Flintshire council is among the quickest response times in Britain for filling serious potholes, new research has revealed.
Figures released by motoring charity the RAC Foundation show the authority aims to make road repairs “immediately” but the longest response time in Wales was in Vale of Glamorgan, which promises to investigate the following working day.
World War One hero soldier who was awarded the Victoria Cross has had a bridge near his hometown named after him.
Company Sgt Maj John Henry Williams – known as Jack – was born in Nantyglo, Blaenau Gwent, in 1886 and was awarded the VC after storming a machine gun post, and the Jack Williams Gateway Bridge is part of the new A465 dualling project between Brynmawr and Gilwern.
Japan’s Toyota and Panasonic companies will launch a joint venture to make traction batteries for cars and commercial vehicles from next year.
There are growing concerns over the dominance in the sector of Chinese battery manufacturers.
VW chairman Hans Dieter Poetsh has told German media that small electric cars may become too expensive for those on lower incomes.
The move to evs after the diesel gate scandal triggered by VW fraud over emissions and global governments cracking down on emissions will eventually push up costs to a point that would make a small ev very expensive.
Bridgestone summer and winter tyres will be used Audi on their first all-electric SUV, the Audi e-tron.
The two companies established a list of demands for very rapid acceleration to the in-vehicle comfort and silence, all while ensuring ultimate safety and without any drop in performance and there will be six different tyres from 19’’ to 21’’ – four summer and two winter sizes – as original fitments.
Honda has joined the European Council for Automotive R&D.
It represents the major European automobile manufacturers in their common research activities to share knowledge and improve products.
Arrested former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has offered to hire guards and wear an electronic tag to get his release on bail from a Japanese detention centre where he has been held for two months.
Ghosn was arrested and questioned over alleged financial irregularities during his time as head of Nissan and associated Renault and Mitsubishi businesses.
The French Government want Renault, in which it has a holding, and Nissan to merge more closely under a single holding company, Japan’s financial paper the Nikkei has reported.
French officials visited Tokyo last week to layout their preferred future plan, which would include their decision on a new Nissan chairman, but the idea is likely to meet resistance from Japan Government and Nissan board members.
The days of unrestricted autobahn speed look like coming to a halt.
Germany is considering legislation which would set limits to reduce exhaust pollution.