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Scotland to ban petrol and diesel car sales by 2032

Scotland to ban petrol and diesel car sales by 2032. Scotland has laid out an elaborate plan that will see the phasing out of the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2032, which is eight years ahead of the proposed time scale set out by the London government.This is because of some measures the government has taken to improve the economy of that region. In July, our government said the move is aimed at reducing pollution in the greater United kingdom, replicating plans by other cities such as Mexico City, Athens and Madrid. Since Scotland accounts for approximately 10 percent of the car market in Britain, the First Minister spelt out plans to for a deposit return scheme for cans and bottles, and to expand electrical car charging locations. She also outlined a plan to phase out the requests for new diesel vehicles by 2032, and the establishment of low emissions zones in at least the four largest cities in Scotland’s by 2020. Interviews by a journalist at The […]

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7 Fun Facts about Driving Tests in the UK

There are some funny facts about driving tests in the UK that I’m very sure you have never heard of. For starters, a fact about practical driving exams you probably never heard of is that in the early years, driving tests were suspended mainly because they took a long time to rebuild road networks damaged during the war. Furthermore, during the Suez Crisis, driving tests were halted again between November 1956 and April 1957. Before the days of the theory and hazard perception test, obtaining a driving license was much easier, or was it? Here are seven other facts about driving tests in the UK: How Driving Tests Used to be Did you know? The UK driving exam has been altered drastically since it was first introduced 80 years ago. In May 1975, the use of arm signals was removed from the driving test. In April 1991, the reverse parking manoeuvre was introduced to the practical driving exam as a required element. In 2003 there was the introduction of ‘Show […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Minibus Hire

Minibuses are really convenient if you’re organising an event that requires transport. They’re perfect size for small groups, and really affordable too. Hiring a minibus also means you don’t have to deal with the inconveniences of public transport, or book loads of individual cabs to get you from A to B. This is bound to take a lot of the stress out of your event, and get to your event relaxed and on time. This article hopes to clear up some of the uncertainties and questions surrounding minibus hire, so you don’t have to go trawling through articles on the internet for the answers you need. So read on to find out all you need to know about minibus hire! What is a minibus? This probably seems like a pretty obvious question, but it’s definitely worth defining what a minibus is exactly. This is because the number of people you can fit in a vehicle will influence whether or not you need a special license. Normally a minibus is defined […]

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Diesel Scrappage Scheme…

NEWS: Diesel Scrappage Scheme possible as £20 daily diesel ‘toxin tax’ looms. In a move to improve air quality, drivers of diesel engine cars in the UK may be given a scrappage fee. This Diesel Scrappage Scheme could give drivers up to £2,000 to go towards a more environmentally-friendly car, like our fuel-efficient hire cars at Eurodrive. This comes after the UK failed to meet European emissions requirements. Diesel cars emit nitrogen dioxide; a gas said to cause severe lung conditions. The older the model, the more pollution it emits. In 2013, the UK had the second highest amount of deaths related to nitrogen dioxide in Europe, at approximately 12,000, with Italy topping that list. ‘Payments may be limited’ The details are not yet definite, although this may not happen until after the General Election. To cut back on costs, the payments may be limited to exclude those on a low income or include those living in the worst polluted areas. There are over 11 million diesel cars currently being driven […]

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New Animal Bridges

These New Animal Bridges are a Great Solution to Preventing Roadkill. Every day, huge numbers of animals are killed on the roads after being hit by vehicles. With the sheer number of vehicles on the roads both day and night – cars, lorries, motorcycles and more – it comes as no surprise that so many animals fall victim and end up as roadkill. This is not just endangering animals but can also be very distressing for drivers and can cause serious hazards on the road.   With the high numbers of animals being killed on the roads, it was clear that action needed to be taken in order to provide protection for both the wildlife and for motorists. The development of so-called animal bridges or corridors appears to be providing an excellent solution to this problem.   How these bridges are helping   Wildlife crossing bridges and corridors are being put into place in destinations around the world including Australia, Asia, Europe, and America. The key aim of these bridges […]

