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Tackling high-risk regional roads 12 Oct 2017

Fifty of the UK’s highest-risk local authority A-roads are on track to becoming safer, thanks to the work of the Road Safety Foundation, supported by the RAC Foundation and the Department for
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Public nervous about intelligent cars taking control from drivers 04 Oct 2017

Half (50%) of Britons are concerned about future driver-assistance technologies taking too much control away from the driver. This compares with just one in five (20%) who are unconcerned.
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Public charge points put electric car revolution at risk 28 Sep 2017

Potential purchasers of electric cars tempted by the benefits of quickly-improving battery capacity might still hesitate if the public charge point network doesn’t keep pace with changing
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Mitsubishi still tops ultra-green car league table 22 Sep 2017

The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid has extended its lead over the pure battery-electric Nissan Leaf to remain the most common ultra-low carbon car on the UK's roads. Analysis by the RAC
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Outlander PHEV

Weekly fuel fact sheet 09 Oct 2017

Each week the RAC Foundation publishes its latest fuel fact sheet which sets out the latest pump prices, rates of fuel taxation and cost of crude oil. More detailed and interactive fuel charts are
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Private parking data release surges 64% 24 Jul 2017

A Conservative MP has tabled a bill to crack down on the private parking industry as latest figures from the DVLA show a 64% surge in the number of vehicle keeper records being shared with firms. Sir
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Summer holiday road hotspots revealed 19 Jul 2017

The A458 west of Shrewsbury heading towards Snowdonia sees the biggest seasonal increase in traffic on England’s major A roads. During the summer it carries almost a quarter (23.1%)
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Miles Better report wins economics prize 13 Jul 2017

An entry backed by the RAC Foundation has won the 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize. Gergely Raccuja receives £250,000 for his idea that a per-mile charge collected by insurers replaces fuel duty and VED.
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Publications

Weekly fuel fact sheet

Each week the RAC Foundation publishes its latest fuel fact sheet which sets out the latest pump prices, rates of fuel taxation and cost of crude oil. More detailed and interactive fuel charts are available in the data section.

Weekly fuel fact sheet
Publications

Could a targeted diesel scrappage scheme work?

A diesel scrappage scheme aimed at taking the most polluting cars off the road is likely to be costly and ineffective.

Could a targeted diesel scrappage scheme work?
Data

Plug-in car grant claims

The government's Plug-in Car Grant scheme has been running since 1 January 2011. Under the scheme buyers of cars emitting less than 75 gCO2/km are eleigible for a grant of up to £5,000 (or 25% of the vehicle purchase price).

Plug-in car grant claims
Data

Fuel prices: wholesale v pump

Plotting the cost of fuel on the forecourt and at the refinery gate.

Fuel prices: wholesale v pump
Publications

RACF briefs MPs on young driver insurance

The RAC Foundation has appeared before the House of Commons Petitions Committee as part of its inquiry into the cost of car insurance for young people. The inquiry was triggered after more than 180,000 people signed a petition calling for the cost of car insurance for young drivers to be capped.

RACF briefs MPs on young driver insurance
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 BEIS data published each Tuesday.

UK pump prices over time
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