Drivers are planning just 5.6m trips by car to see friends and family this Easter when Covid restrictions allow, the lowest number since the RAC began tracking motorists’ plans in 2014.
Despite the easing of the national lockdown on Monday when the two household and ‘rule of 6’ regulations come in, the RAC Breakdown survey of 1,200 drivers suggests many people remain cautious about meeting up over Easter.
After a six years investigation, Volkswagen will seek damages from former chief executive Martin Winterkorn and former Audi boss Rupert Stadler for what it claims are “breaches of duty of care” related to the diesel emissions scandal.
Volkswagen admitted in 2015 that it had sold more than 10 million diesel vehicles fitted with ‘defeat device’ software that artificially lowered emissions during laboratory testing before it paid out more than £20 billion in fines.
A fleet of LNG lorries is now transporting parts to MINI Oxford plant.
It’s cutting 20% from the emissions in transport and this will rise to 90% less CO2 when bio-LNG is used.
Bentley Motors has celebrated the 200,000th luxury car built in the company’s illustrious 100-year-plus history.
The Bentayga Hybrid, destined for a Chinese customer, met the oldest surviving Bentley, EXP 2, and a number of long serving colleagues, as it rolled off the production line at the home of Bentley in Crewe.
A Motor Ombudsman poll shows almost 90% of drivers know when their MoT test is due, despite the pushback last year during the Coronavirus pandemic lockdowns.
The discretion ended last autumn after nearly 10 million vehicles were granted exemption under the scheme and the majority of drivers are today unworried by Coronavirus restrictions in workshops.
Hyundai will suspend car making at its Ulsan No1 plant, South Korean for ten days next month.
It makes over 6,200 Kona Electric and Ioniq 5 models a week but is facing a shortage of microchips for on board computers as its stocks run down.
Logistics company Panattoni will invest £700M in transforming the Honda Swindon car plant when the Japanese manufacturer moves out in a year’s time.
Honda announced its withdrawal from Swindon two years ago and has sold the site which made Civic cars and once employed 3,500 people.
The impact of the pandemic has resulted in the average driver reducing their mileage by 42% over the last year but there has not been an equivalent drop in the amount of pothole damage to the nation’s vehicles.
Kwik Fit automotive servicing and repair company says the total cost to British drivers from pothole damage over the last twelve months slightly rosecompared to the year before, reaching £1.267 billion compared to £1.249bn for the year to March 2020.