The DVLA has used up all of its paper
The DVLA has declared itself officially out of perforated paper, and will require drivers to remove their tax discs with scissors. That is until the electronic system kicks in on 1st October.
The Post Office, however, who are also suppliers of tax discs, still has plenty of perforated paper, which it will continue to use. www.postoffice.co.uk/vehicle-tax/changes
Tax discs were first introduced in the 1920s, but are now redundant with both the DVLA and police using a digital system. According to the Treasury, this is clear evidence of the government moving "into the modern age".
Volvo doesn't want to be cool
Volvo aren't bothered about being "just and young, funky brand". Speaking at the launch of the 2015 Volvo XC90, Alain Visser, head of marketing and sales, said, "All of our rivals are shouting out, screaming for customers, but they all end up sounding and looking the same.
"At Volvo our approach is deliberately different. We are proud of being understated and are confident in being Swedish. That gives us values others don't have, and gives buyers who are fed up with buying from the German brands a chance to show some individuality. They can do what they want to do, but we are happy to stand for something different."
Brabus reveal its amazing new 'van'
Specialist tuning house Brabus have gone to work on the Mercedes Sprinter, and produced possibly the most stylish 'van' ever: the Brabus Business Lounge.
The list of tweaks and additions is astonishing: Four reclining leather seats arranged face-to-face, with lumbar support and massage functions, A/C, heating, two optional extra seats, retractable tables, a fridge, a coffee maker, adjustable reading lights, an on-board media system, integrated wifi, a Blu-ray player, a PS4 console, a 42-inch HD LCD TV screen, a second, 10-inch front facing screen, a 1200 Watt surround sound system, and a LED fake-roof screen and can project animations like skies at night and fireworks.
Each Business Lounge will be custom ordered, for an as yet undisclosed price.