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Smart motorway safety update 20 Apr 2021

No new section of All Lane Running (ALR) motorway will be opened unless it has stopped-vehicle detection, the government has announced. Ministers also say that existing ALR motorways will be retrof
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Majority of SUVs registered to urban homes 07 Apr 2021

Three quarters of SUVs sold in the UK are registered to urban households according to analysis of data from 2019 and 2020 by the think tank New Weather Institute and climate charity Possible. Acco
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E10 petrol from September 2021 25 Feb 2021

E10 petrol will be introduced in the UK from September meaning that standard grade petrol at the pumps will have a higher bio-fuel content than the current E5. The move is designed to help cut carb
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Green motoring costs add up for Chancellor 23 Feb 2021

In its first year on the road a new battery-powered car bought in the UK will cost the Exchequer hundreds of pounds in lost fuel duty, VAT and vehicle excise duty. Analysis by the RAC Foundation sh
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Number of substandard road bridges on the rise again 29 Jan 2021

The number of substandard road bridges managed by councils across Great Britain is increasing. Local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales have identified 3,105 bridges - defined as structures
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English council parking profits dip as Covid bites 23 Jan 2021

Councils in England made a combined surplus (profit) of £891 million from parking in 2019-20. This was 4.6% lower than the £934 million profit made in the previous year. The analysis by the RA
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Who uses the M25?   21 Dec 2020

Only a small proportion (14%) of car and taxi trips on the M25 – one of the longest and busiest ring roads in the world – bypass London completely and are made by people
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An electrifying trip around Scotland 13 Dec 2020

The North Coast 500 is a circular drive through the wild and remote beauty of the Scottish Highlands. It attracts visitors from around the world, but can it be done on electric power only? The answ
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Oil price over time

Oil price over time
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Pump prices over time

Pump prices over time
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Plug-in vehicles on the road

Plug-in vehicles on the road
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New car mileage

New car mileage
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Wholesale fuel prices v pump prices

Wholesale fuel prices v pump prices
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Motoring price index

Motoring price index