Uber rolls out mask-detecting scanner in app to ensure passengers have face coverings


Users of the ride-hailing service Uber reported for not wearing a face covering will be asked to use a mask scanning feature before their next jo
Has this bus company solved socially distanced public transport?

Company creates socially-distanced buses


A Czech company has modified its off road buses to allow passengers to travel in a socially distanced manner.
New car registrations rise for first time in 2020

UK car sales bounce back in July


After a catastrophic first half of the year due to the coronavirus lockdown, UK car sales in July were up 11.3% on the same month in 2019.
Fuel duty revenue plummets during lockdown

Fuel duty revenue plummets during lockdown


The coronavirus lockdown left a gaping £2.4bn hole in the treasury’s income from fuel duty in April and May, compared with last year.
German motorists can lease Renault Zoe for free

German motorists 'can lease Renault Zoe for free'


German motorists are able to lease an electric car for two years for free, thanks to a generous government grant.
Coastal driveway rentals rise by over 300%

Boom times for rented driveways near seaside


Coastal home owners are cashing in on renewed demand for parking as holidaymakers return to England’s beauty spots.
Free parking for hospital workers to be scrapped

Free parking for hospital workers to be scrapped


The government has caused outcry after announcing that hospital workers will no longer receive free parking at work.
New car registrations down 35% in June

Diesel car sales down as electric sales surge


Nearly 250,000 private car sales have been lost because of the coronavirus pandemic, as the registrations of new cars fell 34.9% in June.
Holiday towns ban cars in anticipation of socially distanced tourism

Holiday towns ban cars as lockdown eases


England's holiday towns are banning cars from their streets as they gear up to accommodate socially distanced tourists.
Rumoured scrappage scheme will not go ahead

Car scrappage scheme rejected by ministers


A scrappage scheme expected by many to be announced this month has been rejected by ministers.
No Geneva International Motor Show in 2021

No Geneva Motor Show in 2021


The Foundation of the Geneva International Motor Show (FGIMS) has confirmed that there will be no edition of the event next year.
McLaren suing creditors as it faces insolvency

McLaren 'suing creditors as it faces insolvency'


Further details of McLaren’s urgent financial issues are emerging, with reports saying that the British marque is suing its creditors.
Transition to electric cars could be worth £24bn, says report

Electric cars could boost UK economy by £24bn


New government-backed research has found that a switch to electric vehicles could inject a much-needed £24bn into the nation’s economy.