More than 150,000 motor vehicles were stolen in Great Britain in the year 2018-19, 10,000 above the year before and a 56% (54,932) increase compared to four years earlier, according to data analysed by RAC Insurance.
Kent and Essex were the hot spots but North Wales has also seen a rise of 32% and researchers found in nearly half the case the thieves used the owner’s keys, suggesting they are not being security conscious.
Over two thirds of people would like to see the Government invest more in four not two wheels according to a new poll by Motorpoint.
A new online survey by the UK’s largest independent car retailer, which has a network of branches across England, Scotland and Wales, found 76% of people would like to see the proposed £5bn of additional funding earmarked for cycle lanes announced during lockdown being spent instead on fixing the faults on the country’s roads.
Bridgestone has collaborated with its long-term partner Volkswagen to bring its groundbreaking lightweight tyre technology to the car manufacturer’s new all-electric ID.3 vehicle.
The environmentally friendly ENLITEN Technology, which enables tyres to have a super low rolling resistance while requiring less materials to be created, is being applied by Bridgestone for the first time on Turanza Eco tyres specially engineered for the ID.3 and brings the benefits of needing less electricity to move and extends battery life.
Automotive industry charity, Ben, has announced the cancellation of its annual flagship event, Ben Ball, in December.
As a result of COVID-19, the event won’t be taking place this year for the first time since World War II, contributing to a potential income shortfall of £1m for Ben this year.