Volkswagen will cut up to 7,000 positions, boost productivity and deliver 5.9 billion euros of annual savings at its core VW brand by 2023, in its latest attempt to raise profitability at its top-selling division.
It anticipates the jobs to be taken out of administrative roles but acknowledges it will need less assembly workers as it moves towards more electric vehicles and will review its brands portfolio later this year.
A £30 billion roads plan to improve transport links in northern England over the next 30 years has been rubber-stamped by the government, with a fully dual-carriageway A66 from Scotch Corner to Penrith a priority.
The 50-mile road is an infamous bottleneck and top of the list of road projects being pushed by Transport for the North and the A66 dualling is tipped to go into the next Highways England Road Investment Strategy which will be finalised later this year.
The European Commission says palm oil is not a green fuel and should not be promoted because it causes deforestation.
The use of palm oil in diesel, which is driven by the EU’s renewable energy targets, will be gradually reduced as of 2023 and should reach zero in 2030 although exemptions remain.
The mums of Britain are being let loose behind the wheel of tanks and trucks as bookings for unique driving experiences go through the roof around Mother’s Day, reports www.trackdays.co.uk .
Among the awesome vehicles that the mums of Britain are increasingly experiencing are huge HGVs and mighty military machines such as Chieftain Battle Tanks and armoured personnel carriers.