New electric tram trains that will revolutionise transport across the South Wales valleys were unveiled this week at their new £100 million depot at Taff’s Well.
As part of the South Wales Metro project by Transport for Wales, they are capable of operating on both electric lines and battery power up to 62mph and carry 252 passengers.
Commuter scooters led by Yamaha and Honda are the most stolen two-wheelers, show DVLA figures compiled by Anglo Scottish Finance.
While London tops the list of most stolen, at nearly 3,000 bikes, it is Cambridge which has the highest number per 100,000 people and no Welsh places figure in the top ten theft hotspots.
As the new London ULEZ expands at the end of this month, there is expected to be a boom in leasing evs by commuters and businesses which have to go into the capital.
Graham Conway of Select Van Leasing, believes that whilst ULEZs are a step in the right direction in terms of lowering CO2 emissions in congested cities, the strain on tradespeople in the capital must be at the forefront of minds.
DriveElectric has added salary sacrifice to its ever-widening range of services, backed by its unrivalled experience of electric vehicles and charging solutions for fleets.
Salary sacrifice means that employees can save up to 40% on an electric vehicle by exchanging part of their salary; the gross amount sacrificed reduces the employee’s income tax and national insurance (NIC) liability, as well as the employer’s NIC liability and allows employees to switch to a new EV with zero upfront outlay, in addition to enjoying lower vehicle running costs.
CarMoney’s revealed that as soon as this year, electric car sales in Canada will outweigh internal combustion engine cars, taking up 55% of the market share and which would make Canada the first country to meet net-zero targets, based on electric cars alone.
The USA is calculated to have an ev majority of new car sales by the end of 2024 and the UK trails with conversions by 2025.
The Motor Ombudsman welcomed Warranty First to its long-established Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)- approved Motor Industry Code of Practice for Vehicle Warranty Products.
The Peterborough-based organisation is the second business to join in 2023 and with 18 organisations now adhering to the Code, this is the largest ever number to be accredited at any one time.