Fuel Price & Efficiency News
Many of us use supermarket petrol stations because we believe their petrol prices are much lower than dedicated fuel retailers, and often choose to fill up whilst doing the weekly shop. Whilst this may be convenient, you might not actually be saving as much money as you initially thought.
Norway continues to lead the way in reducing harmful vehicle emissions. The Norwegian government have reportedly proposed to completely ban the sale of petrol powered cars within the next decade. This is an enormous task that arguably every other country should also be embarking on.
Do you drive a diesel and have you been stung with the rising cost of fuel? With news that the fuel is more dangerous to humans than petrol (even if we were told it was better for the environment), it’s a bad time for diesel owners all round!
Claire Heffron, The Mail Online, reports:
It goes without saying the speeding is breaking the law and should be treated accordingly. Despite this there seems to be a lot of uncertainty surrounding speeding fines and points on a licence.
Alex Robbins, The Telegraph, reports:
The cars that James Bond drives in each of his iconic films will always get attention. He’s driven Alfa Romeos, Jaguars and Bentleys, amongst others, with perhaps the most famous being the Aston Martin DB5.
It may be tempting to get carried away in the moment and take immediate advantage of diesel prices being lower than petrol. However, as with any new car purchase you should take more than the cost of fuel into account.
The Telegraph reports:
Motorists have been informed that a £20 fine will be presented to them if they are sat in a stationary car with the engine running. From 1st of May the new penalty will come into force in two trial boroughs of London, and as you can imagine the majority are against the new fines.
Government ministers are to be catapulted into the future with the first fleet of electric cars to replace their old fuel run motors.
Oil imports could be cut by 40% due to a surge in electric vehicles on the roads. Motorists could be reaping the benefits by 2030 as more drivers are predicted to switch to electric vehicles, making driving a lot less expensive for drivers of petrol and diesel-fuelled vehicles.
If more UK drivers decide to buy an electric car then the country could save billions in fuel costs. While it requires a massive investment in infrastructure by the Government, the added health benefits and costs cut could be a big incentive.