Allensbank Primary School, near Whitchurch Rd., Cardiff has been awarded with Sustrans’ Bronze School Mark following the school community’s recent efforts in getting children walking, cycling and scooting to school.
The Whitchurch Rd area has recently been identified as one of the highest polluted in the capital and so every effort made by the school to get as many families as possible to choose greener modes of transport is vital to create a healthier and safer environment for the children attending the school and the mark acknowledges its 10% improvement in active travel plans.
An electric bus has started road trials in Cardiff.
It will cover an eight-mile route from Cathays Park, around the city centre to Cardiff Bay and uses extra fast charging stations to replenish in about six minutes maximum without the need for overnight charging.
GMB, the union for Uber drivers, has scored a hard-fought victory after the company agreed to give drivers sick pay and parental leave.
In an announcement today the company said it will give drivers access to medical cover, compensation for work-related injuries, sick pay, parental leave and bereavement payments.
Hamburg is Germany’s second city and from next week it’s banning all-but Euro6 diesels from certain main roads.
While diesels emit less C02 than many petrol models they have a high output of NOx, which is particularly harmful to people.
Slowing JLR sales have led to an accelerated investment of £4.5Billion to bring on new technologies and models, reports Bloomberg.
The cut in tariffs by China will also improve their sales opportunities but the country is pushing forward with the lowest polluting vehicles needing the latest powertrains.
The CV2018 show saw 20,000 visitors in the NEC last month.
The biggest automotive event in Britain was filled with 453 exhibitors and is earmarked for 30 April to 2 May 2019.
The forthcoming Vauxhall Corsa GSi due in September wil have a 150ps 1.4 turbo-petrol engine with short-ratio six-speed gearbox.
Based on the VXR chassis, it will reach 62mph in under 9 secs and onto a maximum 128mph with 220Nm from 3,000rpm, and prices will announced later.
Kia is overhauling its Sportage series.
There’re new powertrains including mild-hybrid, lower emissions and upgraded equipment when it goes on sale in the autumn.