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Could an electric vehicle slash your motoring costs?

Electric car in charging station

Low-emission vehicles are cheaper to run and incur lower tax rates, says a new campaign set up to promote electric cars. But the government plans to cut incentives.

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Top five 'green' family cars

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Looking for an environmentally friendly family car? Motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clay looks at five of the best.

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Video: Joey Essex explains where fuel comes from

brian and joey essex

When Joey Essex met BRIAN the Robot. In this video, Joey Essex explains where fuel comes from.

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Car review: Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid electric SUV

Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid electric vehicle exterior

This high-tech hybrid SUV is in a class of its own. A great choice for environmentally conscious families, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Parked up? Engine running? Lawbreaker!

Exhaust pipe emitting smoke
Did you know you can be fined £20 for leaving your engine running when parked up?  Read More…

Blog: Have you turned on your heating yet?

Family warming their feet in front of the fire

The clock marking the official end of British Summer Time hasn't even gone back yet, but many are feeling the winter chill. Have you put your heating on yet?

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Car review: Lexus IS 300h F SPORT

Lexus IS 300h F SPORT exterior

After a cheap-on-tax company car? The Lexus IS 300h saloon with its efficient hybrid engine is an excellent choice, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes Clay.

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7 dumb ways to invalidate your car insurance

Car driving on water
We look at the silliest reasons for claims to be turned down.  Read More…

Warning over sales of flood-damaged homes

Flooded street

If you need to move out of a flood-damaged property, a quick-sale company may be able to help. But be warned: the cost could be higher than you expect. 

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Floods set to cause home insurance price rise

A badly flooded UK street

Insurers are still weighing up the impact of this winter's awful weather. But a surge in flood-related claims is likely to raise everyone's premiums. 

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