Mid and West Wales has the lowest ratio of car thefts to population in Britain, said Go.Compare.
Its analysis of crime data reveals Dyfed-Powys police marked up just 0.49 thefts per 1,000 registered cars compared to the highest of 12.67 per thousand in Cleveland, with the Ford Fiesta the most stolen model.
Around 60,000 vehicle owners a day are paying the £12.50 fee for entering London’s expanded ultra low emission zone, figures show, totalling £750,000 daily or £3.7M a working week.
Transport for London revealed that 93,700 vehicles that failed to meet minimum emissions standards were driven in the capital on an average day in the first month after the expansion on August 29.
BMW is planning to roll out a series of hydrogen-powered production cars by the end of the decade – but the UK risks lagging behind.
Speaking at a hydrogen tech summit, BMW’s general manager for hydrogen technology, Dr Juergen Guldner, said he would like to see the UK government ‘get behind’ hydrogen fuel by backing a filling station network but currently the UK has only 12 hydrogen filling stations – this actually dropped last year when Shell shut three, citing a lack of confidence in the fuels.
The SMMT is urging the government to reinstate the plug-in car grant it ditched last year.
The grant to help people make the switch to expensive EVs originally stood at £5,000 when it was brought in in 2011 but was whittled down, eventually ending at £1,500 on cars costing less than £32,000, before being ended in June 2022.
Chinese car-maker BYD (Build Your Dreams) sales overtook Volkswagen in the Far East in September and reported a $1.4 Billion profit in the last three months.
The EV-only Chinese manufacturer has passed Toyota as well and seen its Qin Plus saloon hit second spot to the country’s best selling Tesla Model Y, while BYD took five of the top ten places in registrations that month.
Volvo Cars Energy Solutions is a completely new business unit.
It will offer energy storage and charging-related technologies and services which form the connective tissue between our cars, our customers’ lives, the efficient use of energy and society at large.
Drivers and passengers can help themselves in a serious accident if their mobile phone has a ‘crash detection’ feature switched on.
Scrap Car Comparison, which recovers scores of write-offs, has highlighted the mobile feature which automatically alerts emergency services in the event of an impact and gives out your location if you are incapacitated.