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Volvo Car Corporation Partner In Development Of Smart Charging Concept For Electric Cars

Volvo Car Corporation’s focus on connectivity technology also includes smart features for charging of electric vehicles. The company is one of the partners in the research project ELVIIS (Electric Vehicle Intelligent Infra Structure) that develops a smart on-board concept for controlling, measuring and paying for electricity when charging via any outlet. ELVIIS is a consortium […]

New Generation Hyundai i30 has today broken cover

Ahead of its world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the New Generation i30 wagon has today broken cover. It is the second member of the New Generation i30 family, and joins the five-door hatchback to broaden the appeal of Hyundai’s C-segment range. The stylish wagon shares engines and running gear with the well-received […]

Santa Pod Backs Young Automotive Talent With Free Event Entry

Santa Pod Raceway, the home of European Drag Racing, has announced a commendable initiative to reward students and apprentices who are part of the Institute of the Motor Industry’s (IMI) new online communities; namely free passes to this year’s FIA European Drag Racing Championship events. The FIA Championship UK rounds take place in June and […]

ebay Motors Announces New Look BTCC Team

eBay Motors has announced it will enter a team of three drivers in the 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). The new look team sees Tom Onslow-Cole join Rob Collard and Nick Foster in WSR-run turbo-charged BMWs. eBay Motors is the UK’s leading online automotive marketplace and 2012 will be its third season […]

The Demise Of Family Saloon Car

How ‘Fiesta Dad’ and ‘MPV Mum’ have changed Britain’s driveways since the 1980s. The demise of the family saloon, once the bastion of Britain’s family cars, has been driven by the rise of small-car dad and MPV mum, according to research released today by the UK’s largest insurer Aviva. In the 1980s the stereotypical two-car […]

Sittingbourne Invicta Rotary Clubs’ Caterham Car Schools Project is a big hit

Kent Business TV recently visited the Swale Skills Centre to report on the Sittingbourne Invicta Rotary Club’s Caterham Car Project. Its proving to be a massive success so far. Click above to watch our film which has been sponsored by Wire Belt Limited. Dudley Cramp, member of the Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta and local […]

MyCarCheck iPhone App Drives Into The 1m UK Downloads Club – the UK’s No.1 vehicle provenance website – has saved millions of people from making an expensive used car mistake. In mid-November its hugely successful MyCarCheck iPhone app passed the cherished 1m UK downloads mark. Roger Powell, Divisional Head at CDL Vehicle Information Services Ltd (which owns, commented: “The MyCarCheck app was released […]

123 Million Working Hours Lost Each Year Due To Traffic Delays in UK

Over 123 million working hours are lost every year as motorists sit gridlocked in their vehicles during their daily commute, reveals research commissioned by Churchill Car Insurance*. With more than one in 10 (11 per cent) of those who drive to work reporting that they are at least 40 minutes late every time they are […]

Free Parking From Dover District Council

As a special boost for communities at this time of the year, and looking forward to the range of celebrations in a very special new year, Dover District Council is offering free parking on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December in all DDC owned car parks across the district. This offer does not include on-street […]

Invicta Rotary Caterham Cars Schools’ Project Is Launched

                Dudley Cramp, member of the Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta and local Solicitor, has been a long-term fan and owner of a Caterham 7. Recently, through the Lotus Seven Club (the Caterham Owners Club) he discovered that the company, who have always offered their cars in a […]