Mercedes’ new £2.4M Project ONE hypercar revealed

Mercedes-AMG Project ONE hypercar is due to be built from 2019 and uses the same powerplant as F1 cars It combines a V6 petrol engine with lithium-ion cell batteries and 4 electric motors to produce ‘over 986bhp’ The car will be able to sprint from 0 to 124mph in less than 6 seconds and match the LaFerrari’s top speed  Just 275 left-hand drive examples will be made, all of which have already been pre-sold to buyers  By Rob Hull For Thisismoney.co.uk Mercedes will take Formula One performance from TV screens to the driveway in 2019 with the arrival of the…

Can I get a ticket if I get pulled over and do not have my licence?

If I am driving my wallet and I get pulled over, will I be charged for driving without a license? I thought I had been allowed to make it within 24 hours. Can I save a photo of my license in my iPhone, just in case? — Dorothy, Oshawa, Ont. Authorities have licence to bill you — or maybe not — if you are driving without yours. However, a photograph on your phone will not help you — at least not yet. “It is up to the officer’s discretion — you might get lucky,” said Sergeant Kerry Schmidt of the…

BMW’s 2020 electric family car with a 373-mile range

BMW i Vision Dynamics concept revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show It will take the ‘i5’ name, slotting into BMW’s ‘i’ range with the i3 and i8 supercar BMW says it will hit 62mph in 4 seconds and have a top speed of 120mph Its 373-mile claimed range is still 20 miles short of the Tesla Model S on sale now German rivals – Mercedes, VW and Audi – showcase their EVs for the future, too By Rob Hull For Thisismoney.co.uk BMW has fired a warning shot at Tesla with the unveiling of its i Vision Dynamics electric concept…

Electric London black cab goes beige for Germany

By Ray Massey for MailOnline Britain may be famous for its classic custom-made black cabs. But in Germany taxis are cream coloured – and dominated by Mercedez-Benz. Now Coventry-based London EV Company (LEVC), formerly the London Taxi Company, has parked its new electric cab firmly on Germany’s lawn at the Frankfurt Motor Show which begins today. To signal its export drive onto the Continent, it has painted one of its new electric TX six-seater cabs in Germanic cream known as ‘taxi beige’ for its premiere at Europe’s biggest auto show of 2017 in Frankfurt. launch: London EV Company painted one…

What’s the least expensive way to replace my car’s bushing?

I have been advised that the driver’s side bushing requires replacement in my 2011 Toyota Venza. The part is known as a “knuckle” but it is $500 and you will need to get the entire part, since they don’t replace the bushing. Is there someplace that does take the present bit off and replace the bushing? — James The information you’re working with is faulty, since the knuckle on your automobile doesn’t have a bushing contained inside. The knuckle is the focus of the front suspension using the steering tie rod, strut and ball joints attaching to it. What you…

Best 67-plate bargains to help you beat the car salesman

We reveal popular cars you can get the discounts on as new registration arrives Car sales have slipped back in recent months, so haggling should pay off Discounts possible on star cars including the Jaguar F-Pace, BMW 3 Series , Ford Focus, Mini five door and Skoda Kodiaq By Rob Hull For Thisismoney.co.uk Are you contemplating buying a new 67-plate car this month but hate the idea of haggling? We can help. We’ve teamed up with car buying site carwow to identify 17 popular new cars that sales personnel are willing to discount in September. With 19 different car brands…

What does a previous accident do to my car’s resale value?

My car was rear-ended, causing a small crack to the back bumper. The fix was about $5,000 and now my car looks brand new. But when I try to sell it (I will sell privately because I will get more than when I tried to trade it in at a merchant), what will the car history report show? Can it show that $5,000 claim? And does this mean I am pretty much stuck losing that money when I sell that, realistically? — Cole, Edmonton When you are selling a car that has been in a crash, it’s easy to feel…

A retro revolution: Ray Massey tries an electric E-Type

By Ray Massey for the Daily Mail This week I was taken for a spin in the new fully electric version of Jaguar’s E-Type sports car as it set out its ‘green’ high-tech plans to electrify every new model in its range from 2020. The British car firm has taken a 1968 version of its elegant roadster and given it an automotive heart transplant — removing its petrol engine and replacing it with a zero emissions electric motor and plug-in battery.  Jaguar will charge you £350,000 for the privilege. Admirer: Ray Massey enjoying his exclusive ride in the fully electric…

Jaguar to go electric in 2020 and reveals the E-Type Zero

Jaguar Classics is offering to replace the petrol engine in classic E-Types with electric powertrains Each Back to the Future E-Type will cost £350,000 and used a powerful electric motor and plug-in battery It will have a top speed 150mph and a ‘real world’ range of about 170 miles – a battery charge takes 7 hours As well as looking back with electric technology, Jaguar also showcased the 2040 FUTURE-TYPE concept Every Jagual Land Rover model in the range will be available with an electric or hybrid version by 2020 By Ray Massey For Thisismoney.co.uk Jaguar is accelerating back to…

Nissan Leaf has a claimed range of 235 miles

Second generation Leaf to go on sale in January 2018 with new 40kWh battery A higher capacity version is expected a year later with a 310-mile range Is it enough range to make drivers want one? Automotive analysts think so T&E claim car makers haven’t spent enough to market electric vehicles  By Rob Hull For Thisismoney.co.uk Nissan has taken the wraps off its new 235-mile capable Leaf electric car that’s due to go on sale next year, will be built in the UK and could cost about £20,000. Based on official figures, only the range-topping Renault Zoe and super-expensive Tesla…