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Fuel prices: wholesale v pump

Plotting the cost of fuel on the forecourt and at the refinery gate.
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Dedicated road fund reintroduced after 80 years 08 Jul 2015

The RAC Foundation has welcomed news that from 2020 proceeds from Vehicle Excise Duty will form the basis of a ring-fenced road fund to support investment in strategic roads.
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Leaf falls from top of green car table 26 Jun 2015

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid is now the most common ultra-green car on the road in the UK, knocking the Nissan Leaf off the top spot.
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Outlander PHEV
Data

Oil price over time

This chart shows the price of Brent crude over the past 12 months both in US dollars and pound sterling. Hover over the lines to get precise data values.

Oil price over time
Data

UK pump prices over time

This chart tracks the changes in petrol and diesel prices over time (weekly, rolling ten year period) and is based on DECC data published each Tuesday.

UK pump prices over time
Press

Green cars you're most likely to see on the road

Four years after the government launched a £5,000 grant scheme for buyers of the most eco-friendly cars the battery-powered Nissan Leaf is the number one green car on the road.

Analysis of DVLA data by the RAC Foundation shows that at the end of 2014 there were 6,838 Nissan Leafs licensed in the UK.

Green cars you're most likely to see on the road
Data

Plug-in grant eligible vehicles

This chart plots, by model, the number of licensed cars in Great Britain that are eligible for the government's Plug-in Car Grant scheme.

Plug-in grant eligible vehicles
Publications

Are parking penalties on private land fair?

Hundreds of thousands of drivers are likely to have been illegally penalised for overstaying their welcome whilst parked on private land. The motorists could be entitled to repayments totalling many tens of millions of pounds if a court finds in their favour.

Are parking penalties on private land fair?
Publications

Transport appraisal: money v politics

This paper by Tom Worsley and Peter Mackie investigates the interaction and tensions between transport policy, the appraisal process and decision-making.

Transport appraisal: money v politics
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