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Car ownership has become more popular according to the latest survey.

Car ownership has become more popular according to the latest survey.

Car ownership has become more popular according to the latest survey.

One impact of Covid-19 has been a greater desire for private car ownership, according to the latest motoring report from Carzone.

More than half (55pc) of those surveyed said owning or having access to a car is now more important to them as a result of the pandemic.

The report also shows nearly two-thirds (64pc) of prospective buyers are still looking to purchase while 36pc have put their plans on hold. Around 60pc say their budget has stayed the same or increased. The crisis has also affected those who don’t drive, with 65pc more likely to learn.

Cabin air system ‘beats’ Covid-19

A cabin air purification system to be used in future Jaguar Land Rover road cars inhibits viruses – including Covid-19 – and bacteria by up to 97pc, it is claimed.

Currently at the prototype phase, the system combines ordinary air con systems with Panasonic’s Nanoe X purifier which uses chemicals in water droplets to neutralise viruses.

Lab tests show it inhibits Covid-19 by almost 100pc. Research organisation Texcell found it inhibited more than 99.995pc of the virus.

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