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Puma joins AA L-plate line-up, London C-charge extension plan, VW ID.3 NCAP result

14/09/20 Ford Puma in AA Driving School livery. All Rights Reserved: F Stop Press Ltd. +44 (0)7765 242650 www.fstoppress.com

Puma added to AA driving school line-up

The Ford Puma has been added to the roster of vehicles available on the AA’s driving school fleet, joining the Fiesta and Focus models form the brand.

AA Ford Puma 2020

“It’s brilliant news that AA Driving School is to make Puma available,” said Stephen Gafson, Ford’s Direct Sales business manager. “We know it will be popular with the instructors, who get to choose their own vehicles, and we are expecting that their pupils will enjoy the Puma experience.”

Available in Titanium 125hp petrol form, the Puma is also the first mild hybrid the AA has offered to its instructors.

 

Plans to extend C-charge zone to north and south circular roads

The Government is pushing to extend the London congestion charge zone to the north and south circular roads as part of a bail-out for Transport for London as a result of a huge drop in revenues as people avoid public transport due to Coronavirus.

“Now is not the time for the Government to play party political games or be vindictive towards London – this is far too serious a matter,” tweeted London mayor Sadiq Khan. “We need them to do what is right for the city and the people of this city who have endured so much during this crisis.”

Other measures on the table as part of the bail-out include, according to Khan, higher council tax for Londoners and increases to tube and bus fares.

 

Five-star NCAP crash test result for VW’s ID.3 EV

The Volkswagen ID.3 electric vehicle has scored the maximum five starts in its Euro NCAP crash test result announced today, recording “good results” in all areas of assessment.

Euro NCAP VW ID3 2020 “The ID.3 represents the direction of travel for the car industry in recent years,” said Euro NCAP’s Secretary General, Michiel van Ratingen. “The climate crisis means that we all must adapt to a cleaner future and electric cars will become the norm in the years to come. Euro NCAP will continue to ensure that saving the planet does not come at the cost of safety and I am glad to see that the ID.3 – the latest generation of the people’s car – does not compromise in this regard.”

 

First Drive: Ford Puma

 

 

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