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Hydrogen on the M25 brings Britain closer to zero-carbon motoring – we’re first to try the new pump

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The first hydrogen filling station has arrived on a mainstream motorway forecourt, but can the technology live up to the hype? CREDIT: ANDREW CROWLEY It seems like a no-brainer. An internal combustion engine burns dwindling reserves of fossil fuels to propel a car forwards in a cloud of poisonous smoke. A fuel cell, on the […]

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Safety scheme hailed as crash tests show advances in car design over 20 years

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Two family cars have been crash tested to mark the 20th anniversary of a European safety scheme. A 1997 Rover 100 and a 2017 Honda Jazz were put through a head-on collision at 40mph to demonstrate the advances in safety since the Euro New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) was launched in February 1997. The cars […]

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Cyber security one of safe bets for tech sector growth in 2017

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Smart cars and major improvements around in-car software will start to impact in 2017 THERE were a few notable growth points in tech last year. Wearable technology grew – though not as significantly as forecast at the start of the year. FitBit, Garmin and Samsung have continued to expand but there were some casualties, including […]

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Pre-Christmas new car splurge sees registrations in Northern Ireland hit nine-year high

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New car sales figures in Northern Ireland have hit a nine-year high according to the SMMT A LATE acceleration in pre-Christmas sales has led to new car registrations in Northern Ireland hitting their highest total in nearly a decade. Some 2,049 cars were registered in Northern Ireland in December, taking the total sales for the […]

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INFINITI arrives in Northern Ireland

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INFINITI recently opened its first-ever retail store in Northern Ireland. The center in Belfast began business operations in November, opening up a new era for INFINITI with the full European product range available to customers in Northern Ireland. The opening of this new center demonstrates the continuous growth of the brand in the UK and […]

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Top five automotive scandals in 2016

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Representative image The year 2016 saw many scandals in the automotive industry. Here are the top five incidents that marred the industry. Takata”s faulty airbag scandal Takata Corp “is a specialized supplier of automotive safety systems”, but its reputation has been under a cloud. Due to a variety of factors, Takata’s airbag inflators can inflate […]

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Toyota’s hybrid bet in Europe finally pays off

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Toyota will not sell a diesel version of the new C-HR. For years, Toyota Motor Corp. focused on pushing its hybrid models in Europe, avoiding a diesel-for-diesel competition with market leaders including Volkswagen Group. The Japanese carmaker’s strategy is finally paying off. In the first full year since Volkswagen’s emissions scandal threw the German giant […]

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Premium brands on track to win battle for midsize segment

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New models such as the Jaguar XE are boosting the premium midsize segment. Sales of luxury midsize cars in Europe are on track to top sales of mass-market rivals this year for the first time as buyers looking to move upscale increasingly choose Mercedes, Audi or BMW cars over mass-market brands. European sales of premium […]

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BEST PRODUCTS OF 2016: AUTOMOTIVE

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WINNER MAZDA MX-5 MIATA As products go, cars fall into the unique position between utility and entertainment, so picking the best one overall that we drove in 2016 is quite the task. A car can be useless but fun, or practical yet boring, and both could still be considered “good.” With that in mind, we […]

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