The Conservative government has repeatedly shied away from measures that would raise costs for the drivers of internal combustion engine cars. It has frozen fuel duty for years, at an estimated cost of £5.5bn between 2010 and 2020 – although recent reports have suggested that the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, could be considering raising duty to pay for the costs of the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Petrol and diesel cars could cost up to £1,500 more under proposals
Car stalling while driving
Mercedes-Benz, Roland Folger has a valid complaint. Since 2015, when the 58-year-old took over the company’s India reins and shifted to Pune, he has been denied the pleasure of driving. “As a company policy, I am not allowed to drive here.” The rationale being that poor discipline on Indian roads can be difficult to deal with. For the German, used to autobahns with a speed limit of 130 kmph, India’s chaotic and congested roads are a picture in contrast. “Even in a city like Pune, things have turned for the worse. There is chaos of an unimaginable level,” he says.Folger, however, has had the pleasure of another ride: of making Mercedes-Benz the largest selling luxury car maker in India.This decade began on a bad note for Mercedes-Benz India Ltd (MBIL), which first lost the long-held crown to BMW. By 2012, Audi — part of Volkswagen Group — had pushed it down to the third slot. But MBIL returned to pole position by 2015. It has also become … [Read more...] about The man who made Mercedes Benz the top selling luxury car maker in India
How can you find the right RV? There are several companies that rent their own fleets of motor homes such as Cruise America and El Monte RV. There are also Airbnb-style websites set up that connect potential renters with RV owners, such as RVShare.com, Outdoorsy.com and GoRVing.com. Back in the day, my father saw the Islander parked in a driveway in our neighborhood — he approached the owner and they worked out a private deal to rent it, so there's a low-tech option, too. … [Read more...] about RV travel soars for summer trips as air travel stalls
“It would have been quite okay if I didn’t stall. But yes, we still made a lot of improvements. It’s not very easy to just come in in the last round of the championship, especially with this car and this track, and not driving in FP1 because it was full wet. … [Read more...] about Vips laments “stupid” stall on Super Formula debut
"The move toward higher speed, better service, cheaper travel, and something less environmentally polluting, is going to happen — it's the wave of the future," Powell explained. "Whether [the Hyperloop] system proceeds or not will probably depend on how many people will benefit from building a high-speed system between Los Angeles and San Francisco." [How Elon Musk's Hyperloop Transit System Works (Infographic)] … [Read more...] about Can Elon Musk’s Superfast ‘Hyperloop’ Transit System Really Be Built?