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  1. Or use the drivers record download https://www.viewdrivingrecord.service.gov.uk/driving-record/licence-number?_ga=2.64142637.385782931.1631256109-792736798.1630261030
  2. It will be added to your driver record. You download this for things like car hire etc.
  3. I think Woodentop should get a job on one of the more sensationalist papers. Don't bother Googling 2019/2044 its 2144 you need, and then make sure you read the actual regulation. The reg itself consolidates and harmonises the Tech advances that have been steadily appearing on vehicles over the last few years, it comes into force in the middle of next year and amends the 2018 changes to Type approval, and repeals other directives. The speed assistance is for low speed only and is driver selectable (just as ISG is for most cars) but will default to active when the ignition is keyed on. There will be other additions eventually such as seat belt interlocks rather than just warning captions and audible alarms. The event data recorder side of things allows data to be collected but this data is anonymised and is collected in accordance with EU data protection rules (The actual regulation is embedded within this reg) The data can only be accessed in accordance with National data protection laws, and it is in the regulation that it can only be used for the puposes of accident prevention and crash protection research so if you are up to something you shouldn't be in a place you shouldn't be at , you should be OK. Even then its on a closed loop and not retained indefinitely on the vehicle
  4. It seems odd to me that we choose to change from GB ( which doesnt include NI) to UK ( which does) at a time when NI, which remains in the single market, is treated differently in all other collective legislation.
  5. I work with a majority of automotive manufacturers and have seen little if any HFC work being undertaken for cars and light comms by any of the major players. There is also precious little infrastructure development. Most of the HFC work I see is related to Non road mobile machinery capable of working in City LEZ and agricultural and factory machines which can utilise a fixed supply.
  6. I know a number of manufacturers that always prepared C of Cs. I wonder if these are retained by the finance companies who provide the dealers stocking plans, as they are effectively the first owner.
  7. With most EV concerns centred around range anxiety, I think it is time to bring back Motorail. Load up the car and caravan, hurtle up and down the country (and abroad) behind an electric train, G and T in one hand bedtime book in the other, then off load in the morning and drive the last 50 miles to your site. Hell, it could even be charged on the way.
  8. It may be covered by EU but it is based on ECE regs with which the UK is still a signatory. This is why manufacturers currently have to go through two Type approval processes (for EU and GB) but are largely duplicating the same requirements.
  9. You can have your say here. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/changes-to-hgv-and-bus-driving-tests-and-allowing-car-drivers-to-tow-a-trailer-without-an-extra-test
  10. It's a requirement of the Type approval regulations. "The certificate of conformity in paper format shall be delivered free of charge to the buyer, together with the vehicle. Its delivery may not be made dependent on an explicit request or on the submission of additional information to the manufacturer." From July 2026 it will all be available publically online, and paper certificates will no longer be issued.
  11. Actual Mass is the term used on the C of C
  12. I suspected as much, and that sort of illustrates the problem. I've just had the EV for a week and by the weekend I had done just under 1500 miles. This repeats a trip I did in a diesel a few weeks ago. Fuel cost for the diesel was £170. Charging cost for the EV just shy of £115. That's 6 or 7 charges 1 at home and 1 out and about each day. When you are busy charging during the day is a pain in the backside, I found that you almost always need to go to your second choice due to faults or queues. Overall it added about 1 1/4 hours to my day, which is fine if you are being paid for it but hardly increased my productivity. I'm afraid though it will become something we have to get used to.
  13. Playing Devils advocate, if you only do about 250 miles a week do you actually "need" a company car let alone an EV? One of my clients ( a large machinery manufacturer) has recently ditched around 80 fully expensed company cars in favour of a fleet of EV Pool cars. Company car users have been given cash alternatives, and access to preferential finance through the group if they want to buy their own , and in some cases theyve installed home chargers and chargers at their dealers. Time will tell but after last year they considered that physically travelling to meetings etc everyday was just not a sustainable way of doing business.
  14. If the manufacturer publishes the fact that a caravan can be upgraded and there are no physical modifications required other than the addition of a plate, you should look into undertaking an IVA as if you were a homebuilder or changing the use of the trailer.
  15. Must have had the same instructor or it's written into the Roadcraft manual
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