The first consignment of Chinese made Volvo S90s have started arriving in Europe after being shipped by rail from their factory, writes Robin Roberts.
Up to 225 Volvo cars a week are shipped in special containers so they cannot move in transit on the Iron Silk Road trade route over 6,000 miles in about 18 days, reaching the UK in July.
Electric cars will soon be cheaper to buy than conventional gasoline ones, offering immediate savings to drivers, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Automakers from Renault to Tesla have long touted the cheaper fuel and running costs of electric cars that helps to displace the higher upfront prices that drivers pay when they buy the zero-emission vehicles.
Fifty years ago this week, the Mazda Cosmo saw the commercialisation of the Wankel rotary engine.
Mazda stuck with the design but refined it and went on to win at Le Mans in 1991 until production ceased in 2012 and probably the most famous model was the RX7 sports car.
The issues of limited suppliers of specialist components has led to BMW suing Bosch over a shortage of steering gears which halted production on three continents.
The problems started with a bottleneck in an Italian casting company which could not send the components for machining and onward to assembly plants supplying BMW 1, 2, 3 and 4 Series cars.
The European-wide shake up of type approval intensifies after EU ministers agreed that individual member states will lose their current rights to test and pass vehicles.
There has been concern individual member states were slow to act after the VW emissions scandal in 2015 in order to protect their home manufacturers, but now new legislation is heading for the statute books which means EU will have the final say and quickly impose penalties on states and companies which block their attempts.
IAM RoadSmart, the UK’s biggest independent road safety charity, has today launched its own manifesto calling on all road safety professionals with one simple message: “Work together to reduce the numbers of people killed and seriously injured on the UK’s roads.”
In its manifesto, IAM RoadSmart urges legislators, car makers, social media and smartphone companies to work with road users on practical solutions to address driver distraction, especially smartphone usage and interactive dashboard information availability.
There is traffic congestion expected around Pencoed, Bridgend this week during the Urdd Eisteddfod.
The annual event is taking place less than a mile from the M4 and could attract 100,000 visitors this week.
Cash-strapped councils have failed to replace some school crossing patrols.
BBC Wales was told under 600 patrols now operated, 170 less than a year ago but they are not a legal requirement of councils.