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New Car Tax Rules See Surge In Evasion Rate

The rate of car tax avoidance has more than doubled, partly because some buyers of used cars do not realise new rules mean they have to tax the vehicle immediately. Figures from the Department for Transport show that the rate of unlicensed vehicles in traffic increased to 1.4% in 2015 from 0.6% in 2013, the last time it carried out ... Read More »

New car sales getting back into top gear

Dealerships in Galway have recorded a boom in new car sales this year – so far in 2015, they’re up by more than one-third on the same period last year. According to new figures from SIMI (the Society of the Irish Motor Industry) and website DoneDeal, new car sales were up 36.1% in the first nine month of this year ... Read More »

Proposed new car park orders to cover charging points

Orkney Islands Council is looking at introducing two new car park orders to cater for electric vehicle charging points. The authority owns 16  electric vehicle (EV) charging points in Orkney, which are free to use while car owners are charging their vehicles. But because the charging points are new additions to car parks, the OIC needs to introduce a car ... Read More »

China new-car sales get a tax-cut boost

SHANGHAI–China is giving a boost to its weakened auto industry, as a new government tax break in October spurred the biggest monthly sales jump so far this year. Still, results for the first 10 months of this year suggest sales in the world’s largest car market will likely miss industry expectations, and are set to grow at their slowest pace ... Read More »

Kenya’s new car sales jump 15 pct in first 10 months

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Sales of light commercial trucks helped push new vehicle sales in Kenya to 16,711 units in the first 10 months of 2015, 15 percent higher than in the same period last year, the head of the industry’s association said on Tuesday. Rita Kavashe, the chairman of the Kenya Motor Industry Association, told Reuters sales of light trucks ... Read More »

Officer buys new car seat for parents in need

LEWISVILLE, Texas — A police officer in Texas found a very personal way to protect and serve. Officer Jeremy Reyna pulled over Nicole Dean Saturday and noticed that her little boy’s car seat looked pretty run-down. Dean bought it second-hand because she couldn’t afford a better one. Instead of writing her a ticket, he took her fiance to a local store ... Read More »

Ford’s new car features sound cancelling technology

The system, called Active Noise Control, uses three microphones that are placed in the cabin to detect noises produced by the vehicle, such as from the engine and transmission systems. Opposing sound waves are then broadcast from the audio system to counteract these in a similar fashion to noise-cancelling headphones. Ford says the new technology does not impact the volume ... Read More »

Zimbabwe: Three Dead As Drunken Joyride in Friend’s New Car Ends in Accident

A drunken joy ride ended in tragedy early Saturday when three friends died on the spot while another had to be airlifted to Harare after a vehicle they were travelling in hit a tree near the Victoria Falls International Airport. Police were not readily available to comment on the accident but witnesses said the four had been drinking shortly before ... Read More »

Ford Launches The Mother Of All Clearance Sales

Ford is knocking as much as 10 percent off the list price of virtually all of their cars and trucks from the 2015 model year as part of their “Friends & Neighbors” clearance promotion this month. Not only that, they’re sweetening the deals via assorted other incentives that slash the sticker prices even further. How much cash is Ford slapping on ... Read More »

Kendall Jenner Shows Off Expensive New Car After 20th Birthday

Kendall Jenner has reportedly bought herself a fancy birthday present. The model who turned 20 on November 3 showed off her expensive new car while cruising around the town with her pal Hailey Baldwin in a 1957 Corvette Stingray on Tuesday. The classic blue Chevrolet is believed to cost at least $40,000. However, Alex Manos, owner of the Beverly Hills ... Read More »