Friday, February 26, 2021

FULLY CHARGED: Valencia driving schools switch to electric cars to reduce pollution and promote clean transport

THE motor industry is currently facing one of its most profound and vital challenges in history – and Valencia is revving up...

ITV backlog does not exempt drivers from being fined, say Spain’s DGT

THE Department of Traffic (DGT) has issued a warning to drivers currently waiting for an ITV inspection that they will still be...

German carmaker VW to pay €16 million in compensation for Spain’s emissions scandal

A COURT in Madrid has ruled that German car maker Volkswagen must shell out €16.3 million in compensation to owners affected by...

Carbon cost of ‘windy’ Rudolph’s night of hard toil!

RUDOLPH and his flatulent reindeer pals will be ‘emitting’ 22 tonnes of CO2 equivalent in the UK alone this Christmas Eve.

Marquez falls as Quartararo wins in Spain’s thrilling MotoGP opener

FRENCHMAN Fabio Quartararo claimed his long awaited first victory in an action packed weekend in Jerez de la Frontera.

British expat ‘Mid-Life Bikers’ visiting 20 countries in 20 days for Alzheimer’s charity

Charlton and Smith will cross through Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, as well as much of Europe, with the entire journey scheduled to take less than three weeks

Spain’s leading car manufacturer Seat commits €5 billion to Spanish motor industry

SEAT, the Spanish offshoot of German car manufacturer Volkswagen, has announced that it plans to invest a whopping €5 billion into keeping...

Spain’s Fernando Alonso will return to Formula 1 next season

SPANISH motorsport legend, Fernando Alonso has announced he will return to Formula 1 next season.

Spain’s Ministry of Transport grants ITV vehicle test extensions among anger at test inconsistencies

THE Minister of Transport and Mobility, Jose Luis Abalos announced today that ITVs that expired between June and August will have a...

Guardia Civil to ramp up speeding and drink driving campaigns in Spain with drones, helicopters and undercover cars

SPAIN'S Transport agency DGT has not issued travel predictions for the annual 'summer exodus' for the first time in history.

Spain’s government will provide up to €4,000 to those wanting to buy low emission cars

THE Spanish government will provide up to €4,000 to those looking to buy low emission cars, it has announced, as a way to boost car sales following the coronavirus crisis.

Spain PM announces €3.75 billion plan for greener motor industry

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced a draft bill to push Spain's motor industry into a greener future. The...

Formula 1 season will begin without fans on July 5, with Spanish Grand Prix on August 16 in Barcelona

THE Formula 1 2020 season will begin on July 5, following its delay due to the coronavirus crisis, it has been announced.

Motorcycle accidents in Spain rise in disproportionate rates during de-escalation process

MOTORCYCLE accidents in Spain during the de-escalation process have risen disproportionately to other vehicle accidents.

Protests break out in Spain as Nissan confirms closure of Barcelona plants with loss of 3,000 jobs

THOUSANDS of workers have been protesting outside the gates of Nissan's Barcelona plant after receiving confirmation that it will close.

Rental car company on Spain’s Costa del Sol is using ozone generator to disinfect cars

A RENTAL car company on the Costa del Sol has started using an ozone generator to disinfect cars.

Spain will not ban the sale of diesel or petrol cars by 2040, but still aims to be carbon...

THE Government has announced that it will not ban the sale of diesel or petrol cars by 2040.

Spanish motorsport legend Fernando Alonso primed for F1 return, says long-term boss Briatore

FERNANDO Alonso's long-term manager Flavio Briatore has tipped the Spanish motorsport stalwart for a return to F1 in 2021 after a year...

Car use in Spain back up to nearly 50% of the levels it was before lockdown

CAR use in Spain has already risen back up to nearly 50% of the levels it was prior to the state of emergency.

Spanish Formula 1 star Carlos Sainz Jr. is set to sign with Italian giants Ferrari

CARLOS Sainz Jr. has been tipped to sign with Ferrari for the upcoming Formula 1 season.

ITV stations in Spain’s Andalucia reopen with strict COVID-19 measures

MOTORISTS in Andalucia have been informed by the DGT that ITV stations will begin tentatively reopening to carry out periodic inspections.

Missing your MotoGP fix? Superstars line up for virtual GP of Spain this weekend

A TOTAL of 31 RACERS line up for the third round of the eSport MotoGP Virtual Grand Prix this weekend at the...

Spanish car company, SEAT registers €48 million loss in March alone

SEAT have made staggering losses since the start of the coronavirus crisis.

Spain’s Carlos Sainz Jr. agrees to a pay cut with McLaren due to the coronavirus crisis

CARLOS Sainz Jr. has agreed to a pay cut amid the COVID-19 crisis.

CORONAVIRUS: Drivers without an ITV during Spain’s lockdown may not be fined, but could be stung by insurers

Drivers may not be hit with a penalty during the lockdown, but not having an up-to-date ITV means that your insurance is now void.

Spain’s Fernando Alonso returns to McLaren for shot at prestigious Triple Crown

According to the two time F1 champion, the Indy 500 is the ‘greatest race in the world’

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