The Chancellor has spoken

Owning an electric car is getting less and less financially attractive. The latest chipping away of the fiscal advantages enjoyed by electric vehicle owners comes with the decision by the chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, to end the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) exemption for electric cars. The change, announced in the Autumn Statement in November, means that […]

February issue out now

It’s another bright cover this month, but this car still has its fair share of disguise still on it, thanks to Volkswagen’s teaser campaign for its upcoming ID.7. You can find out everything we know about the pure electric large car in the February 2023 issue of Diesel&EcoCar. We’ve also got the first photos of […]

Suzuki Swift 1.4 Boosterjet Mild Hybrid Sport

Report 2 They say that size isn’t everything, but I beg to differ – although not in the direction you might think. Our dinky Suzuki Swift Sport is perfectly pint-sized for our frequently congested narrow roads. The fact is that new cars are typically bigger than what came before, but our roadways remain unchanged. From […]

Scalextric Back to the Future vs Knight Rider

Here’s one for kids and big kids alike; Scalextric’s Back to the Future vs Knight Rider tribute to 1980s TV. Surely one of the most evocative kits in years, it includes Michael Knight’s KITT and the famous DeLorean in scale form with working lights, along with 20 track pieces for a total length of 5.3 […]

Size matters

I recently made the acquaintance of Chester’s Pepper Street car park, and if you’re a local, you’ll know what a joy that was.  Apparently dating from the early 1960s and abutting Chester’s city walls, the Chester Live website was moved to describe Pepper Street thus: “Cramped, damp, dirty. Ugly, ill-planned, unfitting. Concrete, but not even […]