Drivers are planning on making an estimated 45m daytrips* in August, according to a survey conducted by RAC Breakdown, with more than a quarter (28%) saying they will be taking more outings than last year – perhaps indicating the extent of the COVID-19 staycation.
While these figures do not include overnight stays which are likely to increase traffic volumes still further, they show half of all the drivers questioned (49%) will be packing up the car for a day at the seaside or heading out for a look around a city or to spend time at tourist spot or attraction before the end of the month.
GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to put safety first on motorway journeys.
GEM’s advice focuses on two key aspects of motorway driving: leaving a sufficient gap from the vehicle in front and understanding the danger signs of fatigue while on a motorway journey.
A new exhibition centre is letting electric car owners pay for parking with electricity.
The Nissan Pavilion is a 10,000-square-metre, zero-emission centre In Japan and fitted with solar panels and supplied with renewable hydroelectric powerand in a global first, electric vehicle drivers will be able to discharge power from their car’s battery pack to pay for parking when they visit.
E.ON and Nissan have teamed up to test 20 stations deploying vehicle to grid chargers.
It’s part of a trial to demonstrate how electric vehicles coud support the UK grid and be a profitable and sustainable solution for business fleets.