Petrol Station Numbers at Record Low

By Creditplus | Monday, October 24, 2011

The number of petrol stations in the UK is currently at the lowest level in years, giving rise to fears of 'fuel deserts' as fuel retailers continue to feel the effects of a declining economy. While the number of loan providers has probably escalated immensely since the advent...

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European Car Sales Show Increase in Third Quarter

By Louise Hutchinson | Monday, October 24, 2011

The good news for car providers in Europe is that there has been a slight improvement in new car sales on the continent during the third quarter of 2011. The number of units sold went up by 1.4% to 3,087,348 although some countries fared much better than others in this...

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Herefordshire to Receive Hydrogen-Powered Cars

By Creditplus | Friday, October 21, 2011

It has been announced that residents of Herefordshire will be able to drive around in new hydrogen-powered cars in 2012. The futuristic vehicles are manufactured by Riversimple, which is based in Ludlow, and are being launched on the roads of Herefordshire next year, with ordinary drivers to be offered...

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Shell Asked to Withdraw Misleading Advertisement

By Creditplus | Friday, October 21, 2011

Motorists are faced with spiralling costs virtually every day. It would therefore be quite easy to mislead the average motorist with claims that he or she could save money by using a specific product. The Advertising Standards Authority, for example, has found an advertisement from Shell for the...

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Mercedes Plans A Class Cabriolet

By Creditplus | Thursday, October 20, 2011

We have good news for those who fancy a baby Mercedes, and who want something special. Mercedes has plans to release a convertible A-Class in the not too distant future. It will follow the new five-door and three-door versions that will be in showrooms next year and confirms Mercedes commitment...

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Infiniti to Expand Formula One Partnership

By Creditplus | Thursday, October 20, 2011

Infiniti plans on expanding its partnership with the Red Bull Formula One Racing Team during next years season with more prominent branding on team equipment, driver overalls and cars. The two partners will also increase their joint global media and marketing efforts over the course of the next...

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Car Makers Not Cashing in On Benefits of Green Cars

By Creditplus | Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Car manufacturers are not properly promoting the lower running costs of low emission and "green" cars and are thereby missing out on sales. They are instead concentrating on informing the market about the environmental benefits of green cars, despite the fact that research shows that this would appeal...

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Fuel Efficient Fleets to Face Tax Increase

By Creditplus | Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fleets should prepare themselves for a hike in taxes in the future as the United Kingdom government struggles to maintain their intake in taxes from the industry. Tax receipts from company car tax have plummeted to £1.25 billion from £1.68 billion over the course of the last seven or...

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Largest Ever Electric Car Parade on National Plug-in Day

By Creditplus | Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sunday 16th October 2011 was National Plug-in Day in the US again. More than 200 drivers took part in a grand parade of electric cars in Santa Monica, California. The organisers claim that this yearƒ­s parade was the biggest ever and that it is also the biggest grassroots...

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Majority of Motorists Not Planning to Purchase Winter Tyres

By Creditplus | Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The economy is really hitting ordinary motorists very hard. Fuel prices have increased dramatically over the past few years, insurance costs seem to be escalating beyond control, and the cost of tyres is also becoming a major hurdle to overcome if you want to keep your car on the road....

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Toyota Confirms Hybrid for Le Mans

By Creditplus | Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Toyota has confirmed its intention to take part in next year­s Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race. Right now the company is working on a brand new LMP1 chassis in Germany, while a few thousand kilometres to the east, in Japan, development has already started on a new petrol hybrid...

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Honda Running on Natural Gas Coming in 2012

By Creditplus | Monday, October 17, 2011

Right now it­s virtually impossible to say who will eventually win the fight between alternative fuel vehicles and electric vehicles. Fifty years from now motorists might be mainly purchasing electric cars, or there might be barely an electric car in sight and alternative fuels might dominate the market. A scenario...

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Cul de Sac for Old Road Signs

By Creditplus | Monday, October 17, 2011

Rural peace and quiet is being threatened by a new peril: satellite navigation. Trees have been uprooted, ancient bridges destroyed, walls flattened and lampposts knocked over by motorists following instructions from systems programmed with faulty information. A Czech lorry driver had to spend three distressful nights in his...

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Hybrid Vehicle Retrofit Market Set to Grow

By Creditplus | Saturday, October 15, 2011

Most of us already have cars, so buying a hybrid or fully electric car will have to wait a few years ± or does it? According to Protean Electric, it­s easier and cheaper than you think and the company expects that an increasing number of vehicle owners will choose this...

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Porsche 928 Inspired Steve Jobs When Designing First Mac

By Creditplus | Saturday, October 15, 2011

The 5th October was a sad day for computer owners around the world. Even those who do not own an Apple Mac can appreciate the brilliance that went into the design of these computers and we all moan the death of the mastermind behind the Apple, Steve Jobs. ...

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Mercedes CLS Estate First Impressions

By Creditplus | Friday, October 14, 2011

The motoring press has published the first spy shots of Mercedes­ beautiful new CLS Shooting Brake Estate and one thing is sure: the car is going to cause many a car buyer to start hunting for a good deal. Inside sources have told journalists that the new model will make...

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Electric Version of Chevrolet Spark on the Way

By Creditplus | Thursday, October 13, 2011

Chevrolet issued a statement today saying it plans to release an electric Spark super-mini within the next two years. The General Motors brand says the Spark electric vehicle will be manufactured in «limited quantities­ and be sold globally from 2013. The first US state that will have the...

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Fleet Buyers Boost Sales of New Cars

By Creditplus | Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The registrations of new cars fell by barely a per cent last month, September generally being regarded as the busiest month of the year for the vehicle industry due to the licence plate changeover that usually accounts for as much as much as a fifth of the yearly total, but...

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Sharp Drop in Fuel Sales Causes Huge Losses for Treasury

By Creditplus | Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It had to happen sooner or later: high fuel prices and an ailing economy have finally forced motorists to drive less and plan their journeys better ñ saving themselves a lot of money in the process.Sales of diesel and petrol declined by 1.7 billion litres during the six months that...

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U.S. Unlikely to Meet Biofuel Targets

By Creditplus | Monday, October 10, 2011

Costs for a car running on cellulosic biofuel is getting less and less likely in the U.S. The National Research Council in that country has just issued a report about the likelihood that the U.S. would meet biofuel targets set by the current Renewable Fuel Standard. ...

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