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Pressure for retailers to reduce UK petrol and diesel prices at ‘historic’ levels

Pressure for retailers to reduce UK petrol and diesel prices at ‘historic’ levels

Press releases   •   Mar 13, 2020 17:23 GMT

As the oil price falls due to oversupply and the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the RAC expects UK fuel prices to drop considerably in the coming days

UK Budget: Majority of drivers want Chancellor to ringfence 2p of existing fuel duty for local roads

UK Budget: Majority of drivers want Chancellor to ringfence 2p of existing fuel duty for local roads

Press releases   •   Mar 08, 2020 00:01 GMT

Drivers favour keeping fuel duty at the current rate and investing more in local roads, RAC research shows

Petrol down by 3p a litre and diesel by 4p as oil price slumps

Petrol down by 3p a litre and diesel by 4p as oil price slumps

Press releases   •   Mar 04, 2020 00:01 GMT

RAC Fuel Watch data shows petrol and diesel fell dramatically in February, but retailers still need to cut their prices more due to the oil price slump.

Electric vehicle charge points at supermarkets double in two years

Electric vehicle charge points at supermarkets double in two years

Press releases   •   Feb 29, 2020 00:01 GMT

The number of electric vehicle charge points at supermarkets has doubled in the last two years, according to data analysed by Zap-Map and the RAC

A driving need: one-in-three drivers more dependent on the car than a year ago

A driving need: one-in-three drivers more dependent on the car than a year ago

Press releases   •   Feb 21, 2020 00:01 GMT

UK drivers are becoming more, not less dependent on their vehicles new figures from the RAC Report on Motoring show

Petrol and diesel both rise in January despite big fall in wholesale costs

Petrol and diesel both rise in January despite big fall in wholesale costs

Press releases   •   Feb 05, 2020 10:24 GMT

Petrol and diesel prices actually rose in January, in a month where wholesale prices fell shortly, according to new RAC Fuel Watch data

Twice as many drivers plan to ‘go electric’ next time round

Twice as many drivers plan to ‘go electric’ next time round

Press releases   •   Jan 31, 2020 11:13 GMT

Britain’s drivers are showing signs they are starting to embrace the new breed of low- and zero-emission electric vehicles, according to new RAC figures

RAC calls on fuel retailers to cut prices after oil price tumbles

RAC calls on fuel retailers to cut prices after oil price tumbles

Press releases   •   Jan 27, 2020 15:58 GMT

RAC Watch data indicates petrol and diesel prices should fall this week

Over a fifth of parents and grandparents confess to not using car seats for children

Over a fifth of parents and grandparents confess to not using car seats for children

Press releases   •   Jan 25, 2020 00:01 GMT

Research for the RAC Shop suggests many parents and grandparents are taking a risk by not using car seats for some journeys

RAC patrols attended 20% more pothole breakdowns in Q4 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier

RAC patrols attended 20% more pothole breakdowns in Q4 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier

Press releases   •   Jan 15, 2020 00:01 GMT

The last quarter of 2019 saw an increase in the number of pothole-related breakdowns compared to the same period in 2018

December puts an end to four months of falling petrol prices
Drivers: don’t get caught out by the post-Christmas flat battery blues

Drivers: don’t get caught out by the post-Christmas flat battery blues

Press releases   •   Jan 02, 2020 00:01 GMT

​The RAC is warning motorists to make sure that the first Monday after the festive break (6 January 2020) doesn’t turn into a nightmare due to a flat car battery.

More than 4bn Christmas car miles to be driven this year

More than 4bn Christmas car miles to be driven this year

Press releases   •   Dec 27, 2019 00:01 GMT

Motorists will drive an estimated average of 449 miles each as they criss-cross the country over Christmas , new figures from the RAC suggest

Driving home for Christmas: drivers planning nearly 31m getaway trips by car

Driving home for Christmas: drivers planning nearly 31m getaway trips by car

Press releases   •   Dec 17, 2019 00:01 GMT

A study by the RAC and traffic experts INRIX predicts the places and times drivers are most likely to be affected by unexpected delays

Fear of unexpected repairs puts 3.8m drivers off getting their car serviced

Fear of unexpected repairs puts 3.8m drivers off getting their car serviced

Press releases   •   Dec 09, 2019 00:01 GMT

The findings come as the RAC launches its MOT Assist programme, which rewards drivers who keep their car serviced regularly

November makes it four months of lower petrol prices

November makes it four months of lower petrol prices

Press releases   •   Dec 04, 2019 00:01 GMT

Unleaded and diesel fall by half a pence a litre in November – but prices should be coming down further

68% of drivers say removing hard shoulders on motorways compromises safety

68% of drivers say removing hard shoulders on motorways compromises safety

Press releases   •   Nov 29, 2019 00:01 GMT

Drivers remain concerned about the safety of 'all lane running' smart motorways, where the hard shoulder is removed permanently

​British drivers unprepared for winter weather breakdowns

​British drivers unprepared for winter weather breakdowns

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2019 15:07 GMT

NFU Mutual and RAC urge drivers to prioritise in-car safety equipment

RAC launches its first ever child car seat

RAC launches its first ever child car seat

Press releases   •   Nov 25, 2019 09:33 GMT

The RAC launches a rear-facing, rotating, i-Size, Isofix-seat suitable from birth to age four

Half of drivers say the condition of local roads has got worse

Half of drivers say the condition of local roads has got worse

Press releases   •   Nov 22, 2019 00:01 GMT

New figures from the RAC Report on Motoring show drivers remain concerned about the state of local roads in particular - and it's not just potholes that are the problem