Welsh road casualties fell by a third last year as the Covid-19 epidemic forced people to stay at home and make only essential journeys., according to Welsh government figures.
There were 819 people killed or seriously injured in Wales in 2020 – a fall of 31% compared with 2019.
BP is reducing fuel deliveries to its filling stations to conserve supplies with a shortage of delivery drivers.
BP told the Government in a meeting its delivery system was faltering while forecourts were about two-thirds full and its head of UK retail Hanna Hofer said it was important the Government understood the “urgency of the situation”, which she described as “bad, very bad”, according to a report on ITV News quoting BP press release.
M25 Insulate Britain protestors who have blocked the motorway on a few occasions in the last weeks now face imprisonment after Highways England was granted a High Court injunction.
It is a legal step being taken before the House of Commons discusses and passes a new Home Office Bill to outlaw future protests.
The British Motor Museum has launched a new membership scheme to engage with more audiences, share its collections more widely and become more financially resilient.
As home to the world’s largest collection of historic British cars, the British Motor Museum at Gaydon is an independent Museum and registered educational charity which receives no central government funding so income from membership will provide essential revenue for the Museum’s ongoing development, helping it to conserve and protect its fabulous collections of over 300 cars and millions of artefacts and items in the Archive and in return members will receive a generous range of exclusive benefits.
Volvo is going leather-free in its new pure electric models as part of animal welfare ambitions.
It will begin with the forthcoming Volvo C40 Recharge and roll out the fabric and synthetic interiors with successive evs.
Fleets who are running electric light commercial vehicles through their first winter of operation need to closely monitor running costs, the Association of Fleet Professionals has advised.
The organisation says that this is really the first cold period that the vast majority of businesses running electric vans will have experienced, and that operators need to ensure that estimated and real world running costs align.
Britain’s motor cycle dealers have met the Government and pressed for legislation around the latest electric scooters now undergoing assessment trials in various UK areas.
The dealers want compulsory accredited road awareness training for those without full licenses to last 24 months; Wearing of safety equipment; Minimum rider age of 14; Unique identifiers on all e-scooters; Registration of e-scooters through RaV portal and Mandatory liability insurance.
The most commonly searched automotive topics on Google and discovered by Uswitch show how drivers worry about their cars particularly before the MoT test happens.
Most commonly searched car maintenance categories: Engine oil; Car bonnet; Windscreen wipers; Windscreen repairs and Brake lights.
Germany’s premium brand car-makers are looking to hydrogen power for future models.
They want to overcome the shorter range and cost of bigger pure battery cars with a liquid which is readily available but needs a better supplier network for cars and cvs to use.