A Newport City Council report states the switch to 20mph speed limits in Wales could end up increasing air pollution levels in some parts of Newport, says Welsh Conservatives Shadow Transport Minister, Natasha Asghar MS.
“As time goes on it is becoming clearer that Labour’s arguments for 20mph speed limits are falling apart around them. With Labour’s forthcoming Environment (Air Quality and Soundscapes) (Wales) Bill looking to combat poor air quality, this report should give them pause for thought about introducing further speed limit reductions,” adding, “The evidence is mounting against Labour’s calamitous 20mph policy which clearly does not do what it is claimed to, with Spanish safety figures showing an increase in road deaths whilst fatalities have also increased in 20mph zones across Bath. Labour must finally admit defeat and scrap this costly harmful policy.”
Hyundai has announced pricing and specification for the IONIQ 5 N, with the order books now open.
The 650ps Ioniq 5N costs from £65,000 but customers can add a huge range of extras to personalise their models which take 3.4secs to hit 60mph and run to a top speed of 161mph.
Volvo Cars will start building the new fully electric Volvo EX30 in its Ghent plant in Belgium from 2025 to meet increasing demand and limit the cost of new tariffs being introduced by the EU from early next year.
Production of the EX30 started earlier this autumn in Zhangjiakou, China, and the first cars are scheduled to reach customers later this year. The decision to also build the EX30 in Ghent boosts production capacity for the expected EX30 demand in Europe as well as for global export,
Start Rescue is the Which? Recommended Provider for Breakdown Cover for the fifth year running.
As part of this achievement, it received the best customer satisfaction score along with being rated as the best value, amongst all third-party breakdown providers.
GKN Automotive, the global leader in drive systems, has unveiled a new plug-and-play eDrive concept designed to meet the growing demand among niche electric vehicle players and EV conversion companies for modular electric drive technology.
The new eCrate concept utilises GKN Automotive’s 20 years of eDrive experience to create a cost-effective modular electric drive system with optimal efficiency and performance and market-proven technology in an off-the-shelf format.