The major route through West Wales will be closed this weekend.
The A48 will close in both directions from the Nantycaws turning to Carmarthen from 19:00 on Friday until 06:00 Monday for emergency work needed to repair a leaking kerosene spill from a national pipeline under the dual carriageway road and diversions will be signposted along the former A48 single carriageway road into Carmarthen but long traffic delays can be expected.
Four foreign-owned firms are competing to run train services in Wales and create the £600m South Wales Metro.
Bids have been submitted by Abellio, Arriva, KeolisAmey and MTR for the next Wales and Borders franchise and the Welsh Government will announced the successful bidder and award the contract early 2018.
A new high-tech model which doesn’t go on sale until spring 2017 will be one of the highlight vehicles taking part in next week’s MPG Marathon.
The UK’s premier eco-driving challenge, which promotes efficient and environmentally friendly driving, will also see the first UK appearance of the second generation Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, with the car arriving straight from the stand at the Paris Motor Show, where it made its European debut last month.
Toyota Motor and Suzuki Motor have agreed to explore collaboration in green cars, safety and information technology.
The collaboration would try to leverage Suzuki’s strengths in low-cost, small cars and Toyota’s strengths in advanced r&d and larger vehicles.
BMW expect sales of its electrified cars to surge in the next decade as the technology hits the mainstream, putting it in a race against Tesla and Mercedes-Benz.
Plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars across the BMW and Mini brands could account for between 15 percent and 25 percent of sales in about 10 years.
Volkswagen Group may cut up to 2,500 jobs a year over 10 years by moving workers into early retirement, Handelsblatt reported, citing Bernd Osterloh, chief of the carmaker’s influential works council.
Top management and labor leaders are locked in “tough” talks on future strategy and cost savings at the troubled VW brand.
Silver remains the most popular colour among the 30m-plus cars on the UK’s roads, but it is starting to lose its place as white becomes ever more prevalent.
New data DVLA requested by RAC Cars reveals that 22.5% of cars were silver at the end of the first quarter of 2016 – that’s 6,841,315 of 30,459,456 licensed cars.