All the EU’s four largest car markets grew, with the strongest gains in Italy (+23.1%), Germany (+19.2%), and France (+14.8%).
From January to May 2023, the EU car market grew by 18%, to 4.4 million registered cars and BEVs jumped to 13.8% to 129,847 models.
About 210,000 people will attend Glastonbury Festival this week, with nearly all arriving by road.
Motoring organisations are advising visitors to plan ahead and expect delays in the narrow country lanes with many shut off for safety reasons to all but essential local traffic.
Nearly one-in-five drivers (19%) say their local authority has either scrapped parking payment machines or is consulting on doing so, forcing them to use mobile phones to pay instead, reveals RAC research.
The survey of 1,900 UK drivers found that one-in-10 (11%) reported some or all parking payment machines had already been removed by their local councils with an extra 8% saying their local authority was consulting on doing so.
Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn is seeking £785m from the Japanese carmaker in a lawsuit, reports Car Dealer Magazine.
A former powerhouse in the industry, Ghosn is fighting to clear his name and suing Nissan, two other companies and 12 individuals alleging fabrication of material evidence, slander and libel, according to Reuters.
Charge point installation platform Rightcharge has partnered with breakdown provider Green Flag to help accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in Britain by simplifying the process of installing an EV charge point at work or at home.
Green Flag users can now access Rightcharge via the Green Flag app on IOS and Android and find the right charge point in just five clicks.
Mazda has partnered with Panasonic to supply batteries for future electric cars.
The deal will be for cylindrical lithium-ion batteries over a medium to long term models series.
China has already installed 1.76 million functioning publicly available electric vehicle chargers.
South Korea is climbing up with 210,000 points while the USA trails in third with 128,000 and Britain offers just 50,600 points.
|A 60-year-old Saab estate car owner from Essex, Lindy Winship, has been named the UK’s messiest car owner with her car piled so full of rubbish she is unable to take any passengers. |
Drivers from across the UK have been sharing shocking pictures of their cars in disarray as part of a nationwide competition by tyre and service provider ATS Euromaster with the owner of the UK’s messiest car receiving a £200 Amazon voucher.