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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, Britain 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. Scotland however, thought they could do better. 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 petrol by 2032, and the establishment of low emissions zones in at least the four largest cities in […]

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The Adventures of Tracey the Transit

We know our vehicles are used for a whole range of reasons; A large car to fit everyone in for the family holiday A people carrier to get everyone to football A Minibus to get everyone to the races A Van to collect that new sofa A Luton to help you move house Whatever the reason we will happily help you along the way. One vehicle has recently been on adventure of  a lifetime, we would like to introduce you to @MissFarnaby’sTravels which follows the adventures of a PINK VW T3 Campervan. Unfortunately Miss Farnaby became unwell a few weeks ago, luckily Eurodrive were able to come to the rescue and supply Tracey the Transit. Tracey stepped up to take part in a tour of the Scottish Highlands. Pictures are all courtesy of Miss Farnaby’s Travles –thank you for allowing us to share these. We are all making sure Tracey hasn’t got the holiday blues to badly now she is back home in Oxfordshire and we are glad Miss Farnaby […]

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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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Looking for a Part-Time job? Eurodrive might have just what you need…

Looking for a Part-Time job? We are currently looking for a Part-Time Receptionist and a Part-Time Driver. The hours are negotiable. Please enquire by email or telephone for more information and to request an application form. Alternatively please send your CV to mail@eurodriveuk.com

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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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