Author Archives: Loknath Das

Hertz bears brunt of ‘freak out’ over used-car prices

As investor panic spreads about the plunging prices of used cars in the U.S., one company and its high-profile top investor are enduring the biggest beating: Hertz Global Holdings Inc. and billionaire Carl Icahn. Hertz shares lost one-fifth of their value last week, as a troubling reading for a used-vehicle price index was followed by warnings that lender Ally Financial ... Read More »

Childhood obesity: Cut unhealthy food multi-buy offers – MPs

The government must do more to reduce the number of cut-price and multi-buy offers on unhealthy food to help curb childhood obesity, a group of MPs say. The report, by the Health Select Committee, also calls for rules on junk food advertisements to be made tougher. It argues the government’s official obesity plan contains “vague statements” that are “inadequate”. But ... Read More »

Buying a new car? These five hacks could save you a lot of money in the long run

Buying a shiny new car? You may want to read these tips first (Photo: GETTY) With new ‘17’ registration plates now available in dealer showrooms, anyone thinking about buying a new car may be put off upgrading to a newer model because of the cost. When you factor in new DVLA car tax rules, rising car insurance and increased fuel ... Read More »

What future for the European Union now that Britain is leaving?

‘The truth is that France’s Charles de Gaulle vetoed ­Britain’s application to join in 1963 and again in 1967. Perhaps if we had been allowed to join at the get-go things would have been very different now,’ writes Linda Hawes. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters “Brussels has no power over most salient issues”, “Most immigration comes from outside the EU, where policy ... Read More »

Welcome To The Next Generation Of Jalopnik Car Reviews

Photo Credit Mark Victor Arnold You come to Jalopnik for squids, fireballs and tales of depraved masochism but once in awhile, we like to talk cars too. And now we’ve got a new system for shaking down everything that moves you. Get excited for the next generation of Jalopnik Reviews. Regular readers will know Jalopnik’s been test driving cars since ... Read More »

Volt Infinity electric bike review

Electric bikes get a bit of flak, mostly from folks that haven’t ridden one. Let’s bust some myths! It’s not a motorbike. If you don’t pedal it’ll stop, shortly after which you’ll fall off. Nor is it about speed. Restricted by entirely sensible legislation, the motor’s power cuts out at 15.5mph – the same as with any electric pedal bike ... Read More »

Toyota rolls into its new hometown via the DFW Auto Show

When automaker Toyota shows off its new 2018 Camry at the DFW Auto Show this week, it will debut as a member of the home team. Toyota, which is in the final phases of constructing a mammoth campus in Plano for its North American headquarters, already has about 1,600 workers in North Texas, just under half of the estimated 2017 year-end ... Read More »

Used Audi A3 vs Mercedes A-Class

The Contenders Audi A3 2.0 TDI 150 Sport List price when new £22,730 Price today £11,000 Available from 2012-present The Audi A3 kick-started the posh hatch trend; this latest version is brilliant to drive, classy inside and remarkably cheap to run. Mercedes-Benz A200 CDI Sport List price when new £23,270 Price today £13,000 Available from 2012-present The most recent A-Class ... Read More »

Car tax to rise for most drivers who buy new vehicles, RAC claims

The vast majority of drivers buying new cars will pay significantly more in car tax from April 1, a motoring organisation has claimed. Up to two-thirds of new vehicles that fall into three of the most popular tax bands will leave their owners worse off as a result of sweeping changes being made to Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), according to ... Read More »

Chuck Berry had a huge influence on Back To The Future

Marty McFly playing Johnny B. Goode (Picture: Universal) If you love Back To The Future, no doubt you love the moment Marty McFly gets up on stage in front of his past mum and dad and blasts out Johnny B. Goode. Chuck Berry, who sadly passed away at the age of 90, was hugely influential on one of the most ... Read More »