Ministers in the UK believe that fuel emissions pose the largest environmental risk to public health, costing up to £2.7bn in lost productivity in one recent year.The rising levels of nitrogen oxide in form of fuel emissions has seen the banning of all diesel and petrol cars come 2040. This move follows a similar pledge in France to clean air zones and a reduction of air pollution in the developed countries The project however, is currently being implemented in phases that include introducing a £10 toxic “T-charge” that will be levied on up to 10,000 of the oldest, most polluting vehicles every weekday. This will progressively be implemented until fuel-powered cars are completely phased out by 2040. Britain’s air quality package also includes £1bn in ultra-low emissions vehicles including investing nearly £100m in the UK’s charging infrastructure and funding the ”plug-in car” and “plug-in grant” schemes. These changes will with time be [...]
Best EX- UK SUV’s for East African Terrain When it comes to horsepower and towing capacity needed, think about where you will be driving your SUV and the weather conditions you may encounter. If mountain roads and muddy trails are in your future, 4-wheel or all-wheel drive might be crucial. Many people shy away from SUV’s citing costs. However, there are quite affordable and powerful SUV’s from the UK. Here is a list of the affordable top 5 SUV’s for East African terrain. 1. Toyota Land cruiser
To float over the worst trails, the Toyota uses plush-riding independent front and coil-long solid axle rear suspension engineered for increased articulation. The basis of that system comes from Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension, which automatically allows for more suspension movement in slow-speed, off-road conditions, then tighten up as it senses lean at higher road speeds. It’s brilliant.
Modern life gives us the opportunity or necessity to live and work at the other side of our country or even internationally.What we choose to take with us when we go varies but normally the complications and costs involved in transportation restrict us. What if you want or need to take a vehicle with you?You can’t take it to the airport with you and check it in on as excess luggage,so what do you do?In these cases you need to use a specialist shipping company. Normally a vehicle that you want shipped around has either a high financial or sentimental value.You will need to know whoever you hand it over to is professional and reliable. Your vehicle will need to be packed securely,the company will need to be able to find the right transport so your vehicle will arrive in a sensible time frame and they will need [...]
There is a calming effect when your dealer assures you that your car went thorough inspection before it was exported. To back up his claims, he presents you with an inspection certificate. There is no doubt that your car is in perfect condition. If you have ever wondered what exactly is inspected during the checks, here is an article to kill the curiosity. 1. Pre-purchase Inspection and Verification of Motor Vehicles This inspection is usually requested by importers before they buy vehicles from exporters. It identifies whether Export Company is genuine and whether Vehicle exists or not. 2. Pre-Shipment Inspection Increasingly, many countries have set road worthiness standards that all vehicles must meet before the vehicle is imported into the country. The inspectors are required to pass an internal practical test to ensure that they are conversant with the particular standards. 3. Bio-security inspection and decontamination [...]
The tires are the only thing between the vehicle and the road. When they are properly inflated and in good condition, the handling, stability and safety of the vehicle will be maximized. Conversely, when the tires are under inflated, worn out or damaged, all of the safety systems on the vehicle cannot overcome the loss of control that comes with a blow-out or hydroplaning situation. Air pressure in a tire is like oil in an engine; when it is low, the resulting internal damage is unseen until it is too late. Tires naturally lose 1-2 psi per month, so ongoing neglect will eventually result in a tire that cannot support the weight of the vehicle and the occupants. When this happens, the resulting blow-out can result in the loss of control and an accident. It’s also important to rotate the tires on the vehicle every 5-7,000 miles. Today’s front-wheel-drive vehicles cause the steer tires to [...]
The Importance Of Regular Car Servicing Whether you drive a brand spanking new 2017 car or an older run around regular maintenance is a must. Many of us use our cars daily but can be guilty of putting the car service on the long finger. However having it serviced could be the difference between a minor repair job and a serious and expensive fault down the road.
It’s recommended that you have a professional service every 5,000 kilometers or every 3,000 miles, which may consist of a simple oil change or could involve a full service check of the vehicle including safety checks. The most vital part of a car service is to have your oil changed. If you don’t regularly change your oil, sludge may build up which will prevent the engine being correctly lubricated. This could result in engine failure and an expensive repair. Having a regular service will help you avoid this problem and [...]
A 30.5 m (100 ft) long 26-wheeled limousine was designed by Jay Ohrberg of Burbank, California, USA. It has a swimming pool with diving board and a king-sized water bed. It is designed to drive as a rigid vehicle or it can be changed to bend in the middle. Its purpose was for use in films and displays. 2. Fastest diesel-powered car
The highest speed ever reached in a diesel-powered vehicle is 563.418 km/h* (350.092 mi/h), by Andy Green (UK) driving the JCB DIESELMAX at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA, on 23 August 2006. 3. Lightest car ever invented
Louis Borsi of London has built and driven a 9.5kg 21lb car with a 2.5cc engine. It is capable of 25km/h 15mph. 4. Most Expensive car
On the 1st of March Jaguar Land Rover launched the new Range Rover Velar, fourth in the Ranger Rover line-up. Manufactured and assembled in the UK, this new ride is intended to fill the gap between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. Although they possess similar Range Rover signature characteristics in the design, the Velar is certainly way ahead in technology and performance capabilities. The exterior design
Although no one can quite pinpoint the exact source of a myth, we all fall victim to them. They have been engraved into our minds and progressively earned the title “fact” . Here are 10 of those ‘facts’ that are actually NOT true. 1. Shooting a car’s gas tank will make it explode.
A lot of movies have used this untrue stunt.Discovery’s “Mythbusters” proved that in real life, that bullets go right through the tank without fire. There’s no ignition, and no explosion. A bullet to the tank does not cause an explosion. 2. Fill you car with jet fuel to make it more powerful.
A gas-powered engine will not start if you put anything but gas in the tank. Conventional car engines can not combust kerosene. 3. You get more for your money when you fill your gas tank in the morning.
It is believed that when temperatures are cool, gasoline is denser, so you get more fuel per gallon pumped. While the [...]
A sport utility vehicle or suburban utility vehicle (SUV) is a vehicle classified as a light truck, but operated as a family vehicle. They are similar to a large station wagon or estate car, usually equipped with four-wheel drive for on- or off-road ability. Popular in the late-1990s and early–mid-2000s, SUVs sales temporarily declined due to high oil prices and a declining economy.
The traditional truck-based SUV is gradually being supplanted by the crossover SUV, which uses an automobile platform for lighter weight and better fuel efficiency. By 2010, SUV sales around the world were growing, in spite of high gas prices. The reasons why SUV sales are doing better is because more than almost anything is the high roof, low floor and wagon shape give SUVs comparatively boundless headroom, legroom and storage space.
Higher ride height also helps in the city and out of town, granting a certain insulation from the potholes and road bumps. The [...]
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