Category Archives: Press UK

Police forces spent almost £400k in the last five years on wrong fuel in cars

A new investigation has found there have been 2,147 police misfuelling incidents since 2011. This means more than one officer a day tops up his squad car with the wrong fuel type.

Source: AutoExpress find police forces spent almost £400k in the last five years on wrong fuel in cars | Daily Mail Online

GEM Motoring Assist claims drug driving penalties are inconsistent | Cars | Life & Style | Daily Express

ROAD Safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist has raised concerns about drug-driving across the UK in the wake of a number of cases where sentences seems to have been inconsistently applied and recent reports of ‘sky-high’ recordings over the legal limit.

Source: GEM Motoring Assist claims drug driving penalties are inconsistent | Cars | Life & Style | Daily Express

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.