A survey by the Welsh Automotive Forum of local supply chain companies shows 88% expect May turnover to be reduced by more than 50%.
Even for July, 38% expect turnover to be 30%+ reduced on pre-COVID-19 levels.
RAC patrols rescued some 3,426 motorists whose vehicles may have fallen victim to the UK’s pothole-ridden roads in the first three months of 2020, more than during the same period last year.
Data from the RAC Pothole Index shows this represented a massive 64% increase of 1,337 compared to October to December 2019 (2,089) and 150 more than the first quarter last year (3,276) – a rise of 4.5%.
Britain’s biggest car plant, Nissan Sunderland, will restart phased production in early June.
Output at the site, which made just under 350,000 vehicles last year and builds the Qashqai, Juke and Leaf models, has been suspended since 17 March.