The average prices of both petrol and diesel hit new record highs in October after rising by nearly 7.5p and 8p respectively – with the price of unleaded rising faster than in any month since 2000, reports RAC Fuel Watch.
On Sunday 24 October petrol exceeded the 142.48p a litre all-time peak set on 16 April 2012 by reaching 142.94p, then the price has continued to rise, finishing the month at 144.35p and up from 136.92p at the start while diesel also surpassed its record price of 12 April 2012 (147.93p) on the last day of the month with a new high of 147.94p, up from 139.78p on 1 October.
The cost of insuring the most popular car models in the UK has declined on average by £54 year-on-year in the third quarter of 2021, according to new research from comparethemarket.com.
Drivers of one of the top ten most popular cars typically paid £595 from July to September this year for their car insurance – down from £650 in the same three months in 2020.
A decision to scrap a multi-million-pound bypass project in North Wales has been criticised by the Welsh Conservatives who say the Government is biased towards south Wales schemes still going ahead.
Labour ministers in Cardiff Bay announced today that they “will not support any further work on the current Llanbedr Access Road scheme” after Welsh Government froze all road building schemes in June this year while it launched a review looking into more environmentally friendly options.
With an average of 553 cars for every kilometre (km) of road within the country, the United Arab Emirates is the most congested place to drive in the world, followed by Hong Kong in second place and Singapore in third position, says Confused.com.
To reveal the average number of cars per kilometre of road in each country, the study calculated the total number of vehicles and divided this by the size of the road network for 64 of the world’s major economies and the UK is jammed in 11th place and Australia takes 50th position.
Grange, the motoring specialist has looked into which country in Europe could go all electric first.
In order to discover which country in Europe is best equipped to go all electric first, we looked at the cost of electricity per kWh in each nation, the number of charging points available scaling by the square mileage of the country to ensure a fair result and scored each country based on both metrics and it showed Netherlands came out top, Germany bottom with the UK in 14th place and beaten by Greece.
Volvo Cars called on world leaders and energy providers to significantly boost investments in clean energy, in order for its and other electric cars to deliver on their true potential in terms of climate benefit.
The call coincides with a newly published report into the overall lifecycle carbon emissions of Volvo Cars’ latest fully electric car, which shows the huge potential CO2 reductions if a car is built and charged using clean energy sources and comes as heads of government and captains of industry are meeting at the UN COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, to discuss and announce revised plans for reductions in carbon emissions to fight climate change.