A new type of bespoke traction battery system has been developed in Slovakia by InoBat Auto.
It uses completely new internal designs and materials and is claimed to be greener and more powerful than conventional batteries now being used by car makers and full production will begin in 2021 with further refinements by 2025.
Hyundai has brought a new meaning to the phrase ‘fast fashion’ by making clothes from discarded car parts including seat-belts and Airbags.
The manufacturer has teamed up with several high-end fashion designers to upcycle the discarded materials from the automotive manufacturing and scrapping process – and sell them at Selfridges including jumpsuits made from upcycled denim and leather scraps, and a corset made of recycled airbag fabric.
September was a great month for motorcycle dealers with an overall 11.8% rise in registrations, testament to the operational capabilities of the dealer networks to cope with pent-up demand and respond to the growing consumer interest, said Patrick O’Connell, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association.
Overall motorcycle sales rose by 11.8% in September to 14,513 units, equating to 1,535 more units than September last year and partly due to the pent-up demand through the lockdown period.
Four ferry firms have secured government contracts of £77.6m to provide post-Brexit freight capacity for the first half of 2021.
Brittany Ferries, DFDS, P&O Ferries and Stena Line will have the job of ensuring medical supplies and other vital goods continue to get to the UK.
Insurers have pledged not to increase premiums for those working from home or providing volunteer services to the NHS.
The deal should have run out this autumn but members of the Association of British Insurers have extended their premium freeze until the end of 2020, providing there are no material changes to insured vehicles and drivers.