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Brexit, The Apprentice, car industry, Europe, EU, DriveWrite Automotive, auto lifestyle, motoring blog, car blog, lifestyle

The Apprentice: Brexit Round

A Brexit thought has occurred. It dawned on me that our Members of Parliament are just like the contestants on The Apprentice. They are split into two teams with those applicants who failed the final cut sitting to one side, moping. The team members are inept, crass and don’t have a clue. They are lost in their own world of dreams where they imagine that what they do counts for something. They are leaders of men, in their own lunchtimes. Continue reading

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About European Emissions Standards

European emissions standards define the acceptable limits for exhaust emissions of new vehicles sold in the European Union. These standards are defined by a series of EU directives dictating the progressive introduction of increasingly stringent standards. Car manufacturers and, for example, business hire companies are obliged to comply. This infographic courtesy of Northgate Vehicle Hire tells the story: Continue reading

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European Motorists Deserve A Better Tax Deal

It will come as no surprise to any British motorist that UK drivers top the tax to road expenditure ratio. UK drivers pay almost four times as much in motoring taxes as is spent on roads according to Edmund King, the AA president, speaking in Brussels yesterday. This is the highest ratio in Europe (with the exception of Malta). Continue reading

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Take Care With Holiday Driving

Now that the summer holidays are truly upon us, many of you are likely to be driving off into continental Europe for some hard-earned R&R. Have things changed in Europe given our recent decision? Will you find that a Five Pound note only buys one Euro? Would it be better to barter with bright beads or perhaps live goats? Whatever the welcome you receive one thing never changes: European cops hate you. Continue reading

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EU Stays Cool Over HF

The eco-experts at that Tower of Babel we call the European Union head office have done it again. In their quest to save the planet – or at least the Euro bit – those swivel-eyed suits have ruled that as of 1st January 2017 all cars built for use in Europe must have eco-friendly coolant in their air-con systems. Continue reading