Extremely strong demand for all seven SV vehicles has driven this growth along with an expansion to 100 SV specialist dealers around the world.
Shadow Transport Minister for Wales has questioned how Welsh Government will spend an extra £64.5m from UK Government for public transport.
Russell George MS, the Shadow Transport Minister, said, “People are to travel only when necessary, and many people here in Wales are furloughed, or working from home, and so as a consequence, the strain on transport here has been reduced. However, many people continue to rely on public transport to commute to their work and so, while I and my Welsh Conservative colleagues of course welcome this additional funding, it is with the usual caveat of questioning how the Welsh Government will allocate it before we scrutinise these decisions.”
Welsh Todies want the Welsh Government to end the CV19 period of grace for paying a £60 FPN for unnecessary travel and for an increase to £120 for each offence up to a maximum £1,920.
Travel in Wales is still banned to visitors heading for holiday areas and many sites have closed facilities including parking and toilets.
Drivers are planning just under 10m separate leisure journeys by car this coming bank holiday weekend, half the number compared to last year and the fewest for the long weekend since the RAC first started tracking trips, new research suggests.
Around two-thirds of drivers (68%) say they don’t expect to get in the car at all for recreational purposes over the weekend and among drivers who do plan on taking the car out, half of the trips taken won’t be more than 10 miles in length.
General Motors Co is “almost there” on developing an electric vehicle battery that will last one million miles, a top executive has told investors.
There’s no time-line for their introduction but current batteries can last over 100,000 miles.
Reasons behind the proposed merger of Fiat Chrysler and PSA are “stronger than ever” as the Coronavirus pandemic adds to existing challenges, said FCA chairman.
John Elkann, CEO, said work for the merger proceeded “on time and as envisaged, although there is concern in Italy about dividend payouts to FCA shareholders at a time the motor conglomerate was seeking public funds to cope with losses after the pandemic lockdown hit sales.
ŠKODA has developed the perfect accessory for the owner who needs to cross the city in style, a bespoke scooter.
Designed to allow owners to go from door to door without having to sacrifice ŠKODA style or innovation, the new scooter is another example of the brand’s passion for micromobility and the £120 scooter can be unfolded in seconds and then stows in the redundant spare wheel well under the boot floor.
Yourparkingspace matches cars to driveways and expects a rush towards ev-ownership by commuters facing higher congestion charges and parking costs.
Customers who purchase a new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can now enjoy 10,000 miles of free, green, electric motoring provided by OVO Energy.
The need for a more sustainable future still exists and with drastically reduced capacity on public transport for the foreseeable future, for example, there will be a greater requirement than ever for more eco-friendly vehicles, when driving is necessary.
The Independent Garage Association has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, urging him to end the six-month MOT extension put in place on 30 March 2020.
Stuart James, IGA Chief Executive said,“Now that the public are being encouraged to go back to work and avoid using public transport where possible, the time is right to stop the MOT extension, adding, “With approximately one third of cars failing their initial MOT, millions of faults will be left unrectified if the full six-month extension goes ahead.”
Motor vehicle auctions are open for business online and are seeing good levels of sales activity, said Louise Wallis, Head of the National Association of Motor Auctions.
Although auctions were amongst the businesses that needed to close due to government restrictions, they have been able to operate online sales offering a valuable service to fleet companies and dealerships wanting to sell and buy stock.