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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 »

Strong new car market boosts boosts calls into dealerships

In a like-for-like analysis, Moneypenny compared the numbers of telephone calls answered on behalf of dealerships across 15 brands during September, to call volumes taken for the same dealerships over the preceding month. The data, which recorded all `overflow’ calls answered by Moneypenny’s automotive receptionists, found that while call volumes started to rise significantly during the last week in August, the largest ... Read More »

New car sales soar by 30% so far in 2015 and the drive is expected to continue

New car sales have rocketed by 30% so far this year and are expected to surge by another 20% in 2016, industry bosses revealed today. And sleepy Leitrim recorded the biggest county-by-county boom, selling 44.6% more 2015-reg motors. Wexford , on the other hand, showed the slowest growth with a sales boost of 15.4%. The Society of the Irish Motor ... Read More »