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Electric cars: bad for the environment?

Are electric cars good or bad for the environment?

Are electric cars good or bad for the environment?

Electric cars could result in higher overall CO2 emissions and oil consumption, according to a new report.

Do you think electric vehicles are the answer to reducing harmful emissions on our roads, or are they a bad idea?

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Budget 2009: your reaction

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The Government has laid out its budget for 2009. Among the changes affecting motorists are:

Will the 2009 budget have an effect on your choice of car and your driving? What’s your reaction to the budget?

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Budget 2009: What’s in store for drivers?

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Higher car tax, extra fuel duty and a £2,000 new car ‘scrappage’ scheme are expected to feature in the 2009 Budget when it’s announced on April 22 at 12.30pm.

What are you expecting in this year’s Budget? And what would you like to see?

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Do you drive a tax-free car?

The VW Polo BlueMotion is tax-free

The VW Polo BlueMotion is tax-free

With a road tax increase around the corner, driving a tax-free car could save you between £35 and £950 per year.

There’s a growing range of band A vehicles which don’t incur tax, from the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion to the Tesla Roadster electric sports car.

Do you drive a tax-free car, or know anyone who does?

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Want us to cut YOUR car costs?

Find out how we can cut your car costs

Find out how we can cut your car costs

With monthly petrol bills over £100 a month, heavy depreciation and a tax increase on its way, there’s never been a better time to cut your motoring costs.

We ran a series of features called ‘troubleshoot your commute’ where we helped one motorist save £1,374 on his annual car costs – now we want to help YOU.

Are you paying too much insurance? Do you have a long commute? Do you want us to cut YOUR car costs?

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Has the credit crunch affected your driving?

Has the credit crunch affected your driving?

Has the credit crunch affected your driving?

As the credit crisis continues, motorists are looking for new ways to save money.

We asked our team of car enthusiasts what they’re doing to cut the cost of driving – from going green to downsizing.

Has your driving changed since the credit crunch?

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How will the pre-budget report affect drivers?

Alistair Darling has revised the governments car tax plans

Alistair Darling has revised the government's car tax plans

The government has revealed a host of changes to its car tax plan for 2009 as well as several other moves that could hit drivers in the pocket.

Chancellor Alistair Darling has revised the new road tax scheme, with a £5 maximum tax increase for cars registered after 2001. This comes into effect from May 1, 2009.

Fuel costs have just been increased by 2p per litre. What’s your verdict on the price increase? Continue reading

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Should the British motor industry get government help?

Motor industry bodies want car tax changes scrapping

Motor industry bodies want car tax changes scrapped

As the fallout from the credit crunch gets worse, two groups representing the British motor industry have written to the government to ask for financial help.

Should taxpayers’ money be spent on supporting the motoring industry? What do you think of their other proposals to stimulate car sales? Continue reading

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How much will it cost to tax your car?

The price of car tax is set to change from April 2010, depending on how much CO2 your vehicle emits.

Our 2010 car tax guide lists all the new bands, prices and CO2 emissions. How much will it cost to tax your car?

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