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Car Insurance

Does My Car Insurance Cover Rental Cars? Rental cars can be a big part of your business or a big part of your holiday – either way, sorting your insurance shouldn’t get you in a tizz! Whatever the reason for hiring, understanding your rental car insurance can be a bit of a grey area – so we’re here to help. This blog hopes to clear up some of the misconceptions and confusions of rental car insurance. Car insurance and rental cars The main question that will pop into people’s heads when they’re reading through the terms and conditions on that rental car form is: I have car insurance already, but does that cover my rental car too? Most rental car services will allow you to extend your own insurance coverages for the use of a rental car. Whether car insurance is covered or not when renting cars is entirely dependent on the car rental company. When you hire with us the cost of the insurance is covered and included within […]

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The terrifying rollercoaster road in Japan

The terrifying rollercoaster road in Japan that everyone wants to drive. All of us want to say we’ve visited some cool places in our time, and this is someplace like no other. The concrete Eshima Ohashi bridge, located in Japan, spans across a huge lake called Nakaumi connecting the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminto. The reason this bridge is so special, as you may be able to see, is its incredible incline. In actual fact, the slope gradient only reaches up to 6.1%, which is still pretty steep, but this slope is actually made to look much steeper by the camera angle. However, it still makes for a truly mind-blowing spectacle – both at the top or not. The reason for the bridge being designed to rise so unbelievably high in such as strange design, is to allow boat traffic to pass through underneath. With the bridge stretching around a mile in length and with the width of the road being a sizeable 11.3 metres, it is the third largest […]

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A Vehicle When You Need It

A Vehicle When You Need It – Reasons For Renting In The UK. There are many reasons for people to rent a vehicle be it a long road trip, moving house, a car to use while your own is getting serviced, lots of reasons. And this is where a trustworthy rental service that have a fleet of vehicles that cater to a customer’s varied needs comes in. Be it a simple hatchback, a 7 seater, an SUV, or a moving van, rental services have a lot of vehicles for their diverse customer base. For the traveller, rental cars are a great way to ensure you have a stress-free road trip. There are two obvious factors to consider when you are hiring a car for a long drive – fuel efficiency and emissions. These things matter because a long trip will test a car to its limits and it is best that you hire a vehicle which will be able to handle the long drive as well as have a low […]

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Car Emissions Conference: The Latest in Automotive Efficiency

Car Emissions Conference, Eurocar fuel-efficient cars and what you can do to help When you choose a vehicle with optimum properties of test mass, brake alignment, wheel and tyre specification, air pressure, running temperature and related parameters, it ensures minimum emission levels every time you travel. It can also enhance the level of oxygen around your living and working spaces. Moreover it prevents making of another hole in the ozone layer right above your head. Imagine what would happen when similar procedures are followed all over the world for just one day. We can move towards a greener and cleaner life for everyone. Root Cause You might think you know these things well and follow the environmental laws already. However a look at the statistics of increasing automobile pollution gives you quite another picture. Greenhouse gasses are made up of many elements like Sulphur dioxide, Nitrogen Oxide, Non Methane Volatile Organic Compounds, Ammonia, Nitrous Oxide, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide and Methane. Nitrous oxide and Carbon Monoxide are the most poisonous […]

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Bring Your Fuel Consumption Costs Down

Hints and tips to bring your fuel consumption costs down Managing the cost of a car is not an easy task. The price of fuels like Petrol and Diesel have been decreasing but they can still be unaffordable. You can’t entirely stop using fuels to reduce the cost (as that defeats the point of having a car), but you can follow some of the tips below to reduce your consumption. 1. Reduce the trips This is the best method which actually works if you are determined. You can minimize the use of cars for small distances like going to the supermarket, dropping your children to school, etc. by opting for other (often healthier) options such as walking or biking. 2. Purchase a Fuel Efficient car Make sure you are driving a Fuel Efficient vehicle. You can go for a diesel car or a hybrid-electric car. Choose a car which gives you good mileage and comfort both in a one pack. 3. Turn off the AC You should always switch off […]

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