Welsh Government spent over £10,000 on journeys with cab firm Uber in the last 12 months, double the amount spent the previous year, despite the Welsh Labour Government’s criticism of the firm.
In addition, nearly £2,500 was used to cover the cost of luxury travel and limousines, according to figures obtained by Welsh Conservatives.
It was announced in the Government’s spending review that the Welsh Government will get £24.8 million in ‘Barnett Consequentials’ in 2018-19 from local roads maintenance spend in England.
Russell George AM, the Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Business, Economy, and Infrastructure, has demanded that the Welsh Government commit all of that funding to local authorities so that they can fix Wales’ ‘deteriorating’ road network.
Sales of Jaguar Land Rover cars have sharply fallen, taking the firm into a loss for the three months to the end of September.
The firm blamed lower sales in China for the decline, as well as uncertainty in Europe over diesel and Brexit as Jaguar made a pre-tax loss of £90m for the quarter, compared to a profit for the same period a year ago.
Motor policies will be investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
It is probing if loyal customers get a worse deal than new clients and also the effect of marital status, postcodes and employment.
Two-thirds of Europeans support the introduction of low-emissions zones banning polluting cars from city centres, according to Ipsos for environmental group Transport & Environment shows.
The support for low emission zones is the highest in Hungary (77%), Italy (74%) and Great Britain (73%) and there are now 265 LEZs in place in 12 EU countries, of which 250 concern passenger cars.
Computer analysis suggests the arrival of autonomous vehicles will initially increase traffic congestion as programmes respond to situations.
But as more cars come with self-driving systems it will lead to a dramatic decrease in jams, said Arthur D Little management consultancy.