Sluggish purchase of new cars impacting safety – Cyprus Mail Cyprus Mail

By Evie Andreou New car purchases in Cyprus lag behind much of the rest of Europe with almost half of all cars over 10 years old, a new report on car safety has shown. According to a survey by the European Transport Safety Council – PIN Flash Report 30 – while Cyprus ranks high in […]

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New fuel economy test proves just how far out official figures are

A new and more realistic fuel economy test shows that real-world consumption figures are up to 56 per cent worse than the official numbers

Is there a car buyer left in this country who believes the official fuel consumption figures? If there was, then the scandal of VW’s diesel emissions cheating must have shattered their illusions.

It’s now abundantly clear: laboratory testing and the figures gained from it tell us diddly squat about how much fuel we’ll actually use.

The veil has slipped so much that French firm PSA Peugeot-Citroen has chucked it away altogether and said it will now publish “real-world” fuel consumption figures alongside the official lab figures from June this year.

14-year-old in intensive care after car accident – Cyprus Mail

A 14-year-old boy from KaloChorio is in the intensive care unit of Larnaca general hospital after the car he was a passenger in, driven by his 18-year-old brother, went off-course on Thursday night and overturned in a field. According to police reports, the accident occurred at around 8pm in Kalo Chorio, when the 18-year-old, who […]

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