The number of motorists ditching vehicles in Wales has increased by more than 200% in five years, as the region has become a scrapyard for abandoned cars.
Details obtained by Confused.com through Freedom of Information requests to local authorities in Wales reveals 466 abandoned vehicles were removed by councils in 2017/18 – that’s one car per day on average, at a cost of £30,793.
Delaying Britain’s departure from Europe poses a new challenge for Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Honda, which planned downtime for their factories in April.
The rescheduling followed government advice to prepare for a no-deal Brexit this week but may now mean they will not be producing cars while Britain still has access to Europe’s single market.
Volvo Cars believes intoxication and distraction should be addressed by installing in-car cameras and other sensors that monitor the driver and allow the car to intervene if a clearly intoxicated or distracted driver does not respond to warning signals and is risking an accident involving serious injury or death.
That intervention could involve limiting the car’s speed, alerting the Volvo On Call assistance service and, as a final course of action, actively slowing down and safely parking the car.
Groupe Renault, the European leader in electric vehicles, is beginning the first large-scale pilot schemes in reversible electric charging.
A fleet of fifteen Zoe vehicles with vehicle-to-grid charging will be introduced in Europe over the course of 2019 to develop our future offerings in reversible charging and lay the groundwork for the future standards —with our partners’ help.