The model will arrive at the motoring festival assembled from 267,300 bricks but fans can add the final 12,700 over the event, and then it’ll weigh 1.6 tonnes, more than the real car.
An alarming number of Brits could soon be driving on unsafe part-worn tyres, as new research by AA Tyres, the AA’s mobile tyre fitting service, shows that 4.4 million UK drivers expect to buy one or more used tyres within the next year.
More than one in ten (14%) UK drivers expect to buy one or more part-worn tyres within the next 12 months. Young drivers are the worst offenders, with more than a quarter (27%) of 18-24 year olds expecting to buy used tyres in the next year.
Germany will set up a new organization to test vehicle emissions to restore consumer confidence after Volkswagen Group’s emissions scandal revealed an industry-wide pollution problem, Automotive New Europe reported.
The institute will involve consumer organizations, local governments and environmental groups, as well as the auto industry and ministries, to ensure “more transparency and reliability” in vehicle tests, and comes as Berlin orders the recall of !2 million diesel cars to fix NOx emissions.
With road transport squarely in the spotlight as a key to tackling both air quality and climate challenges, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership is launching a new multi-faceted work programme which aims to speed the transformation to cleaner vehicles and fuels.
The multi-stakeholder body announced its action plans for the next two years to a packed Annual Conference at London’s City Hall.