Britain’s first end-to-end online car maintenance service provider revealed national survey results which show that UK drivers have not prepared their vehicles for summer holidays.
Results from a national Fixter survey shows that 70% of Fixter customers are planning to spend their holidays in the UK this year and will rely on their cars for road-trips and stay-cations but 69% of survey participants have not yet prepared their vehicles or looked for advice on summer driving to ensure safe long-distance travels after lockdown.
Motorists have been warned to beware of scammers attempting to cheat them and get access to their bank accounts during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Those owing money, paying insurance or struggling with mounting bills are likely to see more approaches from the con-artists and Citizens Advice believes a third of UK adults may have been targeted.
Lenders have asked for a Bank of England bailout to help borrowers struggling with repaying loans during and after the lockdown.
In the twelve weeks to 29 May 2020, FLA members received an estimated 1,623,000 requests1 for Covid-19 related forbearance from customers. 1,424,000 (88%) of these requests had been granted by that date.
Advanced motorcycle coaching was back on the road again in England and Northern Ireland from Monday after a three-month suspension due to the Coronavirus restrictions on travel and social distancing.
The UK’s largest independent road safety charity has issued detailed guidelines to ensure the current social distancing rules are followed at all times and advanced rider coaching is carried out with personal safety in mind.
Spain plans a 3.7 billion euro or £3.3 billion pounds aid package for its automobile sector, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, to promote investment and the purchase of vehicles, specially electric models, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said at the weekend, reported Reuters.
Sanchez said details of the plan, which will also include fiscal and research measures for a sector that accounts for a tenth of Spain’s national output and close to a fifth of its exports.
In its annual Global EV Outlook, the International Energy Authority said the number of public slow and fast charging spots reached 862,118 globally, with China, the world’s largest car market, taking a 60% share.
Fast chargers accounted for 31% of the total and the IEA defines slow charging as providing power of up to 22 kilowatts (kW), taking hours to charge a vehicle battery, while fast chargers, including Tesla’s superchargers, can take minutes.