Passengers might have to pre-book bus and train tickets in future to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, Wales’ economy minister has warned.
Ken Skates said space on services would be “vastly reduced” for passenger safety but Transport for Wales said passenger numbers have collapsed in ten weeks and social distancing has cut capacity by over 90%.
Britain’s new car sales tumbled by an annual 89% in May, only slightly less negative than April’s record 97% collapse, as car dealerships remained shuttered by the government’s coronavirus lockdown.
New registrations of 20,247 units represented the weakest May for sales since 1952, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and sales were down 51.4% in the first five months of 2020 but the industry is hopeful that a re-opening of dealer showrooms in England this week will help to spur a recovery.
Midlands-based Vaughtons, makers of the iconic Aston Martin badge that adorn every model of the British sports car maker, is launching an NHS Rainbow Badge with profits going to NHS Charities Together.
Every badge is hand-crafted in the UK using traditional methods by Vaughtons’ expert badge makers, stamped and polished using tooling which has been in operation since 1819 and can be ordered via www.vaughtons.com for £9.99.
In the four years since it set a new standard for luxury SUVs, the Bentley Bentayga has reached 20,000 global sales.
It takes 100 hours to build each model and the latest hybrid shows Bentley’s intentions towards a low carbon future with ultra low emissions, while it has set new records in performance and adventures.
Light commercial vehicle registrations fell by -74.1% in May as the pandemic continued to affect demand and availability, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents franchised commercial vehicle and car retailers across.
Each segment of the light commercial vehicle sector performed below expectations. Smaller vans under 2.0 tonnes, 4x4s and pickups, which are often bought by semi-retail and self-employed professionals had the steepest declines, -84.0%, -83.8% and -80.3% respectively.
Unified guidance for the remarketing sector on how to comply with safety guidance as the COVID-19 crisis eases and businesses re-open has been released by the Vehicle Remarketing Association in conjunction with the BVRLA, FLA and NAMA.
The new document, “COVID-19 Guidance for Vehicle Collection, Delivery, Distribution, Storage and Technical Services” is designed to clarify the requirements that apply on vehicle and parts collections, delivery and distribution, storage and technical services.
Fleets and garages are currently working out “who pays the cost” of santisation on cars and vans that undergo service, maintenance and repair (SMR), says epyx.
There appears to be general agreement among all parties that vehicles will need sanitising thoroughly before they are handed back to their usual driver after undergoing work, the company reports, but not who will pay for cleaning products, PPE equipment and the time taken.