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Volvo to offer test drives via Amazon Prime

Volvo has announced a new initiative with Amazon Prime to offer test drives of its V40 hatchback across the UK. Prime Now is a new initiative and can be accessed via www.amazon.co.uk/volvo. Amazon customers will need to enter their postcode and pick an available time slot, before having the car delivered to their home or workplace. • Care by Volvo subscription service expanded A fully trained Volvo operative will then bring the car to their door and accompany them on a…

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World Rallycross: driving a Ford Fiesta RX2 at Silverstone

The World Rallycross Championship (World RX) is rapidly becoming the next big thing in motorsport – and as WRC seems to be losing its appeal year-on-year, certainly in the UK, rallycross is increasingly where it’s at nowadays. So much so that there’s a round of the championship at Silverstone this year, taking place on a brand-new purpose-built course, and with all sorts of feeder formulas to support it. In the main event, manufacturers like Audi, Volkswagen, Peugeot and Hyundai hammer…

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UK facing shortfall of electric car charging points

The UK needs a six-fold rise in electric vehicle charging points by 2020 if it wants to keep up with electric car demand, a new study has found. The report, carried out by data company Emu Analytics, found that there is a significant shortfall in the amount of electric charging points across Britain. • Best electric cars 2018 Currently there are only 16,500 charging points in the UK, while a further 83,500 charging points will need to be built by…

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Math Says Urinals in Planes Could Make Lavatory Lines Shorter for Everyone

With all the insanity on terra firma, you’re forgiven if you missed the 30,000-foot brilliance of this year’s Crystal Cabin Awards—the Only International Award For Excellence in Aircraft Interior InnovationTM. Ladies and gents, it was marvelous: heated floor panels, rentable beds for economy fliers, a rollout mattress for those in business, and more. One finalist that saw its hopes for a trophy go down the drain is Zodiac Aerospace’s Durinal. As the name (sort of) indicates, this innovation would replace…

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New Lexus NX 300h Sport trim revealed

Lexus has introduced a new Sport spec for its NX 300h SUV, featuring mild styling tweaks and an exclusive interior. Prices will start from £36,500 when it goes on sale in June. The new Sport version is the first new variant of the hybrid crossover since its introduction in 2015, and follows the same pattern as seen with the RX 450h Sport SUV and IS 300h Sport saloon. • Best SUVs on sale 2018 While there are no performance or…

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