Disability campaigners in Wales have called for bus companies to be forced to provide at least two wheelchair spaces.
Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People chairman Simon Green said transport companies will always do the legal minimum and bus companies told BBC Wales that an additional wheelchair space was possible, but would result in reduced capacity, requiring increased tax-payer subsidies on some routes.
PSA Group is closing in on a deal to acquire General Motors’ Opel unit to create Europe’s second-largest automaker, with an agreement possibly coming early next week, reports Automotive News Europe, quoting Bloomberg and Reuters.
Both companies are planning to continue intense negotiations through the weekend with the aim of announcing a deal on Monday, eve of the Geneva motor show, but complexity of talks could lead to a delay.
As March brings a peak month for MOT tests, Kwik Fit say more than four million drivers admit that they have not got their car MOTed before the previous one expired.
The average length of time these motorists have driven without a valid MOT is 37 days.
Mexico’s economy minister went to Detroit yesterday to meet with executives from Ford and General Motors to deter President Donald Trump from punishing Mexican exports.
Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo will also met parts makers that have operations in Detroit and Mexico, Reuters reported.
Lead is becoming an attractive investment for speculators.
The growth in stop & start technology in vehicles demands bigger batteries which use more of the raw material.
The Met Office forecast for the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide in 2017 suggests that the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide over the year will be smaller than the rise seen in 2016 – which was the largest annual increase in the 50-year record.
However, carbon dioxide levels are still expected to rise by more than the average for the last decade.
This year’s Geneva Motor Show opens to the press on Tuesday and features new electric vehicles but will motorists be able to charge them?
Research suggests that some of the UK’s local electricity networks will need intervention to enable motorists to charge EVs at home at peak times and the Electric Nation project is trialling a free smart charging solution to this challenge to avoid a cost of at least £2.2bn by 2050 for upgrading local electricity infrastructure.