Automotive industry

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Electric cars ‘will be cheaper to produce than fossil fuel vehicles by 2027’
BloombergNEF forecasts result of falling cost of making batteries as well as dedicated production lines

Joanna Partridge

09, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Electric car insurance in UK ‘is £45 less than for petrol or diesel vehicle’ analysis shows electric car drivers were charged an average of £566

Hilary Osborne

08, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Aston Martin halves losses in first quarter as its SUV sales soar
Luxury carmaker reports pre-tax loss of £42m with new DBX model accounting for half of sales

Mark Sweney

06, May, 2021 @11:32 AM

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Market rally amid global recovery hopes; US payrolls jump; UK car sales recover – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

05, May, 2021 @6:08 PM

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UK car sales rebound after ‘one of darkest years in automotive history’
Number of new vehicles rolling out is still substantially lower than pre-Covid average

Jasper Jolly

05, May, 2021 @9:21 AM

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VW, Audi and Skoda owners angry over fault in SOS warning system
eCall contacts emergency services in an accident – but it is causing problems for some drivers

Miles Brignall

01, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Mini will pause Oxford production line due to computer chip shortage
Carmaker is latest UK manufacturer forced to temporarily shut down amid global supply chain problems

Jasper Jolly

28, Apr, 2021 @5:22 PM

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‘Self-driving’ cars could get green light for use on UK motorways this year
Automated lane-keeping systems likely to be allowed only when traffic is moving slowly

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

27, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Sports carmaker Lotus to ramp up production more than tenfold
Plans will bring 275 jobs to Norwich area in boost to UK’s post-Brexit automotive sector

Rob Davies

27, Apr, 2021 @5:34 PM

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UK replaces France as Europe’s second largest electric car market
About 31,800 battery electric cars were sold in Britain in first three months of 2021

Jasper Jolly

25, Apr, 2021 @1:32 PM

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Pollutionwatch: how wheel misalignment can affect air quality
Nearly half of cars have imbalanced wheels, data shows, with slight misalignment hugely affecting tyre wear

Gary Fuller

23, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Jaguar Land Rover to suspend work at UK plants amid computer chip shortage
UK’s largest carmaker to halt production at Halewood and Castle Bromwich for at least a week to assess supplies

Jasper Jolly

22, Apr, 2021 @1:47 PM

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