About 10M cars are expected to hit UK roads at the weekend and head off for getaways, despite facing £60 FPN fines in Wales.
Travel restrictions will be lifted in England but not Wales and the RAC says it expects a spike in breakdown calls and urges motorists to check over their cars this week before travelling.
Carbon dioxide emissions from new cars in Europe rose for a third year running in 2019, shows data from the European Union’s environment agency with carmakers further lagging the bloc’s upcoming climate goals.
To meet those and avoid paying fines, carmakers need to slash emissions by 22% from 2019 levels and the 2020 target caps average CO2 emissions from new cars at 95g CO2/km.
Nissan has rejected suggestions in media reports of a conspiracy within the company to oust former chairman Carlos Ghosn.
Ghosn’s 2018 arrest in Japan on financial misconduct charges led to speculation that the move was orchestrated by Nissan executives who opposed closer ties with partner Renault.
While Britain has rejected a scrappage incentive to boost low carbon car sales, Austria has announced a €5,000 grant similar to the UK’s PiCG of £3,000.
Austria is also supporting more public charge points being set up.
An on-line petition is underway to open a 21-miles former railway line through the Gwendraeth Valley for cyclists.
The line to Llanelli closed in the 1980s but now it could be a strategic section of a cycle route and attract funding from the Wales Active Travel project.
Businesses in Wales have been given a three-months extension to cover non-payment of rents for premises which were due before the end of June.
The package is in addition to help in Business Improvement Districts.