On 8 April 2019 the new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) came into force in central London.Drivers of older, high polluting vehicles are being charged to enter the congestion zone and it applies 24hrs a day, every day.
Metal ThievesWe have seen in recent years a growing amount of metal theft from historic buildings, but now criminal gangs are targeting cars. As we see an increase of Catalytic converters being stolen from vehicles.
Due to global changes Honda announced earlier in the week that they will be closing down their Honda Plant located in Swindon. This is a bitter blow to all who are connected to the plant whether they are direct employee’s or part of the economy chain associated with the manufacturing plant.
According to their website Volkswagen are bringing a legend back to life, and will be revealing the first fully electric buggy or e-buggy. Sticking with the original idea of the beach buggy, the VW beach buggy will have no doors, no roof, whilst the wheels dominate the overall look.
Despite my best efforts to get a budget to fly out and check out the latest tech for cars at the CES 2017 Conference FOR YOU, I am sad to say I failed epically! Therefore, I have been scanning the net to find out what is of interest to us car lovers.
Global sales of BMW Group’s core brand rose faster in June than at Audi and Mercedes-Benz as demand from China and the United States helped the premium carmaker to extend a lead over the two rivals in the first six months of the year.
Sales at the brand were up 9 percent last month to 153,075, the group said today, compared with growth of 5 percent to 140,300 and 8 percent to 131,609 at Audi and Mercedes respectively.
Six-month sales at BMW brand rose 8 percent to 804,000 cars, expanding the lead over runner-up Audi to 24,000 from 11,000 after five months. Half-year sales at Audi and Mercedes rose 6 percent each to 780,500 and 694,000 respectively.
“BMW has stronger momentum than Audi and Mercedes, that won’t change in the second half,” said Hanover-based NordLB analyst Frank Schwope.