|Pricing and UK specification has been announced for the latest Renault ZOE.
Starting from £18,420 including Plug In Car Grant but excluding battery rental, the latest version of Europe’s best-selling EV now features the new R110 electric motor offering increased power but still with the same 186-mile real-world range and deliveries are expected in late summer.
Standard specification includes bodystyling; Eco, Slippery and Normal drive modes; and roof rails with 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine in four power outputs or 85PS 1.5-litre TDCi engine and the Fiesta Active range rises from £17,790.
Ford is embarking on a wide ranging strategy to boost sales in China.
It saw sales slide six per cent last year where the market rose three percent and is trailing 23% so far this year with few China specific models to offer, particularly the electric or hybrid cars now being encouraged by Chinese Government and departments.
Engineering company GKN is being courted by two businesses, Melrose and Dana, in a takeover battle.
The famous British business favours a deal with the US Dana but Melrose has improved its offer to GKN shareholders and offered to put more into the pension scheme.
A single adaptable shared EV platform could be used by Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi in future as part of a streamlining plan by Alliance boss Carlos Ghosn.
He will hand over the reins of the world’s biggest car group in a few years and proposes long term cost savings in engineering and components, quality and even aftermarket sales.
Autonomous driverless vehicles should be used on roads as part of a suggested metro scheme for Swansea and surrounding areas, says local AM Lee Waters.
Mass transit public services on road and rail do not offer the flexibility of driverless vehicles which would be called up to order and then sent onto other jobs in the network.