Government Plans National Registry for EV Charging Points

By Louise Hutchinson | Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Soon you will have one less excuse for not buying an electric car: the Government has decided it would make life easier for motorists if they knew exactly where electric car charging points were situated - hence their plans for a National Registry of Charging Points. These plans...

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At Last, A Car That Drives Itself

By Creditplus | Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The new Mercedes S-Class, which is to be launched in 2012, will feature a whole array of new technological innovations, including radar-guided cruise control and a self-driving feature. Many of these cutting edge technologies were featured in the Mercedes F125, which we saw at the Frankfurt Motor Show...

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Europe Debt Crisis Leading to Discounted New Cars

By Creditplus | Tuesday, November 15, 2011

If your car is due for replacement sooner rather than later, you stand to benefit hugely from the European debt crisis. Car manufacturers are to an increasing extent resorting to discounting to stimulate sales of new cars. The situation is particularly bad for Italian car dealers, but things...

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Brighton to get EV Car Club

By Louise Hutchinson | Tuesday, November 15, 2011

One of the UK's prime beach resorts, Brighton, is soon to get an electric car club of its own. It will start off with a Mercedes Vito E-CELL van. The project is managed by City Car Club and members will be able to use the van for local deliveries and...

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Citroen Says DS Will Remain in Showrooms

By Creditplus | Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Citroen has promised dealers that it has no plans to remove the popular DS from UK showrooms. This comes amidst plans to promote the DS outside the regular retail network. The French car manufacturer is looking at additional ways to promote DS models other than the usual dealer...

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Jaguar Reveals 174mph XJ

By Louise Hutchinson | Monday, November 14, 2011

If you recently signed up for auto finance on a Jaguar XJ, we have good news for you: the company has announced a couple of option packs for this luxurious and fast model range. The Speed Pack is meant for the supercharged model and overrides the electronic limiter to allow...

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Police Catch Social Car Thieves

By Creditplus | Saturday, November 12, 2011

A couple of car thieves have been arrested by police after posting photos of themselves posing with stolen cars on a social networking site. 18-year-old Aaron Wilhelm and 20-year-old Damon Keegan were first placed under arrest at Christmas 2010 after being linked to a burglary. While out on bail they...

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Nissan to Distribute Free Chargers

By Creditplus | Saturday, November 12, 2011

There's an old saying that goes "You get nothing for free and very little for a penny". That is very much the case in the motor car industry at present. Japanese car manufacturer Nissan wants to change this situation quite dramatically by setting up a Europe-wide network of...

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Audi Gives A4 A Facelift

By Creditplus | Friday, November 11, 2011

Quite recently we reported on the Audi A5, which has been given a facelift by the company. Now Audi has also decided to give the very popular A4 executive sedan a facelift. This includes modifying the carĀ­s appearance and giving it a brand new engine, a 2-litre TDI delivering 134bhp....

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Vauxhall Announces Striking New Astra VXR

By Creditplus | Friday, November 11, 2011

Vauxhall has announced that the striking new Astra VXR will be available from April 2012. This is a true performance car with a chassis that was designed by an ex-British Touring Car Champion, aggressive styling to match and a 4-cylinder 2-litre turbo engine that develops 276bhp. This is...

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Nissan Releases Technical Details for GTR MY12

By Creditplus | Thursday, November 10, 2011

Although members of the motoring press have already had the opportunity to test drive the 2012 Nissan GT-R, no official details of the car were available until now. The specs show that the V6 3.8-litre twin turbo engine now pushes out 542bhp - 20bhp more than its predecessor....

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Demand for oil to Reach Peak by 2020

By Creditplus | Thursday, November 10, 2011

New research shows that in the very near future there might no longer be any need for oil wars - demand will peak in the next decade and after that start to decline. The study, conducted by Ricardo Strategic Consulting, reveals that global oil demand might even peak...

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Customers Value Franchised Service History

By Creditplus | Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Before you sign on the dotted line for your next used car, consider this: new research by ICM Research shows that a complete service history can boost the resale value of a car by as much as 26%. ICM's findings also support the view that a franchised dealer's...

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Car Market Stabilises and New Car Registrations Increase

By Creditplus | Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced yesterday that new car sales for October 2011 showed an increase of 2.6% over sales during the same month of 2010. New registrations in October amounted to 134,944. The increase was mainly driven by a strong recovery in...

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Jon Olsson and his 2011 Lamborghini ski Transporter

By Creditplus | Monday, November 7, 2011

While us ordinary souls often lie awake worrying about how to pay the next instalment on our car , the rich and the famous seem to have problems of a different nature. Take professional ski champion Jon Olsson, for example: this self-acknowledged super-car addict had the major problem...

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Volkswagen Passat Gets Facelift

By Creditplus | Monday, November 7, 2011

The first spy shots of the new Volkswagen Passat CC have been published and all indications are that the car will be even more popular than its predecessor. The design has been updated and the car has an even higher level of safety equipment than before, making it the...

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Golf Bluemotion Wins Green Vehicle of the Year Award

By Creditplus | Monday, November 7, 2011

Ordinary car buyers with a new car in the pipeline might find the following information quite useful: The Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) has named the Golf Bluemotion as their Green Vehicle of the Year for 2011. It seems the Golf is making of habit of winning...

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Thailand Floods Disrupt Honda Production

By Creditplus | Saturday, November 5, 2011

If you regularly watch television news you will no doubt be aware that Thailand recently experienced the worst floods in more than 50 years. The flood waters even reached the capital, Bangkok, and as you read this Government departments are trying to steer the flood waters away from the...

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Lookers Experience Satisfactory Third Quarter

By Creditplus | Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fortunately it is not all doom and gloom for the car finance and retail sectors. National car dealer group Lookers says it in fact experienced a 2% growth rate in new car sales during the third quarter compared to the same period last year. This was mainly...

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New Peugeot 208 on the Way

By Creditplus | Friday, November 4, 2011

Peugeot has a rich history when it comes to the small car market, but the new 208 will no doubt be a revolutionary car that reinvents the way we look at the super-mini. It is cleaner, lighter, smaller and more stylish than the Peugeot 207 and it has...

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