Bus and train services through Wales have been reduced.
The effects of Covid-19 on staffing and a decline in passenger numbers have combined to hit them while more users have also resorted to private transport to make journeys, and people have been urged to check service details before travelling.
Ford UK prices have risen and now reflect increases following the exit from the EU and the end of the transition period.
The highly popular Fiesta ST-2 trim rose by £1455 at the start of this month, ST-3 and ST Edition models also went up by £1695, while the recently launched Puma ST has increased to £30,415 with no equipment upgrades.
Alpine Business Unit development, Groupe Renault and Group Lotus have signed a memorandum of understanding to study a number of areas of cooperation, including the joint development of an EV sportscar.
The Alpine and Lotus teams will conduct a comprehensive feasibility study for the joint engineering, design and development of an EV sportscar by leveraging the resources, expertise and facilities of the respective entities in both France and the UK.
Renault Chief Executive Luca de Meo says he will concentrate the business centring production on more profitable models as it draws down on €5 Billion loan from the French government.
He also plans to cut spending on research, realign production plants and aims for margins over market share and this could impact on their relationship with Nissan’s model range.
Volkswagen and Subaru cars’ production has been halted at worldwide plants following more shortages of computer chips.
The chips are used in a multitude of components and their manufacturing has fallen behind due to Cover-19 impact, while parts shortages have again stopped Honda Civic production in Swindon.
US authorities have ordered Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model Y cars.
It’s concerned about touchscreen failures which the US safety authority says could lead to accidents.
PSA says sales dipped 28% last year.
The drop was due to impact of Covid-19 but it now hopes to gradually claw back the losses and meanwhile Smart says it wants to become a compact SUV brand specialist.
A new Lada range built in conjunction with Dacia models by parent Renault will be unveilved over the next four years, including an eagerly awaited 4×4 Niva SUV.
Renault designers have been tasked with giving the famous Russian marque a makeover and they will share the latest powertrain technology but mayn’t be sold in all markets to reduce competition and affect sales.