RAC unveils mobile kit to give stranded EVs a spark of life

The van-based equipment can provide enough power to get an out-of-battery EV safely to a nearby charging point

UK petrol price to rise after Hurricane Harvey

Drivers have been warned to expect a hike in the price of unleaded petrol caused by Hurricane Harvey in the US. According to the RAC, the price of a litre of petrol could rise by up to 4p per litre, taking the average price up to above £1.21 per litre. Petrol hasn’t been this expensive […]

Petrol to fall to £1 litre during Christmas

The price of petrol could fall to £1 litre this Christmas. That’s because oil prices fell below $40 per barrel (£26/bbl) for the first time since February 2009. New data from RAC revealed it will lead to a cut of three pence a litre in the average price for petrol and five pence a litre for diesel. […]

RAC offers breakdown service for electric cars

Electric car drivers with “range anxiety” can breathe a sigh of relief – the RAC is offering a breakdown service for emergency recharging. Its first mobile electric charging system is going to work in the Birmingham area. RAC said this is because the city has a “well-established” progressive EV record. A standard RAC van has […]

UK drivers ‘bitterly disappointed’ by road fuel report

Consumers in the UK will be “bitterly disappointed” that the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will not be launching a full-scale review of petrol and diesel pricing in the UK. That’s the view of fuel poverty campaigners and those in the automotive industry, which follows new evidence suggesting there are no problems with competition in […]

Brighton to London: RAC Future Car Challenge

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Ex-F1 designer wins low carbon car competition

A compact, unusual-looking car by ex-F1 designer Gordon Murray triumphed at the second annual RAC’s Future Car Challenge this weekend. The competition aim is to use as little energy as possible to drive the 60-mile route from Brighton to London. It was the second year-running that a car by Mr Murray was the overall winner. […]

Damon Hill takes the wheel in low carbon car competition

British Formula One legend Damon Hill is taking the wheel in the RAC Future Car Challenge next weekend. The 1996 world champion is driving a Skoda Fabia Greenline II on behalf of the Global Fuel Economy Initiative, one of two diesel-powered ICE category cars entered by the GFEI team. The challenge kicks off on Saturday […]

Stansted Airport in hydrogen trials

Energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power is to carry out trials of a hydrogen refuelling project at Stansted Airport. ITM has developed HFuel, a self-contained way of refuelling hydrogen-powered road vehicles and forklift trucks that can be used on small fleets of both fuel cell and hydrogen internal combustion engine vehicles. Stansted is […]