The cost of unleaded petrol and diesel crept up again in September, as a result of rising world oil prices putting upward pressure on the wholesale cost of both fuels, says RAC Fuel Watch.
The average cost of a litre of petrol ended the month at 112.07p, and diesel averaged 113.34p per litre, the highest average price since August 2015, and up 0.42p while supermarket prices both rose faster than average prices.
With new-car sales in Europe back on track the industry appears to be shrugging off some of its anxiety about Brexit, the decision by UK voters in June to exit from the European Union.
Industry leaders at the Paris auto show reported that business is booming in Europe, a welcome relief after years of depressed sales, but they remain wary of what will come from the UK’s withdrawal from the business-friendly, tariff-free world of the EU in the next two years.
Toyota Motor Corp. and its Daihatsu minicar subsidiary are forming a new company to focus on compact vehicles for emerging markets, as Toyota prepares for new battlegrounds in regions expected to see rapidly growing demand.
Toyota and Daihatsu, which was brought under full ownership by Toyota this year, aim to set up the new company in January.
The next generation of small electric cars will have useful ranges well over 200 miles.
The cars and concepts shown at the Paris motor show use latest battery and power technology but there is still a clash over testing standards with big differences between European and US testers with the latter probably more realistic in everyday driving.
Volkswagen is paying US dealers an average of $1.85 M over 18 months to offset losses caused by the diesel-gate emissions scandal.
It was banned from selling diesels in America since autumn 2015 and now says it will not reintroduce them until 2018 at the earliest, if at all.
PSA Group has announced a new all-encompassing Free2Move programme.
It embraces car sharing, smart services, fleet management and leasing to minimise costs and maximise efficiency and transport.