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Motors tips — Expert shares advice to cut costs as price of car insurance soars; plus AA calls for EV tax changes


Expert reveals four most cost-effective motors

A car expert has revealed four of the most cost-effective motors your can buy, including an EV that can do 150 miles for just £10.

Mat Watson, chief content officer for Carwow, urged Brits to get their hands on the cheap and cheerful rides – all of which can be picked up for under £16,000.

Tesla Model Y named Europe’s best-selling car of 2023

The Tesla Model Y made history by becoming the first electric vehicle to be named Europe’s best-selling car in 2023.

The family SUV offers plenty of storage with the latest technology, sports car performance, and a panoramic roof.

The Tesla Model Y, built by Elon Musk‘s electric vehicle manufacturing company in the US, China, and Germany since 2020, sold 251,604 units last year – an increase of 84 per cent from 2022.

It was the only fully-electric model to appear among the top 30 of Europe’s best-selling cars for 2023.

Tesla sold some 17,000 more Model Y cars than it did any others, according to figures by industry analyst Jato Dynamics, including the Dacia Sandero and the Volkswagen T-Roc.

What is the cheapest EV in the UK?

A major car brand has revealed the UK’s cheapest EV which is nearly half the price of its nearest rival.

The hotly anticipated Dacia Spring is set to retail from from £14,995, making it one of the most competitive EVs on the market.

The Spring EV, which is set to be released in the UK in October, will be an astonishing £12,000 cheaper than Britain’s
current cheapest EV, the MG4.

It will be the sixth cheapest new car on sale in 2024 across all fuel types.

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Expert warns against three cheap car modifications

Although they might seem harmless, ChoiceQuote explains that fairy lights could prove distracting for other motorists.

They could also reduce your own visibility when driving late at night.

The Highway Code includes a clause prohibiting drivers from distracting others with lights in their back windows.

Although they might seem harmless, ChoiceQuote explains that the twinkling lights could prove distracting for other motorists.

Fairy lights could also reduce your own visibility when driving late at night.

The Highway Code includes a clause prohibiting drivers from distracting others with lights in their back windows.

The third warning from ChoiceQuote is in regards to spray painting tail or indicator lights.

Although it has become somewhat of a fad amongst younger drivers, car experts warn that there is no upside to doing so.

Not only do UK regulations clearly state that lights cannot be legally dimmed by more than 50 per cent, but you need to be able to see the original colour.

Drivers’ fury after petrol mishap

Drivers were left fuming as their cars broke down after diesel and petrol had been put in the wrong pumps at two fuel stations.

Customers at the Greenway Motors Texaco station in Taunton, Somerset, and Asda Locking Express in Weston-super-Mare have been affected.

Due to the “mix up” Sophie Rollason, from Weston, was left “really angry” as it meant she lost a day’s work.

Asda has issued an apology and said it was investigating a “possible contamination” at Locking Express.

A Texaco spokesperson said any customers who have “suffered a problem after filling their vehicle at Greenway Road service station” should contact Texaco Customer Care via its website.

Mrs Rollason also said her husband’s van had been affected and she claimed he is facing missing work for the rest of the week.



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