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Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling car model
Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling new car
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Sales of alternatively fuelled cars grow despite market decline

UK new car registrations were down 6.7% in October when compared with the same month last year, but sales of alternatively fuelled vehicles reached record levels, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Prices at the pumps fall for third successive month

The price of petrol fell by 1.5ppl in October making for three consecutive months of cuts, data from RAC Fuel Watch shows.

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Supermarkets cut cost of fuel after RAC slams pricing strategies

Major supermarket groups have cut the cost of petrol and diesel after the RAC criticised their pricing policies and claimed the average price of petrol should fall by as much as 7ppl to reflect a fall in wholesale prices.

Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall Astra beat the Ford Fiesta as the UK's top selling new car model last month
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UK new car market struggles while Europe thrives

The UK new car market was up marginally last month, but this was not enough to offset the overall decline this year which leaves 2019 down by 2.5% compared with the same nine months in 2018.

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RAC claims that fuel prices are too high despite reduction

The RAC has claimed fuel prices are too high, but conceded independent retailers may not be able to cut prices for financial reasons.

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Tesla's Model 3 was the third best selling model
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Diesel decline slows but new car market is still down

The UK new car market fell marginally in August, with 1,521 fewer cars registered than in the same month last year, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Supermarkets blamed by RAC as fuel prices don't follow market

The major supermarkets have been blamed by the RAC as it claimed fuel retailers did not pass on full savings to motorists after the wholesale prices of petrol and diesel fell during August.

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Report backs EVs over emissions versus conventional fuel

Suggestions that electric vehicles (EVs) could be more polluting than their petrol or diesel equivalent have been debunked by a new report, and it says the balance is tipping ever more in EVs favour.

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Prevalence of petrol lease cars drives up CO2 emissions

Average CO2 figures for new leased cars have risen to a five-year high, according to the latest British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA) Quarterly Leasing Survey.

Charlotte Blum: analysis editor, Argus Media

The international crude and petrol markets that underlie fuel prices in UK forecourts are tightening for separate reasons, keeping prices at the pump well supported.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 4 November 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East130.9367.90138.13126.75
East Midlands130.73139.73126.64
London130.73139.60127.04
North East129.5562.90137.10125.31
North West129.9963.90138.40126.48
Northern Ireland128.05133.57124.33
Scotland130.6059.30137.24126.23
South East131.4566.90139.66127.42
South West130.7674.90137.94126.68
Wales129.84136.06125.42
West Midlands130.4059.90137.63126.57
Yorkshire & Humber130.02139.47126.29

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