Six-in-10 UK drivers (59%) want the new Chancellor to bolster spending on the country’s crumbling local road infrastructure in the Budget by ringfencing 2p from every litre of petrol and diesel sold without increasing duty rates, according to an RAC survey of 3,200 drivers.
In fact drivers feel so strongly about the need to increase spending on maintaining local roads that they would much prefer the Chancellor kept fuel duty at the current level – 57.95p on every litre of fuel bought – than cut it, so long as a proportion of it is reserved for fixing potholes and improving the quality of roads that are under local councils’ control.
Nissan has confirmed faith in its Sunderland plant with a £52M press line for the next generation Qashqai which will take up £400M investment.
The North East plant started making Qashqai in 2006 and ten years ago added Juke to the lines.
A very early 1979 VW Golf GTI 1.6 Mk1 with only 17,000 miles clocked with three owners is expected to fetch over £31,000 when sold on line next week.
It was the reference model for the Corgi Vanguards Classics 1:43 model and cost £5,132.39p originally.
Pollution from tyre wear can be 1,000 times worse than what comes out of a car’s exhaust because they are unregulated, Emissions Analytics has found.
Harmful particle matter from tyres and also brakes is a very serious and growing environmental problem, one that is being exacerbated by the increasing popularity of large, heavy vehicles such as SUVs, and growing demand for electric vehicles, which are heavier than standard cars because of their batteries.
Nearly sixty Toyota and Lexus models in America are part of a 1.8M vehicle recall over a potentially faulty fuel pump.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says those affected models date back seven years.
Motor dealers rate Lexus the best brand to work with.
Mercedes, Toyota and Kia follow them but the worst rated were Jeep, Abarth, Alfa Romeo and Hyundai.
After losing its operators licence subject to appeal in London, Uber is now facing a ban in Paris.
This time it’s over pollution from their drivers’ cars with diesel PHEVs being seen as the main culprits.
Welsh Conservatives have called on the Welsh Government to improve transport links to Cardiff Airport as part of a plan to boost business at the publically owned Rhoose location.
They also urge more direct flights to USA and Manchester, new marketing direction, greater diversity on the site and returning to private hands as soon as possible.