Kia will introduce 11 BEVs over the next five years and they will make up 75% of sales, under the company’s Plan S strategy announced this week in Seoul.
The remaining 25% of sales will be conventional eco-friendly internal combustion engined models but it also intends to increase income from car sharing mobility services including hydrogen models.
Cardiff’s proposed £2.00 daily commuter charge for non-residents from 2024 has been criticised as a tax on the South Wales Valleys.
It’s part of a strategy to discourage people driving into the city instead of using public transport, which will be upgraded and extended as part of a drive to reduce air pollution but Blaenau Gwent AM Alun Davies said Valleys residents would “fund Cardiff Council’s policies” while the city residents were excluded from the charge but also contributed to the traffic jams.
Italian regulators fined state oil company Eni a record €5M, equivalent to £4.28M, for misleading advertisements on TV and in newspapers, digital media and petrol stations that falsely claimed Eni Diesel+ was ‘green’.
The watchdog states that the marketing campaign deceives consumers when it claims that the ‘green’ diesel has a positive impact on the environment, saves fuel and reduces greenhouse gas emissions and is the first ruling against greenwashing in Italy’s history.
VW Group is the world’s most successful car maker.
It accounts for 12.2%, or one-in-eight registrations globally, with Toyota taking 11.4%, overtaking Renault-Nissan (Mitsubishi) on 10.9%, according to data published by focus2move.com .
White cars are the most popular around the world, according to BASF paints.
They make up 39% of new car colours, the same as black, grey and silver combined, but blue is surging up the rankings and could topple silver this year.
Taxi and bus companies must “reinvent” their businesses to compete with modern on demand ride-hailing services, say analysts Arthur D Little.
New start-ups in modern mobility services have struggled to make money but are changing and posing threats to traditional pubic transport systems.
Chinese owned Volvo Cars is developing a 5G mobile network system for models sold in China.
It would enable car-to-car communications as well as cars-to-infrastructure, reducing likely accidents, easing traffic flow and congestion.