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Autocar confidential: Tesla's latest landmark, touchscreens to stick around and more

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Our reporters empty their notebooks to round up a week in gossip from across the automotive industry
In this week's round-up of automotive gossip, we hear the full extent of the effects shutdown is having on the UK automotive industry, the Land Rover CEO's latest honorary title, and why we're still searching for the ideal car infotainment system.
Another milestone for Tesla
Tesla is now just a handful of Supercharger stalls away from having 5000 across Europe, spread across 519 stations in 25 countries. The expansive network is credited for helping a German Model S owner to become the...
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Max's broken endplate got stuck in bargeboard

Max's broken endplate got stuck in bargeboard

Max Verstappen's dip in car performance at the Styrian Grand Prix can be explained by a broken endplate getting stuck in the bargeboard area. Verstappen managed to split the... Read more ...

New Peugeot 3008 could morph into a coupe-SUV in 2022

New Peugeot 3008 could morph into a coupe-SUV in 2022

Peugeot is planning a major overhaul for the next-generation 3008. When it arrives in 2022, the French brand's mid-sized crossover could shift away from its practical... Read more ...

10 times royals ditched their drivers and got behind the steering wheel

10 times royals ditched their drivers and got behind the steering wheel

The royals often drive their own cars Read more ...

Shocking moment thugs surround car and 'stab the driver with a PITCHFORK'

Shocking moment thugs surround car and 'stab the driver with a PITCHFORK'

A group of at least half a dozen thugs blocked the road before attacking a 27-year-old man inside a van. He was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. Attack took place in... Read more ...

New Ford Bronco 4x4 to be revealed tonight, image leaks out

New Ford Bronco 4x4 to be revealed tonight, image leaks out

First official shot of rugged reborn 4x4 icon appears online ahead of reveal tipped for 1am UK time Ford is finally set to reveal the long-awaited rebirth of the Bronco name... Read more ...

Two men are killed in horror smash after their car slams into Mitsubishi

Two men are killed in horror smash after their car slams into Mitsubishi

The two men, aged in their 30s and 40s, were declared dead at the scene on Bolton Road, Swinton. The man in his 60s remains in hospital in a stable condition. Police were... Read more ...

Police appeal after hit-and-run causes £4K worth of damage in Tayside

Police appeal after hit-and-run causes £4K worth of damage in Tayside

A BMW drove into a parked car in the early hours of July 11. Read more ...

Thirteen people are arrested after large group of youths 'became aggressive...

Thirteen people are arrested after large group of youths 'became aggressive towards police'

Police were called at around 10.30pm on Saturday to reports of a man damaging a car in Shoreham, Sussex before a 'large group of youths' descended on the area. Read more ...

Driver is arrested 'after he stabbed a 26-year-old passenger in another car...

Driver is arrested 'after he stabbed a 26-year-old passenger in another car in M5 road rage attack'

Police say the suspect is in custody on suspicion of wounding with intent after a 26-year-old man suffered stab injuries on Friday night. Read more ...

To the Batmobile! Stowaway bat hides in Vauxhall car from France to Hartlepool

To the Batmobile! Stowaway bat hides in Vauxhall car from France to Hartlepool

A bat survived a 500-mile trip from France to Hartlepool to give workers at a car showroom a fright. The 10cm bat was rushed to a vet after it was discovered inside a Vaxuhall... Read more ...