A survey by Venson Automotive Solutions reveals that one in three (33%) company car drivers would not report minor damage to their employer – a figure which has almost doubled since 2015 when the same question was asked of company car drivers (17.5%).
Overall drivers do appear to be very slightly more involved today than they were 3 years ago in keeping their car in good running condition; 57% of company car drivers said they would make a concerted effort to top up water coolants, compared with 54% in 2015 and 24% saying they are likely to ignore dashboard warning lights, down from 28% in 2015.
VW and Ford are working on a new electric vehicle platform.
Now the German manufacturer has said it wants to share this technology with other car makers.
Geely Auto Group says leading British designer Wayne Burgess will be joining Geely Design, the Group’s global network of design studios as Head of Design and Vice President, from JLR.
Geely Design UK will expand to include around 100 designers and support staff within the next five years and will have the remit to support in-house design functions of Geely Auto Group portfolio of brands, including Volvo and London Black Cabs.
Drivers are being encouraged to check that their cars – and themselves – are fit for the road ahead of the February half-term getaway, with Halfords Autocentres launching an exciting online quiz in order to help Motorists test their knowledge.
The Halfords Autocentres Roadworthiness Quiz goes live this week, with 11 questions aimed at testing drivers’ knowledge in a fun, interactive format, which also aims to help road users understand some of the newer or less well-known Motoring laws.
Mercedes and Bosch are facing a multi-million dollar law suit in America over diesel emissions cheating.
The companies lost their bid to have the action thrown out and now will negotiate a settlement, expected to run into billions of dollars for both.