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Jaguar I-Pace
Jaguar I-Pace was the second highest selling model after the Tesla 3.
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New car sales hit record low with decline of 97.3% in April

UK new car registrations plunged by 97.3% in April, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Tesla had the highest average mileage of any manufacturer
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Average battery powered car mileage far exceeds petrol cars

New research shows that battery-powered electric cars are racking up far more miles than their petrol equivalents.

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Cars with diesel engines are becoming less popular
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Total number of diesel cars in GB falls for the first time

The number of diesel cars in Britain has fallen for the first time since records began in 1994, the latest government data shows.

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RAC records largest monthly fall in petrol prices for 12 years

Average UK petrol prices fell by their largest margin in 12 years in March, triggered by a collapse in the world oil price, new RAC Fuel Watch data shows.

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Government consults on earlier ban for petrol and diesel vehicles

The Government is seeking views on bringing forward the end to the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans from 2040 to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition appears feasible. 

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Asda cuts 4ppl from diesel and 2ppl from unleaded petrol

Asda has announced that it has cut the price of fuel for the second time in a week with a price reduction of 4ppl on diesel and 2ppl off unleaded.

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Volatility in oil market set to push up prices at the pumps

Volatility in the oil market caused by the heightened tension in the Middle East could feed through to the pumps in the shape of higher prices, the RAC has warned.

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.

Merril Boulton: editor

The frustration is palpable as the realisation of the impact of changes to business rates being implemented in April is realised in companies big and small across the nation. Media headlines have yelled at every opportunity about the smaller retailers that appear to be being taxed out of business.

David Charman: chairman CWA

Our industry has once again moved into a whole new era, with Tesco taking ownership of Booker and its forecourt brands and the demonisation of diesel as a road fuel.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 18 May 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands112.21122.26106.78
North East110.8763.90125.50105.36
North West111.4965.90121.74106.55
Northern Ireland108.30111.90101.84
South East113.30122.65108.11
South West112.20120.84106.51
West Midlands112.13125.92106.81
Yorkshire & Humber111.7057.70123.12106.23

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