Three-wheelers remain very popular in the Britain of the 21st century, with the highest regarded classic models shooting up in value in recent times.

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Jan 18

Self Driving Car Tests Take Place in Coventry


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The biggest connected and autonomous motor vehicle test ever held on public roads in the United Kingdom took place in November in Coventry, with the self-driving technology being tested out in real-life situations for the very first time. The trials were organised by the UK Autodrive Project, members of which include the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, the Tata Motors European Technical Centre and Ford. All of them donated one of their own models to take part in the test, with Ford sending a Mondeo, Tata a Hexa, and Jaguar Land Rover sending both an F-Pace and a Range Rover Sport.

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