Sinclair Van Centre Swansea and Anthony Motors Aberystwyth have won top awards from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in the UK.
The Swansea business was recognised for its sales performance while in Aberystwyth it was praised as the most improved operation in the network of 63 sales outlets and 33 repairers.
The price of fuel on the UK’s forecourts rose by 3p a litre in February, making it £1.70 more expensive to fill up a family car and nearly £5 dearer than in late 2020, reveals data from RAC Fuel Watch.
After four months of consecutive rises a litre of petrol now costs an average of 123.38p – up from 120.22p at the start of the month – while diesel is 126.47p (up from 123.35p) having risen for the last three months.
Volvo will sell only electric cars by 2030 and then on-line.
Although its petrol models will be phased out, the Swedish cars maker says there are no plans to reduce its dealer network, which will be needed for used car sales and servicing or repair of current models.
Members of the Welsh Automotive Forum are being invited to study how they might contribute to future supply chains serving zero emission vehicles construction and use.
Welsh Government will explain funding options to enable the automotive sector in Wales to bid for new work.
Harmonised labels for electric vehicles and charging stations will start to be used throughout Europe as of 20 March this year, in line with the requirements of the EU Directive on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure .
As well as appearing on charging stations, the labels will be placed on all newly-produced electric cars, vans, trucks, buses, coaches, mopeds, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles in a clear and visible manner to help consumers identify the right recharging option for their battery electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles.
Peugeot has launched a new logo and brand identity in only the 11th update to its iconic lion emblem since 1850.
Created by the Peugeot Design Lab and featuring a roaring lion’s head inside a coat of arms, and reflects the brand’s bold electrification strategy and its desire to enhance the ownership experience through pioneering new technologies.
E10 grade petrol will be available for motorists from this September is another step towards the 2050 net zero target.
Its introduction is significant in that it assists with the decarbonisation of the existing UK car parc as well as those new cars powered by petrol engines as it blends 10% renewable ethanol and can be used in 95% of engines built since 2011.