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Ultra Low Emissions Zone

The rise of the ULEZ

The first Low Emissions Zone was introduced in London a decade ago, air pollution has become more of a problem across the UK which is why more local authorities are introducing their own LEZs, CAZs and ULEZs.

Aston Martin Virage Coupe

Future Classics Car Value Tool

Future Classics has been compiled by using real-world used car adverts from around the UK; you can even see how many adverts there are for each car and where in the UK the car for sale is based.

Mobile App Shopping

Would you buy a car via a mobile app?

For years, the golden rule that has applied when buying a car is that you should always try before you buy, yet an increasing number of consumers are prepared to purchase a new or second-hand vehicle without first putting it to the test. As part of our research into the future of motoring, we quizzed … Continued

Convertibles under £10k

10 ‘drop tops’ for under £10k

Now the sun has finally put in a long overdue appearance, we’ve compiled a list of convertibles that motorists can pick up for under £10k. Motoring expert Clive Wilson* identifies ten cars that are relatively cheap to acquire, great for enjoying the sunshine and could even potentially be a good investment in some cases. Here’s … Continued

Puma TV Ad - Steve McQueen

TV’s Greatest Ever Car Adverts

Here we reveal our top ten list of TV car adverts following a poll amongst its team of motoring editors and analysts. Derren Martin, head of current valuations at HPI, said: “Over the years we’ve seen some outstanding, memorable car adverts ranging from the epic and Hollywood blockbuster-esque to the more subtle and clever.  Sometimes … Continued

Electric Cars Survey

The HPI Check Electric Vehicle Study

Electric vehicles (EVs) are getting more and more popular around the world. And it’s easy to see why. They provide a greener and more efficient alternative to some of the vehicles currently dominating our roads. But not everyone is convinced by them, with many drivers giving electric cars a wide swerve when it comes to … Continued

Renault Twizy

8 Future Classics for Under £10k

Take a look at our list of vehicles which we think could prove to be future classics. Motoring expert Clive Wilson identifies eight cars that are relatively cheap to acquire are holding their values and could potentially become future collectors’ items, representing a potentially good buy for people willing to invest. Mr Wilson said: “There … Continued

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Should I Buy an Electric Car?

If you’re about to sign up for a new car, whether it’s as an outright purchase or on a PCP, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed by the number of different models to choose from – as well as the growing number of fuel types. As well as petrol and diesel there are hybrid and electric cars, … Continued

Celebrating 80 years of cap-hpi!

This year is a big one for HPI, as the company is celebrating 80 years of being the go-to brand for used car buyers to check that potential purchase doesn’t have a hidden past. We’ve seen a lot of changes in that time, with data moving online, the amount of information contained in an HPI … Continued

What Are the Biggest Driver Distractions?

Driving requires a high level of concentration to stay safe, be aware of hazards and react accordingly. Yet a lot of drivers become distracted when behind the wheel, whether due to being in a rush on the morning commute and attempting to drink coffee or losing focus and letting their mind wander. Recently the law … Continued

Uber, Toyota Prius, values

The changing fortunes of the Toyota Prius

We’ve had a flurry of emails from people over recent weeks, asking about Toyota Prius values. There’s a lot of uncertainty in the marketplace right now, about whether values of this all-conquering hybrid family car will go up because of the current focus on air quality. Or will they go down because of the turmoil … Continued