Rolls-Royce set another new annual sales record in 2022 as 6021 cars left its Goodwood factory – an 8% improvement on the previous record of 5586 cars set in 2021 – and the first time they had passed the 6,000 mark in a year.
Most of the models went to the Americas and the average global price was over £430,000 per car.
Over 30 Mercedes car models totalling 323,963 cars in the USA have been recalled to fix water intrusion into the spare wheel well which can short-circuit the fuel pump control.
It can lead to engine stalling while driving and UK owners might get a recall notice from the British arm of the German company.
Britishvolt aims to sell a majority stake to a consortium of investors in an effort to secure its future, following months of troubles.
The company said in a statement, “The discussions aim to secure legally binding terms that would provide Britishvolt with the long-term sustainability and funding necessary to enable it to pursue its current plans to build a strong and viable battery-cell R&D and manufacturing business in the UK.”
Ford is said to be in talks with LG Energy Solution to build a new battery plant in Turkey.
The car maker has already agreed to build two traction battery plants in America with SK Innovation and a third in Hungary but wants to increase capacity and diversification of supply.
While Wales and England delay investments in hydrogen refuelling networks, FuelCellsWorks reports big investments across Europe.
Governments are using hydrogen as the preferred power source for industries and job creation in the sector to create power supply networks.
A new Juniper Research study found that the number of connected vehicles in service will reach 367 million globally in 2027, from 192 million in 2023.
This growth of 91% will be driven by the advancement of both Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and increasing the capabilities of in-vehicle infotainment systems.
Honda and Sony have joined forces to build a new electric car range.
The Afeela will be introduced in America and it may eventually get to Britain.
For the second year running, Bridgestone EMIA has been awarded a Platinum rating in its annual EcoVadis sustainability assessment.
The award is made in recognition of Bridgestone’s sustainability achievements, with the Platinum status putting Bridgestone EMIA in the top 1% of over 100,000 companies from over 200 industries worldwide.