“This new concept is a good challenge for us and gives two advantages to our teams,” explained 2MO owner Max Mammers. “The first is through marketing, with the possibility to extend our national presence to places like Loheac, Faleyras or Dreux for example, and also financial, so there is a quicker return on the investment for teams.” … [Read more...] about Andros Trophy to switch to all-electric cars on ice next winter
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Arnaud Leclerc, head of brand for Alfa Romeo, EMEA region and managing director for FCA UK and Ireland said: “We know these are uncertain times, so what better way to support our customers than give them the reassurance that should their financial circumstances change in the months ahead, we will be there to cover their monthly car repayments.” … [Read more...] about Alfa Romeo to cover finance payments on new cars if you lose your job due to coronavirus
MOT TEST PASS RATES FOR CAR MODELS (2019) Make Model Pass Fail Pass Rate HONDA JAZZ 34,039 1,656 95.4% HONDA CR-V 26,347 1,872 93.4% TOYOTA PRIUS 11,559 853 93.1% MERCEDES GLA 13,073 1,018 92.8% TOYOTA RAV4 10,043 787 92.7% SKODA YETI 22,178 1,782 92.6% VAUXHALL MERIVA 13,853 1,116 92.5% MINI COUNTRYMAN 17,853 1,485 92.3% TOYOTA AYGO 38,608 3,298 92.1% SUZUKI SWIFT 20,389 1,760 92.1% AUDI Q5 17,796 1,542 92.0% HYUNDAI I20 23,186 2,044 91.9% MINI ONE 15,320 1,351 91.9% AUDI TT 12,039 1,064 91.9% HONDA CIVIC 26,583 2,355 91.9% VOLKSWAGEN UP 30,219 2,686 91.8% TOYOTA YARIS 52,434 4,668 91.8% AUDI Q3 24,481 2,190 91.8% MINI COOPER 41,401 3,717 91.8% SKODA CITIGO 14,555 1,327 91.6% NISSAN NOTE 29,324 2,805 91.3% PEUGEOT 108 25,993 2,534 91.1% TOYOTA AURIS 29,042 2,833 91.1% FORD KUGA 48,952 4,780 91.1% SKODA FABIA 30,104 2,967 91.0% BMW 218 11,958 1,180 91.0% AUDI A1 40,619 4,036 91.0% VAUXHALL MOKKA 68,127 6,840 90.9% BMW X1 … [Read more...] about The Government faces pressure to scrap the six-month coronavirus MOT exemption: Here are the cars most and least likely to pass the test
The Austrian firm, creators of the world’s first four-wheel drive electric rallycross prototype, codenamed HIPER, has announced that it will exclusively supply powertrain kits to the new series, which is set to start as a support class to the World Rallycross Championship before 2021. … [Read more...] about STARD to supply powertrains for electric World RX support series
“We know there is Formula E and now Extreme E that has been presented but those series are really at the top of the cost and achievability range when you are a private or customer race team. We saw a niche of electric motorsport that is achievable to private teams and that’s where we focused our development work." … [Read more...] about All-electric Projekt E rallycross car unveiled
Sales of all autos, generally, tanked in the last two months: in March, sales plummeted and April wasn’t much better. Tesla isn’t the only automaker attempting to lure buyers back — 0 percent financing, deferred payment plans, and other incentives are popping up all over the place. Maybe that’s because trend forecaster IHS Markit has projected a 22 percent drop in the global auto market this year, as rising unemployment means less demand for cars. Electric vehicle sales are expected to fall 18 percent worldwide this year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. … [Read more...] about What does Tesla slashing car prices really mean for the company?