New petrol and diesel cars will be banned from sale by 2035, lorries five years later and aircraft and shipping will face stinging new fuel taxes under proposals announced this week by the EU.
Imported steel used to make vehicles will also be heavily taxed as the EU seeks to dramatically reduce cross border carbon footprints.
Ex Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has told the BBC how he was smuggled in a musical instruments’ box out of Japan to Turkey and then onto his homeland in Beirut in an audacious plan in December 2019.
He escaped home arrest in Japan while awaiting trial on alleged fraud charges, which he always denied, and which has seen a colleague face trial and two escape planners extradited from America to Japan where they will stand trial for their part in the escape.
Wales is losing out with some rail funding because the £106 Billion HS2 Project is classed as an England and Wales scheme although the line never crosses the border.
MPs say if Wales was excluded from this view the country would get more funding under the controversial Barnett Formula, which calculates funding for Welsh projects to match those in England.
UK used car prices have risen 4.4% in June due to supply shortages of new models, but that’s a tenth of the explosion in US car values on used lots.
Concerns about using public transport has fuelled demand both sides of the Atlantic.
Over half the cars and vans on British roads last year were breaking speed limits on motorways and 30mph roads, said the Department for Transport.
Most were travelling over the automated counters between midnight and 4am, but there were also a significant proportion during the day, prompting the RAC to express safety concerns and call for stronger police action and more patrols.