Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates has given the green light for a new £5.3m integrated transport hub in Port Talbot.
The Hub, which will be located adjacent to the recently rebuilt Parkway station, will act as a focal point for transport in the area funded by the Welsh Government (£2.7m) and the European Regional Development Fund (£2.5m).
While one in three motorists (29%) surveyed by RAC Cars say they have owned a car that has been beset by bad luck there are some unfortunate owners who seem to be personally plagued as they have suffered with multiple vehicles.
A fifth (22%) have had to put up with two ‘cursed’ cars while at the other end of the scale, a seriously unlucky 2% confess to having had bad luck with between six and 10 vehicles in their driving lives.
A Volkswagen engineer pleaded guilty in a U.S. court for his role in rigging emissions software on 2.0-litre diesels sold in the U.S., marking the first criminal charge in the U.S. government’s probe into the VW scandal.
The engineer, James Robert Liang, was named in a grand jury indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit in June that was unsealed on Friday and it now opens the possibilities of other VW engineers and possibly senior executives being named and prosecuted.
BMW’s management will miss the Paris auto show for talks to break a deadlock over whether to produce new electric cars, including a battery-powered Mini, report Reuters.
Spurred on by the success of Tesla, which has received almost 400,000 pre-orders for its Model 3 car, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen Group have accelerated their own electric car plans.
Volkswagen says it will launch more than 30 electric vehicles over the next decade, amounting to a quarter of group deliveries by 2025.
Executives across the industry predict electric cars will increasingly gain mainstream acceptance among customers thanks to advances that make batteries get cheaper and more powerful and the VW emissions scandal, which has sparked a regulatory backlash against diesel-engine vehicles.
China has accused more than 20 additional carmakers, including Nissan Motor Co. and Hyundai Motor, of breaking rules on green car subsidies, according to a state media report, widening a scandal over a $4.5 billion annual payout program.
On Thursday, China’s Ministry of Finance punished at least five carmakers, accusing them of cheating its program to promote electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, receiving roughly $150 million.
GM is recalling nearly 4.3 million vehicles worldwide for a software defect that can, in rare instances, prevent air bags from deploying during a crash.
The issue that has been linked to one death and three injuries but the circumstances are rare for the fault to develop and no Vauxhall cars are affected.
Brittany Ferries enjoyed a significant increase in the number of holiday-makers leaving the UK this summer.
From June to August, the premium cross-channel ferry operator carried 392,446 cars on its three routes to France and Spain, a 4.4% or 16,436 vehicle increase compared with the same period in 2015 and meant their ships carried 1.195 million people, an increase of 1.1%.