The bus industry in Wales will receive a support package worth £48m to help recover from the impact of the pandemic and deal with emerging financial challenges, the Welsh Government has announced.
The Bus Emergency package will provide ‘gap funding’ until the end of this financial year for bus operators to maintain the necessary bus services and routes in their area, in return for greater public control over Welsh bus services.
A £28M project to evaluate green hydrogen for road transport including public and emergency services vehicles is being considered for Bridgend.
It is the preferred location for the creation of a fuel site being funded by a Japanese business and Japanese Government and supported by Welsh Government.
Quality, performance and style are more important to owners than value for money according to the latest definitive Auto Express Driver Power car brands survey.
More than 60,000 owners rated their cars in the Driver Power survey across a range of features, with value for money taking a back seat to most other qualities enjoyed by drivers and top were Porsche, Tesla and Kia.
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association is calling for drastic action on charging infrastructure and investment by Governments to provide a pan-European network of powerpoints.
The boost is needed to meet the EU mandate agreed this week for zero emission transport by 2050 and includes hydrogen, non-fossil fuels and access to rare materials to build electric batteries and motors.
Almost one in three (30%) drivers prefer to pay for their car on a monthly basis, because they prefer not to have to worry about the total cost and also like knowing they will upgrade their car at their end of their finance deal (men 29% and women 31%).
According to the new Opinium survey of 2,000 UK drivers, commissioned by InsuretheGap.com, an independent provider of GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection), younger age groups are the most likely to pay monthly, 18 – 34s (53%), 35 – 54s (39%) and over 55s (17%).