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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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New data framework looks to accelerate car clubs 16 Dec 2020

A data sharing framework for car clubs would shed new light on how they are used in the capital and elsewhere, according to a new report by London Councils, RAC Foundation and the Urban Systems Lab at
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Speed offence detection and disposal 2019-20 16 Dec 2020

In 2019 - 2020, 2,584,569 speeding offences were detected in England and Wales, an 8% increase on the previous 12 months. Over the last five years, acts of illegal speeding detected have incre
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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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Data Driven 2020 Data Driven 2020

The RAC Foundation’s annual Data Driven conference, held at the end of the year, brings together academics, analysts, researchers and policy makers to better understand transport through Big Data. Covid-19 meant that the 2020 event went online. Click this box to learn more.

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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