Are you looking for the top automotive news this January? This industry never stops moving, and there are always plenty of new developments to learn about. From cutting-edge new vehicles to fighting climate change, it’s a busy time in the world of automobiles. Whether you’re an avid car enthusiast or just curious about what’s going on in the industry, keep reading to find out some of the key pieces of car news from January 2023!
January finally saw a decrease in petrol prices as they drop below £1.50
January was a sigh of relief for drivers who had been struggling with the ever-increasing petrol prices since before the new year. Finally, prices have dropped below £1.50 per litre, which is a great start to 2023.
The UK saw record highs of fuel prices in July 2022 as prices rose to over £1.90 per litre, so it’s no surprise that this 40pence drop is so welcomed by drivers all over the country. The price drops weren’t as drastic however for diesel, as this has been a lot slower to come down, resulting in a record gap between the two of 23pence.
Do you think petrol prices will rise again?
At CES 2023, Peugeot unveiled their revolutionary new Inception concept
At the Consumer Electronics Show, Peugeot revealed their sleek new concept: Inception. This concept shows an incredibly elegant car design, featuring:
- A 100kWh battery
- All-wheel drive
- Wireless charging
- Driver assistance system
- Smart glazing
- A horizontal tech bar
And many more incredible modern features!
How long do you think it’ll take for Peugeot to create this type of vehicle?
The UK government are taking big strides towards a greener future with an investment of £30 million into decarbonising roads
The UK government has announced a major investment of £30 million towards decarbonising roads. This is a huge step forward for the country, as the government works to reduce carbon emissions and move the nation towards a greener future.
Decarbonising roads means reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) that vehicles release when they are driven on roads, and this would mean reducing air pollution, fighting climate change, and improving people’s health.
What do you think will be the first change we’ll see after this investment?
The UK automotive industry has suffered a dramatic decline, plummeting to its lowest production levels in over six decades
The UK automotive industry has suffered a dramatic decline in manufacturing, plummeting to its lowest production levels in over six decades. This decline has been a result of a multitude of reasons, from covid making it difficult for manufacturers to get parts, to multiple factory closures across the country.
Although many want the car industry to start booming again, it has been said that the only way for it to get back to pre-pandemic levels would be by a major investment from the government, and new car manufacturers to come over to the UK.
Do you think the government will step in to help the industry?
The car industry has seen a lot of up and downs in January. With petrol prices finally dropping and increased government spending on decarbonising the roads, it’s clear things are going in the correct direction for UK residents. However, the fall in manufacturing can’t be ignored, and perhaps gives a glimpse into what the future looks like for people in the industry. Whatever happens, we’ll be writing about it! So visit and read our blog next month for the key car news in February.