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  • Emissions crackdown confirmed

    03 June 2007 by Tim Pollard

    The European Commission today confirmed plans to force car makers to cut tailpipe emissions by 18 percent over the next five years. As exclusively predicted by CAR Online last month, the EC is...

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  • Budget hits gas-guzzlers

    03 June 2007 by Ben Pulman

    Gordon Brown’s 2007 budget didn’t throw up too many surprises; after all, we expected him to take more money out of the motorist’s pocket. Below are the changes due over the next three years. Fuel Duty   An increase of 2p per litre this year, 2p in 2008-09, and 1.84p in 2009-10.  Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) • Group B (101-120g/km) reduced from £40...

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  • Insurance shake-up

    02 March 2007 by Richard Yarrow

    4x4 drivers to pay more for insurance The biggest shake-up in Britain’s car insurance for 15 years is to take place – and 4x4 drivers are facing policy price hikes. That’s because for the first time a...

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  • Land Rover's green blitz

    30 July 2006 by Phil McNamara

    Land Rover is slapping a green tax on sales of its 4x4s, which will build up millions to be invested in global ecological schemes like wind farms and Indian cooking stoves that use renewable...

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